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R.S. Barnwell Memorial Garden & Art Center - CLOSED

601 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101-3207
+1 318-673-7703
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Now an aquarium

The R S Barnwell is transferring to an aquarium, supposed to open in September. A group called... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
NW Louisiana
Not open

Not open at this time. It has been closed for awhile if you are staying at th El Dorado or SamsTown... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2015
Frank P
Denton, Texas
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NOTICE: The Barnwell Garden and Art Center closed for renovations on 1-1-2013 and is expected to be closed for at least a year.This domed conservatory has a wide collection of native and tropical plants arranged along walkways that lead to a riverfront park.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible23%
27 Aug 2017
“Now an aquarium”
28 Sep 2015
“Not open”
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101-3207
+1 318-673-7703
Reviews (13)
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The R S Barnwell is transferring to an aquarium, supposed to open in September. A group called Aqua group is working on it

Thank daylilyrx
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Not open at this time. It has been closed for awhile if you are staying at th El Dorado or SamsTown and you need to get your walk in, very nice walk along the Red River behind the Barnwell towards the south.

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The city of Shreveport should be deeply ashamed of what this once fine tourist and local spot has become. Neglect, filth, and people looking through windows wondering what was and what could be. Truly pitiful.

2  Thank John W
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The gardens are great around Easter to see the flowers. There is a rock garden, sculptures and water feature worth a short walk if its not too hot. The art inside is eclectic from the Barnwell's collection. There are lots of early American paintings, Audubon...More

Thank Seisman
Reviewed 20 December 2014

with winter here I went to the barnwell art center like I have for many past winter day's,, they had a garden center that had a very nice waterfall and palm tree's to name my favorites and a large assortment of tropical flower's, as well...More

5  Thank Boilermaker2013
Reviewed 9 April 2013

enjoyed our visit. always a pleasure to visit and see what is new. they keeps things in good shape. it is located in an easy to reach location. weather was nice.

Thank 99999travelingrose
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Unless they have improved in the last few weeks I would skip this venue. It was less then maintained in the garden area. I don't know what I was expecting but it was more then we got. Yes, it's free, but there was nothing to...More

3  Thank ldmsgirl
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We were walking around Shreveport, especially along the river, and we were ready to go indoors to warm up (this is in January). We love to visit gardens and botanical centers in other cities, so I have to say this one is much smaller than...More

1  Thank travelguider20120
Reviewed 30 January 2012

The Barnwell Garden and Art Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. Located on the banks of the Red River this is a combination of indoor art galleries, a conservatory, outdoor plaza and patios with a range of cascades and fountains. Visited in late January – between exhibitions and...More

1  Thank MillyJ2
Reviewed 8 December 2011

I have a monthly garden meeting here. The garden is nice and the art inside is always very good.

Thank daylilyrx
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