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A Solo Traveler’s Guide to Minden, Louisiana

By Mer Norwood

Minden, Louisiana is named the “Friendliest City in the South”. Minden, Louisiana is also home to the famous author of “Gone With the Wind”, the 1835 historic Germantown Colony Museum, and it’s only a short drive from Shreveport-Bossier City. Why not go visit this hidden gem for a solo escape?

The Northwest Louisiana Film Trail runs from Shreveport-Bossier City to Minden and this area is dubbed the “Hollywood South”. Popular movies such as “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay”, “The Mist”, and “Premonition” have been filmed in Minden. You can easily walk through the town and see signs for the movies!

The trail will lead you to parts of Minden’s Historic Main Street District. The Main St. is lined with brick and is only one of two main streets in Louisiana to still have these charming brick roads. Snap a selfie or two before chowing down at one of the nearby downtown restaurants.

Minden is also filled with small town parks – perfect for solo walks and ‘me’ time to journal or reflect. If you watch HGTV’s Home Town Kickstart, the Minden episode will feel familiar when you head to Miller Quarters Community Park. Academy Park has a gazebo and fountain to laze about on your solo trek.

Before you embark on your Minden, Louisiana adventures, make sure to book your stay at Best Western Minden Inn. Conveniently located less than 6 minutes from Main St., Best Western Minden Inn is the ideal spot to start your exploration of Minden’s Historic Main Street District. With complimentary breakfast, be sure to refuel before beginning your day’s exploration.


From Southern hospitality to Cajun cuisine, to a spirit of year-long festivities, Louisiana is a place rich with history, arts & culture, and adventure. Start your Louisiana adventure today when you book your stay with Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Louisiana.

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