Top Activities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Cajun culture, plantation history and modern touches make this Louisiana city irreplaceable. Baton Rouge is the capital and largest city in Louisiana, and is served by two local universities. These schools are sites to see themselves; for example, Louisiana State University is home to a number of fascinating museums. Meanwhile, southern culture is exemplified in a local rodeo, while regional Creole cuisine can be eaten at restaurants like Juban’s or Galatoire’s Bistro. Don’t forget to partake in the unparalleled nightlife, musical concerts or museums. In this video, WatchMojo.com checks out the top activities you should try while visiting Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Top Activities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Cajun culture, plantation history and modern touches make this Louisiana city irreplaceable. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be checking out some of the top activities you should try while visiting Baton Rouge.

Outdoor Activities


Baton Rouge is found along the meandering Mississippi River, and visitors should take advantage of this beautiful scenery while taking a jog or an invigorating bike ride. Of course, active travelers can also enjoy some fresh air and sport on a Baton Rouge golf course. Also, try observing alligators in their natural swamp bayou habitat.

Family-Friendly Pastimes


If you’re traveling with children, try the indoor carousel in the Mall of Louisiana, an exciting waterslide ride or one of many museum exhibits aimed at kids. Not only that, but the Baton Rouge Zoo features animals from all around the world, and is a great place for children.

Museums


Baton Rouge is home to a variety of museums that showcase both history and art. Louisiana State University’s Museum of Art focuses on local efforts in addition to American and British pieces, while the LSU Rural Life Museum explores nineteenth century existence in the area. The Baton Rouge Gallery is also important to the city’s arts scene. The historic USS Kidd destroyer is another museum in Baton Rouge, and showcases the ship’s involvement in World War II and the Korean War.

Athletics


Athletics play an important role at both universities found in Baton Rouge: LSU is even home to an athletic museum that highlights sport at the school.

Southern Culture


You can even take advantage of a live rodeo to get an exciting glimpse of modern cowboy culture. Music is well-represented in Baton Rouge as well, and concerts of all kinds can be found in the city. Try a symphony show, or a more lively rock concert depending on your interest.

Architecture


If architecture is your interest, be sure to see the plantations or other historic neighborhoods. And, hop on a street car to be part of a moving national monument.

Food and Nightlife


Don’t forget to partake in Baton Rouge culture, nightlife and food: the city is full of restaurants, cafes and bars, and its friendly residents make a night out an unforgettable experience. You’ll even find Creole cuisine at any of the city’s many restaurants, like Juban’s or Galatoire’s Bistro. Louie’s Cafe is the city’s oldest restaurant, and is a popular local diner.

The Best of Louisiana


From Acadian culture to exciting nightlife and even family-friendly adventures, Baton Rouge showcases the best of Louisiana.
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