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Baton Rouge Travel Guide

• A WorldWeb.com Travel Guide for Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Welcome to Baton Rouge!

This WorldWeb.com travel and tourism guide for Baton Rouge, featuring hotels and other accommodations, tours, attractions, events, shopping and more, will help you plan a successful visit to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Baton Rouge, literally red stick, got its name from French explorers in 1699 when the territory was designated by poles soaked in animal blood. More than 200 years after its discovery, Baton Rouge became the capital of Louisiana in 1849. Today this culturally diverse city is not only a thriving metropolis, but it is also a popular tourist destination. Baton Rouge's riverfront entertainment district is constantly hosting lively festivals and its port is among the largest in the nation. Baton Rouge is home to two state capitol buildings, the Old State Capitol and the New Capitol Building, both open to the public. Louisiana State University and Southern University are also available for tours. Several plantations, all with a story to tell, are scattered about the area. Among the most popular are Magnolia Mound Plantation and Mt. Hope Plantation.

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