We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Baton Rouge, LA
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 65 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
nice downtown

Make a day of it and tour the Old Governors Mansion, Old State Capitol, Current State Capitol, and the Louisiana State Museum. There are also some other downtown museums we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
davey600
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
579 reviews 579 reviews
228 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

What a fun downtown to walk around in. If you're a nerd, architecture lover like I am, and even worse, if you carry an actual camera instead of just your camera phone, this downtown can really use up some digital memory card space. There are oodles (oodles?!) of historic buildings and restaurants and shops. It's a great way to spend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Make a day of it and tour the Old Governors Mansion, Old State Capitol, Current State Capitol, and the Louisiana State Museum. There are also some other downtown museums we missed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monroe, Louisiana
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Downtown Baton Rouge has never been a cultural wonder. There are many old and dilapidated buildings on the fringe that frankly need to be torn down or substantially re-vitalized. However, things are getting better. Recently, I drove the area surrounding the Old State Capitol Building which is now a museum. It was difficult to maneuver because of all the construction... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I always like staying downtown when in Baton Rouge. It is close to the capitol and LSU and the river running through makes a great trek to jog through.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madisonville, LA
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I worked downtown years ago and it was bustling during the day on weekdays but deserted at night and weekends. Not now - nice hotels and a plethora of restaurants and bars. Mostly very nice and feels very safe even at night. Very happy to see it revitalized.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
480 reviews 480 reviews
231 attraction reviews
485 helpful votes 485 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Baton Rouge's downtown area is in transition. The waterfront is under major reconstruction, and parts of downtown are being gentrified. It's still very lackluster, but we did stop in at the Cathedral, St. Joseph's, which was a treat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The downtown area of Baton Rouge is improving daily. Many new resturants. Lovely Old State capital, gambling, Live at 5 free music on Friday night during spring and fall. Historical sites, etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Downtown Baton Rouge has come a long way in the last 10 years. It all started with Manship Theatre and Shaw Center for the Arts. We used to have only a few dumpy restaurants that really only did business because they were the only game in town during the week and on game days. We now have many great restaurants,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Statesville, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Good visit. Many of the roads leading to the capitol on the river side were closed for either repair or a moving being shot. Had to go in circles two times before we could figure out how to get out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
38 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

downtown baton Rogue is complicated enough with all its one-way streets, but now there is a lot of construction and the local drivers don't care if you are from out of town, it's just get out of the way. a mess to say the least.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Downtown also viewed

 

Been to Downtown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Downtown and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Downtown staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?