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  • Susaneac
    Holtsville, NY248 contributions
    Mike was posing before his adoring public. He stopped at each archway to allow for his fans to get their fill of photos. Earlier in the day seemed to be better as it wasn’t as hot and even then he took a dip in his wading pool.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,549 contributions
    In our travels, my wife and I have visited some of the grandest college football stadiums in the country, from Illinois to Michigan to Wisconsin to Notre Dame to Tennessee to Florida to Ole Miss to Georgia. Not to mention Soldier Field in Chicago and Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. But LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, may top them all. Built in 1924, with a capacity of 12,000, its current capacity is 102,321, making it the third largest stadium in the Southeastern (SEC) Conference, the sixth largest stadium in the NCAA and the eighth largest stadium in the world. But that's only the beginning. Tiger Stadium is widely recognized, by no less an authority that former Alabama coach Bear Bryant, as the "worst place in the world for a visiting team." Often referred to as Death Valley, it has been described as "the loudest stadium in the country" and "the scariest place to play," especially on Saturday night. Its reputation became legendary in 1959 when LSU's Billy Cannon scored late on sensational 98-yard punt return and the top-ranked Tigers stopped third-rated Ole Miss at the goal line to escape with a 7-3 victory and claim the national championship. The stadium also includes the 8,000-square-foot Jeff Boss Locker Room with 126 lockers, LED lighting, a state-of-the-art sound system, HDTVs and private lounges. And a 10,000-square-foot strength and conditioning facility and weight room with 28 multi-purpose power stations, 36 assorted selectorized machines and 10 dumbell stations along with assorted speed and agility equipment, treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical cross trainers. In 2012, LSU approved an $80 million expansion in the south end zone upper deck that added 70 "Tiger Den" suites, 3,000 club seats and 1,500 general public seats. Before the 2017 season, Tiger Stadium added the "Skyline Club," an open air "beer garden" located atop the south end zone upper deck for 1,500 thirsty fans. There's nothing too good for Tiger fans.
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • MsMonie
    Natchitoches, LA35 contributions
    My son and I had a great time touring the museum building and the ship. I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy the ship so much. It was amazing how tight the quarters were. We had a lot of fun debating which of the sleeping bunks would have been the worst to have. 😂

    The ship portion is IMHO not geared toward very young kids or anyone with more than minor mobility issues. Also anyone with larger bodies might have difficulties. I’m saying this as a 50 year old overweight woman. Going below deck requires going down narrow stairs backward. There were several sets of these stairs. My six year old was hesitant but able to do them slowly. The parts of the museum housed in the building should be fine.

    Overall I highly recommend the site.
    Written January 8, 2022
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  • Steve M
    Pulaski, TN346 contributions
    If you are in Baton Rouge you need to check out the old state capitol. There is not a fee to visit. Inside you will see the gun that was supposedly used to shoot Huey Long. You will get a history lesson on Senator Long and how he became Louisiana's most powerful man until his death. The stain glass inside is amazing. This is the most beautiful building in Baton Rouge.
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • Steve M
    Pulaski, TN346 contributions
    This is one of the best state capitols I have visited so far. It has a lot history for one that was built in the early 1900's. We did the self guided tour but I suggest you take a guided tour. We met one of the employees and he gave us a tour. He used to be a reporter that worked in the capitol. The people there were friendly and will answer any questions you have.
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • borrum
    London, UK963 contributions
    This unusual museum, set within a 25 acre park, comprises some 30 historic homes and outbuildings which illustrate the everyday living conditions of rural working classes during the 18th and 19th centuries. These include a pioneer cabin, plantation overseer’s house, slave cabins and jailhouse, blacksmith's shop, a sugar house and a grist mill, among other structures.

    In addition, the Museum’s warehouse exhibits an extensive collection of vehicles, furniture, farming tools and equipment, and other artefacts which were in common use during these times.

    A short documentary film is highly informative, as is the subsequent Q&A session conducted by a curator.
    Written March 31, 2022
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,549 contributions
    Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, tells a story of passion, adventure and discovery that happened in the Bayou State since the 1600s. Located at 660 North 4th Street, the 69,000-square-foot facility features exhibits on Louisiana history, culture, industry, music and traditions, from Louis Armstrong to Huey Long, from Mardi Gras to fais-do-do, from the nation-building commerce of the Mississippi River to the life-sustaining bounty of the Gulf of Mexico. Open from 9 to 4 Tuesday through Saturday, it has two permanent exhibits: Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America. Notable objects on display include Louis Armstrong's childhood bugle, Pete Fountain's clarinet and Buddy Guy's polka dot Stratocaster guitar, distinctive southwest Louisiana sounds of Cajun, swamp pop, blues and jazz and the Bayou St. John submarine from the Civil War. See how American Indians, colonists from France, Spain and Britain, enslaved Africans and Acadians from Nova Scotia--eventually known as Cajuns--populated and cultivated Louisiana, shaping it into one of the most culturally rich regions in the world. A 48-foot wooden shrimp trawler and a two-row sugar cane harvester reveal the state's agricultural and aquatic riches. An oil well head and a scale model of a drilling rig demonstrate how Louisiana plays a major role in American's energy industry. Exhibits on slave markets, resistance, revolt and Jim Crow provide a glimpse into the plight people of color contributed to the cultural fabric of the state. The exhibit includes the actual door from the Fairview plantation jail for slaves. The fight for freedom is highlighted in a display on the Baton Rouge bus boycott of 1953, which inspired civil rights leaders throughout the South.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Lisa
    Plattsburgh, NY2 contributions
    Definitely go through with the tour guide. She had a lot of info about the Louisiana area, the plantation and so much more. There were only 2 of us that went through with the guide so we were able to ask questions and see everything we wanted. Lots of interesting facts about how the plantation was run and how people lived at that time in history.
    Written January 18, 2020
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  • lucycan
    Minneapolis, MN2,947 contributions
    Beautiful campus! We drove and walked around for a few hours. Must see Mike the Tiger! The stadium is very nice as are all the old trees.
    Written October 3, 2021
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  • Tom W
    Katy, TX2,945 contributions
    I was a little surprised Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field was the #1 attraction in Baton Rouge until we went here. The stadium is fantastic in purple and yellow. One of the best college baseball stadiums I have ever seen.

    The Head Coach Skip Bertman deserves credit. He came to LSU after 8 seasons with the University of Miami as Associate Coach where he won a National Championship.. LSU won 5 National Championships under Skip Bertman (6 in total).

    The National Championship Plaza is truly amazing. LSU really knows how to highlight their accomplishments.

    LSU has produced a lot of great players like Todd Walker, Ben McDonald, Aaron Nola and Alex Bregman.

    I came on a day when the players were practicing. It was neat to go onto the field afterwards.

    I just wished the LSU Baseball Hall of Fame was open. I would come back to see it.
    One day, I'd love to come watch a game here.
    Written December 11, 2019
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  • lucycan
    Minneapolis, MN2,947 contributions
    Downtown is quiet. Quaint maybe? Definitely better than I was expecting however. The state capital (and old state capital) are the stars of the show here. Give it a chance!
    Written October 3, 2021
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  • MsMonie
    Natchitoches, LA35 contributions
    My 6 year old son LOVED this place. I’m guessing due to COVID there is a 2 hour limit to visits. I’m positive we stayed longer and no one said anything. We did go on a Wednesday afternoon which might explain why.

    We’ve gone to several children’s museum and to date this has been the best one. Little boys will love the car section and the crane. I personally enjoyed the little Childrens library.

    Next time we’re in BR this will be our first stop!
    Written January 8, 2022
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  • JLGlenn
    Baton Rouge, LA1,788 contributions
    Nice zoo and a nice walk. It was a cool afternoon so good day to go. Good selection of animals. I wish the pandemic wasn’t happening so I could see the aquarium and reptile buildings. The train was not running I’m sure for the same reason. Enjoyed the day.
    Written December 29, 2020
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  • Dave B
    Seguin, TX139 contributions
    Why would Trip Advisor notice you have been there and ask to post reviews on a bridge? You're on an interstate. It's a big, long bridge. Kinda cool (as long as there are no accidents to stop traffic because there is no where to go.
    Written July 31, 2020
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  • pnguin9999
    Saint Louis, MO17 contributions
    If walls could talk, but wait, they can through the guide. Funny, informative and did I mention free. One of the best historical tours I have taken.
    Written August 17, 2021
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