Baton Rouge Things to Do and See

In the heart of Louisiana

If you are planning a vacation to Baton Rouge things to do and see are plentiful, as you'll find out here!

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and is located in the south east of the state along the Mississippi River, about 80 miles west of New Orleans.

By the way, with loads of culture and heritage you're sure to fall in love with the place also known as Red Stick!

You won't fall short of things to keep the family busy.

When thinking Baton Rouge things to do and see you can start with the following:

There is mini golf, indoor bowling, movie theatres just to get you started, as well as for those days when the weather isn't cooperating with all your outdoor plans.

bowling balls

If your preference is for the great outdoors, Baton Rouge has over 150 city parks the hardest decision will be which one to visit because, let's face it, it will be a bit hard to visit them all!

If you're looking for something that's great fun for your family whist on vacation, below is a few suggestions:

Baton Rouge Things to Do - The Zoo

At this zoo there are plenty of animals to visit. From reptiles, birds and elephants to tigers you'll want to allow a whole day for this experience.

If you have a younger family they will love the Safari Playground and the Kids Zoo. The Kids Zoo is a place where the kids can enjoy hands on time with gorgeous farm animals.

Every family should experience the Cypress Bayou Railroad, a fun scenic ride and for those wanting to learn a little along the way go along and participate in the Zoo on the sidewalk White Tiger Tram.

As with most zoos they are dedicated to the care and welfare of animals and love to share their knowledge with their visitors in a bid to conserve nature and support their research efforts.

Located: 3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70704

Dixie Landing Amusement Theme Park

This fun park is located on 80 acres and is for the whole family regardless of age. There is over 20 fun rides, plus plenty of other games and attractions.

People rave about the looping roller coaster that drops from 14 stories high (not for the faint hearted!) For something a little more scenic try the Giant Wheel which stands 90 feet tall, you're guaranteed to be able to see the whole park from the top.

For the juniors in the family there is a whole ‘kiddie section' where they can enjoy themselves without feeling overwhelmed by the bigger rides.

Blue Bayou Water Park

Another fun amusement park (of the water kind) which nicely complements Dixie Landing, Blue Bayou has over 20 water attractions including a 7 story serpentine slide.

Slides, slides and more slides, from ‘speed slides' to ‘twisty slides' to those that leave you in complete darkness, get here early as you'll want to spend the day.


Finally with loads of heritage, when thinking Baton Rouge things to do and see also think great museums, you'll find museums including:

* Enchanted Mansion, A doll Museum

* Louisiana Art and Science Museum

* Magnolia Mound Plantation

* Rural Life Museum

And further still if you're there on vacation and feel like a little drive New Orleans is only 90 minutes away, then you've got a whole other adventure ready and waiting for you and your family.

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