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Authentic Louisiana in Baton Rouge

Aug 8, 2006  
4.0 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

From every direction, everything uniquely Louisiana culminates here in the state’s capital city. There are few southern cities that offer the diversity of culture and entertainment found in Baton Rouge. Louisiana’s state capital is a charming city that has gracefully merged her past with the energy and excitement of the present.

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Budget travelers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer
  • 1. Downtown Baton Rouge
    http://www.brgov.com/dept/ddd/

    Discover the eclectic attractions in Baton Rougeâs downtown area. With museums, restaurants, historical sites and casinos all in walking distance of each other, there is something for everyone. Get a birds-eye view of Baton Rouge from the observation deck of the Louisiana State Capitol. Discover the history of Louisiana politics and architecture at the Old State Capitol and the Old Governors Mansion, where Gov. Huey P. Long lived. Try your luck at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Casino Rouge on the Mississippi River. Dine at widely-acclaimed restaurants such as Tsunami, or local favorites such as Poor Boy Lloydâs and Pastime Restaurant.

  • 2. Plantation Hopping
    http://www.visitbatonrouge.com

    Take the scenic ride down River Road and visit several of Louisianaâs most historic plantation homes, including Houmaâs House, Nottoway, Laura Plantation, Oak Alley and Magnolia Mound. After visiting the antebellum homes between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, head up to St. Franscisville to see Rosedown, Audubon, The Myrtles and more. Stop by the Baton Rouge Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 730 North Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge for a Louisiana plantation map.

  • 3. Shaw Center for the Arts
    http://www.shawcenter.org

    One of Baton Rougeâs newest attractions, the Shaw Center for the Arts, brings together music, theatre and fine dining in downtown Baton Rouge. It houses the Manship Theatre, the LSU Museum of Art, Tsunami sushi restaurant and more.

  • 4. Delicious Louisiana Cuisine
    http://www.visitbatonrouge.com/visitors/restaurants/

    South Louisiana is known all around the world for its delicious variety of cuisine. Baton Rouge has several well-known restaurants and other well-kept secrets preferred by locals. Jubanâs, The Chimes, Mansurâs on the Boulevard, Georgeâs and Pastime are just a few of the hundreds of Baton Rouge restaurants serving everything from elaborate Cajun creations to pizza and poboys.

  • 5. Alligator Bayou
    http://www.alligatorbayou.com

    Take a walk on the wild side with a swamp tour in Baton Rouge! Search for alligators and other creatures native to Louisiana at Alligator Bayou Swamp Tours