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Shreveport Water Works Museum

142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
+1 318-221-3388
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Awesome Machinery - Cool photo op's

Great place to go and learn some history and see machinery from a by gone era. Very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ShaneP1974
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Shreveport, Louisiana
Great fun learning experience!

This is a wonderful place full of fascinating machines and system from a time long ago. The guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maks S
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Shreveport's first water works was built in 1887. A National Historic Landmark. Free admission.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
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+1 318-221-3388
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go and learn some history and see machinery from a by gone era. Very knowledgeable guide or self tour... Pretty cool spot.

Thank ShaneP1974
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place full of fascinating machines and system from a time long ago. The guide was most knowledgeable and entertaining. Recommend 110%!

Thank Maks S
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This Water Works Museum is a Hidden Gem that is worth the time and effort to see ! Kevin the guide was very knowledgeable and glad to show me through on a walking tour. The Old Water Pumps and Steam Boiler are quite amazing !

3  Thank Edward D
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This was a free, donation tour of the original steam powered water plant. The guide offers great history and the place was built to last. Neat historical place.

Thank JoFlatlander
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Really amazing and interesting to see all the equipment used back in the day. Lots of informative signs to let you know what you are looking at. No cost, just a donation to visit.

Thank Hopsing-NH
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Very interesting old water plant... learn about H2O from bayou to tap! Engineering, chemistry, machinery and more

Thank thrillme
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

That this was but in the 1800 hundreds is impressive. The pumps are massive as are the steam boilers and engines. It served the city for over 100 years and it is a credit to the city that is was not torn down when the...More

Thank texasguy956
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Kevin was an amazing guide!!! Don’t be deceived by the entrance. It is amazing history in the city. Takes about an hour and totally worth it!

Thank Manley B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Totally enjoyed the tour and our tour guide she was great. The unusual type of museum being the citys original water works for many years make this a unquite in it's self, also contain a rail museum as well. Well worth seeing.

2  Thank Redrosebud2014
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We took the grandkids to the museum. The volunteer tour guide gave us a brief history, showed us how the facility worked, and let us explore. We enjoyed seeing the way water was processed and purified from the late 1800s until the 1990s.

1  Thank starcriers
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Amber20000
30 June 2016|
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Response from filmbuffintexas | Reviewed this property |
This museum is Shreveport's first water work which was built in 1887 before the age of electricity. Everything has been preserved as it was and best of all it is a National Historic Landmark. Admission is free but... More
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doris t
18 March 2016|
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Response from Dale W | Property representative |
The Shreveport Water Works Museum exhibits a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark that was said by the Smithsonian to be America's last operating steam powered water works when it was... More
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