12 Exciting Things to Do in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ishaan Govardhan Jun 29, 2019
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With so many fun activities to choose from, it’s only getting easier and easier to have an amazing time visiting the lively city of Baton Rouge in the south-eastern state of Louisiana.

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Check out the variety of furry creatures housed at the Baton Rouge Zoo. It's on a mission to conserve endangered animal species like the Arabian Oryx.

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If you have the time for it - kayaking, canoeing or even river tubing on the great Mississippi River can be loads of fun.
A triumph of Gothic Revival architecture, the iconic Old Louisiana State Capitol was the seat of government till 1932. Now it’s full of fascinating historical memorabilia.
If you ever find yourself in downtown Baton Rouge wondering what to do, you should go check out the current Louisiana State Capitol building. As the tallest capitol in USA, it towers over the rest of the city.

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Explore the spectacular mysteries of the universe at the full-dome space shows of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium (Louisiana Art & Science Museum).
The LSU Rural Life Museum preserves a slice of the rural Louisiana lifestyle dating back to the 19th Century, complete with rustic houses, old artifacts and costumes from that period.
Baton Rouge’s evolving art scene has given rise to full-fledged, specially-designated art and culture districts in the city. Besides exploring the art galleries of such districts, you can also swing by the Louisiana State University Museum of Art to peruse a wide variety of fascinating artworks.
Feel like riding world's second largest indoor carousel? If so, you should visit the Mall of Louisiana at Baton Rouge.
You should also check out Baton Rouge’s annual Mardi Gras parade held every February-March. This colorful, family-friendly celebration is not to be missed!
And of course - in every Mardi Gras season - Louisiana’s mouth-watering King Cakes make a comeback. Baton Rouge’s King Cakes are delicious enough to rival those of New Orleans.
For a nautical adventure, climb aboard navy destroyer USS Kidd. Restored to its WWII glory, it doubles as a veterans' museum. And the 4th of July fireworks show here is incredible.

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As night falls, go downtown for Baton Rouge's 'Live After 5' concert. These free musical events have become part of the city's nightlife and cultural identity.