The LSU Tigers and Miami Hurricanes face off this Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the 2018 AdvoCare Kickoff Classic. Southern University heads to Fort Worth, Texas for their first football game of the season this weekend.
Fans heading to the game can turn the trek into a cool road trip. We found some interesting Louisiana and Texas spots to stop at along the drive, courtesy of Ark-La-Tex Weekend.
Natchitoches – Hwy. 6 & I-49
Drive through the oldest city in the state. Cruise down Front Street and stop at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame to check out all of the inductees from LSU. While your there, grab a handful of world famous Natchitoches Meat Pies from Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant downtown or the French Market Express near I-49.
Shreveport – Where I-49 & I-20 meet
Northwest Louisiana’s center is home to one of the largest concentration of LSU graduates outside of Baton Rouge so you will be welcomed! If your hungry, stop at The Blind Tiger downtown. About a block away from The Blind Tiger is the Spring Street Museum. Learn a little bit about the history of Shreveport. For unique gifts, visit the Libbey Glass Factory Outlet. Located off of I-20 and Jewella Avenue, you’ll find amazing deals on glass and dinner ware. Nearby is the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum featuring fantastic frescoes, dioramas and Native American artifacts. Southern University fans can stop downtown to the Southern University Museum of Art.
Greenwood – Exit 3 & I-20
Stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center. It’s the largest Rose Garden in the country with over 20,000 rose bushes.
CONSTRUCTION ALERT – I-20 between Greenwood and the Texas state line is under construction so be prepared for delays.
Marshall, TX – US Hwy 59 & I-20
Head north on US Highway 59 for a variety of restaurants. Turn left on to Highway 80 and find downtown and the historic Harrison County Courthouse.
Lindale, TX – US Hwy 69 & I-20
Country music fans might want to stop and see the sights of Miranda Lambert’s hometown.
Terrell, TX – Texas Hwy. 148 & I-20
One word. Buc-ee’s.
On Saturday, September 1, the LSU Tiger Band is scheduled to practice their show from Noon – 3:00pm at Preston Crownover Stadium at 4301 Panther Drive in Bossier City.
We hope you have safe travels if heading to Dallas-Fort Worth for the kickoff games. Geaux Tigers and Jaguars! Find out more details about the games from The Louisiana Weekend here.
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