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Best things to do in Baton Rouge

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Sushi Restaurant
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“Sushi with a sunset! The restaurant terrace offers a first rate location in which to watch the sunset on the Mississippi River.”
34 locals recommend
College Football Field
“Whether its baseball, basketball or football, college games reign down here! Check out their website at www.lsusports.com for more info! ”
12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lively campus-area hangout from a local chain featuring a worldwide beer list & hearty bar fare.”
23 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Like no other! The largest, most glamorous new mall in the Southeast offers stunning decor, food court, carousel and a host of premier stores on two levels. Anchors: Macy's, Dillards, J.C. Penny, and Sears.”
5 locals recommend
History Museum
“I find the end of the Huey Long exhibit (the music and the gun) amazing... go check it out. ”
9 locals recommend
Cinema
“It has shopping, restaurants, a great movie theater, Starbucks, and it's seconds from the Mall of Louisiana without having the feel of a Mall.”
13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great Cajun food at a reasonable place within walking distance of my pad! (Go for a bar area / patio seat to avoid a wait.)”
15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great cocktails. Used to be a car shop so is a unique space. Includes ping pong on the outside patio and shuffle board inside.”
14 locals recommend
Museum
“To get a sense of how Louisiana citizens of generations past have served this nation over the years”
5 locals recommend
Premise
“Great place to start your downtown tour, it's the tallest state capitol building in the US. Built by Governor Huey P Long who also started building Tiger Stadium which were dorms originally. There are some great restaurants with some Live Music options near by”
5 locals recommend
Casino
“Featuring a single-level, 30,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,500 slot machines and 51 table games, including a poker room; a hotel with 205 guestrooms and a rooftop pool. The casino also includes a multi-purpose event center with concert seating for up to 1,400 people or banquet seating for up to 800 people, a covered parking garage, unique dining options and entertainment venues overlooking the Mississippi River.”
6 locals recommend
College & University
“LSU is beyond explanation. A beautiful, historic campus. A world-class university. And we hear they're good at sports.”
10 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Good food, reasonable prices and just a walk across the street. Some of the best boiled crawfish in Baton Rouge.”
11 locals recommend
Museum
“The LSU Rural Life Museum provides excellent articles, exhibits and information to those interested in the lifestyles and life-ways of the rural people of Louisiana. Containing the largest collection of material culture of 19th century Louisiana, the Museum also houses artifacts dealing with everyday rural life up to the early 20th century. Information about these artifacts will be continuously added to the website. The Museum Library also gives visitors and students access to a wonderful collection of books for research. With the 19th century Plantation area, the Folk Architecture section, The Exhibit Barn, 32 historic buildings and thousaands of artifacts representing the rural way of life”
4 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Develop an appreciation for the entire state of Louisiana here, as it represents all regions quite well!”
7 locals recommend
Trail
“Raised board walk through indiginous swamp area, right in the middle of town!”
6 locals recommend