The craziest thing you’ve ever done in Louisiana no longer requires showing body parts for shiny plastic beads.
Instead, it involves keeping those same appendages out of the path of giant chomping alligators.
Welcome to Shreveport-Bossier, a delightful pairing of cities with more than their fair share of Southern charm and eccentric characters.
With gambling at multiple casinos, horse racing, authentic Cajun cuisine, a couple of fun gay bars and wonderful year-round events. Whether you’re looking for a vibrant Mardi Gras experience that’s not as crazy as NOLA or next week’s crawfish celebration, Mudbug Madness, there’s plenty to keep any gay guy entertained that’s not gay gay.
But we recommend going outside your comfort zone and visiting Gators & Friends, one of the few places in the world where you can zip line over live alligators. The tour consists of up to 10 different lines that alternate between zooming over gators, through the woods or just above camels and other exotic animals on the property.
It all ends with a dramatic 720-foot zip race between you and another person over the huge gator swamp below. It’s one of the most exhilarating experiences we’ve ever had.
Plus, the tour guides are a couple of hot guys who’ve acted in several of the movies filmed in the area.
We’re still not sure if our hearts were pounding because of them or the gators.
Gators & Friends
Zip Lines: $34.95 (4); $59.95 (7); $74.95 (10)