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Downtown

Baton Rouge, LA
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Ranked #24 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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Nederland, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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394 reviews 394 reviews
148 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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1,003 reviews 1,003 reviews
183 attraction reviews
434 helpful votes 434 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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74 reviews 74 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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