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Parks & nature in Baton Rouge

Trail
“Raised board walk through indiginous swamp area, right in the middle of town!”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Unlike most plantation tours, this one will give you a taste of pre-antebellum plantation life. Not your typical plantation tour.”
6 locals recommend
Lake
“Bike or walk around the lakes at LSU. Beautiful lakefront views, gorgeous houses, and feeding the ducks make this a must for anyone looking to spend some time outdoors. ”
5 locals recommend
Park
“ The steps going up to the front of the Capital are in order of states joining the union! The view from the top gives an amazing view of Baton Rouge and the Mississippi River! ”
4 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful park with a museum that sits behind the State Capitol. Walking the grounds and lakes is a nice way to start your evening. ”
5 locals recommend
Dog Run
“This, and the area around it, City Park, are a great place to go for you and your dog to meet other people and dog lovers. ”
2 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Nightclubs, bars, restaurants can all be found on 3rd street, where live music spills out out open doors and balconies. Great for people watching, there's always a crowd down here. ”
2 locals recommend
Park
1 local recommends
Museum
“Burden Museum & Gardens offers discovery and adventure through historic, natural and educational experiences that provide a window into Louisiana’s rich, cultural past. Situated on 440 acres in the heart of Baton Rouge, it is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the flora and fauna of Louisiana’s lush landscapes and agricultural heritage. Burden Museum & Gardens includes the LSU Rural Life Museum, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens and Windrush Gardens.”
1 local recommends
Park
“A lovely walking path wraps around this arboretum, maintained by LSU, and designed by LSU College of Art & Design faculty. Go learn a lot about trees!”
2 locals recommend
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2 locals recommend
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2 locals recommend
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1 local recommends