SEP 2014

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 41 I N S I D E R ' S G U I D E ALABAMA ARKANSAS FLORIDA GEORGIA KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MARYLAND MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI NORTH CAROLINA OKLAHOMA TENNESSEE TEXAS VIRGINIA WEST VIRGINIA The twin cities of Shreveport and Bossier City sit along the Red River in Northeast, Louisiana and are affectionately referred to as "Louisianaʼs Other Side" as the area has much of the attractions and excitement of Louisianaʼs Gulf Coast yet in a more affordable setting. ■ Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City is the frst lifestyle center to open in the state with outlet shopping, an entertainment district and riverfront dining. It may surprise you to know that Shreveport-Bossier ranks third in the nation when it comes to film produc- tion. It boasts one of the few wave tanks in the country—a massive 75,000-gallon pool originally constructed for the film The Guardian, starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher. One of the most recent movies shot in the area was the action pic Olympus Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler, for which they built a replica of the White House in a huge field across from CenturyLink Center. ■ Shreveport-Bossier's Film Trail allows groups to tour 21 locations around the region that have been featured in major motion pictures or TV broadcasts such as HBO's True Blood. You never know, when you stop by a café, just who you are going to run into. ■ Shreveport/Bossier City Showtime! rail

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