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Downtown

Baton Rouge, LA
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Ranked #22 of 28 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Owner description: Downtown Baton Rouge is a great place to hang out with its riverfront area, historic neighborhoods, Old State Capitol building and numerous restaurants and dance clubs.
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great bands, FREE, kid friendly and always a good time...love that the city has an area for live-free entertainment for families.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'm not from Louisiana, however, my now wife was essentially born and raised in Baton Rouge. That said, my visit was an incredible experience with her as my tour guide. Downtown Baton Rouge gives you a glimpse of the importance of the Mississippi River and the commerce it provides to the city, an introduce to night life in Louisiana outside... More

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Nederland, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hurrying down I-10, we've never stopped to explore downtown until this weekend. It's a must to see the downtown of Baton Rouge and what great things it has to offer!!!

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Baton Rouge
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Downtown Baton Rouge is slowly but surely becoming revitalized. With North Boulevard Town Square, new restaurants, new places to live, and a new grocery store on the way, Downtown Baton Rouge has something to offer to just about everyone.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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442 reviews 442 reviews
155 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Its an okay downtown area, but I really expected something bigger for something the size of the Baton Rouge metro area which is more populous than New Orleans. There are some good historical places such as the state capital and the old state capital and some museums. The nightlife is centered around 3rd street. Even then there aren't a huge... More

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Chicago
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1,251 reviews 1,251 reviews
313 attraction reviews
663 helpful votes 663 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My wife and I recently spent a few hours in downtown Baton Rouge. This was our first time to Baton Rouge. We walked downtown on a Thursday afternoon and it looked like a ghost town. There were no lines to get into the Capitol and museum. Most of the shops in the downtown area close at 5:00pm.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Downtowns everywhere seem to go through revivals every few years. Baton Rouge downtown has become an interesting and inviting destination. Museums, restaurants, bars, hotels, and residential are all on the upswing. Lofts, condos, and apartments are filling up. A little slow are the support businesses, like drugstores and groceries. But it is a positive and inviting area. The river can... More

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West Columbia, Texas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We walked downtown on a Saturday and it was like a ghost town. It was good because we didn't have to wait in lines to get into the Capitol and museum. We really enjoyed the whole day. It was a good walk from our hotel (Hilton Baton Rouge).

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Lots of interesting historical sites to visit, but finding a restaurant opened or shops is difficult. It's such a lovely area, but needs businesses to keep visitors downtown! I had fun but was starving the whole time!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I can't believe that with all the hoopla that downtown is still so poor...can't even find a restaurant open after 3pm on the weekends hardly...not a pleasant walkaround...all big events are poorly regulated traffic wise(like fireworks)...parking at the River Center is hampered, not helped, by police, for big events...traffic backed up...someone needs to help them!

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