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Description: Downtown Baton Rouge is a great place to hang out with its riverfront...
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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Red Stick on the Mississippi

The sleepy southern city of Baton Rouge, A state capital and college town (LSU) all in one. Features the tallest state capitol building in America and when you get to the top of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Baton Rouge, United States
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Baton Rouge, United States
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86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The sleepy southern city of Baton Rouge, A state capital and college town (LSU) all in one. Features the tallest state capitol building in America and when you get to the top of it you get a birds eye view of the large Exxon refinery sighted right behind it. They don't show that in the brochure.

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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116 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cool, great place to visit lots to see and do, wonderful restaurants. Arts and Crafts Museum, Old State Capitol and Old State Capital Museum, USS KIDD, Casinos

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Recommend seeing the old capitol building first. The history of the old building ties into the history of the new building. Great view of the city from the top.

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289 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Baton Rouge downtown area and found there was quite a lot of things to do and see. We were surprised it seemed rather quiet and peaceful for a weekend. There was on street parking and at least one parking garage we noticed and there was lots of families while we were there. Traffic... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I came to Baton Rouge after Katrina and it was nearly dead. Since then, I stay here almost every time I come to Baton Rouge and it keeps getting better. I usually stay at either the Hilton Capital or Hotel Indigo, and like that there are good restaurants walking distance, pet friendly, museums if you're interested, and I LOVE the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

So much to see and to do, the night life and casinos were fun. It was great to see how things are improving. The police presence was also a comfort.

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Addis, Louisiana
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A new look with a big town feeling. Great seating for all the actives that happen down town. Love the art and crafts, live after five and the casinos. Great walks on the levy, water parks and all the great resturants in walking distant. Police patrols and very welled lighted.

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Kirkland, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We walked around downtown one afternoon. We visited the State Capital as well as the Louisiana State Museum. It was a fun afternoon

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Texas
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's so good to see effort made to revitalize the historic downtown and new business doing so well. Love the restaurants.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our Hop On/Off tour of downtown Baton Rouge revealed a visually interesting urban core. Baton Rouge is an architectural smorgasbord, with landmarks ranging from very old to very new, and from quite attractive (St. Joseph Cathedral, the Old State Capitol) to borderline ugly (the Louisiana State Capitol). This is a thriving, pedestrian-friendly downtown, at least from what I have seen,... More 

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