Baton Rouge Travel Guide
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.
This waterpark features several slides, tube runs, a tipping ship, cannons, and pirate forts.
Hotels & Motels
The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center consists of two fully-restored historic hotels, the Heidelberg Hotel and the Capitol House.
Seven Seas Scuba provides a variety of diving equipment and services, including certification and spearfishing trips.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Baton Rouge? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Repticon Baton Rouge Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Jun 10 to Jun 11 » Baton Rouge