|Baton Rouge means Red Stick in French and gets its name from the French settlers Bienville and Iberville when they first arrived on the bluff of the Mississippi River where Southern University stands today. It is the capital of Louisiana and a hub city with easy access to New Orleans, Lafayette, St Francisville and many south Louisiana tourist attractions. Historic museums, plantations, artistic venues, outdoor adventures and bountiful eating experiences await you.
- Baton Rouge’s Zoo
#1 year-round family attraction in Baton Rouge.
- The Last Wilderness
Enjoy a personalized tour deep into the swamps of Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin.
- Laura Plantation
Unique Creole plantation located midway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans .
- Louisiana’s Old State Capitol
Set beside the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, the state’s video and film archives are located here.
- Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Features permanent exhibits, traveling exhibitions, workshops, and special events for all ages.
- Louisiana State University
Louisiana’s Flagship University, which is located just 3.5 miles west of The Stockade.
- Louisiana Rural Life Museum
Learn about forgotten lifestyles and cultures of pre-industrial Louisiana .
- Magnolia Mound
One of Baton Rouge’s surviving plantations; open daily for tours.
- Nottoway Plantation
Largest plantation home in The South.
- Oak Alley Plantation
Located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge in Vacherie , La., Oak Alley is known as the “Grande Dame” of the Great River Road. Offers tours, dining and accommodations.
- Houmas House
The crown jewel of Louisiana’s River Road.
- Old Governor’s Mansion
Built by Huey Long in 1930 as LA’s White House, the mansion has been restored to its original splendor and is now open for tours.
- USS Kidd Museum & Nautical Center
Restored WWII destroyer and nautical museum featuring ship models, artifacts, Veterans’ Memorial Plaza, the Hall of Honor, and a submarine exhibit.
- Cajun Pride Tours
Swamp tours, plantation tours, and New Orleans city/cemetery tours.
Bed & Breakfasts
- Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast
Nestled among the centuries-old oaks on the famed St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, this 1891 Thomas Sully mansion offers turn-of-the-century charm to match its historic location.
- The Grand Victorian B&B, New Orleans
On Saint Charles Avenue, this Uptown area B&B has been recognized by the Historic District Landmark Commission of New Orleans and the Louisiana Preservation Alliance as an outstanding restoration of a 19th-century mansion.
- Steen’s Cane Syrup
Louisiana producer of pure cane syrup for 5 generations. Steen’s Cane Syrup can be purchased online, along with light molasses, dark molasses and pure cane vinegar.
- T-Boy Seasonings
T-Boy’s Cajun Seasonings is a Cajun blend of seasonings that adds flavor to any meal.
- Paris Parker Salons
Paris Parker is an Aveda concept salon. We use Aveda products exclusively and are aligned with Aveda’s mission to connect beauty, environment and well-being.
- St. Michel Day Spa
All types of massage, facials, waxing, microdermabrasion, cellulite treatments, and non-surgical face treatments.
- Anytime Fitness Health Club
Great news for health-conscious visitors! We offer a complimentary pass to Anytime Fitness Club, which is located directly across the street from the B&B.