The Mighty Oak
If there is one thing that characterizes the deep south and especially Louisiana, it has to be the beautiful old oak trees that dot the landscape. A drive through the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge allows the tourist to see these magnificent trees up close. With over 33 million dollars worth of historic live oak trees, the LSU campus is reknowned as one of the most beautiful in the country.
nottoway plantation is one of the largest plantation homes in louisiana. the house is 53,000 square feet and has 64 rooms. the plantation house was designed by architect henry howard in the italianate style. the house was built for john hampden randolph in 1858. prior to the civil war nottoway plantation had 6,200 acres and 155 slaves. open to the public by appointment. call 225-545-3730.
nottoway planation is located between baton rouge and new orleans at 30970 hwy 405 near white castle LA.
Football to Food...
Mike Anderson, a former All-American football player at LSU, opened this restaurant in 1975. It started out as a small sandwich shop, but has turned into a small franchise, with 5 different restaurants. The food is great, if a little over-priced, and the ambience is a little "commercial". Still, if you are looking for seafood, I would definitely recommend this place. The seafood platter is enough food to kill a horse... or fill me up! It has shrimp, oysters, stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab, catfish fillets, crawfish tails, crab fingers, french fries, onion rings, hushpuppies, and coleslaw. And, yes, I saved room for dessert. The lemon pie gave me the additional 1,000 calories that I was looking for! Glutton that I am!
From atop the State Capitol
Take the elevators up to the top of the tallest State Capitol in the Country and get a good view of the City of Baton Rouge and the Mississippi River.
This view (looking West) was taken on a Spring day when the River was high.
The Casino Rouge riverboat is in the foreground. It is easily accesible from River Road.
Four brick buildings in a pentagon shape with an open courtyard. Classic Rvival style; the barracks housed troops garrisoned at Baton Rouge under the cammandership of Zachary Taylor prior to his presidency.