Baton Rouge Things to Do

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  • 1. State Capitol

    the old state capitol is a very interesting building to visit in downtown baton rouge. in 1847 the louisiana state capitol was moved from new orleans to baton rouge. the new state capital was built on...

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  • 2. Art and Science Museum

    the louisiana arts & science museum is located in the historic 1925 illinois central train station building. the museum has art collections and a planetarium. a good place to take children on a visit...

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  • 3. Rural Life Museum

    the LSU rural life museum is an excellent place to experience what louisiana was like in the 1800's. the museum has an excellent collection of relics of life in rural louisiana. the star attraction of...

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  • 4. USS Kidd

    the u.s.s kidd was a destroyer that saw action in WWII and the korean war. the destroyer was named after admiral isaac c. kidd who was killed on the battleship arizona during the attack on pearl...

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  • 5. Huey Long

    louisina governor and later senator huey p. long is one of the most interesting and controversial political figures in american history. long was elected governor in 1928 during the great depression...

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  • 6. Old Governors Mansion

    The Mansion was built by Huey Long in 1930 as Louisiana's answer to the White House. It has been restored to its original Georgian-style splendour and there are guided tours which tell the story of...

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  • 7. State Museum

    Across from the State Capitol is the Louisiana State Museum. There is a permanent exhibition detailing Louisiana history - the battle for the port of New Orleans, the Louisiana Purchase, Hurricanes...

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  • 8. Pentagon Barracks

    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...

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  • 9. Tiger Stadium

    THE Death Valley, home of the 2003 National Champions, THE LSU TIGERS! The 6th largest on campus stadium in the nation (cap. 91,600) and always voted one of the most intimidating places to play...

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  • 10. Zoo

    BREC Baton Rouge Zoo - What I like best about the Baton Rouge Zoo is that is is big enough to have a great time yet not so big that you get lost in the crowd. The animals have life-like environments...

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  • 11. Shaw Center

    the shaw center for the performing and visual arts is a new 125,000 square foot complex located in downtown baton rouge. the shaw center is home to the LSU museum of art, the brunner gallery, the...

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  • 12. State University

    Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the domed building to the right which is also known as the "Deaf Dome". The stadium which was opened in 1971 can seat over 14,000 spectators. The building was named...

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  • 15. windrush gardens

    windrush gardens is located on the grounds of the LSU rural life museum. this large plot of land located just east of downtown was originally the windrush...

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  • 16. Old Ferry Landing in Port Allen

    It's no secret that Baton Rouge is flat, so if you want a clear, unimpeded view of its skyline you have to head across the Mississippi River to the city of Port...

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  • 17. magnolia cemetery

    magnolia cemetery was established in 1852 and is the burial place of baton rouge's most prominent citizens. magnolia cemetery is the final resting place of a...

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  • 18. Angola Prison Rodeo

    If you happen to find yourself in the Baton Rouge area any Sunday in October or by luck the one weekend in April that it is held, plan to go to the Angola...

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  • 19. St. Francisville

    Drive through the town that only takes about 1/2 hour to take it all in, but there is so much to see -if you like history, architecture, culture and the good...

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  • 20. Plantation estates in area

    Many a splendor thing is right close to the city, in a little town called Darrow, La. Houmas Indians farmed this area under an allowed grant and sold out in...

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  • 21. 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...

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  • 22. pete maravich assembly center

    the pete maravich assembly center is home to LSU's basketball program. the assembly center was built in 1972 and was named after pete maravich in 1988. pete...

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  • 23. "death valley"

    located on the campus of louisiana state university is tiger stadium a.k.a. "death valley". this college football stadium was originally built in 1924 and today...

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  • 24. belle of baton rouge

    the belle of baton rouge is a casino on the mississippi river in downtown baton rouge. located in a three deck replica river boat the belle offers over 1,000...

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  • 25. old post office

    the baton rouge post office and federal courthouse was built in 1894. the old post office has a beautiful italian renaissance facade which is a uncommon...

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