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If You Need One Last Sun-Filled Hurrah Before Summer Ends, Take a Rural Road Trip on Louisiana’s Boom or Bust Byway with a Printable Itinerary

Visitors can take a rural road trip through north Louisiana on the Boom or Bust Byway to experience Southern flavors, historical museums, outdoor fun, and more with a new printable itinerary
“From my personal experience, the Boom or Bust Byway is the ultimate getaway,”

Shreveport, LA – The pressure of summer’s cutoff date is vastly approaching, but if you need that last sun-filled hurrah, take the ultimate road trip on north Louisiana’s Boom or Bust Byway through the rural towns of Caddo and Bossier Parish. The Boom or Bust Byway is the best route to experience the hidden gems along Highway 1 through Oil City and Vivian, as well as Highway 3049 through Gilliam and Belcher with nearby detours through Plain Dealing and Benton on Highway 3. The Boom or Bust Byway’s new printable road trip itinerary exposes hole-in-the-wall eats, outdoor fun, historical stops, and more.

The Boom or Bust Byway itinerary features a chain of towns with more than 20 intriguing highlights between downtown Shreveport and Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Bossier City. Visitors can drive the byway at their leisure from any direction and take full control of their stops along the way. The list of locations caters to the interests of young explorers, families, retirees, and international visitors who are seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure through the scenic countryside.

Visitors can take full advantage of the byway by experiencing exclusive fine dining at the Lynn Plantation Home, soaring through north Louisiana’s horizon with Skydive Louisiana, devouring a juicy back-road burger at Gile’s Snack Shop, stopping at the Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum to learn the real meaning behind the “Boom or Bust” in the byway’s namesake and more.

“From my personal experience, the Boom or Bust Byway is the ultimate getaway,” said Stacy Brown, president of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. “This route allows road trippers to get away from the city’s hustle and bustle, get away from your everyday routine and get away from obnoxious noises and hidden skies. People travel far and wide to escape the city, but how often do they explore Shreveport-Bossier’s backyard?”

Based on the Boom or Bust Byway itinerary, the Shreveport Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau developed a separate checklist that you can find on the Boom or Bust Byway blog to help visitors gain the ultimate road trip experience while driving the byway. The checklist strongly suggests that visitors have cash and sunscreen on hand, as well as download the “Find Your #SBFunSide” Spotify playlist for an eclectic selection of local tunes to heighten your joyous ride. The full Boom or Bust Byway checklist and other fun quests on the byway route can be found at

Road trippers can download the Boom or Bust Byway's fun-filled itinerary at The full Boom or Bust Byway route is 132-miles across four parishes; Caddo and Bossier parish are shown on the itinerary. For more information on things to see, eat, and do along the Boom or Bust Byway, follow the Facebook and Instagram accounts and visit their website at

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