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Address: Baton Rouge, LA
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Downtown Baton Rouge is a great place to hang out with its riverfront area,...

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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Nice area and plenty of improvement projects in the works

Very safe area to walk around. A lot of street construction going on for improvements. Quite a few things to see in a square mile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Apache Junction, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very safe area to walk around. A lot of street construction going on for improvements. Quite a few things to see in a square mile.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many restaurants, theaters, hotels, sights & shops... Worth parking your car and strolling from the casino to the library to the Mississippi River to the Red Stick farmers market.

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Stroud, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Baton Rouge has done a good job of keeping downtown nice. I remember when there were more businesses there, but this is a challenge found virtually everywhere. We felt quite safe and comfortable as we cruised the streets.

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Lees Summit
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through downtown a couple times and also ate down there once. It seems to be improving with some clean up and incoming businesses.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Felt comfortable/safe walking through downtown Baton Rouge to visit the sights. Parked the car at the Arsenal Park (for free) and then walked to see the sights.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Great bar scene, live bands, and great local cuisine. Daytime tourism to the state capital, old state capital, Arsenal, state museum all within 3 blocks of each other. A lot of state history within blocks of each other. Learn about Huey Long, Mark Twain's account of the Old State Capital, The Mighty Mississippi, a free elevator ride to the top... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

So much to see in downtown Baton Rouge. Our state capitol, old state capitol, USS Kidd, the pentagon barracks, lots of eateries and brewhouses, bars. We have a unique and beautiful state capitol and well worth a tour. So proud of my hometown city!!!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

There are a lot of great restaurants and historical sites to see. It walking distance to the River Front where you can see the Mississippi River. Great night life and everything is in walking distance once you park.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

You can spend a little time or alot of time downtown. We started at Christina's for a delicious home cooked breakfast and visited the State Capitol and its glorious views of the city. Then we compared the beautiful Old State Capitol and its historic preservation and presentations. On to the LSC museum and their unique presentations as well as the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Any city that thinks legalized gambling is the answer to prosperity should visit Baton Rouge. And then think again. Public parking garage surprises you as you drive in with a paper message that says cash only. You will park on the top deck. Your real surprise comes when you try to leave. 30 minutes to pay $2 because Baton Rouge... More 

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