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Shreveport Water Works Museum

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Address: 142 North Common, Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone Number: +1 318-221-3388
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Shreveport's first water works was built in 1887. A National Historic...

Shreveport's first water works was built in 1887. A National Historic Landmark. Free admission.

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Interesting Water Works Museum in Shreveport!

I have to say that this is the very first water works museum that I have every visited in all of my travels through the years in this great country of ours! I was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 May 2016
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Texarkana,Texas
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Texarkana,Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I have to say that this is the very first water works museum that I have every visited in all of my travels through the years in this great country of ours! I was very impressed by the fact that this plant which opened in 1887 still has the entire plant (pumps, filters and other machinery) in place more than... More 

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Shreveport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

learned about how Shreveport got its potable water, great place to take the kids to see where tap water came from

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

The science of providing a populace with clean water is an ongoing challenge in the most advance country in the world. The lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, MI serves a cautionary tale and a point of reference to enjoying this magnificent monument to man's machinations. A hands-on museum in the best sense of the word, and a fantastic glimpse into... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Shreveport Water Works Museum is a wonderful display of the history of water engineering and mechanism. The museum is listed as a National Historic Site and is an important contribution to the story of our nation's water treatment advancements.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I work in process control, so this museum was particularly interesting for me. I would caution visitors by saying if you are not into historical machinery this is probably not the place for you. Nonetheless, I give it 5 stars as it was one of the more interesting places I have visited in Shreveport and it was completely free.

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Ennis, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We arrived just after the waterworks had opened and because we were the only ones there, we received a personalized tour of the facility given by Kevin.He explained the operation of each piece of equipment and how it evolved over the last 100 years. Definitely worth the trip for any one interested in engineering marvels or the history of water... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is a super interesting look at industrial equipment of another era. I'm so glad I took the time to take a look.

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Tyler, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

I guess some people would call this a museum, but it was more like a water treatment plant that was just never torn down. There were signs up in places telling you what things were, and how long the equipment lasted in some cases, but that was about it. Go when the weather is cooler as the building is like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

It's a huge place with an awesome story. The place is still operational if it has to be. It's free but you can't help and try to donate to the cause. It also has the Railroad history next door - it's free too!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is an old water works building thats being conserved by volunteers and as such its not over done or particularly clever, but it does have all the old drinking water cleaning systems in place and you get to walk round everything. All power to the people looking after this place, you rock!

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