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Downtown

Baton Rouge, LA
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Ranked #20 of 29 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Downtown Baton Rouge is a great place to hang out with its riverfront area, historic neighborhoods...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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Cincinnati
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309 reviews 309 reviews
125 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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445 reviews 445 reviews
157 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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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1,268 reviews 1,268 reviews
315 attraction reviews
679 helpful votes 679 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
80 reviews 80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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