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Baton RougeUnited States of America

This city on the banks of the Mississippi is home to Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium, three riverfront casinos and supposedly one of America’s most-haunted homes.

The Louisiana state capital offers family-friendly activities, historical architecture and a range of different cultural experiences.

A great place to start exploring Baton Rouge is the Louisiana State Capitol Building and Gardens, the 34-story art deco skyscraper that dominates the Baton Rouge skyline. Admire the interior of the building and look out over the city to get an idea of its scope. If the weather is good, take a stroll through the beautiful Capitol Gardens. Afterwards, the Capitol Park Museum will help you get up to speed on local history.

If you are traveling with kids, take them to the Baton Rouge Zoo, which is 15 minutes north of downtown. The zoo houseshundreds of animals and birds set in enclosures designed to replicate their natural outdoor habitat.

For a different kind of animal experience, visit Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium, home to the Louisiana State University football team. The team’s mascot is a real tiger, and even if you can’t get to a game, you can visit “Mike the Tiger” in his $3 million habitat.

If your family has the nerve, take them to the Myrtles Plantation, which claims to be one of the most haunted homes in America. It is reported that 10 murders have occurred there, and it is said to house at least 12 ghosts. The plantation offers historic tours daily, as well as mystery tours.

For more history, take the Sugar Trail, which starts at the Houmas House Plantation. The historic Plaquemine Lock site educates visitors on how sugar and other goods were once transported on the Mississippi. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center has 103 acres (40 hectares) of land containing foxes, turtles and alligators.

The summer months between May and September are when Baton Rouge is busiest. At this time, warmth is almost guaranteed. Beware that it can get very humid indeed, so take plenty of water.

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Where to stay in Baton Rouge

Magnolia Mound Plantation House featuring a house and interior views

Highlands - Perkins

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

If you're spending some time in Highlands - Perkins, Tiger Stadium and Varsity Theatre are top sights worth seeing.

Highlands - Perkins
South Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

South Baton Rouge

While visiting South Baton Rouge, you might make a stop by sights like Mall of Louisiana and Blue Bayou Waterpark.

South Baton Rouge
Mid City South, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Mid City South

While visiting Mid City South, you might make a stop by sights like Circle Bowl and Corporate Square Mall.

Mid City South
Mid City North, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Mid City North

If you're spending some time in Mid City North, Delmont Village Shopping Center and Gus Young Park are top sights worth seeing.

Mid City North
Park Forest - LA North, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Park Forest - LA North

While visiting Park Forest - LA North, you might make a stop by sights like Tams Drive Park and Red Oaks Park.

Park Forest - LA North

Top hotels in Baton Rouge

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Baton Rouge/I-10
Hyatt Place Baton Rouge/I-10
3 out of 5
6080 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
£102
per night
1 May-2 May

Located in South Baton Rouge, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mall of Louisiana, Perkins Rowe and Rural Life Museum. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,623 reviews)

"This was a great place, and very nice staff. Everyone there was helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Hyatt Place Baton Rouge/I-10
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
4 out of 5
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
Free cancellation
£94
per night
14 Apr-15 Apr

Located in South Baton Rouge, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mall of Louisiana and Perkins Rowe. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and Rural Life Museum ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)

"The rooms were huge and spacious. Would definitely recommend. The property is beautiful with a lot of things to do."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2020

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
Marriott Baton Rouge
Marriott Baton Rouge
3.5 out of 5
5500 Hilton Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
£54
per night
20 Apr-21 Apr

Located in Highlands - Perkins, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Louisiana State University, The Old Governor's Mansion and Shaw Center for the Arts. Old ...

4.2/5Excellent! (685 reviews)

"Check in was quick. The staff was wonderful. The room excellent and very clean."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020

Marriott Baton Rouge

Popular things to do in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge River Center
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Baton Rouge River Center

Attend star-studded musical performances, family-friendly theater productions, stand-up comedy shows and symphony orchestras at this riverside entertainment complex.

Tiger Stadium
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Tiger Stadium

Catch an event at Tiger Stadium during your trip to Baton Rouge.Stroll along the riverfront or attend a football match in the area.

Belle of Baton Rouge Casino
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Belle of Baton Rouge Casino

Why not roll the dice with a visit to Belle of Baton Rouge Casino during your visit to Historic Downtown Baton Rouge? Wander the riverfront and university campus in the area.

Louisiana State Capitol
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Louisiana State Capitol

Enjoy sweeping city views from the observation deck of this art deco tower, which has witnessed significant moments in Louisiana’s history.

Nottoway Plantation
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Nottoway Plantation

3/5(1 review)

You can find out about the history of White Castle when you stop by Nottoway Plantation. Visit the casinos and top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Myrtles Plantation
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Myrtles Plantation

Learn about the local history of St. Francisville with a stop at Myrtles Plantation. Amble around the area's gardens or visit its churches.

Top activities in Baton Rouge

Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Louisiana
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Louisiana

£16
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Louisiana
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Louisiana

£8
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Louisiana
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Louisiana

£8
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Louisiana
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Louisiana

£9
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Louisiana
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Louisiana

£8
Per adult
Baton Rouge Scavenger Hunt: Baton Rouge Scavenger Hunt
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Baton Rouge Scavenger Hunt: Baton Rouge Scavenger Hunt

£16
Per adult

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