Oak Alley-of national fame
Built in 1837-it once was a large sugar plantation and had close access to the Mississippi for transport. There were over 300 slaves to help with the work in high times.
Now it is a real tourist drop off and the tour is too panned and they rush you through to get another group in the door. It is disconcerting the way this was handled. No Old South come on in and stay a while feel here. The grounds are even getting run down. The view form the river is good, though for a picture back to the front
Good... Real Good
It is an old house in Capital Heights that has been turned into a restaurant. Very much a bistro, you can sit inside or out, they occasionally have live music, and it's probably the best place in town to get a Croque Monsieur for lunch. Byronz has some good food but I've got to say that the Bistro Salad is on the top of my list.... and I'm not that much of a salad perons. Talk about good stuff... Mandarin oranges, dried cherries & pecans on spinach with a rasberry poppy seed dressing. YUM!
Highland Coffee's - not a...
Highland Coffee's - not a restaurant, but a coffee house
Close to the LSU campus, highland coffees is a good place to study, relax, or play a game of chess. And also, almost always there is some sort of art on display... my friend Lisa had a photo exhibit there not too long ago. Unfortuantely, you can't get beignets here, but you can get some delicious cakes and great hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.
st. joseph cathedral
st. joseph chuch was established in 1790 when baton rouge was still under spanish rule. the present day cathedral was built between 1853-1856. this beautiful gothic revival cathedral is worth a look when in downtown baton rouge.
The Exxon refinery outside Baton Rouge is the largest refinery in North America and one of the largest and most diversified in the world. The Mississippi River Industrial Corridor extends for 85 miles from Baton Rouge to New Orleans and is home to more than 100 petrochemical, oil and other industrial facilities.