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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States
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Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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
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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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 185 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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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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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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The city of Baton Rouge has made great strides in recent years to improve the downtown area. It’s home to several local bars and clubs that draw the young professional crowd. Downtown also boasts a variety of restaurant options, from fast casual to fine dining, that appeal to a wide range of tastes and preferences. During the spring and summer... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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 

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Address: Baton Rouge, LA
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge

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