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Center of tourism in Baton Rouge

The Mississippi River banks have been converted to a massive and modern center of tourism and... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2019
CyndyandByron
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
Nice Free Overlook of the Area

The view across and down the Mississippi River is outstanding from Riverfront Plaza. This is a... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2019
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

The Mississippi River banks have been converted to a massive and modern center of tourism and history. There is a long paved walk along the river with benches available just watch this massive river. Along the banks you will find an entertainment center, a Veteran's museum, the Museum of Art and Science, and historical sites such as the original castle-like Capitol building,plus many other interesting sites. Great engineering and planning, but needs a little bit of upkeep,

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

The view across and down the Mississippi River is outstanding from Riverfront Plaza. This is a free, nicely kept up path to walk or bike along basically from the USS Kidd to nearly across from the Old Louisiana Capitol. Steps lead from River Road South up to the pathway. One can see the USS Kidd, tugs, and other shipping vessels traversing the waterway. There are nearby parking garages as well as parking meters (.25 for half an hour) functioning until 6 pm.
The observation platform that extends over the river is nice, though maintenance needs to be done on the broken chairs there.
Easy walk to the Old Capitol across the street.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

Walked alongside the river on a Saturday morning. Well-paved and it takes you by the Louisiana Art & Science museum and the USS Kidd and a casino in an old river paddle boat.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nickstrobel
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Reviewed May 12, 2019

As we headed out of town, we did a tour of Downtown Baton Rouge. In some ways it is typical of city downtowns with a museum, convention center and the like. But, it has also a local flair. And the Mississippi River. We walked the River Front and surrounding area.

State Capitol – the Louisiana State Capitol is most unusual. It feels like a Middle Eastern influence; large sitting in the midst of a large grassy mound. Couldn’t go in since it was Sunday. They have daily tours. Would be nice to take.

River area – the Mississippi River. Large. Lots of water. And higher than normal, possibly many feet higher. On the river were barges and some river traffic. There’s a neato bridge crossing the river. And a number of paddle boats docked ready for a river tour. Baton Rouge has made the most of their river-front. There’s a nice hiking trail right on the levee next to the River. It has long steps that go right to the River’s edge. And numerous viewpoints to just gaze at the Mississippi River.

Casino – along the River is a Casino, looking like a paddle wheel boat. We went in, I guess just out of curiosity. Inside a regular casino. We walked around and left.

Destroyer – sitting in the water is the Destroyer the USS Kidd (one description has it as a Battleship. NOT!). We walked beside it.

Red Stick – at the entry to the river park is a fountain with a long red pole emerging out of the middle of the fountain. The pole represents Baton Rouge (or Red Stick) which was the demarcation between hunting grounds of rival Native American tribes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MikeB1952
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

Nice area to walk around. We found every area well maintained with lots of things to visit/see in this part of town.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MominOC
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