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Attractions in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Amusements

  • Blue Bayou Water Park & Dixie Landin'
    18142 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    225-753-3333, Blue Bayou Water Park has over 20 water attractions. Situated among 80 acres, Dixie Landin' features more than 25 rides, games, and more. more info  map

  • Celebration Station
    10111 Gwenadele Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    225-924-7888, Celebration Station's game room features over 100 video and redemption games. The game selection offers something for everyone including air hockey, pool tables,... more info  map

  • Dixie Landin' Amusement Theme Park
    18142 Perkins Road East, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    225-756-4900, This exciting park offers more than 30 rides, food, live music and shows. more info  map

  • It's My Party
    7872 Anselmo Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    225-768-8171, Bounce your way to It's My Party. This is a premier indoor inflatable playground in Baton Rouge. Features inflatable games like a 24-foot high slide, 70-foot obstacle... more info  map

  • Laser Tag of Baton Rouge
    5871 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    225-303-0386, Encompassing more than 21,000 square feet, this is the largest stand-alone Laser Tag facility in the Gulf South. The facility boasts a high-tech video arcade featuring... more info  map

  • Lindsey's Entertainment
    5801 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    225-292-9001, Packed with a variety of inflatables, Lindsey's Bouncing Tigers is a large indoor inflatable playground that specializes in all-inclusive, hassle-free parties for... more info  map

  • Party Playground
    4710 O'Neil Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70817
    225-778-7250, Party Playground is a family entertainment center and an indoor inflatable playground. Featuring a wide variety of inflatable equipment along with themed parties, it is... more info  map

  • Skate Galaxy
    12828 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    225-756-2424, Skate to state-of-the-art sound and lighting, scale the rock wall, experience extreme laser tag, or have your next fun kids birthday party or group party at Skate... more info  map

Casinos

  • Belle of Baton Rouge
    103 France Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    Located in the Downtown Historic District
    225-378-6000, The three-deck riverboat casino features over 29,000 square feet of gaming area. This includes over 960 slots, video poker, keno machines and table games including live... more info  map

  • Hollywood Casino
    1717 River Road North, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    225-709-7777, With over 1,100 slots, Hollywood Casino has your favorite games and one of the best selections of Progressive slot machines around. The High Limit Slot Area offers over... more info  map

  • L'Auberge Casino & Hotel
    777 L’Auberge Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
    225-215-7777, 205 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, a rooftop pool, close to 1,500 slot machines, a poker room, 50 table games, a 1,400-seat event center, and more. more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Cathedral of St. Joseph, The
    412 North Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    225-387-5928, The Parish of St. Joseph was established in 1792. Built in 1853, the present church became a Cathedral in 1961. After renovations, it was consecrated as a Cathedral in... more info  map

  • Evergreen Plantation & Swamp Tour
    4677 Highway 18, Edgard, LA 70049
    504-201-3180, Evergreen Plantation is the most intact plantation complex in the South with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including 22 slave cabins. Today,... more info  map

  • L'Hermitage Plantation Home
    River Road, Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725
    Located 24 Miles South-Southeast
    Built by Marius Pons Bringier as a wedding gift for his son and named for Andrew Jackson's home in Nashville, this classic Greek-Revival-style mansion features original... more info  map

  • Louisiana State Archives
    3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    225-922-1000, Official repository for Louisiana historical records. Extensive genealogy research library, two exhibit halls. More than 30,000 cubic feet of archival materials. No... more info  map

  • Louisiana State Capitol
    900 North Third Street on State Capital Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    225-342-7317, America's tallest state capitol, the Art Deco style Louisiana State Capitol building is 34 stories and has housed the offices of the governor and Congress since its... more info  map

  • Louisiana's Old State Capitol
    100 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    225-342-0500, 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... more info  map

  • Magnolia Mound Plantation
    2161 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    Located 1 Mile South of Downtown Baton Rouge
    225-343-4955, Constructed from moss and mud by John Joyce of Fort Mobile on an Indian mound, the French Creole-style Magnolia Mound, owned by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana,... more info  map

  • Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion
    502 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    Located in Historic Downtown Baton Rouge
    225-387-2464, Dubbed Louisiana's White House by its builder, then Governor Huey Long, the Georgian-style Old Governor's Mansion is open for tours and special events. more info  map

  • Poplar Grove Plantation
    3142 North River Road, Port Allen, LA 70767
    Located 5 Miles West
    225-344-3913, A grand private home originally built as the Bankers' Pavilion for the 1884 World's Industrial and Cotton Exposition in New Orleans, this Victorian mansion with... more info  map

  • St. James Episcopal Church
    208 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    225-387-5141, The church was completed in 1895 in the Gothic Revival architectural style. President Zachary Taylor's wife was one of the congregational founders. more info  map

  • USS KIDD Veterans Memorial Museum
    305 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
    225-342-1942, 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... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Centenary State Historic Site
    3522 College Street, Jackson, LA 70748
    225-634-7925, Originally opened as the College of Louisiana in 1826, the school occupied an old courthouse and other buildings in the town of Jackson. The college steadily grew and... more info  map

  • Indian Mounds
    Corner of Field House & Dalrymple Drives, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    This mounds, dating from 3,300 to 2,500 B.C., are believed to have served socio-religious purposes. more info  map

  • Memorial Tower
    225-388-4003, Built in 1923 as a monument to Louisianians who died in World War I. Houses LSU Museum of Art that features original 17th-through mid-19th-century rooms from England and... more info  map

  • Plaquemine Locks
    225-383-1825, The locks were built between 1895 - 1909 to control the water level between the Bayou Plaquemine and the Mississippi. Historic locks which were designed by George... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, The
    9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    225-763-2240, The Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library contains a book collection of 160,000 volumes, including the Library's Genealogy collection; seating for 300 patrons and wireless... more info  map

  • Carver Branch Library, The
    720 Terrace Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    225-389-7440, The 12,000 square foot Carver Branch Library features over 55,000 books, 70 magazine titles, 10 newspapers, 3,500 videos, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs, a large meeting room... more info  map

  • Central Branch Library, The
    11260 Joor Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70818
    225-262-2640, The 18,263 square foot Central Branch Library is open 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. to... more info  map

  • Delmont Gardens Branch Library, The
    3351 Lorraine Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70805
    225-354-7040, Adjacent to the Delmont Gardens Shopping Center, the 19,000 square foot Delmont Gardens Branch Library contains over 100,000 books, videos, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs, a... more info  map

  • East Baton Rouge Parish Library - Main Library
    7711 Goodwood Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    225-231-3740 (Circulation), Located between Lobdell Avenue and East Airport Boulevard, the Main Library's circulating and reference collections consist of more than 500,000 items. The Main Library... more info  map

  • Eden Park Branch Library, The
    5131 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    225-231-3240, The 14,026 square foot Eden Park Branch Library features over 55,000 books, 70 magazines, 10 newspapers, and 3,500 videos, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs. The Eden Park... more info  map

  • Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library
    11300 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70814
    225-274-4440, Located just east of North Sherwood Forest Drive, the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library features two large reading and reference areas for adults, children... more info  map

  • Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, The
    6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70817
    225-756-1140, The Jones Creek Regional Branch Library is open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00... more info  map

  • River Center Branch Library
    120 St. Louis Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    225-389-4967, Part of the downtown Baton Rouge River Center governmental complex, the River Center Branch Library houses the Baton Rouge Room, which consists of materials relating to... more info  map

  • Scotlandville Branch Library, The
    7373 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70807
    225-354-7540, The Scotlandville Branch Library features a Black Heritage Room, which contains a special collection of books and journals on and by African Americans; public computers,... more info  map

  • State Library of Louisiana, The
    701 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    Located in Downtown Baton Rouge
    225-342-4923, Books, magazines, newspapers, state and federal government documents, general interest videotapes and DVDs, audiobooks, genealogical resources relating to Louisiana,... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • African American Museum
    538 South Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    225-343-4431, Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting art, artifacts and buildings related to the history and culture of African Americans in the rural communities along... more info  map

  • Baton Rouge Gallery
    1442 City Park Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    Located in the City Park Pavilion
    225-383-1470, Open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, the Baton Rouge Gallery is a contemporary arts gallery and cultural center. The Gallery also offers special performances and... more info  map

  • Brunner Gallery
    100 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    Located at The Shaw Center for the Arts
    225-389-7224, A contemporary fine art gallery, Brunner Gallery features works by such artists as Susan Johnston, John Darling Haynes, Joseph Watts, Anastasia, Ruud van den Eykel, and... more info  map

  • Enchanted Mansion-A Doll Museum, The
    190 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    225-769-0005, Enjoy seeing beautiful and rare antique dolls and exceptional one-of-a-kind dolls including Animatronics. For that perfect souvenir, check out the gift shop. Walk... more info  map

  • Heritage Museum and Village
    1606 Main Street, Baker, LA 70820
    225-774-1776, Built in 1906, restored as a Bicentenial Project in 1976. A Victorian Cottage surrounded by Heritage Village reproducing turn of the century life in the small farming... more info  map

  • Knock Knock Children's Museum
    Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    City-Brooks Community Park
    225-388-3090, Knock Knock Children's Museum is expertly designed to provide interactive learning zones (exhibits) and programs to stimulate informal learning experiences for young... more info

  • Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild Gallery
    7800 Independence Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    225-216-0660, The Louisiana Art and Artists Guild Gallery hosts a number of art exhibits throughout the year. Special shows are scheduled periodically, such as the Christmas Show, the... more info  map

  • Louisiana Art and Science Museum
    100 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    Located in Downtown Baton Rouge
    225-344-5272, Come see where art and science connect. The Louisiana Art & Science Museum features exhibitions of internationally renowned artist, innovative programming in the... more info  map

  • Louisiana Mud Painting Gallery
    16950 Strain Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    225-275-5126, Louisiana mud paintings by Henry Neubig depict nostalgic Louisiana using only med and clay colors. more info  map

  • Louisiana Museum of Natural History
    119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    225-578-2855, In 1999, the sixteen natural history collections at Louisiana State University were designated by the state legislature as the "Louisiana Museum of Natural History." ... more info  map

  • Louisiana State Museum
    660 North Fourth Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    225-342-5428, Part of the Louisiana State Museum system under the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, this state history museum is almost 70,000 square feet and features... more info  map

  • LSU Museum of Art
    100 Lafayette Street - 5th Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    Located in the Shaw Center for the Arts
    225-389-7200, The only dedicated art museum in Baton Rouge, the LSU Museum of Art features more than 13,000 square feet of immense exhibition space and a collection of more than 6,500... more info  map

  • LSU Rural Life Museum & Windbrush Gardens
    4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    I-10 South at Essen Lane Exit 160
    225-765-2437, Located on the 450-acre Burden Research Plantation, this museum is an outdoor teaching and research facility which is put together in three sections. "The Barn"... more info  map

  • Old Arsenal Powder Magazine Museum
    Located on the State Capital Grounds
    225-342-0401, Located on the sight of the only Revolutionary War battle fought outside the 13 original colonies, the Old Arsenal Powder Magazine is listed on the National Register of... more info  map

  • Pentagon Barracks Museum, The
    959 Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    State Capitol Drive at River Road
    225-342-1866, National Register property, historic military post and former site of LSU. Exhibits of State Capital & Huey Long. Gift shop for Louisiana crafts & souvenirs. Open... more info  map

  • Shaw Center for the Arts
    100 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    Located Across from the Old State Capitol
    225-346-5001, The 125,000 square-foot Shaw Center for the Arts features the LSU Museum of Art, Manship Theatre, the LSU School of Art Gallery, Brunner Gallery, and the LSU Museum... more info  map

  • West Baton Rouge Museum
    845 N Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767
    225-336-2422, The West Baton Rouge Museum is an educational resource committed to researching, collecting, preserving and presenting artifacts, documents, art objects, and the like... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Audubon State Commemorative Area
    Located East of Town on LA 10 & US 61
    225-635-3739, The Audubon State Commemorative Area is a 100-acre tract set aside as a wildlife sanctuary. more info  map

  • Baton Rouge Zoo
    3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70704
    225-775-3877, 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... more info  map

  • Bluebonnet Swamp
    10503 North Oak Hill Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    225-757-8905, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is a 101-acre facility dedicated to conservation, education, recreation and tourism. Begin your tour at the 9,500-square foot Nature... more info  map

  • Global Wildlife Center
    26389 Highway 40, Folsom, LA 70437
    985-796-3585, Get ready for a wild adventure at the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve in the country. The Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana is home to over... more info  map

  • Highland Road Park
    14024 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    Located Near LSU, East of Siegen on Highland Road
    225-766-0247, This is a community parkthat includes a recreation center, a playground area, tennis courts, a picnic area and ball diamonds, and archery targets. The Highland Road... more info  map

  • Howell Park
    5511 Winbourne Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70805
    Located in North Baton Rouge
    225-357-9292, This is one of BREC's oldest parks, located between North Foster Drive and Airline Highway on Winbourne Avenue in north Baton Rouge. It is one of BREC's busiest parks,... more info  map

  • Independence Park
    7505 Independence Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    225-928-7860, The park has a recreation center, a tennis center, a shuffleboard area for senior citizens, soccer fields, ball diamonds, a model airplane field, a handicapped... more info  map

  • Laurens Henry Cohn, Sr. Memorial Plant Arboretum
    12056 Foster Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
    225-775-1006, A 16-acre tract of land with over 120 species of native trees and shrubs. more info  map

  • LSU's Hilltop Arboretum
    11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    225-767-6916, These fourteen beautiful acres showcase an extensive collection of Louisiana native trees and shrubs. You are invited to cross the old footbridge overlooking a... more info  map

  • Port Hudson State Commemorative Area
    236 Highway 61, Jackson, LA 70808
    225-654-3775, This 650-acre area encompasses part of a Civil War battlefield, site of the longest siege in Amarican military history. It features viewing towers, Civil War guns,... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Highland Observatory
    13800 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    225-768-9948, This unique cooperative facility is dedicated to the study and appreciation of space. The 2,300 square-foot building houses a state-of-the-art 20" Ritchey-Chretien... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Acadian Swamp Tours
    58235 New Camp Road, White Castle, LA 70788
    225-247-4156, One and a half hour tour through the Atchafalaya Spillway on a covered boat, comfortable seats, handicap accessible & Coast Guard approved. more info  map

  • Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc.
    4262 Highway 90 East, Des Allemands, LA 70030
    985-758-5531, See gators, herons, and other Louisiana wildlife up close and personal. Rides can be custom-tailored to cater to your specific needs, from smooth and easy to wild and... more info  map

  • Alligator Bayou Swamp Tours
    35019 Alligator Bayou Road, Prairieville, LA 70769
    Located Only 15 Minutes from Downtown Baton Rouge
    225-677-8297, Alligator Bayou invites you to laugh, learn and let the good times roll during their fun, entertaining eco-swamp tour. Get up-close to gators in the swamp and in their... more info  map

  • Bell Tours
    3932 Woodland Hill Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70816-0900
    225-753-8801, Eva, Don, Katie and Whitaker Bell, along with Vaughn Bell-Hutchins and junior guide Whitaker Hutchins, create tours within the Louisiana-Mississippi-Alabama and Texas... more info  map

  • Lagniappe Tours
    502 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    225-387-2464, Offering professional step-on guides and 25 years of experience in Heritage Tourism for groups. more info  map

  • McGee's Landing
    1337 Henderson Levee Road, Henderson, LA 70517
    Located 41 Miles West of Baton Rouge
    337-228-2384, McGee's Atchafalaya Basin Swamp Tours have been a "must-see" for visitors to Cajun Country for more than a decade. Aboard one of their sightseeing boats you will visit... more info  map

  • Old Hickory Railroad
    3312 College Street, Jackson, LA 70748
    225-634-7397, The Old Hickory Railroad features a live steam locomotive pulling two open coaches on a 6.2 mile journey back in time through the historic town of Jackson, LA. The ride... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Casa de Sue Winery and Vineyards
    14316 Hatcher Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70722
    225-683-4031, These wines offer a great abundance of flavor. The Louisiana flare obviously present in these wines complements most any food, especially Louisiana cuisine. more info  map

  

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