Baton Rouge, the “Red Stick”, is the capital city of Louisiana. The Capital City is located approx 75 miles northwest of New Orleans, surrounded by plantation homes, beautiful mansions and gardens along the banks of the Mississippi River. It is served by interstates 10 and 12. The B.R. is a diverse and dynamic city filled with cultural and historical attractions. Also, the city has an academic aspect too, being home to the Southern University and the Louisiana State University.
There are museums, art galleries, theatre, and historic sites aplenty. Several plantations are scattered throughout the city detailing the story of Louisiana. The city has a diverse culinary scene
, vibrant nightlife
, live music, sports, shopping
and more. Immerse yourself in the Capital City’s history by touring the Capitol buildings and other historical spots, explore the eclectic art and culture at the museums, and check out the vast array of local attractions
. Whether you’re a nature lover, an avid LSU Tigers Fan, history buff, or a foodie, there are activities for visitors of every age. Get out and explore all the wonderful tourist spots that await you in the “B.R”!
We have put together a Baton Rouge Travel Guide to help you make the most of your stay in the lively city.
Baton Rouge Map Guide