Whenever you are preparing to travel somewhere new, it’s always a good idea to put together some sort of plan before you go. One of the things that you really need to think about are the sights that you would like to see when you arrive at your destination. If Baton Rouge, Louisiana is on your travel docket, you are going to have lots of great tourist spots to choose from. The list is long, but we have tried to narrow it down to 5 of the best tourist spots that Baton Rouge has to offer. They are listed below in no particular order.
- Old State Capital – This is a building that you cannot help but notice as you drive past. After all, how often do you see a castle sitting in the middle of the city? The Old State Capital dates all the way back to 1847 and is now home to a host of interesting historical exhibits. The building is also a good vantage spot to get a bird’s eye view of the Mississippi River down below, as well as a great way for historical buffs to spend a pleasant afternoon.
- LSU Rural Life Museum – Prior to the arrival of industrialization in Louisiana, life was a little different in Baton Rouge. The Rural Life Museum attempts to give you a little bit of a glimpse into that life, with no less that 7 different buildings to visit on this tour. There is a working plantation on-site, as well as a barn that displays objects from prehistoric times all the way up to the modern day.
- Baton Rouge Zoo – The first two places on our list may not necessarily be ideal if you are traveling to Baton Rouge with younger children, but we can guarantee that they will get a kick out of spending a day at the zoo. There is a lot too see here, but the Parrots Paradise is a must, as is the KidsZoo, which is home to barnyard animals and a large play area, complete with tunnels, where the little ones can blow off some steam.
- Louisiana Arts and Science Museum – This is a location that offers a little something for everyone, making it a perfect spot for the entire family. Adults will get a kick out of the art and antiquities on display, while the little ones are sure to have fun exploring the interactive displays that are very much hands-on. The on-site planetarium is sure to be a thrill for everyone.
- LSU Tigers – If you are a college football fan, you really need to try and plan a trip that lands on an LSU Tigers home gameday. Yes, scoring a ticket to the game may be a little tough, but even if you can’t get in, you can still explore the beautiful college grounds, or perhaps even tailgate before the game starts. SEC football is something special, so take time out to get your colors on and head to a game.
As we said earlier, this is just a very small sample of all the fun things to do in Baton Rouge, so be sure to check out what else is available.