Welcome to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Welcome to Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana. Baton Rouge is located 80 miles west of New Orleans and is the farthest inland deep-water port on the Mississippi River. It is rich in tradition, culture and heritage and is a bustling center of both industrial and economic activity. Baton Rouge's largest industry is petrochemical production and manufacturing and the metropolitan area, known as Greater Baton Rouge, has an estimated population of 230,139 (2011). The city has a humid sub tropical climate with mild winters and hot humid summers.

Baton Rouge is French meaning "red stick" and its history dates back to the late 1600's when the French explorer Sieur d'Iberville leading an exploration party up the Mississippi saw a cypress pole covered with bloody animal skins that marked the boundary between the Houma and Bayou Goula tribal hunting grounds. They called the pole and its location "le b√Ęton rouge", or the red stick.

Blue Bayou Water Park

Blue Bayou, Baton Rouge Located on 80 acres at I-10 and Highland Road in Baton Rouge, LA right next to Blue Bayou Water Park, Dixie Landin' is an Amusement Park designed for the entire family!

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Oak Alley Plantation

Located on the Mississippi River between the historic Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road".

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Oak Alley Plantation

USS KIDD Veterans Memorial Museum

USS KIDD Veterans Memorial Museum A WWII Fletcher-class destroyer, known as the "Pirate of the Pacific," USS KIDD honors the men and women of our American armed forces. Visitors can roam the deck and interior compartments of the ship. Be sure to check for scheduled Living History events.

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Nottoway Plantation

Nottoway, the South's largest remaining antebellum mansion, is a stunning historic plantation that lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. A dramatic, multi-million-dollar renovation has restored this historic plantation to her days of glory as well as adding luxury resort amenities and corporate and social event venues.

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Nottoway Plantation Baton Rouge Louisiana

Louisiana's Old State Capitol

Louisiana's Old State Capital The Center for Political and Governmental History at the Old State Capitol features several interactive state-of-the-art exhibits and a multi-media presentation entitled "Louisiana: The Story is Here." The Old State Capitol is a designated National Historic Landmark.

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Houmas House

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is so much more than just a tour of a grand antebellum estate. Experience the southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" when you step into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.

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Houmas House

Mall of Louisiana

Mall of Louisiana The Mall of Louisiana houses over 150 fabulous stores, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Lee Michaels, Discovery Channel, Johnston & Murphy, Pier One Imports, Victoria's Secret, Williams-Sonoma, Dillard's, Banana Republic, Bebe, and Express, five eateries, a food court, and a carousel.

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Rosedown Plantation

Rosedown Plantation, encompassing 374 acres in St. Francisville, is one of the most intact, documented examples of a domestic plantation complex in the South. It embodies the lifestyle of the antebellum South's wealthiest planters in a way very few other surviving properties can.

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Rosedown Plantation

Baton Rouge Zoo

Baton Rouge Zoo The #1 year-round family attraction in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Zoo features over 1,800 animals, including white tigers, elephants, giraffes, and alligators. Be sure to check out The Otter Pond, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Cypress Bayou Railroad, Parrot Paradise, White Tiger Tram, and the KidsZoo.

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Tanger Outlet Center

Shop brand name outlets just south of Baton Rouge. You can buy direct from over 50 brand name manufacturer and designer outlet stores. A few of their featured stores include Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Carter's, Gap, Nike Factory Store, Mikasa and Zales. The outlet is just a short 15 minute drive from the ministry East on I-10.

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Tanger Outlet

LSU Rural Life Museum

LSU Rural Life Museum Step back in time to pre-industrial Louisiana at this 27-building museum complex, one of the best outdoor museums in the U.S., featuring tools, furniture and other artifacts and, the highlight, a recreated 19th-century plantation that portrays the daily lives of these early settlers.

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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre facility includes wildlife and ecology exhibits and a 65-acre cypress-tupelo swamp, navigable by boardwalk, and filled with wildlife such as birds, bobcats, foxes, turtles and alligators.

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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Downtown

Downtown Baton Rouge Downtown Baton Rouge is a great place to hang out with its riverfront area, historic neighborhoods, Old State Capitol building and numerous restaurants.

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The Old Governor's Mansion

Once the home to nine Louisiana Governors, this restored house museum includes memorabilia such as Huey Long's pajamas and Jimmie Davis' guitar, and is furnished to reflect the era in which it was occupied, 1930-1962.

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Old Govenor's mansion Baton Rouge



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