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Downtown

Baton Rouge, LA
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Ranked #26 of 33 attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Neighborhoods
Owner description: Downtown Baton Rouge is a great place to hang out with its riverfront area, historic neighborhoods, Old State Capitol building and numerous... more » 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. « less
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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333 reviews 333 reviews
111 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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146 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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72 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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25 attraction reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Zachary, Louisiana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

My husband and I stayed downtown for our anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Downtown has improved tremendously and I can't wait to see what's in the future. All for improving downtown.

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Slaughter, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

There is a pencil stuck in the roof of the Senate chamber if you know where to look...why it is there is an interesting story. The place where Huey was shot is best enjoyed if you can imagine him walking up the hallway. Do some research on the highights of the building and you will enjoy the journey...otherwise...you'll be lucky... More

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Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Downtown Baton Rouge is becoming a very interesting place. Some of the places there we've recently discovered are Stroube's (outstanding high end restaurant), Manship Theater, Old State Capitol, the new Blues place across from the Capitol Hilton, and a couple of excellent po-boy cafes. With IBM coming, it will get better and better.

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Redmond, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

After we did several neighboring attractions ( old captiol bldg and riverwalk), we decided to look for a place to eat in downtown. It's location to the attractions is a plus and parking is not a problem (metered street parking). We found it to be drabby and non-descriptive, not a place to be in the evening. There are a few... More

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