Where to Go in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge is known as a “City of Landmarks.” From Beauregard Town in east Baton Rouge, a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to the civically active and tightly knit neighborhood of Broadmoor, with its mid-century architecture, tree-lined streets and active beautification projects, Baton Rouge has no shortage of interesting places to go.
Not far from Beauregard Town is North Boulevard. Known as the city’s “Great Promenade,” this historic corridor is the location of several significant structures built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including the Georgian-inspired Old Governor’s Mansion, the Gothic Old State Capitol modeled after a medieval castle, the Renaissance-inspired City Club, the beautiful Standard Oil House, and the Neo-Classical Prince Hall Masonic Temple.
In short, the varied neighborhoods and districts that comprise Baton Rouge are a delight for the eye, for residents and visitors alike.
Things to Do in Baton Rouge
Wondering what to do in Baton Rouge? Well, first of all, eat. Then eat some more. Begin the day with a fresh-baked beignet and a steaming cup of caf?? au lait. Sample some crawfish etouffe for a tasty lunch, and soothe your soul with a steaming bowl of filet gumbo or jambalaya. It’s all here, and it’s all good.
In search of art of the non-culinary kind? Baton Rouge has a rich variety of cultural venues, including a number of museums and galleries, several hotspots for live music, and much more. Appreciate the collection of contemporary art housed at the Baton Rouge Gallery at the City Park Pavilion, or enjoy an eclectic blend of art and music in a traditional record shop setting at the Buddy Stewart Memorial Rhythm Museum.
Baton Rouge also has a number of casinos for those who enjoy a night of fast-paced gaming, from blackjack to slots, along with good food and entertainment, too.
The city also has a number of attractions for the whole family to enjoy as well, including Blue Bayou/Dixie Landing and Bouncing Tigers, a park full of inflatables where kids can have a blast while getting their bounce on.
Popular Baton Rouge Attractions
- Baton Rouge Zoo
- Hilltop Arboretum
- Louisiana Art & Science Museum
- Pentagon Barracks
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