ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge Refinery is the second-largest oil refinery in the United States. Standard Oil first erected the refinery in 1909. Today's facility is part of a complex made of nine individual plants across the region. The main plant is pictued here. There are about 6,300 workers spread across these sites.
There are so many places to...
There are so many places to eat really great food!
Forget the big chains!! Go into some of the mom & pop places for some true Louisiana cooking! Seafood: Ralph & Kacoo's (seafood platter),
Steak: Ruth's Chris or Sullivans ,
Po-boys: The Pastime ,
Burgers: The Hawksnest ,
Amite River Catfish: Bertholot's in Port Vincent ,
Feasting by the Sea!
The is a very unique restaurant, with the HUGE tank in the middle of the room, complete with sharks and shipwrecks! The atmosphere is inspiring and the food excellent. I had the catfish and it was wonderful!
Nottoway Plantation - Completed in 1859, Nottoway, is a lavishly constructed and carefully restored example of 'steamboat gothic' architecture. Its extravagant construction nearly exhausted the resources of its owner, and hence the name 'Sans Frusquin' or 'One's All' in French slang at the time. The house has five hand-painted ceiling frescoes, marbling and wood graining, and is the largest plantation home in the South (64 rooms - 53,000 square feet). Named by its builder, John Hampton Randolph, after Nottoway River in Virginia. Designed by New Orleans architect Henry Howard. Known as the White Castle of Louisiana.
baton rouge national cemetery
the baton rouge national cemetery was established in 1867 near the site of the battle of baton rouge. union civil war dead are interned here from battle sites from all over southern louisiana. the national cemetery is the final resting place of general philemon thomas who fought in the revolutionary war and the war of 1812.