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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
JimR459
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Madisonville, LA
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Madisonville, LA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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470 reviews 470 reviews
222 attraction reviews
417 helpful votes 417 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.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Statesville, North Carolina, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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220 reviews 220 reviews
38 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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.

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New Orleans
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115 reviews 115 reviews
12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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353 reviews 353 reviews
147 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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