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Boom or Bust Byway

Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Commission
629 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Webster Parish Convention & Visitors Commission
110 Sibley Road Minden, Louisiana 71058

The Boom or Bust Byway follows Highway 2 and is defined by the Louisiana/Texas border and Hwy. 3049 on the west and Lake Claiborne on the east. The Byway is comprised of four parishes: Caddo, Bossier, Webster, and Claiborne. Navigating through the Boom or Bust Byway creates the opportunity for travelers to enjoy the company of local people, indulge in southern eateries, and attend popular festivals throughout the rural towns while recharging in the peaceful setting only found along our byway.

Travelers can relax in the serene scenery which includes lush, plentiful farm crops, tons of berries, wild flowers, and a never-ending background of trees that are booming and blooming along the roads.

In addition to the tranquil atmosphere, there are graveyards of longstanding oil field equipment that died when the oil industry went bust, as well as new oil and gas facilities being built in response to the recent booming oil and natural gas economy.