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Guidebook for Baton Rouge

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Guidebook for Baton Rouge

Arts & Culture
Featuring exhibitions of internationally renowned artists, a permanent art collection, innovative programming in the state-of-the-art Pennington planetarium, and interactive children's galleries, the Art & Science Museum seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students. The Art & Science Museum is a place where art and science connect to encourage discovery, inspire creativity, and foster the pursuit of knowledge.
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
100 South River Road
Featuring exhibitions of internationally renowned artists, a permanent art collection, innovative programming in the state-of-the-art Pennington planetarium, and interactive children's galleries, the Art & Science Museum seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students. The Art & Science Museum is a place where art and science connect to encourage discovery, inspire creativity, and foster the pursuit of knowledge.
WWII Fletcher class destroyer, restored to her 1945 appearance with over 50 inner spaces to see. Veterans Museum displays include a P-40 aircraft, ship models, full-scale replica of gun deck of Old Ironsides, the Louisiana Memorial Plaza with an eternal flame as a memorial to all Louisiana service members lost in combat, and a Corsair A-7E jet as a memorial to Vietnam Veterans. Allow approximately 1½ hours for touring. Admission is $10 for ages 13+, $8 for seniors, $8 for active military or veterans with ID, $6 for ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 & under.
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USS KIDD Veterans Museum
305 South River Road
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WWII Fletcher class destroyer, restored to her 1945 appearance with over 50 inner spaces to see. Veterans Museum displays include a P-40 aircraft, ship models, full-scale replica of gun deck of Old Ironsides, the Louisiana Memorial Plaza with an eternal flame as a memorial to all Louisiana service members lost in combat, and a Corsair A-7E jet as a memorial to Vietnam Veterans. Allow approximately 1½ hours for touring. Admission is $10 for ages 13+, $8 for seniors, $8 for active military or veterans with ID, $6 for ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 & under.
Handicapped access and restroom facilities; jewelry collection on display, and jewelry is available for sale. Built by Huey P. Long in 1930 as Louisiana's White House, the Old Governor's Mansion is now a historic house museum and the headquarters of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. The Mansion reopened to the public in November 1999 after an extensive restoration and features furnishings and artifacts from nine Louisiana governors, a grand ballroom, French wallpaper, crystal chandeliers, and a marble staircase.
Old Governor's Mansion
502 North Blvd
Handicapped access and restroom facilities; jewelry collection on display, and jewelry is available for sale. Built by Huey P. Long in 1930 as Louisiana's White House, the Old Governor's Mansion is now a historic house museum and the headquarters of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. The Mansion reopened to the public in November 1999 after an extensive restoration and features furnishings and artifacts from nine Louisiana governors, a grand ballroom, French wallpaper, crystal chandeliers, and a marble staircase.
Educates of the public by means of exhibits and lecture programs. The LSU Museum of Natural Science also assists local citizens, wildlife officials, and forensic specialists through identification and consultation services. The only comprehensive research museum in the south-central United States and one of the nation's largest natural history museums with holdings of over 2.5 million specimens. The museum is divided into two main parts: the public exhibits containing both habitat and biological exhibits, along with identification panels and the research collections used by scientists from all over the world.
LSU Museum of Natural Science
119 Dalrymple Dr
Educates of the public by means of exhibits and lecture programs. The LSU Museum of Natural Science also assists local citizens, wildlife officials, and forensic specialists through identification and consultation services. The only comprehensive research museum in the south-central United States and one of the nation's largest natural history museums with holdings of over 2.5 million specimens. The museum is divided into two main parts: the public exhibits containing both habitat and biological exhibits, along with identification panels and the research collections used by scientists from all over the world.
Whether you are traveling to the city or looking for new ways to experience the arts scene, the Shaw Center for the Arts is the hub of art in downtown Baton Rouge! The Shaw Center for Arts is a contemporary visual and performing arts facility. It features the Manship Theatre, LSU Museum of Art, LSU School of Art Gallery, Forward Arts, as well as dining and retail options.
Shaw Center for the Arts
100 Lafayette Street
Whether you are traveling to the city or looking for new ways to experience the arts scene, the Shaw Center for the Arts is the hub of art in downtown Baton Rouge! The Shaw Center for Arts is a contemporary visual and performing arts facility. It features the Manship Theatre, LSU Museum of Art, LSU School of Art Gallery, Forward Arts, as well as dining and retail options.
Entertainment & Activities
New interactive children's museum in Baton Rouge. With 18 hands-on Learning Zones, children will discover a world full of opportunities in a space built just for them.
Knock Knock Children's Museum
1900 Dalrymple Dr
New interactive children's museum in Baton Rouge. With 18 hands-on Learning Zones, children will discover a world full of opportunities in a space built just for them.
Muddy Water Paddle Company can show you the beauty of Louisiana like you have never seen it...standing on a YOLO board with a paddle in your hands! Rent Yolo Boards, book a paddle board party, or participate in paddle board yoga
Muddy Water Paddle Co.
4355 Perkins Rd
Muddy Water Paddle Company can show you the beauty of Louisiana like you have never seen it...standing on a YOLO board with a paddle in your hands! Rent Yolo Boards, book a paddle board party, or participate in paddle board yoga
Shopping
Baton Rouge’s premier mixed-use destination, Perkins Rowe blends shopping, dining, entertainment, office, residential and grocery in a pedestrian-friendly environment that appeals to both regional tourists and local residents. Perkins Rowe features 375,000 square feet of retail space, including anchors Barnes & Noble, Cinemark, CVS, The Fresh Market and LA Fitness; 135,000 square feet of office space; and more than 306 multi-family units with an additional 340 units under construction. For more information, visit
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Perkins Rowe
10202 Perkins Rowe
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Baton Rouge’s premier mixed-use destination, Perkins Rowe blends shopping, dining, entertainment, office, residential and grocery in a pedestrian-friendly environment that appeals to both regional tourists and local residents. Perkins Rowe features 375,000 square feet of retail space, including anchors Barnes & Noble, Cinemark, CVS, The Fresh Market and LA Fitness; 135,000 square feet of office space; and more than 306 multi-family units with an additional 340 units under construction. For more information, visit
Wake up to the best of the season's harvest every Saturday morning. Join Baton Rouge locals on the corner of 5th and Main Street, and experience the wide selection at the Red Stick Farmer’s Market for yourself! Every Saturday, the Market opens rain or shine with over 50 vendors comprising Louisiana's small family farmers and artisans. Whatever you may need, the Red Stick Farmer’s Market has you covered! Items available for purchase include fresh fruits, vegetables, Angus beef, poultry, fresh farm eggs, Louisiana native wines, dairy products, fresh baked goods and more. On the first Saturday of every month, the Baton Rouge Arts Market takes place alongside the Farmer’s Market!
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Red Stick Farmers Market
501 N 5th St
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Wake up to the best of the season's harvest every Saturday morning. Join Baton Rouge locals on the corner of 5th and Main Street, and experience the wide selection at the Red Stick Farmer’s Market for yourself! Every Saturday, the Market opens rain or shine with over 50 vendors comprising Louisiana's small family farmers and artisans. Whatever you may need, the Red Stick Farmer’s Market has you covered! Items available for purchase include fresh fruits, vegetables, Angus beef, poultry, fresh farm eggs, Louisiana native wines, dairy products, fresh baked goods and more. On the first Saturday of every month, the Baton Rouge Arts Market takes place alongside the Farmer’s Market!
Like no other! The largest, most glamorous new mall in the Southeast offers stunning decor, food court, carousel and a host of premier stores on two levels. Anchors: Macy's, Dillards, J.C. Penny, and Sears.
Mall of Louisiana
Like no other! The largest, most glamorous new mall in the Southeast offers stunning decor, food court, carousel and a host of premier stores on two levels. Anchors: Macy's, Dillards, J.C. Penny, and Sears.
A true lifestyle center, blending just the right elements that allow you to live life the way you want it to be. The open-air marketplace evokes an Old World sensibility, with inviting walkways, graceful fountains and traditional charm. Paired with a superb selection of merchants, you'll rediscover the beauty of shopping. Enhancing the total experience are a variety of excellent dining establishments.
Towne Center At Cedar Lodge
6765 Corporate Blvd
A true lifestyle center, blending just the right elements that allow you to live life the way you want it to be. The open-air marketplace evokes an Old World sensibility, with inviting walkways, graceful fountains and traditional charm. Paired with a superb selection of merchants, you'll rediscover the beauty of shopping. Enhancing the total experience are a variety of excellent dining establishments.
One of Louisiana's largest outlets with over 50 designer stores including Nike, Gap, Reebok, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Guess, Aeropostale, Ann Taylor and more! Everyday savings of up to 25% - 75% off retail.
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Tanger Outlets Gonzales
2100 Tanger Boulevard
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One of Louisiana's largest outlets with over 50 designer stores including Nike, Gap, Reebok, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Guess, Aeropostale, Ann Taylor and more! Everyday savings of up to 25% - 75% off retail.
Sightseeing
The LSU Rural Life Museum provides excellent articles, exhibits and information to those interested in the lifestyles and life-ways of the rural people of Louisiana. Containing the largest collection of material culture of 19th century Louisiana, the Museum also houses artifacts dealing with everyday rural life up to the early 20th century. Information about these artifacts will be continuously added to the website. The Museum Library also gives visitors and students access to a wonderful collection of books for research. With the 19th century Plantation area, the Folk Architecture section, The Exhibit Barn, 32 historic buildings and thousaands of artifacts representing the rural way of life
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LSU Rural Life Museum
4560 Essen Lane
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The LSU Rural Life Museum provides excellent articles, exhibits and information to those interested in the lifestyles and life-ways of the rural people of Louisiana. Containing the largest collection of material culture of 19th century Louisiana, the Museum also houses artifacts dealing with everyday rural life up to the early 20th century. Information about these artifacts will be continuously added to the website. The Museum Library also gives visitors and students access to a wonderful collection of books for research. With the 19th century Plantation area, the Folk Architecture section, The Exhibit Barn, 32 historic buildings and thousaands of artifacts representing the rural way of life
Drinks & Nightlife
Whether you’re a beer connoisseur looking to add some notches to your belt, or someone who wants to try something fresh and local, Tin Roof has you covered! This local brewery uses only the finest American and European malts, freshest hops and pure parish well water to craft its beer. Tin Roof currently has five regular brews to choose from: Juke Joint IPA, Turnrow Coriander Ale, Tin Roof Blonde Ale, Perfect Tin Amber Ale and Voodoo Bengal Pale Ale. Additionally, they continuously produce seasonal brews for visitors to try throughout the year. While you visit, make sure to take a free tour of the brewery, or stay awhile and hang out at their Tap Room!
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Tin Roof Brewing Co LLC
1624 Wyoming St
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Whether you’re a beer connoisseur looking to add some notches to your belt, or someone who wants to try something fresh and local, Tin Roof has you covered! This local brewery uses only the finest American and European malts, freshest hops and pure parish well water to craft its beer. Tin Roof currently has five regular brews to choose from: Juke Joint IPA, Turnrow Coriander Ale, Tin Roof Blonde Ale, Perfect Tin Amber Ale and Voodoo Bengal Pale Ale. Additionally, they continuously produce seasonal brews for visitors to try throughout the year. While you visit, make sure to take a free tour of the brewery, or stay awhile and hang out at their Tap Room!
Cane Land Distilling Company, LLC was founded in 2013 by Walter Tharp, whose family owns Alma Plantation & Sugar Mill in Lakeland, Louisiana. Today, Cane Land Distilling Company is in full production in very rare company. Owning the farmland on Alma, the sugar mill and the distillery allows for complete control of the production and distilling process. This results in one of the country’s only estate bottled producers of spirits and rhum agricole in the continental U.S. Ever wonder how the spirits you enjoy in your cocktails came to be? Wonder no more! At Cane Land, we take great pride in our sweet sugar cane milled across the river at Alma Plantation and Sugar Mill.
Three Roll Estate
760 St Philip St
Cane Land Distilling Company, LLC was founded in 2013 by Walter Tharp, whose family owns Alma Plantation & Sugar Mill in Lakeland, Louisiana. Today, Cane Land Distilling Company is in full production in very rare company. Owning the farmland on Alma, the sugar mill and the distillery allows for complete control of the production and distilling process. This results in one of the country’s only estate bottled producers of spirits and rhum agricole in the continental U.S. Ever wonder how the spirits you enjoy in your cocktails came to be? Wonder no more! At Cane Land, we take great pride in our sweet sugar cane milled across the river at Alma Plantation and Sugar Mill.
Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, Belle of Baton Rouge Casino offers three floors of slots and table games including live poker, craps, and blackjack. Only steps away from the Baton Rouge River Center and the beautiful and scenic Mississippi River, Belle of Baton Rouge offers free parking in the casino's garage and free shuttle service from the garage to the River Center
Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Hotel
103 France St
Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, Belle of Baton Rouge Casino offers three floors of slots and table games including live poker, craps, and blackjack. Only steps away from the Baton Rouge River Center and the beautiful and scenic Mississippi River, Belle of Baton Rouge offers free parking in the casino's garage and free shuttle service from the garage to the River Center
For 24-Hour gaming excitement and celebrity-style service, visit Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge! 27,000 square feet and three floors of Vegas-style excitement await you, including all of the newest and most popular slots, as well as all of your favorite table games. Dine like a star at the Celebrity Grill, choose the extravagant array of the Epic Buffet or take a break from winning at the Take 2 Deli. Enjoy complimentary valet service or use our secure, well-lit parking lot conveniently located just steps away from the action. If you’re steppin’ out tonight, there’s no better place than Hollywood Casino!
Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge
For 24-Hour gaming excitement and celebrity-style service, visit Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge! 27,000 square feet and three floors of Vegas-style excitement await you, including all of the newest and most popular slots, as well as all of your favorite table games. Dine like a star at the Celebrity Grill, choose the extravagant array of the Epic Buffet or take a break from winning at the Take 2 Deli. Enjoy complimentary valet service or use our secure, well-lit parking lot conveniently located just steps away from the action. If you’re steppin’ out tonight, there’s no better place than Hollywood Casino!
Featuring a single-level, 30,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,500 slot machines and 51 table games, including a poker room; a hotel with 205 guestrooms and a rooftop pool. The casino also includes a multi-purpose event center with concert seating for up to 1,400 people or banquet seating for up to 800 people, a covered parking garage, unique dining options and entertainment venues overlooking the Mississippi River.
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L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge
777 L’Auberge Avenue
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Featuring a single-level, 30,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,500 slot machines and 51 table games, including a poker room; a hotel with 205 guestrooms and a rooftop pool. The casino also includes a multi-purpose event center with concert seating for up to 1,400 people or banquet seating for up to 800 people, a covered parking garage, unique dining options and entertainment venues overlooking the Mississippi River.
Food Scene
A Baton Rouge and LSU tradition serving Baton Rouge for over 25 years. The Chimes has an upbeat and friendly environment with a menu offering south Louisiana food and seafood entrees along with drinks from a full bar including 60 beers on tap.
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The Chimes
3357 Highland Road
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A Baton Rouge and LSU tradition serving Baton Rouge for over 25 years. The Chimes has an upbeat and friendly environment with a menu offering south Louisiana food and seafood entrees along with drinks from a full bar including 60 beers on tap.
Dining at Louie's Café Do late night at Louie's Café, the venerable LSU short-order all-night grill. A decadent omelet at 1 a.m., washed down with an ice-cold longneck, and super hash browns for dessert!
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Louie's Cafe
3322 Lake Street
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Dining at Louie's Café Do late night at Louie's Café, the venerable LSU short-order all-night grill. A decadent omelet at 1 a.m., washed down with an ice-cold longneck, and super hash browns for dessert!
Not just the oysters, they’re serving all of the New Orleans classics like red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, jambalaya and more, all seasoned to perfection and served with a smile. So pull up a chair, take in the history and soak up the flavor.
Acme Oyster House
3535 Perkins Road
Not just the oysters, they’re serving all of the New Orleans classics like red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, jambalaya and more, all seasoned to perfection and served with a smile. So pull up a chair, take in the history and soak up the flavor.
Serving exceptionally fresh and nutritional food with over 130 menu items to choose from for your Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch experience.
Another Broken Egg Cafe
2531 Citiplace Ct
Serving exceptionally fresh and nutritional food with over 130 menu items to choose from for your Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch experience.
City Pork is a neighborhood deli, sandwich shop, and charcuterie specializing in house-made meats, pickles, condiments and sides. Along with local favorites such as boudin, tasso, and andouille sausage, we also feature European specialties like confits, pâtés and dry-cured meats. Inspired by old-world meat markets who emphasized a handcrafted approach, City Pork produces scratch-made goods in small batches ensuring proper care and attention to detail. All of our deli meats are either slow-roasted, braised or smoked imparting unique and bold flavors to our sandwiches.
City Pork Deli & Charcuterie
2363 Hollydale Avenue
City Pork is a neighborhood deli, sandwich shop, and charcuterie specializing in house-made meats, pickles, condiments and sides. Along with local favorites such as boudin, tasso, and andouille sausage, we also feature European specialties like confits, pâtés and dry-cured meats. Inspired by old-world meat markets who emphasized a handcrafted approach, City Pork produces scratch-made goods in small batches ensuring proper care and attention to detail. All of our deli meats are either slow-roasted, braised or smoked imparting unique and bold flavors to our sandwiches.
Burgers, poboys, chili fries and salads.
George's
2943 Perkins Road
Burgers, poboys, chili fries and salads.
Jolie Pearl is where oyster lovers go after they have died and gone to oyster bar heaven. Baton Rouge’s newest oyster bar offers oysters baked, grilled, seasoned, raw and almost any other way you can serve an oyster and is opened every day of the week! Jolie Pearl’s slogan is that their place is “Pretty Shucking Good” and we have to agree! For the adventurous types, Jolie Pearl offers a variety of toppings including Rum Mango Salsa, Cucumber Mignonette and Grapefruit Lemon Granita. They also serve oysters from the West Coast, Gulf Coast and East Coast served several different ways.
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Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar
315 North Blvd
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Jolie Pearl is where oyster lovers go after they have died and gone to oyster bar heaven. Baton Rouge’s newest oyster bar offers oysters baked, grilled, seasoned, raw and almost any other way you can serve an oyster and is opened every day of the week! Jolie Pearl’s slogan is that their place is “Pretty Shucking Good” and we have to agree! For the adventurous types, Jolie Pearl offers a variety of toppings including Rum Mango Salsa, Cucumber Mignonette and Grapefruit Lemon Granita. They also serve oysters from the West Coast, Gulf Coast and East Coast served several different ways.
Enjoy creole cuisine served in the ambiance of the Vieux Carre. Taste elevated Creole cooking from an upmarket fixture with a skylit atrium bar & a genteel dining room.
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Juban's
3739 Perkins Road
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Enjoy creole cuisine served in the ambiance of the Vieux Carre. Taste elevated Creole cooking from an upmarket fixture with a skylit atrium bar & a genteel dining room.
A seafood restaurant with something to suit any taste. This is the perfect restaurant for any occasion, whether it is a bunch of friends who want to grab a drink in the great bar or for a date over many fine seafood dishes, Parrain's is an excellent choice.
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Parrain's Seafood Restaurant
3225 Perkins Road
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A seafood restaurant with something to suit any taste. This is the perfect restaurant for any occasion, whether it is a bunch of friends who want to grab a drink in the great bar or for a date over many fine seafood dishes, Parrain's is an excellent choice.
A local favorite serving the freshest seafood, high quality choice steaks, poboys, sandwiches, burgers and delicious crispy salads with homemade dressings. Sunday brunch at Sammy's Grill is a special treat.
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Sammy's Grill
8635 Highland Road
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A local favorite serving the freshest seafood, high quality choice steaks, poboys, sandwiches, burgers and delicious crispy salads with homemade dressings. Sunday brunch at Sammy's Grill is a special treat.
This is the place where one of America's fastest growing restaurants first started. Stop by the original location of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers located on the LSU Campus for their famous freshly cooked chicken fingers and the famous sauce.
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
3313 Highland Road
This is the place where one of America's fastest growing restaurants first started. Stop by the original location of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers located on the LSU Campus for their famous freshly cooked chicken fingers and the famous sauce.
Parks & Nature
Located next door to the condo, this dog park has a separate area for small dogs, benches, shade, and drinking fountains.
Raising Cane's Dog Park
1442 City Park Ave
Located next door to the condo, this dog park has a separate area for small dogs, benches, shade, and drinking fountains.