Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge is the eclectic home of Louisiana’s capital. The state’s second-largest city is nestled against the Mississippi River and hosts several major industrial sectors; including Exxon and the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, the 10th largest in the nation. However, the “Red Stick” is much more than politics and petrochemicals. World-class restaurants, festivals, historical sites, and beautiful scenery offer a variety of activities in the city and beyond.
Whether you want to visit Mike the Tiger, the live Bengal tiger mascot of Louisiana’s flagship university, take a drive down River Road to experience the beautiful antebellum homes, or simply saunter through downtown Baton Rouge to see the capitol building, old governor’s mansion, and the Louisiana Art Science Museum, there is plenty to do any time of the day.
As with any destination in Louisiana, great live music isn’t hard to find. You can opt for the rustic Varsity Theatre outside of the north gates of LSU, try your luck at L’Auberge Casino, or take in a show at the Raising Cane’s River Center.
Here are a few of the many things to do and see in Baton Rouge: