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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.
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Lots of good restaurants and attractions

We visited during the Mardi Gras season so our observations may not be typical. Surprisingly, there were plenty of bars, night life, restaurants, music, and other diversions. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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New Orleans
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115 reviews 115 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We visited during the Mardi Gras season so our observations may not be typical. Surprisingly, there were plenty of bars, night life, restaurants, music, and other diversions. A full service grocery was also available, a great addition to any downtown area.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I can't believe all the changes that have happened in downtown BR. There are so many places to go and do. We now have a town square and a grocery store. Lots of great restaurants and theatres. You can pick and choose the events!

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Cincinnati
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322 reviews 322 reviews
128 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

There are lots of historical things to see downtown, along with restaurants, casinos and the river. Parking is easy and walking distances are short.

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chioggia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Downtown Baton Rouge is the right place to live the nightlife. Let's say it's the Shinjuku of Baton Rouge. Artists, politicians and students gather here at night ( mostly in the weekend) to enjoy the parties, the bars and the restaurants that grow on the banks of the Mississippi River. Streets by night are safe and people is nice. Lots... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Baton Rouge has a really good downtown area. There are many many resturants, bars and outdoor activities on a regular basis. It is not New Orleans but it has its own flavor.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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457 reviews 457 reviews
157 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 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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