The Boom or Bust Byway is the road trip everyone didn’t know they needed until COVID-19 struck. The global pandemic hijacked everyone’s traditional summer plans, but the Byway is Shreveport-Bossier’s secret weapon to replenish summer fun. The Byway is a 136-mile stretch across north Louisiana, traveling through Caddo, Bossier, Webster and Claiborne Parishes. Road trippers are bound to discover more fun than they bargained for on this back-road adventure. Before you gas up and head out, there’s three ways that you can take full advantage of everything that the Boom or Bust Byway has to offer:
- Download the Boom or Bust Byway Brochure
The 2020 Boom or Bust Byway Brochure is jam-packed with things to see, eat and do in the rural towns of Caddo and Bossier Parish without “Rona” worries. You can make this road trip your own by using this 8-page brochure as your guide to find historic museums, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, recreational parks, outdoor excursions and more. Click here to view the digital version of the Boom or Bust Byway brochure. Printed copies of the brochure can be picked up at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, located at 629 Spring Street in downtown Shreveport. To request a printed copy to be shipped to you, click here.
- Download the Boom or Bust Byway App
The Boom or Bust Byway App leads users on a GPS-navigated adventure through rural north Louisiana with turn-by-turn instructions. This tour includes 20 popular points of interest, sharing cultural, historical, and educational tidbits about each stop as you approach them in your car. Road trippers are rewarded with digital postcards as they travel farther down the path, unlocking a new postcard with each stop. The app is the best way to feel liberated in a time where it seems like leisure activities are limited. Download the Boom or Bust Byway app today from Google Play or the Apple Store.
- Download the Boom or Bust Byway Itinerary
The Boom or Bust Byway road trip itinerary highlights more than 20 attractions in Caddo and Bossier Parish, including Holly Hill Farm Equestrian Center in Benton, Big Mama’s Antiques and Restorations in Hosston, Morell Dairy Farm in Blanchard, Caddo Lake in Oil City and more. Road trippers can revive what’s located in Shreveport-Bossier’s backyard through this itinerary. Click here to download.
If this is your first off-the-beaten-path adventure, you’ll also find my “6 Things to Consider Before Taking Your Boom or Bust Byway Road Trip” article quite useful. That article will help you rediscover Louisiana effortlessly. For more information about the Boom or Bust Byway, visit www.BoomOrBustByway.com or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates. You can also subscribe to the Boom or Bust Byway newsletter, so that you never miss another blog post again. Just place your email in the subscription bar on the homepage. Happy Road Tripping!