Byway travelers tend to be wanderers, easily enticed into side trips. Mileage end to end is about 130 miles. A purposeful trip, with stops at the byway’s kiosks in (Vivian, Plain Dealing, Sarepta, and Homer) might take six hours. If you decide to fully enjoy the byway, plan at least a full day.

This GPS-driven tour can be downloaded onto the user’s smartphone by searching for the free “N LA Byways” app in the iTunes Store or Google Play for Android. Travelers without a smartphone can check out a handheld device called a GPS Ranger® in order to experience the video tour. Both the free app and the GPS Ranger® show travelers their position on a map while revealing the history and culture of communities along the Boom or Bust Byway. GPS Ranger® devices can be checked out from and returned to the following locations:

Louisiana Welcome Center at Greenwood – 9945 I-20 W., Greenwood
Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau – 629 Spring Street, Shreveport
Lake Claiborne State Park – 225 State Park Road, Homer
Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau – 601 Constitution Drive, West Monroe
Louisiana Welcome Center at Mound – 836 I-20 W., Tallulah


Links for more information about the area and byways