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CONTENTS

Publisher Julio A. Melara Executive Assistant Millie Coon

Rico Anderson of Rico & The Zydeco Connection performs at a downtown Baton Rouge pub. Read more about Baton Rouge’s nightlife on page 79.

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EDITORIAL Editorial Director Penny Font Special Projects Editor Jerry Martin Digital Content Editor Mark Clements Director of Research Sierra Crump Contributing Photographer Tim Mueller

INSPIRATIONS

LISTINGS

Adventure awaits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Explore outdoors to enjoy all that Greater Baton Rouge has to offer.

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Visitor information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Happy Birthday, Baton Rouge . . . . . . 31 Transportation & tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 You’re here just in time for a yearlong bicentennial celebration. Places of worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Cuisine quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Transform your discovery of Baton Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Rouge's culinary gems into an Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 adventure. Plantations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Just for kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Looking for something to entertain the children? Try these best bets. Recreation & outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Take me to the festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 From the Zapp’s International Beer Festival to the Red Stick Revelry, there’s a festival for any occasion in the Capital Region.

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Nightlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

AROUND THE AREA Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 City of Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

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Entertainment & events . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Baton Rouge map . . centerfold pull-out Downtown map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 On the cover: Performance at Live After Five, downtown Baton Rouge. Photo by Collin Richie

Ascension Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 West Baton Rouge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Livingston Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 St. Francisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Tangipahoa Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

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ike LSU football, Mike Anderson’s is a tradition in southern Louisiana, serving authentic Cajun, Louisiana seafood. Over 40 years ago, an LSU Football player with a passion for great food started what is now known throughout the city as Mike Anderson’s Seafood. It is the restaurant of choice for food lovers and football fans alike, with fantastic regional food in a festive environment. Mike Andersons’s offers a wide variety of authentic Louisiana cuisine and is sure to have something on the menu for even the pickiest eaters, from sensational seafood, USDA Choice steaks, and All-American dishes to local favorites, including chargrilled oysters (topped with butter, garlic, parmesan and romano

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cheese) and the Guitreau (a whitewine based sauce with Louisiana Crawfish, Gulf Shrimp, white button mushrooms, and onions served over fresh grilled fish). Dine like a Louisianan at Mike Anderson’s! Mike and his team are ready for you to experience some of these time honored family recipes, and look forward to serving you soon!

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whole lot more legendary when you make your way to L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge. Now’s the perfect time to come experience this epic casino and hotel that embraces the rich cultural history, food, music and “laissez les bon temps rouler” way of life. Inside our property, you’ll find a 205-room hotel and an action-packed casino, featuring over 50 thrilling table games, nearly 1,500 of the latest slots, a luxurious high-limit area, and a grand Poker Room. Knowing that gaming action of this magnitude can create quite an appetite, there are plenty of dining options right off the casino floor. Here, you’ll find unique restaurants full of mouth-watering flavors, such as 18 STEAK featuring prime cuts of meat cooked to perfection, Stadium Sports Bar & Grill offering Southern specialties and 50 flat-screen TVs, PJ’s Cafe specializing in quick bites and amazing coffee, and Bon Temps Buffet serving up limitless Louisiana comfort food and fresh local seafood. When you want to add a little business to your pleasure, our 13,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom is fully customizable and features state-of-the-art AV equipment, a spacious pre-

function area, and an experienced staff that’s ready to assist in any way. Once the agenda switches from deadlines to tan lines, you can escape to our beautiful rooftop pool. This paradise rests high among the clouds and features luxurious cabanas, signature poolside dining and cocktail service. If enjoying live music riverside is more your style, our social music bar is the perfect destination. Edge features great outdoor seating overlooking the Mississippi River and live entertainment that’s always the life of the party. It’s the ideal place to enjoy a late nightcap or meet up with friends. L’Auberge is also the place to enjoy live concerts and events on a grand scale. The 1,400-seat Event Center boasts all the hottest headliners, from country music to rock legends. Events under the stars are just as thrilling at our outdoor festival grounds, The Lawn. With the ability to accommodate more than 2,500 fans, it’s the place for live concerts and exciting entertainment in the fresh Louisiana air. Now that you know where to go in Baton Rouge, it’s time to come discover what real action is all about at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel—where legendary moments await.


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OFFICIAL WELCOME

Welcome to Baton Rouge, a city on the

Sharon Weston Broome Mayor-President East Baton Rouge Parish

move! Baton Rouge is the Capital City, which is not only the place where state government happens, but where our guests and residents enjoy a varied atmosphere of culture, food and local attractions. Also known as the “Red Stick,” Baton Rouge represents over 300 years of history, making it an ideal place for newcomers or those seeking to explore their own city.  View a play at the Shaw Center for the Arts, go hear the sounds of the Human Jukebox at Southern University, visit the Indian Mounds at Louisiana State University, or stop by one of the many community programs hosted at BRCC. Baton Rouge has plenty to offer! Whether you are an elementary school exploring the USS Kidd and State Capitol, or you are visiting the Raising Cane's River

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hub of all things Louisiana! Welcome to our home of vibrant music, unique cuisine, collegiate spirit, immersive history and a contagious joy for life! While you’re here, I encourage you to enjoy one of our many annual festivals or events, such as The Louisiana Marathon, The Baton Rouge Paul J. Arrigo, CDME Blues Festival, the Live After Five concert President & CEO, series and Fête Rouge—just to name a few! Visit Baton Rouge It is an especially exciting time for our city. While the area was founded in 1699, 2017 marks Baton Rouge’s 200th year of incorporation. We will see a yearlong celebration of events commemorating the bicentennial of Baton Rouge. In 2017 Baton Rouge will also welcome back events such as the United States Bowling Congress’ Women’s Championships, where thousands

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Bienvenue! Bienvenida! Welcome to the

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Capital City! We’re excited that you’re visiting our region and hope your stay with us is unique and memorable. This guide is a great resource filled with helpful information to enrich your visit. You’ve chosen a special time to visit, as Baton Rouge is celebrating its bicentennial. The party lasts all year long; read about how you can get in on the fun on page 35. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, this guide will help you discover

Center for a number of national conventions and conferences, Baton Rouge is a place for all ages and demographics. While you certainly can have a great time visiting many of our historic sites, don’t forget to stop by a few newer ones, such as the inspirational mural art you will find on the side of local schools and businesses, all done by a local nonprofit, The Walls Project.   If you are looking to grab a bite to eat, don’t forget about visiting the oldest familyowned restaurant in Baton Rouge, Chicken Shack, or grab breakfast at Simple Joe’s in Mid City. We have a broad range of year-round activities as well, including free festivals, Live After Five, sporting events and more! As mayor, I welcome you to our city and invite you to discover the many great things Baton Rouge has to offer.

of visitors will come from across the country to enjoy all that our city has to offer. Baton Rouge houses an abundance of our state’s colorful history. Explore our historical attractions, such as the Old and New State Capitols, and take advantage of our walkable downtown, with dining, parks and attractions within minutes of each other! We are also home to two universities. The spirit here is an elixir to energize any visitor—simply visit us during festival or football season and you’ll see why. The friendly staff at Visit Baton Rouge is happy to be your resource for all things Red Stick. With visitors from all over the world, our city is truly a one-of-a-kind destination and we are so excited to share it with you. We hope you enjoy your stay, and thank you for visiting Baton Rouge!

our region’s rich history, distinctive arts and culture. Plus, you’ll learn about numerous surprises to make the most of your time here. Inside, you’ll discover all you need to know about things to do, places to visit and an array of restaurants serving some of the best food in America. Plus, you’ll find helpful maps to guide your travels and make it easier to get around. Enjoy your visit, and thanks for making us part of your experience!


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VISITOR INFORMATION

Visitor INFORMATION

MC = MasterCard, V = Visa, AE = American Express, D = Discover, DC = Diners Club, HC = handicapped-accessible facilities. Locations and addresses are in Baton Rouge unless noted otherwise. See regional map on page 51 for location of towns and cities outside of Baton Rouge.

EMERGENCY & POLICE

Police, fire, ambulance................................................... 9-1-1 Baton Rouge city police....................................(225) 389-2000 LSU police...................................................... (225) 578-3231 Southern University police..................................(225) 771-2253 Louisiana State Police.......................................(225) 925-6006

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Visit Baton Rouge............................................ (225) 383-1825 Louisiana Office of Tourism................................ (225) 342-8100 Louisiana State Parks........................................ (225) 342-8111 BREC (Recreation and Parks)..............................(225) 272-9200 Library information.......................................... (225) 231-3750 LSU information..............................................(225) 578-5030 LSU sports ticket office......................................(225) 578-2184 Southern University information..........................(225) 771-4500 Capital Area Transit System...............................(225) 389-8282

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TOURISM INFORMATION Visit Baton Rouge (225) 383-1825 (800) 527-6843 359 Third St. visitbatonrouge.com

Visitors Centers: • Baton Rouge Metro Airport, 9430 Jackie Cochran Drive, (225) 355-0333 • State Capitol, State Capitol Drive, (225) 342-7317 • Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane, (225) 763-3990

Ascension Parish Tourism Commission 6967 Highway 22, Sorrento (225) 675-6550 (888) 775-7990 Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. TourAscension.com

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau (800) 256-2931 cajuncoast.com Sample everything the Cajun Coast offers. Only 70 minutes from Baton Rouge. Visit the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Bird watch, paddle or tour the Atchafalaya Basin. Drive the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway. Play golf on The Atchafalaya at Idlewild, an Audubon Golf Trail course and best course to play in Louisiana according to Golfweek.

Visitors Centers: 900 Dr. MLK Blvd., Morgan City, (985) 380-8224 15307 Hwy. 90 W. Frontage Road, Franklin, (337) 828-2555


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VISITOR INFORMATION

Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 2513 Highway 14 (U.S. 90 | Exit 128A) (337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742 | iberiatravel.com | HC Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Louisiana’s hot side ... New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre is home of Avery Island’s TABASCO® Factory, Bayou Teche Museum, Conrad Rice Mill and KONRIKO® Company Store, Shadows-on-the-Teche, Jeanerette Sugar Museum, Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Full-service CVB offering meeting planning and group tour services.

Iberville Parish Tourist Department Visitor Centers: I-10 at Grosse Tete & Historic Plaquemine on Church Street (877) 310-8874 I visitiberville.com I 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A short drive from downtown Baton Rouge, Iberville Parish serves as the gateway to the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the heart of Plantation Country, offering visitors an authentic glimpse of Louisiana culture and history.

Livingston Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 30340 Catholic Hall Road, Albany (888) 317-7899 | (225) 567-7899 | livingstontourism.com Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission 978 Kennerson Road Opelousas (877) 948-8004 cajuntravel.com | Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Take a short drive to St. Landry Parish to shop at over 300 antique dealers in Washington, Grand Coteau and Sunset. Tour interpretive venues like Le Vieux Village in Opelousas and Jean Lafitte National Park in Eunice. Take part in French Tables, sample craft beer and buy original art in Arnaudville. “We Live our Culture.”

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P.O. Box 9, St. Martinville (888) 565-5939 | cajuncountry.org Where Cajun Began. St. Martinville: Home of Evangeline. Breaux Bridge: the Crawfish Capital of the World. Henderson: the Gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin. Authentic Cajun food, Cajun & zydeco music and dancing, birding, hiking, biking, canoeing, art, antiques, shopping. Hotels, B&Bs, cabins, campgrounds or houseboats.

SERVICES East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Lake After Hours lakeafterhours.com When minor injury or illness occurs, Lake After Hours has 11 locations around the Baton Rouge area to serve you and your family. The state-of-the-art clinics are open seven days a week without an appointment and equipped with advanced technology, such as digital X-ray. Backed by the outstanding resources and reputation of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center—the largest private hospital in the state. Accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.

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French Quarter Phantoms Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport 9430 Jackie Cochran Drive (225) 355-0333 | flybtr.com Conveniently located seven miles from the heart of downtown Baton Rouge. Exit 6 off I-110 to Veterans Memorial Blvd., then right on Captain Ryan Drive. • American Eagle/American Airlines (800) 433-7300 • Delta Air Lines (800) 221-1212 • United Airlines (800) 864-8331

C’est Si Bon Food Tour Downtown Baton Rouge I (800) 838-3006 batonrougefoodtours.com 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Fridays The C’est Si Bon Food Tour is a walking, guided, tour that includes food tasting infused with entertaining historical, cultural, and architectural details. We highlight some of Baton Rouge’s best restaurants and food. We will visit various eateries ranging from upscale dining to family-owned cafes. Your taste buds will be enamored by the flavor of traditional Cajun favorites as well as the unique twists our chef’s masterfully create. Sample a traditional Poboy, savory Shrimp and Grits, mouthwatering Gumbo, warm Beignets, and more.

French Quarter Phantoms 718 N. Rampart St. New Orleans (504) 666-8300 frenchquarterphantoms.com Not just your ordinary cheap thrill! Voted No. 1 in New Orleans & America’s Top Ten Haunted Tours, 2009-2016. Fun French Quarter walking tours led by master storytellers. Choose from our Ghost & Vampire walking tour, True Crime walking tour, St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery walking tour or Tour Treme. All tours are about 1 hour, 45 minutes, walking distance is just under 1 mile. Book online for $16 per person and you receive a discount of $4 per ticket.

Swamp Tours

visitbatonrouge.com/things-to-do/tours/swamp-tours 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Come explore the bayou with an authentic swamp tour. From alliga(225) 231-3750 | HC tor sightings to grassy moss, the region offers a variety of authentic Free WiFi, computer use. Text a Librarian at (225) experiences. 361-8476. Email: eref@ebrpl.com. 14 branches open 7 convenient days of the week. Available 24/7 online at ebrpl.com, ebrpl.com/Digital Library. Also on Facebook and Twitter.


VISITOR INFORMATION

The Chapel in the Oaks 9611 Siegen Lane | (225) 766-7000 thechapelbr.com | HC | Sundays: 9 and 10:45 a.m. Enjoy friendly people, enthusiastic worship, Bible teaching and exciting programs for children and youth in a suburban setting. Join us as we proclaim Jesus wherever he leads us.

Community Bible Church 8354 Jefferson Highway | (225) 924-1369 516church.com Services: Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A nondenominational Bible-teaching church seeking to be a community of Christ to reach our community for Christ.

First Baptist Church 529 Convention Street (225) 343-0397 | fbcbr.com | HC Services: 9:15 a.m. Sunday school 10:45 a.m. worship Worship with us at FBCBR. We are united together as one body to be a Christ-centered, gospel proclaiming, multigenerational church for the sake of God’s glory in downtown Baton Rouge.

PLACES OF WORSHIP

First Presbyterian Church

The Chapel on the Campus 3355 Dalrymple Drive | (225) 387-4416 thechapelbr.com | Sundays: 7:45, 9 and 10:45 a.m. I HC College Refuge Service at 7:37 p.m. Enjoy friendly people, enthusiastic worship and Bible teaching for infants through adults in a campus atmosphere. College students and internationals are welcome with programs just for them.

763 North Boulevard | (225) 387-0617 | fpcbr.org | HC Sundays: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Communion 9 a.m. Contemporary 11 a.m. Classic Reformed 11 a.m. Acoustic Communion We are passionately committed to Jesus Christ our Lord and ardently engaged in our city and the world. We seek to go deeper in Christ, further into the world.

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VISITOR INFORMATION

First United Methodist Church

Living Faith Christian Center

930 North Boulevard (225) 383-4777 firstmethodist.org | HC The Gathering: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Sanctuary Services (Traditional): Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The America Street Service (Contemporary): Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Come explore the various opportunities and ministries we offer, as we fulfill our mission to transform lives by engaging our members to celebrate and share God’s love in Jesus Christ.

6375 Winbourne Ave. (225) 357-0377 livingfaith-cc.org | HC Services: Sunday Worship Service, 8 and 10:15 a.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. A bible teaching church made of victorious and successful people. A world outreach center reaching the world with the word. A ministry reaching the entire family. Emphasis on developing strong marriages. All services streamed via website.

Healing Place Church 19202 Highland Road (225) 753-2273 healingplacechurch.org Services: Sundays at 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. Our vision is to be “A Healing Place for a Hurting World.” We express this by gathering together, growing in God’s Word, and going into the community to serve.

Holy Family Catholic Church 474 North Jefferson Ave. (225) 383-1838 holyfamilychurchpa.org | HC Services: Saturdays at 4 p.m. Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Come join our faith community celebrating 96 years of serving God, through vibrant liturgical life and evangelization. We are on the west side of the Mississippi, just north of the I-10 Bridge.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 445 Marquette Avenue (225) 926-1883 Our Lady of Mercy is a family of faith united in prayer, love, and Catholic tradition. We are dedicated to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through evangelization, education and Christian example. We strive to be as faithful as the Blessed Virgin Mary and live our faith by serving God, our fellow brothers and sisters and our community.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive (225) 343-0640 shilohmbc.com Children’s Church each Sunday in the D.T. Smith Educational Center, 11 a.m. Complimentary child care for children through age 4, (8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship Services) Lord’s Supper Observance First Sunday; Midweek Worship, Wed., noon and 6:30 p.m. Please call the church office for transportation.

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Nottoway Plantation Resort Smallest church

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Bayou, and the Smallest Church in the World, to name a few.

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St. Aloysius Catholic Church

The Church in Baton Rouge

2025 Stuart Ave. (225) 343-6657 Aloysius.org | HC Saturday Vigil: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 7, 9 and 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday: 6 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 a.m. A vibrant Catholic community in South Baton Rouge located between College Drive and Acadian Thruway, two miles from LSU. Come worship with us! Check our website for Holy Day schedule.

2037 Quail Drive (225) 769-6760 thechurch.fm | HC Our heart is to see people become conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. To His Life, His Mind, His Mission and His Promises. Allow us to invest in your life and you will not be disappointed.

St. James Episcopal Church 208 North Fourth St. (225) 387-5141 stjamesbr.org | HC Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Education for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday noon service with healing prayers Visitor, seeker, or newcomer: you are welcome at St. James!

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church 3912 Gus Young Ave. (225) 383-2537 stpaulbr.webs.com | HC Sunday services at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. We welcomeDate: you to worship with us duringAd yourproof stay in Baton Issue Welcome #2Rouge. The Spirit will lift you! Located a short from downtown. We saved a • Please respond by e-mail or faxdistance with your approval or minor revisions. • ADfor WILL seat you.RUN AS IS unless approval or final revisions

University United Methodist Church 3350 Dalrymple Drive (225) 344-0343 universitymethodist.org | HC Services: Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. We are a people seeking to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, a place of blessing belonging. A people who are Christ-like and Christ-led.

Zoar Baptist Church 11848 Hooper Road (225) 261-3434 zoarbaptist.org Services: 8 a.m. Traditional Worship 9:30 a.m. Blended Worship 11 a.m. Auditorium Class/Worship Zoar Baptist Church offers you opportunities for worship, in-depth Bible study, significant service and incredible relationships. Zoar Baptist Church is a place to grow as a Christian and get plugged into ministry.

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Original Main Library (1939)

New Main Library at Goodwood (2014)

Visit Us Onsite or Online Main Library at Goodwood

7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge (225) 231-3750, Text a Librarian (225) 361-8476

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INSPIRATIONS

Sunset at Milford Wampold Memorial Park on University Lake

Adventure awaits Explore outdoors to enjoy all that Greater Baton Rouge has to offer.

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kayak, sailboat or paddleboat. Delve into extreme sports. Take the road less traveled, backpack in tow. Explore swamps and wildlife refuges. Treasure hunt for geocache. Enjoy an outdoor concert or art exhibit. Plenty of outdoor adventure awaits visitors to Greater Baton Rouge. Here are a few of our favorite excursions. BREC Baton Rouge’s parks and recreation program offers a broad array of activities for residents and visitors alike, ranging from championship-style golf venues like Santa Maria and Beaver Creek, to a variety of extreme sports options. BREC has more than 180 parks including a unique mix of facilities, which mirror the history and rich natural resources in the region; including a state-of-the-art observatory, a swamp nature center and conservation areas, a performing arts theatre, an equestrian park, an art gallery, an arboretum, an accredited zoo, seven golf courses and an extreme sports park with a 30,000-foot concrete skate park, rock-climbing wall, BMX track and velodrome. Since 2004, BREC has constructed

twelve community parks, five dog parks, a family-sized Aquatics Center, a growing trails system, fishing ponds, larger playgrounds and procured two mobile recreation units to serve play deserts in the area. See sidebar for a sampling of offerings. brec.org

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center If waterworks aren’t for you, but you’re still in need of some outdoor fun, try exploring the trails at BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. The park features more than a mile of tree-shaded gravel trails and boardwalks for a cool hike. It’s also a hot spot for birding—visitors may spot two barred owls who nest there, cedar waxwings, hummingbirds, cardinals, blue jays and yellow warblers. brec.org/swamp

Levee Bike Path A 4.31 mile stretch of the levee bike path extends from the end of the downtown promenade just north of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge and continues south past Skip Bertman Drive at LSU to Farr Park. The 15-footwide path includes separate lanes for bicycles and walkers/joggers as well as lighting, seating and water fountains. The bike path links to the existing one-mile riverfront promenade in Downtown Baton Rouge. A trailhead with parking is located under the Mississippi River Bridge near


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the start of the levee path and another is located at Skip Bertman Drive.

Milford Wampold Memorial Park This 4.15-acre park on University Lake features a sand beach and handicapped-accessible pier, offering a unique spot for leisure recreation for the entire family. Recent improvements to the park include a new pedestrian bridge, exercise station, benches and water fountain. The park is an access point for the LSU lakes, a popular destination for runners and bikers. 901 Stanford Ave., brec.org

Treasure hunt You can find them nearby in urban parks, deep in a patch of woods on the outskirts of town or even scattered across LSU’s campus. Just about anywhere around Baton Rouge, there’s a geocache to be found. Caches are small containers in which participants who find them leave their marks—by leaving a trinket for the next person who finds the cache or by signing a logbook rolled up inside. Geocaching is easy for novices, who can use a free smartphone app and GPS coordinates to find caches nearby. Learn the ropes by joining the Louisiana Geocaching Organization on Facebook to get acquainted with members who can show you the ropes. Baton Rouge’s community parks are hotspots for geocaching, including Forest Community Park and Hartley/Vey Park. Those looking for more of an adventure can try the more densely wooded Frenchtown and Blackwater conservation areas, as well as Bluebonnet Swamp. In urban locations, items as small as film canisters might be taped to the underside of benches or the backs of street signs. In wooded areas, the caches might be in larger containers. Finds inside the containers can include virtually anything, from fake gold coins to flashlights. It’s caching custom that if you take an item from the cache, you leave something in return. But for many cachers, it’s not about the prize so much as it is about the puzzle of finding a cache. geocaching.com

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By May, the daylilies are in bloom at BREC’s Botanic Garden at Independence Park. They surround the garden’s sidewalks and benches in hues of fuchsia, bright red and banana yellow. The garden is alive with bumblebees buzzing happily around the flowers, dragonflies dancing between the leaves and birds chirping overhead in towering trees. There are about 250 flowers and plants here, including roses, crepe myrtles, Louisiana

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irises and gingers. There’s also a butterfly garden and a sensory garden, where fragrant herbs and plants used for seasoning food grow. The garden is maintained with the help of volunteers, and although it’s been around for 25 years, its keepers see it as a work in progress—a peaceful sanctuary they are always trying to make better. brec.org

Seeing stars Take your kids to see the stars. The Highland Road Park and Observatory offers the chance to get up close and personal—not only with our solar system, but with the experts who know it best. There are public viewings every Friday and Saturday night, and special events and presentations throughout the month. 13800 Highland Road, www.bro.lsu.edu

Hooper Road Trail System Ready to hit the trails? Strap on your hiking boots, pack up your mountain bikes and take the challenge thrown down by more than five miles of bluff trails on the Hooper Road Trail System. It’s a great way to get out into nature and put your courage to the test. bramba.org

Hilltop Arboretum The LSU Hilltop Arboretum is an urban sanctuary. These 14 acres were purchased as a retreat in 1929, and the grounds have been cultivated into a literal wonderland of tree canopies, bamboo groves and wildflower fields. Hilltop offers the perfect location for an impromptu stroll or pre-planned picnic lunch. 11855 Highland Road, hilltop. lsu.edu

The Botanic Garden at Independence Park

Anyone feeling the need for speed can make a pit stop off Highway 190 to the State Capitol Raceway, 11436 Highway 190 in Port Allen, where racers of all experience levels are welcome to test their rides in one of the five longest-running drag race courses in the country. The track hosts races nearly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for amateurs and veterans alike. statecapitolraceway.com.

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REAL RECREATION From BMX to golf, BREC gets you moving.

TENNIS

BREC offers five major tennis centers, each housing its own pro shop that offers tennis resale merchandise, equipment rentals, refreshments and a full staff that takes court reservations and charges court fees. There are also 67 neighborhood tennis courts located at recreation centers throughout East Baton Rouge Parish where patrons can play tennis at no charge. brec.org/tennis, facebook.com/brectennis

EXTREME SPORTS AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Perkins Road Community Park For extreme sports enthusiasts, BREC offers a velodrome, two skate parks, BMX track, air gun range, disc golf courses and mountain bike trails. Perkins Road Community Park amenities include the skate park and BMX track, a rock climbing wall, a community playground, tennis court, and walking, skating and biking trails. The Jean Lafitte Air Gun Range houses two field courses and a covered site-in range. 7122 Perkins Road, (225) 766-9039, facebook.com/brecextremesports, brec.org/ Issue Date: Welcome 2015 Ad proof #1 extremesports • Please respond by e-mail or fax with your approval or minor revisions.

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group or organization to spend the day. Explore Greenwood Community Park's 30-acre lake in a kayak, canoe or paddleboat available for rental. The Waterfront features the Waterfront Café, a multi-use theater and Dumas Memorial Golf Course pro shop. Discover the ExxonMobil Cypress Bayou Trail surrounding this majestic lake. This mile-long trail includes fishing piers, benches and interpretive signage.

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Mountain Bike Trails BREC maintains two mountain bike trails, open daily from sunrise to sunset. Helmets are required.

Disc Golf Courses BREC’s disc golf courses are at Highland Road Community Park, Greenwood Community Park and Flanacher Park. All courses are open sunrise to sunset.

DOG PARKS

BREC’s dog parks provide a safe and open, off-leash public green space designated and properly secured for dogs to run free with other dogs and owners. All dog parks are open daily from sunrise to sunset. facebook.com/brecdogparks

Dog Park at Burbank Soccer Complex 12400 Burbank Drive

Raising Cane’s Dog Park at City-Brooks Community Park 1515 Dalrymple Drive

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BATTING CAGES

BREC debuted its new indoor batting cages and baseball/softball training facility in December 2014. Known as BREC’s Upper Deck, the facility is open year-round on the second floor of BREC’s Milton J. Womack building at 6201 Florida Blvd. (225) 272-9200, ext. 402, brec.org/athletics

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BREC’s golf courses are open to the public seven days a week. Golfers may request tee times seven days a week at all 18-hole courses. BREC’s 9-hole courses are first-come, first-served. Every course offers golf carts, pull carts and rental clubs. BREC owns two single-rider golf carts for golfers with disabilities. Beaver Creek and Santa Maria house the golf carts, and staff can transport them to any of the other courses with at least three days notice. golf.brec.org, facebook.com/BRECGolf

Beaver Creek 1100 Plains-Port Hudson Road, Zachary, (225) 658-6338 BREC's golf courses are open to the public

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KEEP YOUR COOL Here's how locals stay cool in the heat of the Louisiana summer.

Paddle your way Canoe or kayak your way through Louisiana’s waterways, and make it as simple or adventurous as you want: Spend a couple hours on the LSU lakes or paddle through the winding Tickfaw River at Tickfaw State Park.

Throw back a cold one

Take a splash BREC has user-operated splash pads at five park locations: City-Brooks, Forest, Greenwood, Highland, Jackson and Zachary community parks. The splash pads are activated by the push of a button from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily April until October. brec.org

Dive on in City-Brooks, Howell and Anna T. Gordon community parks offer public pools for daytime swimming. If you’re looking for lap swimming, check out the outdoor pool at the C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA. brec.org; ymcabr.org

Take a tour at Tin Roof Brewery or the newer Southern Craft Brewery for a fun indoor experience and some samples of freshly brewed beer. tinroofbeer.com, socraftbeer.com

An icy treat This one’s as simple as it sounds. Treat yourself at one of Baton Rouge’s many snoball stands, such as SnoMan Snoballs, Zydeco Sneaux, Country Corner Snoballs or Cool Tiger Ice Sno-cone.

A pop of flavor Taste-test a gourmet popsicle from Rock ’n’ Pops, the newest dessertery in Perkins Rowe—and don’t skip the Ambrosia Bakery-inspired flavors. facebook.com/rock-n-pops

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Slip ’n’ slide With two water parks in Baton Rouge and another just 30 minutes away in Denham Springs, slipping and sliding doesn’t get easier. Visit Blue Bayou, BREC’s Liberty Lagoon or Cajun Lagoon in Denham for a full day of waterworks. bluebayou.com, brec.org, cajunlagoon.com

way to beat the heat? Kick back in an inner tube and float down the Amite River at Tiki Tubing in Denham Springs. tikitubing.com

We all scream for ice cream Take a dessert break at the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store. Made with milk from cows that live less than two hours away at the AgCenter’s Southeast Research Station in Franklinton, the Dairy Store’s housemade treats don’t disappoint. facebook.com/ LSU-dairy-store

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Baton Rouge’s museums offer impressive collections of art, but installations can also be found on the city’s streets. Futuristic downtown murals What did the future look like back in 1998? Several murals in the Riverfront Plaza offer a glimpse. The Arts Council and Forum 35 asked middle school student artists back then to paint Baton Rouge in 2020—“A Vision of Opportunity with a World of Possibility.” Their depictions show the skyline dotted with flying cars, palm trees and futuristic architecture.

Museum of Public Art murals Drive through Old South Baton Rouge to marvel at the incredible faces and scenes that color the sides of the area’s buildings. The murals are the work of international artists. The museum is located on the corner of Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive and Myrtle Walk, and you’ll find many of its murals in the surrounding area. museumofpublicart.org

Odell Williams Museum of African American History murals

the South to life. Outside the museum’s front entrance, a vintage Mercedes bus is painted to honor the 1953 Baton Rouge bus boycott. Under the overpass nearby, the pillars are painted with murals that show the numbers of free and enslaved colored people in Southern states during 1860. No spot is left untouched—even the cement ground in front of the museum is painted. 538 South Blvd.

City Park sculptures Park at City Park and walk around its edges to find two sculptures. The pieces serve as lights at night and history lessons during the day. The base of each statue offers trivia about the park, where visitors can read about the carousel built there in the 1920s as well as Steele Burden (who planted the oaks the park is known for) and Betty Claiborne (who was arrested for trying to integrate the park’s pool in 1963). 1515 Dalrymple Drive; brec.org

The Walls Project’s murals The Walls Project’s local artists have turned highway underpasses, street benches and buildings into vibrant images of people, animals and scenery. While the majority of the organization’s murals are located in or near downtown or along Government Street, you can find the group’s work in other spots around town, too. For a map of its 36 murals, visit thewallsproject.org

Downtown sculptures Walk around downtown and you’ll spot several urban sculptures, from the historic statues surrounding the State Capitol to the large-scale bronze sculptures and stainless steel “Crest” at the Galvez Plaza stage. In front of the Claiborne building, you’ll also find painted steel flowers by artist Howard Kalish. Behind the State Capitol building, there’s an abstract steel sculpture by Merill Stigge.

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ACCOMMODATIONS Baton Rouge Marriott 5500 Hilton Ave. (225) 924-5000 marriott.com.btrmc MC, V, AE, D, JCB, Carte Blanche; HC Travel Brilliantly. Nestled in the heart of Baton Rouge, located at the I-10/I-12 split, the hotel is easily accessed by car and only a 15-minute ride from the Baton Rouge airport. The 299-room hotel offers 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, onsite restaurant and bar, fitness center, outdoor pool, and wireless internet access. Shopping, dining and nightlife are all within a short walk.

Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel 103 France St. (225) 378-6176 belleofbatonrouge.com Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge and open 24 hours, seven days a week, this threedeck, paddlewheel casino is permanently docked on the Mississippi River at the foot of the I-10 bridge, across from the Raising Cane's River Center. On property is the 10-story, 288-room Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, offering great room rates and a variety of group event venues. Gaming area is 28,000 square feet of slots, table games and new video poker bar. Food is available on the casino and in the extensive landside facilities. Enjoy concerts, boxing matches, MMA and other live entertainment presented in the beautiful, one-of-a-kind Belle Atrium. All major credit cards accepted. ATMs available.

Best Western Chateau Louisianne 710 N. Lobdell Blvd. (225) 927-6700 bestwestern/chateaulouisianne.com MC, V, AE, D; HC We are an all-suite boutique hotel with a New Orleans French Quarter ambiance. All rooms are interior and surround a beautiful New Orleans-style atrium with a glass elevator. We offer 49 extra-spacious rooms that are all suites. All have bar kitchenette, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, irons and boards and hair dryers. Complimentary deluxe hot breakfast.

2683 Energy Drive (225) 924-6500 bestwestern.com/plusrichmondinnandsuites MC, V, AE, D; HC This 100% nonsmoking, eco-friendly and petfriendly hotel is located near LSU, restaurants, shopping, businesses and attractions. Spacious rooms or suites with full kitchens, free Wi-Fi, cable with HD channels and HBO, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, fitness center, business center, convenience store, laundry facilities, outdoor pool and hot tub, Sport Court, bar with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and meeting spaces. Free parking with two electric car charging stations.

Chase Suite Hotel 5522 Corporate Blvd. (225) 927-5630 chasesuitehotels.com/batonrouge 3-star, AAA, AARP, military and corporate discounts available. MC, V, AE, D; HC Suites uniquely work like an office, yet they feel like home. Offers oneand two-bedroom suites with a full-service kitchen, fireplace, sleeper sofa, dining area, desk, king bed and full bath. Each room features 32-inch/40-inch flat-screen LCD TV with HBO, high-speed internet and voicemail. Ask about our new Executive Suites.

Clarion Inn Gonzales 1500 W. Highway 30, Gonzales (225) 647-8000 clarion.com | MC, V, D, AE, CB, DC; HC Platinum Award-winning hotel of the year. Located in historic Ascension Parish, with 170 spacious guest rooms. Mike Anderson’s Seafood Restaurant located on property. Superior banquet and meeting facilities provide excellent location for any event. We offer your group safe and affordable accommodations.

Comfort Inn 4924 Constitution Ave. (225) 930-0600 comfortinn.com/hotel/la162 MC, V, AE, D; HC Centrally located, close to I-10, LSU, I-12, River Center and many restaurants. Nonsmoking; two queen beds or king bed available. Complimentary hot buffet breakfast, parking, newspaper, local phones, exercise room. Refrigerator, microwave and safe in each room. Laundry facility available.

Comfort Inn & Suites 1686 East Mount Pleasant Road, Zachary (225) 286-4011 choicehotels.com I MC, V, AE, D Opening January 2017. Friendly staff, comfortable rooms and amenities you can count on. It’s just minutes away from Baton Rouge Metro Airport and features premium bedding, free hot breakfast, all-new look and feel, 100% smoke-free, fitness center, business center, free WiFi, coffee station available 24 hours and guest laundry. Local restaurants within walking distance.

Comfort Suites 249 Rushing Road Denham Springs (225) 243-7210 choicehotels.com/louisiana/denham-springs Conveniently located off Rushing Road, the Comfort Suites® hotel in Denham Springs offers all the essentials you need to stay on your game and be your best. We’re minutes away from LSU, Old City Hall and the Denham Springs Antique District. We cater to both vacationing tourists and business travelers alike with complimentary services and

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amenities such as an outdoor pool, exercise room and business center with copy, print and fax machines, plus a computer with internet.

Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Centre/LSU Area 2421 S. Acadian Thruway (225) 924-6400 Enjoy a stay that’s good as gold—and purple— at Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Centre/LSU Area. Our hotel close to Blue Bayou is right off Interstate 10 and less than a mile from the LSU campus. Guest rooms boast contemporary decor and innovative features including free Wi-Fi. Our hotel in Baton Rouge near the LSU campus features a state-of-the-art lobby with plenty of flexible spaces to gather, relax and dine in style. The Bistro offers healthy choices, a variety of breakfast and dinner options, an evening bar, and Starbucks® coffee.

DoubleTree by Hilton 4964 Constitution Ave. (225) 925-1005 doubletree.com I MC, V, AE, D; HC This new hotel on Constitution Avenue has been freshly updated; be one of the first to enjoy everything we offer. There’s Sweet Dreams bedding, our caring service and a cookie here with your name on it.

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Dunleith Historic Inn 84 Homochitto St., Natchez, Mississippi | (800) 433-2445 dunleith.com I MC, V, AE, D; HC Dunleith is an exquisite 1856 historic inn located in the heart of Natchez. The Inn has 22 luxurious renovated rooms. The Castle Restaurant & Pub is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hampton Inn & Suites – Downtown 462 Lafayette St. hamptoninnandsuitesbatonrouge.com The Hampton Inn & Suites –Baton Rouge Downtown is in the heart of Baton Rouge’s vibrant downtown business, entertainment and dining district. Located minutes from LSU, it is the perfect location to cheer on your LSU fighting Tigers and is within walking distance to many government offices. The Hampton Inn & Suites—an upscale 7-story, 137room boutique-style hotel—is the perfect place for you to stay, whether you come for business or pleasure.

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3848 West Lakeshore Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 225.383.2665 www.thecookhotel.com Proceeds from The Cook Hotel support the mission of the LSU Alumni Association

Hampton Inn & Suites – Port Allen 2755 Commercial Drive, Port Allen | (225) 389-6655 The Hampton Inn & Suites is ideally located just off I-10 within 5 miles of downtown Baton Rouge, River Center convention center and LSU campus. The Hampton features Cloud Nine Bedding, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, free hot breakfast and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet access. Special group rates available!

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center 201 Lafayette St. (877) 862-9800 batonrougecapitolcenter.hilton.com The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center located downtown is the city’s only historic Four-Diamond hotel. The


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5860 Corporate Blvd. (225) 927-1700 batonrouge.homewoodsuites.com All newly renovated nonsmoking suites. Conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and Movie Tavern. Easy access to I-10, LSU, Downtown and Mall of Louisiana. Spacious suite where living area is separate from bedroom and includes a fully equipped kitchen, onsite fitness center and complimentary passes to local gym. Complimentary hot breakfast daily, evening reception Monday-Thursday with a meal, beer and wine. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking; HHonors Points and Miles.

Hotel Indigo – Downtown

200 Convention St. (225) 343-1515 hotelindigo.com/batonrougela A blend of modern contemporary living with the best in traditional hospitality. Constructed in a historic building, consisting of 93 smoke-free guest rooms, each with flat-screen, HD TVs, coffeemaker, and spa-inspired showers. On-site bar and bistro. Walking distance to the River Center, downtown attractions and entertainment.

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777 L’Auberge Ave. (866) 261-7777 I mylauberge.com Discover Baton Rouge’s ultimate destination. From the massive 74,000-square-foot gaming facility to the stunning rooftop pool, four unique restaurants, epic live concerts, and over 200 luxurious rooms and suites, limitless thrills are found around every corner at L’Auberge Baton Rouge—where legendary moments await.

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728 Europe St. in Historic Beauregard Town (225) 383-1932 | (225) 288-1932 beauregardgallery.com/cottages I MC, V, D, AE Conveniently located blocks from the Mississippi River and downtown venues: Shaw Center for the Arts, River Center, USS KIDD, Old State Capitol and Old Governor’s Mansion, many restaurants, bars, casinos and churches. Three miles from LSU and accessible to interstates 10 and 12. Professional décor in 1,200-square-foot cottage with all amenities.

Special group rates available! Minutes from Downtown Baton Rouge, River Center, and LSU! Free hot breakfast • Free wired & wireless highspeed Cloud 9 bedding • 32” Flatscreen Micro Fridge in all rooms • Fitness Center • Pool Port Allen • 2755 Commercial Drive Just of f I-10 L obdell E xit 151

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1617 O’Neal Lane (225) 663-6663 I lq.com Located just off I-12 and close to restaurants and attractions. Spacious rooms, HD TV with premium channels, fitness center, business center, guest laundry, outdoor pool and meeting space. Each stay includes Free Bright Side Breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and local calls. Microwaves and refrigerators available in all rooms. Corporate rates available. Pet friendly.

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Nottoway Plantation & Resort 31025 La. 1, White Castle (225) 545-2730 nottoway.com I MC, V, AE Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond property, is home to the South’s largest existing antebellum mansion. Reigning over oak-draped grounds between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Nottoway offers audio and guided tours, deluxe rooms, luxury amenities, dining, and event venues. Experience the extraordinary crown jewel of southern antebellum plantations!

Quality Inn and Suites – Port Allen 131 Lobdell Highway, Port Allen (225) 343-4821 Come relax in our inviting great room or in one of our newly renovated guest rooms with 32-inch LCD TV with extended cable, micro-fridge, coffeemaker, blow-dryer, and ironing board and iron. A free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, fitness center, outdoor pool. Meeting facilities available. Manager’s reception Monday-Thursday. Right off I-10, 4 miles from LSU, River Center, downtown.

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Renaissance Baton Rouge 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. (225) 215-7000 renhotels.com/batonrouge Live Life to Discover. 256-room hotel offers area’s finest amenities, including Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar, fitness center, pool and 13,000 square feet of meeting space. Ideally located between Mall of Louisiana and Perkins Rowe.

Residence Inn by Marriott -– Baton Rouge Towne Center at Cedar Lodge 7061 Commerce Circle (225) 925-9100 marriott.com/btrrb I MC, V, AE, D, DC, Japanese Credit Bureau; HC This all-suite hotel is conveniently located next to Towne Center, where you’ll find great restaurants, premier shopping and entertainment. Our innovative suites offer separate living, dining and sleeping areas. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served daily; join us for a complimentary social experience that offers free premium beer, wine and connections to local flavors served Monday-Wednesday. Complimentary Parking and Wi-fi.

11314 Boardwalk Drive Sleep Inn South (225) 275-6600 10332 Plaza Americana Drive I (225) 926-8488 redroof.com I MC, V, AE, D; HC choicehotels.com/hotel/la706 I MC, V, AE, D; HC Located off I-12 at Sherwood ForestAd Blvd (Exit 4). New Issue Date: Welcome 2017 proof #1 Conveniently located off I-12 and minutes from I-10. Just 6 miles from 100%orSmoke-Free, Wi-Fi,orFree Localrevisions. Calls, LSU and downtown Baton Rouge. Sleep Inn South offers 101 spacious • Please respondRooms, by e-mail fax with yourFree approval minor • ADLong-Distance WILL RUN AS Calls IS unless or final Free withinapproval Continental USA,revisions Free Coffee in Lobby, guest rooms with free wireless high-speed internet access, irons, ironing are received by the of business flat-screen TVs with 36close HD-Channels. Neartoday. shopping malls, antebellum boards, microwaves, refrigerators and hair-dryers. Enjoy free Showtime, • Additional revisions must be requested and may be subject to production fees. homes, State Capitol, LSU, Southern University and local casinos. CNN and ESPN on the new 32-inch flat-screens in every room. Free hot Carefully check this ad for: CORRECT ADDRESS • CORRECT PHONE NUMBER ANY TYPOS breakfast.•Walking distance to All Star Lanes bowling! This ad design © Louisiana Business, Inc. 2016. All rights reserved. Phone 225-928-1700 • Fax 225-926-1329

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BATON ROUGE MARRIOTT 5500 Hilton Avenue Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808 Phone 225.924.5000 www.marriott.com/btrmc


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Welcome to the Chateau Louisianne Suite Hotel The service is personal and the amenities are comfortable and affordable.

CONVENIENT TO: Capitol Center Louisiana State University Blue Bayou Water Park and Dixie Landin’ Amusement Park Downtown Entertainment Complex

SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Baton Rouge North/Airport 7980 Howell Blvd. (225) 356-6705 springhillsuitesbatonrouge.com I V, AE, D, MC; HC Located off I-110, conveniently located across from Metro Airport, minutes from Southern University. Our stylish and smartly designed suites are 25% larger than a comparably priced hotel room, giving you room to succeed. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet and complimentary high-speed wireless internet access in guest rooms and public areas.

Staybridge Suite 4001 Nicholson Drive (225) 456-5430. We are an all-suite hotel with fully equipped kitchens designed to offer you the most comfortable extended stay possible, right next door to LSU’s campus and 3 miles from downtown Baton Rouge. Features include complimentary hot breakfast buffet, social, laundry facility, parking and Wi-Fi.

The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU 3848 West Lakeshore Drive (225) 383-2665 (866) 610-COOK | MC, V, AE, D LSU lakeside boutique hotel with 128 deluxe rooms and luxury suites, 15,000 square feet of Louisiana’s most elegant and sought-after event space—including the Andonie Sports Museum, now available for rental. Onsite amenities include complimentary parking, continental breakfast, wireless internet and 24-hour business and fitness center facilities. The onsite Alumni Gift Shop proudly features Baton Rouge’s best selection of LSU gear. Visit the Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU to find your ROAR.

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8860 Highland Road (225) 769-7358 | (888) 900-5430 thestockade.com I MC, V, AE, D; HC Conveniently located 3.5 miles from LSU on historic Highland Road. Surround yourself with elegant decor and comfortable amenities. Five spacious guest rooms with private baths and one suite. Two patios overlook spacious wooded grounds. Guests enjoy a full southern breakfast in the dining room of lovely antiques and fine artwork.

The Victorian on the Avenue 117 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville (225) 473-1876 the-victorian-on-the-avenue.com I MC, V, AE, D; HC The Victorian is an 1890s Victorian-styled home. This B&B features four private rooms and baths, high-speed wireless internet and TV/DVD in rooms. The Victorian is nestled in historic Donaldsonville, a city full of rich and diverse heritage in the heart of the plantation country. You will find much to love and perhaps your new home-away-from-home at the Victorian.

The Watermark, An Autograph Collection

Chateau Louisianne Suite Hotel 710 N Lobdell Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806-2973 225-927-6700 bestwesternlouisiana.com

150 Third St. (225) 408-3200 I watermarkbr.com A stately presence. A storied past. Together offering one of the richest and most eclectic experiences available for any guest. Echoes of a bygone era remain, in hand-painted murals, dramatic marble walls and staircases, and old bank vaults converted into dramatic meeting and dining spaces.


COMFORT MEETS CONVENIENCE IN BATON ROUGE. The Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Centre/LSU Area delivers the quality experience you expect, backed by the Marriott name you trust. Our Baton Rouge hotel close to Blue Bayou, shopping, and live music venues is right off of Interstate 10 and less than a mile from the LSU campus and features: - Accommodations with plush bedding - Complimentary WiFi - The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect. - Fitness center and outdoor pool Book your stay today! Courtyard by Marriott® Baton Rouge Acadian Centre/LSU Area

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5600 Bluebonnet Blvd. (225) 293-1199 I wyndham/batonrouge.com. The Wyndham Garden Baton Rouge is an all-suite hotel that offers a host of services and amenities to make your trip to Baton Rouge convenient and enjoyable. Situated right off I-10 and Bluebonnet Boulevard, the hotel provides the ideal setting with a secure courtyard and outdoor pool, and offers an All-American breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

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RV sites, $20/night (max. 14 nights); dump station only, $10 (225) 769-7805 | brec.org The Farr Park RV Campground is adjacent to the Mississippi River, located on historic River Road. It is easily accessible from Interstate 10. The campground has 108 sites (mostly pull-through) and is equipped with water and 30 amp electrical hookups and restroom facilities. Guests will enjoy serene pasture views, safe and clean grounds, access to lighted pavilions, and a staff full of Southern hospitality. The country setting will make you forget that Farr Park RV Campground is located just two miles from the LSU campus; about three miles from groceries, laundry, and other daily needs; six miles from abundant downtown Baton Rouge attractions; and less than 10 miles from some of Baton Rouge’s finest dining and shopping. There’s plenty of room for a game of catch or Frisbee. Often, our guests take advantage of our access to bike trails. The paved and lighted path on the levee provides a scenic backdrop for a walk or bike ride. Guests can walk/bike two miles on the levee to LSU’s Alex Box Stadium or LaHouse. Those looking for a longer journey can easily continue on to the USS Kidd and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum before heading back. Most guests unfold a blanket or a lawn chair, enjoy the horses, watch the sunset, and relax in good company.

Baton Rouge KOA 7628 Vincent Road Denham Springs Reserve: (800) 562-5673 Info: (225) 664-7281 koa.com/campgrounds/baton-rouge/ Come stay in the cool shade of this quiet campground just a few minutes from the Mighty Mississippi and sample all the cultural and natural treasures that are uniquely Louisiana. Convenient interstate access makes it all easy to reach. It’s also easy to stay here, where asphalt streets lead to concrete pull-thrus for even the biggest rigs. Check out the new deluxe cabins and many other improvements, including the brand-new paved streets. Relax in the large in-ground hot tub and the pool with a waterfall. Kids will enjoy the playground equipment. Or you can head to the park right next door for tennis. Pool: April 1-Nov. 30. Max. pull-thru: 100 feet.

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6554 La. 44 (River Road) Convent (225) 562-7728 pocheplantation.com Poche Plantation Camping RV Park is a full-service Cajun Country camping RV park and resort close to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, between Gonzales and Laplace Louisiana. We welcome big rigs, fifth wheels and pull behinds. The site is over 18 acres of groomed, manicured lawns and gardens. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Celebrating 200

Baton Rouge marks an important milestone with education and fun.

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the men and women—as well as heroes and scoundrels—who shaped the rich and varied history of Baton Rouge. The BatonRouge200.com website also offers 200 Things to Do—a compilation of recommendations from residents and visitors of their favorite excursions in the city. On the list: Wine Wednesday’s at The Renaissance Hotel, 13th Gate during Halloween, biking from LSU to downtown on the levee, kayaking on the LSU lakes, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival and, of course, a football game at Tiger Stadium. Check out the complete list at BatonRouge200.com.

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that lasts all year long. Baton Rouge is celebrating its bicentennial this year, marking 200 years since it was incorporated. The city, which sits near the southernmost end of a series of bluffs formed by the last ice age nearly 20,000 years ago, has a colorful history and an engaging present to explore. European explorers gave the city its name. Pierre LeMoyne, Sieur d’Iberville and his brother Sieur de Bienville arrived at the site of the city on Mardi Gras Day March 17, 1699. After observing a large red cypress on the bluff, Sieur d’Iberville gave the town the name Baton Rouge, which translates into “Red Stick.” On Jan. 17, 1817, then-Louisiana gov. Jacques Villere signed a legislative act incorporating Baton Rouge. In 1846, the Louisiana Legislature designated Baton Rouge as the State Capital, replacing New Orleans. The community kicked off the celebration New Year’s Eve at the Red Stick Revelry. In mid-January, residents observed Wear Red Day to mark the actual day the city was incorporated. Special events will continue throughout the year. Visitors interested in learning more about the city’s history can view The Old State Capitol’s awardwinning exhibition, River Capital: A History of Baton Rouge, which extended its run through 2017 in honor of the bicentennial celebration. The exhibit reveals the history of this dynamic and resilient city from its founding through today, with colorful and informative educational panels, images, artifacts, oral histories, and digital videos. It takes its visitors on a sweeping historical experience, bringing them face-to-face with

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Bay Leaf Authentic Indian Cuisine 5160 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. I (225) 291-4250 I bayleafbr.com Lunch buffet, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner from the menu, Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Our menu features a fine collection of both north and south Indian cuisine. Each dish is prepared fresh in our kitchen, and we make every effort to provide the authentic Indian flavors. Full-service bar, private room to accommodate 50 guests and catering services available.

Beausoleil 7731 Jefferson Highway (225) 926-1172 beausoleilrestaurantandbar.com MC, V, D, AE Locally owned; co-owner Chef Nathan Gresham named a Top 5 “Chefs to Watch” by Louisiana Cookin’ magazine. Contemporary Louisiana cuisine using local ingredients served in a casual neighborhood bistro environment. Serving complimentary pork cracklings. Featuring fried oysters with truffle oil and Parmesan; chopped seafood salad with crab meat, shrimp, cucumbers, tomatoes and hearts of palm; oyster po-boy with spicy aioli. Specializing in Southern craft cocktails and a 125-wine selection. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Outdoor patio dining available. Live music Friday nights and Sunday brunch.

Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel 103 France St. I (225) 378-6176 belleofbatonrouge.com Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge and open 24 hours, seven days a week, this three-deck paddlewheel casino is permanently docked on the Mississippi River at the foot of the I-10 bridge, across from the Raising Cane's River Center. On property is the 10-story, 288-room Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel—offering great room rates and a variety of group event venues. Gaming area is 28,000 square feet of slots, table games and new video poker bar. Food is available on the casino and in the extensive landside facilities. Enjoy concerts, boxing matches, MMA and other live entertainment presented in the beautiful, one-of-a-kind Belle Atrium. All major credit cards accepted. ATMs available. 10111 Perkins Rowe, Ste. 160 (225) 763-2288 I bin77.com Bistro open Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Fri-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sidebar open Tues.-Thurs. 4 p.m.12 a.m. and Fri.- Sat. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. I MC, V, AE, D; HC At Bin 77, we focus on delivering an experience that will keep you coming back. Mouthwatering entrees, fabulous wine selection and classic craft cocktails are the basic ingredients to our recipe. Our facility features a casual dining area, well-stocked bar, a gorgeous outdoor patio and a private room.

5412 Government St. (225) 218-1433, and 8200 Village Plaza Court (225) 367-4170 bistrobyronz.com I Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. MC, V, AE, D; HC Welcome to Bistro Byronz—the neighborhood bistro where friends and families can come together for a little French flavor and a lot of Louisiana spice. Whether you’re looking for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks, or to enjoy one another’s company, have a business meeting or just hang out, we’ve created a place where it’s all good—real good.

The Bluffs on Thompson Creek 14233 Sunrise Way, St. Francisville (225) 634-6400 I TheBluffs.com Come play Louisiana’s number one public golf course. Nestled among the hardwoods and lush landscape lies Louisiana’s hidden treasure, The Bluffs on Thompson Creek. The Bluffs is a master planned community near Baton Rouge that combines an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course with a Palmer's restaurant, The 19th Hole bar, golf shop and lodging. Book your tee time today!

Bullchicks bullchicks.com We can’t begin to count the, oh-so-many reasons Bull Chicks has been gaining a loyal following of fans. Dare to be one of them? Our versatile menu options work for anyone. You’re sure to find something at Bull Chicks with a selection of burgers on freshly baked bread, wraps grilled and toasted, wings in a variety of flavors, fresh seasonal salads, sandwiches on toasted hoagies, 100% beef hot dogs and kiddy meals. Our food is full of flavor. We bake our bread fresh every morning and make your meal to order, adding spices and sauces that you can’t get anywhere else. A warning: Our food may become slightly addictive. So get in your car and come visit us at 11135 Coursey Blvd. or call us at (225) 372-2007 to place your order in advance.

Café Americain 7521 Jefferson Highway (225) 924-9841 cafeamericainrest.com I Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-’til; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. I MC, V, AE, D; HC “The Café,” as it is simply referred to by regulars, offers a neighborhood atmosphere and three generations worth of award-winning family recipes. Locally owned and operated since 1987, Café Americain serves homemade soups, fresh seafood, hamburgers, po-boys, pastas, USDA steaks and a large variety of salads. Come try our signature Sweet Potato Pecan Hushpuppies and finish your meal with one of our 25 different cheesecakes or our incredibly delicious Bailey’s Chocolate Bread Pudding. We offer lunch and evening specials with chef specialties daily.

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Capital City Grill 100 Lafayette St. (225) 381-8140 capitalcitygrill.net I MC, V, AE, D; HC Locally owned; restaurateur Rick Volland crafted a genuine restaurant experience in a great downtown location. Whether you’re going out to see a show or just want to experience a range of menu options in a restaurant that hosts business lunches and is kid-friendly, Capital City Grill is your spot.

Casa Maria Mexican Grill 7955 Bluebonnet Blvd. (225) 757-7447 Whether you’re in the mood for mouth-watering fajitas, burritos loaded with delicious toppings, or even just a “House” or “Fruity” margarita, Casa Maria is your destination. Dine in or order online at casamariabr.com.

Celebrity Grill 1717 River Road North (225) 709-8777 I hollywoodbr.com Dine like a star at Celebrity Grill. Excite your taste buds with our contemporary American grill cuisine. Let us dazzle you with our red-carpet service while delivering inspired classic dishes such as the Filet Sinatra, Ribeye Po-Boy, Philly Sandwich J.P’s Grilled Shrimp. With aAd variety of appetizers, Issueand Date: Welcome proof #2 steaks, pastas andrespond sandwiches, Celebrity a hit.approval Located at • Please by e-mail or faxGrill withis your or Hollywood minor revisions. • AD WILL AS IS unless approval or final revisions Casino BatonRUN Rouge.

The Chimes Restaurant and Taproom TheChimes.com The Chimes has been a city favorite for over 30 years, known for its wide-ranging cuisine from onion rings and crawfish etouffée to charbroiled catfish and prime ribeyes. Remarkable food, ‘til midnight, every night. Featuring over 100 beers, including 80 on draft. We have two daily lunch specials and half-price raw oysters from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day Tuesday. We participate in the Waitr Delivery service. Locations: • 3357 Highland Road at the North Gates of LSU | (225) 383-1754 Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m. Sunday Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Our main kitchen closes at midnight each night, with limited late-night dining from 12 a.m.-1:30 a.m. • 10870 Coursey Blvd. | (225) 296-4981 Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sunday Brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Our kitchen closes at midnight each night. • 19131 West Front Street in Covington, (985) 892-5396 Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Our main kitchen closes at 10 p.m. each night, with limited late-night dining from 10 p.m.-12 a.m.

Christina’s

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town—Monday through Friday open at 6 a.m. Pancakes and the Christina Omelet are the favorites for breakfast. Daily specials highlight the lunch menu, each served with true Southern side dishes such as eggplant casserole and buttered carrots. Great spot to read the paper and drink some coffee. Specials are red beans and rice on Mondays, crawfish etouffee on Tuesdays, chicken-fried steak on Wednesdays, fried chicken on Thursdays and catfish on Fridays.

City Pork Three great locations to serve you. City Pork Kitchen & Pie 6721 Exchequer Drive (225) 248-6453 City Pork Deli & Charcuterie 2363 Hollydale Ave. I (225) 300-4550 City Pork Brasserie & Bar 7327 Jefferson Hwy. I (225) 615-8880 I citypork.com City Pork features a neighborhood deli focusing on sandwiches, breakfast, and house-made meats and cheeses in a fast casual setting. Our Brasserie & Bar is full-service, with some of our signature sandwiches but featuring Louisiana fare with worldly twists, as well as an expanded charcuterie fare. Finally, our Kitchen & Pie serves all the City Pork favorites for breakfast and lunch, specializing in plate lunch daily specials and is a destination for the best homemade pies in Baton Rouge.

Cou-Yons Real Texas BBQ of Port Allen 470 N. Alexander Ave., Port Allen (225)383-3227 I couyons.com Serving your favorite homemade comfort food with a twist. Just across the river, we are 5 minutes away from downtown Baton Rouge. Also look for our Cou-Yon’s food truck in downtown Baton Rouge three days a week. We offer dine-in, take-out, catering and delivery, specializing in family packs, office meetings and holiday parties.

Court Street Café 805 Court St., Port Allen (225) 330-4669 I courtstreetcafe.com A wide range of menu items gives this small, locally owned restaurant a unique flavor for those wanting breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Handmade burgers, southern lunch specials, and Creole dinner specials inspire to have you returning for Bottomless Mimosas for Sunday brunch.

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Crispy Catch 3109 Perkins Road (225) 447-8833 I crispycatch.com Crispy Catch is the first fast-casual restaurant featuring the true flavor of south Louisiana rooted in family heritage. We cook your order when you order, using U.S. farm-raised premium seafood, hand-trimmed with no fat so you enjoy a fantastic prime

Doe’s Eat Place 3723 Government St. (225) 387-5331 doesbatonrouge.com Mon.-Fri., lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., dinner, 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., dinner, 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. I MC, V, AE, D Serving world-famous steaks and hot tamales since 1941—come enjoy prime beef in a casual setting. Families are welcome! www.doesbatonrouge.com

Drusilla Seafood Restaurant 3482 Drusilla Lane, Ste. D (225) 923-0896 (800) 364-8844 I drusillaplace.com Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. MC, V, AE, D; HC Drusilla Seafood Restaurant has been a Baton Rouge tradition for over 30 years, serving up Southern hospitality and Louisiana cuisine since 1982. Enjoy an extensive line of seafood, including fried, broiled and blackened, as well as heart-healthy entrees. Private dining rooms available for private or large parties.

Dunleith Historic Inn 84 Homochitto St., Natchez, Mississippi (800) 433-2445 I dunleith.com MC, V, AE, D; HC Dunleith is an exquisite 1856 historic inn located in the heart of Natchez. The Inn has 22 luxurious renovated rooms. The Castle Restaurant & Pub is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Five Guys Burgers 2380 Towne Center Blvd. (225) 372-2586 3332 Highland Road I (225) 382-0666 fiveguys.com I MC, V, AE, D; HC Our new location on Airline Highway at Long Farm opens in Spring 2017. Check out our location in Covington, too. If you’re in the mood for a really, really, good burger, come taste what Five Guys fans have been raving about for years. Five Guys has been ZAGAT survey rated every year since 2001. Over 250,000 ways to make your burger your own! We do one thing and we do it well.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 7321 Corporate Blvd. (225) 925-2710 flemingssteakhouse.com Mon.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-11:00 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m. I MC, V, AE, D; HC Fleming’s of Baton Rouge can be found in Mid-South City, located on Corporate Boulevard, just off Interstate 10 and located in Towne Center near the Bocage Village Shopping Center. Experience a menu inspired by a passion for steak and wine, paired with an award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Indulge in an exceptional selection of hand-cut steaks, including our new chef-recommended Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye.

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2815 Grand Point Highway, Henderson Restaurant: (337) 667-6148, open at 11 a.m., serving lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Market: (337) 667-6148/Ext.2, open Sun.–Thurs, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Boiled crawfish (in season), fresh seafood, top-grade beef and classic Cajun food. Trucker, Bus & RV parking available. Visit crawfishtownusa. com for more info.

cut. Crispy Catch – Fast Casual, Reel Food. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

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French Market Bistro 16645 Highland Road (225) 753-3500 frenchmarketbistro.com For fine dining in an intimate, casual setting, come to French Market Bistro. Our in-house wine specialist will help you choose the perfect bottle from our extensive list of over 165 different wines. French Market Bistro is the perfect place for date night or family night, and is always kid-friendly.

George’s Restaurant 2943 Perkins Road (225) 343-2363 15321 George O’Neal Lane (225) 755-570 8905 Highland Road (225) 768-8899 At George’s Restaurant, “You’ll Fit Right In.” We are famous for our fresh ground hamburgers, overstuffed po-boys and homemade French fries. We feature old-fashioned daily specials that have been a staple in Baton Rouge since the last century. Despite winning numerous awards over the years, George’s still maintains its neighborhood appeal.

Gino’s 4542 Bennington Ave. (225) 927-7156 I ginosrestaurant.com Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.10:30 p.m.; closed Sundays. V, MC, AE, D, DC; HC Gino’s has been a staple of Baton Rouge dining for over 50 years. We specialize in traditional southern Italian food, Mediterranean style, with

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fresh seafood and steaks. Live jazz music every Thursday night. An over 300-wine cellar has earned us the Wine Spectator award for 15 years. Come see why we’re voted 225 magazine’s Most Romantic Restaurant, Best Date Night, and Best Italian.

The Gregory 150 Third St. I (225) 408-1800 thegregorybr.com THE GREGORY is the latest addition to downtown’s culinary scene, located in the lobby of the Watermark Hotel in the former Louisiana National Bank. The Gregory is an experience exactly like nothing else with a menu, wine and cocktails that offer inspired twists on classic dishes.

Heads & Tails Seafood 2070 Silverside Drive (Perkins Road at Essen Lane) (225) 767-2525 headsandtailsseafood.com Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. We have served the area with fresh Louisiana seafood for over 33 years. Our down-home bayou cooking is sure to please your palate, from tasty boiled crawfish to our homemade seafood gumbo, which was voted No. 1 by The Wall Street Journal. From the best po-boys and our delicious New Orleans muffalettas to our light seafood salads, the cure for your hunger can be found at Heads & Tails. From full-service catering to party trays, we pack to travel and ship seafood nationwide.

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Ichiban Hibachi Grill and Sushi Bar 5741 Essen Lane (225) 767-2288 ichibanbr.com MC, V, AE, D; HC Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Voted 225 magazine readers’ choice award 2010 to 2016 Best Sushi Restaurant in Baton Rouge. Serving only the freshest sashimi, meticulously handcrafted sushi and world-class hibachi, Ichiban defines the ultimate Japanese dining experience. WAITR delivery available.

Juban’s Creole Restaurant & Caterer ... for all reasons. 3739 Perkins Road

(225) 346-8422 I jubans.com Serving lunch Tues.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. dinner Mon.-Sat., 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Atrium serving bar menu throughout the day. Award winning food and wine. A family-owned restaurant and Baton Rouge favorite since 1983, Juban’s is the home of the Hallelujah Crab, serving contemporary Louisiana cuisine, prime steaks and Louisiana seafood. We also offer a casual menu, serving sandwiches, po-boys and small plates in the Atrium. With over 850 wine selections, Juban’s has received Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for the past 11 years. Family-friendly with children’s menu. Private dining and off-site catering available. Reservations recommended.

Kalurah Street Grill

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MC, V, AE; HC Fresh, fun and festive! Open 7 days to serve you. La Carreta has two locations in Baton Rouge: our Mid-City restaurant at 4065 Government St., (225) 334-9940, with a private party room for business or social gatherings; and our second location at 9828 Bluebonnet Blvd., (225) 303-9899, is a great place for watching games and hanging out with live music on weekends. Check out their daily specials at carretarestaurant.com. Serving up Mexican cuisine since 1998!

The Lodge at The Bluffs

5903 Magnolia Lane, St. Francisville (225) 634-5222 thelodgeatthebluffs.com The Lodge is a small and exclusive all-suites facility providing

Whether you’re in the mood for mouth-watering fajitas, burritos loaded with delicious fillings or even just a “House” or “Fruity” margarita to go with some chips and salsa, Casa Maria is your destination.

View our menu online at casamariabr.com! 7955 Bluebonnet Boulevard | Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 757-7447 1210 North Airline Highway | Gonzales, LA 70737 (225)647-7737 33939 Hwy 16, Suite C | Denham Springs (Watson), LA 70706 (225) 380-1991

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2857 Perkins Road. Mondays, 5 p.m.-close Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-close Sat., 5 p.m.-close Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. I HC Set in an iconic landmark that is a staple of the Garden District, Kalurah Street Grill is a modern American restaurant and cocktail bar that combines unique, regional and international flavors, innovative cooking techniques, and a contemporary twist to prepare a one-of-a-kind mealtime or happy hour experience. .

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unforgettable accommodations within a setting of several hundred acres that is a natural nature sanctuary. John James Audubon painted many of his famous Birds of America on the grounds, which are now home to Arnold Palmer’s championship 18-hole signature golf course. Just 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge. Long- and short-term lodging available.

Los Reyes Mexican Grill 11333 Coursey Blvd. (225) 408-5999 I losreyesbr.com Baton Rouge’s premier Tex-Mex destination, offering a fresh and flavorful menu featuring traditional favorites, prepared with the finest ingredients daily. Seating available Southwest-style under a cerveza chandelier or next to a 30-foot fountain on a spacious outdoor patio. Margaritas and drinks as cool as our grill is hot!

Louie’s Café

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3322 Lake St., (225) 346-8221 louiescafe.com I Open 24/7 MC, V, AE, D; HC. Louie’s Café is a 24-hour diner located at the North Gates of LSU. It is a popular spot for LSU students, faculty and sports fans. Louie’s Café was established near Louisiana State University in 1941. Louie served customers fresh-made cheeseburgers, hash browns and omelets, and the café became an LSU institution.

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Louisiana Bayou Bistro Restaurant & Catering 4141 S. Vaughn Drive, Brusly (3 miles from the I-10 bridge) (225) 749-6354 labayoubistro.com I MC, V, AE, D; HC At Louisiana Bayou Bistro, they cook with love and they’re sure you’re gonna taste it. Bayou Fried Alligator, Seafood-Stuffed Tilapia, Blackened Redfish Lafitte and homemade lemon icebox pie make up just a few of their authentic Cajun selections. See how south Louisiana food is meant to be tasted. "We’re not something ... we’re something else." Offsite catering available.

Magnolia Café 5687 Commerce St., St. Francisville (225) 635-6528 Lunch daily, Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. A St. Francisville tradition for almost 30 years, serving the very best po-boys, salads, homemade pizzas and dinner specials. We are in the heart of the St. Francisville Historic District, within easy walking distance of all the downtown attractions. We also have live music every Friday night on our enclosed patio.


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Maison Isabella Guest Cottage 728 Europe St. in historic Beauregard Town (225) 383-1932 I (225) 288-1932 beauregardgallery.com/cottages I MC, V, D, AE Conveniently located blocks from the Mississippi River and downtown venues, including the Shaw Center for the Arts, River Center, USS KIDD, Old State Capitol and Old Governor’s Mansion, and many restaurants, bars, casinos and churches. Three miles from LSU and accessible to interstates 10 and 12. Professional décor in 1,200-square-foot cottage with all amenities.

Mansurs on the Boulevard 5720 Corporate Blvd. Ste. A (225) 923-3366 mansursontheboulevard.com Mansurs on the Boulevard has been a Baton Rouge tradition for over 26 years. Our cuisine is true Louisiana, with a contemporary French flare. Our full-service lounge offers more casual dining, while a nightly pianist in the main dining area creates a more intimate atmosphere. We serve the largest selection of fresh fish in town.

Mason’s Grill 13556 Jefferson Highway (225) 756-8815 I masonsgrill.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mason’s Grill is the home of the Cajun Shrimp Burger, “Louisiana’s Best Burger!” as named by Food Network Magazine (2009) and ZAGAT (2013). Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. and features a bottomless champagne brunch every Sat. and Sun. Visit us online at masonsgrill.com for our full menu, daily specials and hours.

Mestizo 2323 Acadian Thruway (225) 387-2699 Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mexy cuisine with a Louisiana flair. Proud to serve Baton Rouge for 18 years as the premier Mexican restaurant, with influences of “Mestizo” heritage of Mexican and Cajun-French. Featuring modern, Mexican cuisine in a festive atmosphere, Mestizo Restaurant is great for lunch, dinner, weekdays and weekends. Mestizo is a great date place and has a spectacular bar. Open seven days a week with daily specials and Happy Hour specials every day, with brunch on Sundays. Mestizo’s Louisiana Mexican Cuisine is located just off of the N Acadian exit off of I-110, right across from TJ Ribs.

Mike Anderson’s – Baton Rouge

1500 W. La. 30, Gonzales (225) 743-MIKE (6453) awesomefood.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. MC, V, AE, D, DC; HC Located on property of Clarion Inn, Gonzales. Mike Anderson’s has become synonymous with serving the finest fresh south Louisiana seafood. Enjoy our many signature dishes prepared with Gulf shrimp, lump crab meat, crawfish, a wide variety of fresh fish and USDA choice steak. Cookbooks available. Superior banquet and meeting facilities provide an excellent location for any event.

Milford's on Third 150 Third St. (225) 408-2600 milfordsonthird.com 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily; grab-and-go, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily When you think of the traditional delicatessen, you probably imagine a bustling place in New York City. But what if you could get an authentic deli experience in downtown Baton Rouge? That was our inspiration when we opened Milford’s on Third, located in the Watermark Hotel.

Monjunis Italian Café and Grocery 711 Jefferson Highway (225) 231-1595 monjunis.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m – 3 p.m. I MC, V, AE, D; HC A Louisiana staple for 26 years, serving that sweet Sicilian sauce that you have come to know and love. From salads to pizza and pasta, we have all your cravings covered. You have to try our lasagna and spaghetti dishes. Check out our wine tastings/dinners!

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes 6555 Siegen Lane mooyah.com Your experience matters to us and that’s why we serve made-when-ordered beef, turkey and veggie burgers, hand-cut Idaho potato french fries, scrumptious sweet potato fries and hand-crafted, 100% real ice cream shakes. We bake our artisan white and multigrain wheat buns in-house daily, or you can opt for a gluten-friendly lettuce wrap bun (we call it an Iceburger). New location on Lee Drive coming soon.

Newk’s 7211 Corporate Blvd., Ste. B (225) 246-7769 3332 Lake St. (225) 302-5742 Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. “We live for the tantalizing smells, sights, tastes and textures of meats that are made to perfection. We are obsessed with discovering new recipes and reimagining old favorites—especially our Newcomb Family Recipes. We insist on sourcing the finest ingredients. Nothing is prechopped, pre-sliced or pre-packaged. We are uncompromising about quality from kitchen to table and our dedication to personal service. That’s a passion shared by me and everyone you will meet at Newk’s.” —Chris Newcomb, Newk’s Founder & CEO

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1031 W. Lee Drive (225) 766-7823 mikeandersons.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. MC, V, AE, D, DC; HC Established more than four decades ago, Mike Anderson’s has become synonymous with serving the finest fresh south Louisiana seafood. Enjoy our many signature dishes prepared with Gulf shrimp, lump crab meat, crawfish, a wide variety of fresh fish and USDA choice steak. Mike Anderson’s—where we’ve learned that if you care, it shows! Gift cards and cookbooks available. The beautiful banquet room and sensational outdoor dining area—The Side Porch—provide a beautiful location for every event. 
 


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31025 La. 1, White Castle (225) 545-2730 nottoway.com I MC, V, AE Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond property, is home to the South’s largest existing antebellum mansion. Reigning over oak-draped grounds between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Nottoway offers audio and guided tours, deluxe rooms, luxury amenities, dining, and event venues. Experience the extraordinary crown jewel of southern antebellum plantations.

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2904 Perkins Road (225) 508-4737 Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. I HC The neighborhood’s cozy gastropub pairs rotating craft beers and draft wine with daily plate lunches, a creative dinner menu and the best burger in town. Whether enjoying a frozen Moscow Mule at the bar or a lively dinner on the patio, The Overpass Merchant will quickly become one of your local favorites.

P.F. Chang’s 7341 Corporate Blvd. (225) 216-9044 pfchangs.com/ Louisiana/9977-Baton-Rouge Founded in 1993 by Philip Chiang and Paul Fleming, P.F. Chang’s is the first multi-unit restaurant concept in the U.S. to honor and celebrate the 2,000-year-old tradition of wok cooking as the center of the guest experience. Since inception, P.F. Chang’s chefs have been hand-rolling dim sum, hand chopping and slicing all vegetables and meats, scratch cooking every sauce and wok-cooking each dish, every day in every restaurant. P.F. Chang’s new Farm-to-Wok menu highlights its wholesome, scratch-cooking approach and introduces new dishes and drinks for lunch, happy hour and dinner.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers 19 Baton Rouge area locations raisingcanes.com At Raising Cane’s, we only serve the highest quality chicken finger meals. It’s our one love. This means you will always get premium selection, always fresh, never ever frozen chicken fingers. Our crew makes it happen, our culture makes it unique and the community makes it all worthwhile.

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3225 Perkins Road (225) 381-9922 Nouveau-Cajun cuisine in a pure Louisiana setting. Featuring two weekday lunch specials, one of which is always seafood. Hammerhead Bar open weekdays 2 p.m.-6 p.m. with Happy Hour, as well as during all LSU football games. Enjoy signature dishes with lump crab meat, crayfish, fresh Gulf shrimp, Cornish Hens and prime steaks. Tuesday is half-price oyster day. Our outside deck is a favorite spot to enjoy the wonderful food and drink. Waitr delivery available.


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Red Zeppelin Pizza 4395 Perkins Road (225) 302-7153 I redzeppelinpizza.com Open Sun.-Tues., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. I MC, V, AM, D A Baton Rouge Original, with craft beer and thin crust pizza for locals and visitors alike. We pride ourselves in serving the need of our very own Southdowns neighborhood, and welcome anyone to taste our efforts. We have specialty pizzas for any taste bud and 34 beers on tap to match.

Reginelli’s Pizzeria 684 Jefferson Highway (225) 231-1313 I reginellis.com Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-12 a.m. I HC The perfect pizza is in Baton Rouge. Reginelli’s Pizzeria specializes in hand-tossed pizzas and offers a diverse menu of seasonal salads, housemade focaccia sandwiches, rich pastas and more. Try the award-winning Reginelli Gumbo Pizza ired with $2 pints of local craft beer every Monday and Tuesday.

Pizzas, calzones, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and more. Everything on our menu is made to order, using only the freshest ingredients and homemade sauces. Our dough is hand-tossed and made fresh daily. At Rotolo’s, you will find a family-friendly vibe and excellent service. That’s just the way we Rotolo! HC, Credit cards accepted

The Salad Station 10608 Coursey Blvd. (225) 930-8088 thesaladstations.com Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; closed Sundays Our concept is a self-service salad, potato, soup and beverage bar. Customers can come in and choose from over 150 items to build their own meal. Items are purchased by the pound and can be enjoyed dining in or to go. We pride ourselves on providing you the freshest and finest quality ingredients every day, so stop by your nearest Salad Station today and get creative.

Satterfield’s Restaurant

108 E. Main Street, New Roads (225) 638-5027 2985 Millerville Road satterfields.com I Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8/9 p.m. (225) 388-5525 Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9/10 p.m. (varies seasonally) 8342 Perkins Road MC, V, AE, D; HC 636-2646; Issue Date: Welcome (225) Ad proof #2 5050 (225) 930-7555 • PleaseGovernment respond by e-mailSt., or fax with your approval or minor revisions. There isn’t a better view anywhere on False River. Our perfect location on this historic oxbow lake makes it worth the short drive to New Roads. • AD WILL RUN AS at IS unless approval or final revisions new location Burbank Drive/Ben Hur Road, are received by the2017 close of business today. There is even a dock for boaters! Come relax and check out our deck with opening early I rotolos.com • Additional revisions must be requested and may be subject to production some fees. authentic south Louisiana cuisine. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Boxcar Bar & Fresh Oyster Show Kitchen open all day!

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Simple Joe Café and Confectionary 3057 Government St. (225) 478-2999 simplejoecafeandconfectionary.com | Closed Mondays. Tues.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Breakfast and Light Lunch, entire menu available all day. Serving delectable sandwiches and freshly brewed coffee, the cafe of choice of individuals and families in Baton Rouge. We know how to make your day more wonderful and enjoyable.

Tallulah 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. (225) 388-5710 tallulahrestaurant.com Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel offers a captivating environment and cuisine that will engage your senses and arouse your curiosity. Executive Chef Drue Vitter is excited to present a new menu serving notable, indigenous cuisine from around Louisiana in fresh and unique ways.

107 Third St. stroubes.com MC, V, AE, D; HC Chef Mark Reilly and Chef Ross Ford offer an upscale down South dining experience like no other in Baton Rouge. Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge with great scenic views. Stroubes offers the best in fresh fish and steak dishes. Whether Duck Louisiana, seared Ad duck breast Issueits Date: 2017 proof #1 over corn grits and collard greens, someyour of our • Please respond by e-mail or faxorwith approval or minor revisions. • AD WILLappetizers, RUN AS ISStroubes unless Roll approval or final revisions signature and Shrimp received thetoclose businessfor today. A spread of gastropub snacks and andare Grits, we arebysure haveofsomething • Additional revisions must be requested and may be entrees subject to production fees. at The Overpass Merchant. everyone. Carefully check this ad for: CORRECT ADDRESS • CORRECT PHONE NUMBER • ANY TYPOS This ad design © Louisiana Business, Inc. 2016. All rights reserved. Phone 225-928-1700 • Fax 225-926-1329

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UMAMI Japanese Bistro

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3930 Burbank Drive (225) 768.8808 umamibr.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun. 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Discover a new flavor at UMAMI, where creative modern takes on sushi and Japanese cuisine. Prepared fresh daily by Chef Cong, who began his culinary career as a commercial tuna fisherman in the Gulf. Happy Hour features $4 Select Small Plates and Sushi; 2-for-1 house sake; and drafts and select wines Mon.-Fri., 4-7pm. EAT. DRINK. KAMPAI.

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7655 Old Hammond Highway (225) 227-2563 2011 thevelvetcactus.com Sun.-Tues., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Local chain serving Mexican-inspired dishes and cocktails in a funky, art-filled space. We love eating and drinking with friends and family. Where you and your friends can enjoy Mexican inspired dishes while sipping a margarita made with fresh lime and cane sugar. Large outdoor patio will make you feel like you’re on vacation.

VooDoo BBQ & Grill

Zoroona Mediterranean Grill 6900-D Siegen Lane (225) 421-8233 zoroona.net Open daily I HC, Free Wi-Fi; V, MC, D, AE Zoroona means “come visit us.” At Zoroona, we invite you to experience an innovative approach to fresh authentic Mediterranean food. Whether you’re visiting our dining room, carrying out, or throwing a party, Zoroona provides its guests with excellent, healthy food in a clean refreshing elegant atmosphere. Kick back, relax, and enjoy our mouthwatering dishes prepared to perfection by our experienced chef. Also, don’t forget to leave room for a piece of Baklava or a taste of our famous Tiramisu.

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Authentic Indian Cuisine Fine Dining Restaurant

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A private room for up to 50 guests Catering to Baton Rouge and surrounding areas North Indian and South Indian cuisine

Sizzling Bar Menu

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Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:30pm | Sat-Sun 11:30am-4:00pm

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Visiting BATON ROUGE? Visit MESTIZOS! Mexican Food with a Louisiana Flair

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11260 Coursey Blvd. (225)372-2526 williesbr.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Willie’s Restaurant is family owned. Willie’s offers hand-crafted entrées, and juicy burgers and sandwiches made to order. Our menu includes an array of seafood options both fried and blackened. Our sandwiches and specials include our very own smoked meats. Check out our full menu at williesbr.com.

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​ 347 Nicholson Drive 3 (225) 663-2728 3510 Drusilla Lane (225) 926-3003 10000 Perkins Rowe (225) 636-2271 We craft New Orleans BBQ dishes that feed your soul. Our meats are dry-rubbed with amazing Cajun, Creole, and Caribbean spices. Then we slow smoke ’em to perfection with oak and pecan. Want an extra kick? We’ve created four unique BBQ sauces made with Louisiana ingredients. Then we put on the down-home, soulful Louisiana sides. Can’t make it out? We offer delivery through WAITR too! Check out our delectable dishes on Instagram @ VooDooBBQ.

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Transform your discovery of Baton Rouge’s culinary gems into an adventure.

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tronomic delights that’s a little more adventurous than a routine restaurant reservation? Baton Rouge offers multiple options, from tours to culinary competitions that pit chef against chef, with your palate emerging as the real winner. If pairing food with sight-seeing is your thing, Baton Rouge Food Tours offers the C’est Si Bon Food Tour by appointment. The 2.5-hour guided leisurely walking tour includes food tastings at local restaurants infused with entertaining historical and cultural details for pleasing both your belly and your brain. To make arrangements, email info@batonrougefoodtour.com, or call (800) 662-3241. In the spring, serious epicureans combine flora and farm at Gourmet in the Garden, a progressive dinner at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. The event is hosted by the Louisiana Culinary Institute to benefit both the gardens and the LCI Foundation’s scholarship program for future culinary leaders. Signature dishes will be created with local farm products unique to the Red Stick area and Louisiana. Get the details at lci.edu/gourmet-in-the-garden, or call (225) 763-3990. Also in the spring, you can try gourmet crawfish dozens of ways at Crawfête, sponsored by the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society. Chefs from Baton Rouge’s finest restaurants create their best dishes for guests to sample. Past menus have included the likes of Crawfish Cannoli, Crawfish Cake, Little Asian Crawfish Hot Dogs and other specialties. More info can be found at crawfetebr.com. In the summer, visitors to the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens can sample fruits and vegetables from the

garden along with creations from local food companies at the annual Garden Fest. Get the details at discoverburden.com, or call (225) 763-3990. No culinary adventure in Louisiana would be complete without the Jambalaya Festival in the self-dubbed Jambalaya Capital of the World: Gonzales. This May festival pits area cooks against one another in a competition for the prestigious title of “World Champion.” Read more about it at jambalayafestival.org. The Red Stick Farmers Market kicks off its annual Fresh Fest in June, highlighting locally grown ingredients. Year-round open-air markets take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays at the Main Street Market at Fifth and Main Streets in downtown Baton Rouge. Every August, the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society hosts the city's biggest culinary festival: Fête Rouge. For this Louisiana celebration of food and wine, local chefs prepare their best dishes to vie for a gold medal, People’s Choice or Best in Show honors. Attendees can sample their culinary creations as well as sample fine wines from around the world, and enjoy live entertainment and cooking demonstrations. Get details at feterougebr.com. In the fall, don’t miss the Capital Chefs’ Showcase, a signature fundraising event of Cancer Services. The highlight of the annual gala is the Bite & Booze Cooking Competition organized by Food Network Star finalist and local restaurateur Jay Ducote. Find out more at cancerservices.org. And Slow Food Baton Rouge—a local chapter of Slow Food USA—hosts signature farm-to-table events, showcasing the culinary arts, local food and mixologists. Small plates are prepared by competing local chefs, who are asked to source ingredients from Louisiana growers. Find out more at slowfoodbr.org.


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The Parks and Recreation System for the Parish of East Baton Rouge

BREC PRESENTS

your NExT

FAMILY

ADventure ANIMALS & NATURE

Baton Rouge Zoo (225-775-3877) Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (225-757-8905) Farr Park Equestrian Center (225-769-7805) Come meet animals from around the globe at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, or meet Louisiana-native species at the Bluebonnet Swamp! Also be sure to take a gallop around BREC’s Farr Park, one of the area’s largest and most versatile centers for horse enthusiasts.

REACH FOR THE STARS Highland Road Observatory (225-768-9948) Independence Park Theatre & Cultural Center (225-216-0660) See stars and more at Highland Road Park Observatory, which houses state-of-the-art telescopes and hosts free weekly sky viewings, camps and a weekly science academy for children. At the Independence Park Theatre, your little one can be a star with our junior acting classes and camp programs! This 780-seat theatre hosts several plays and theatrical events throughout the year and is also available for public rental.

ARTS & CULTURE The Baton Rouge Gallery (225-383-1470) Magnolia Mound Plantation (225-343-4955) Come visit one of the nation’s longest-standing artist cooperative galleries! Or, get your dose of history at BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation. The property is a rare survivor of the vernacular architecture influenced by early settlers from France and the West Indies and features a historic house, kitchen, overseer’s house, slave quarters and more. Don’t forget to bring home souvenirs from the gift shop!

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS Perkins Road Extreme Park (225-766-9039) Liberty Lagoon (225-923-3202) Greenwood Community Park (225-620-0500)

TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME!

Achieve new heights at BREC’s Perkins Road Extreme Park! Amenities include a skate park, BMX track, a rock climbing wall, a community playground, tennis court and walking/biking trails. Sizzle up your summer at BREC’s Liberty Lagoon Waterpark. Make a splash on the Water Playground, unwind on the Lazy River, surge through any of Liberty Lagoon’s waterslides – including two new thrillslides – and test your surfing skills on the Shockwave Surfing Simulator. It’s the only one in the entire state of Louisiana! Learn more at libertylagoon.org.

BREC Outdoor Adventure is dedicated to promoting an active, outdoor lifestyle to all citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish including the unique and relaxing paddling experience to be had at the Sunset Paddles at Milford Wampold Park!

EXPLORE WHAT BREC HAS TO OFFER!

See all that BREC has to offer at www.BREC.org!


The Parks and Recreation System for the Parish of East Baton Rouge

BREC PRESENTS

your NExT

FAMILY

ADventure ANIMALS & NATURE

Baton Rouge Zoo (225-775-3877) Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (225-757-8905) Farr Park Equestrian Center (225-769-7805) Come meet animals from around the globe at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, or meet Louisiana-native species at the Bluebonnet Swamp! Also be sure to take a gallop around BREC’s Farr Park, one of the area’s largest and most versatile centers for horse enthusiasts.

REACH FOR THE STARS Highland Road Observatory (225-768-9948) Independence Park Theatre & Cultural Center (225-216-0660) See stars and more at Highland Road Park Observatory, which houses state-of-the-art telescopes and hosts free weekly sky viewings, camps and a weekly science academy for children. At the Independence Park Theatre, your little one can be a star with our junior acting classes and camp programs! This 780-seat theatre hosts several plays and theatrical events throughout the year and is also available for public rental.

ARTS & CULTURE The Baton Rouge Gallery (225-383-1470) Magnolia Mound Plantation (225-343-4955) Come visit one of the nation’s longest-standing artist cooperative galleries! Or, get your dose of history at BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation. The property is a rare survivor of the vernacular architecture influenced by early settlers from France and the West Indies and features a historic house, kitchen, overseer’s house, slave quarters and more. Don’t forget to bring home souvenirs from the gift shop!

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS Perkins Road Extreme Park (225-766-9039) Liberty Lagoon (225-923-3202) Greenwood Community Park (225-620-0500)

TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME!

Achieve new heights at BREC’s Perkins Road Extreme Park! Amenities include a skate park, BMX track, a rock climbing wall, a community playground, tennis court and walking/biking trails. Sizzle up your summer at BREC’s Liberty Lagoon Waterpark. Make a splash on the Water Playground, unwind on the Lazy River, surge through any of Liberty Lagoon’s waterslides – including two new thrillslides – and test your surfing skills on the Shockwave Surfing Simulator. It’s the only one in the entire state of Louisiana! Learn more at libertylagoon.org.

BREC Outdoor Adventure is dedicated to promoting an active, outdoor lifestyle to all citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish including the unique and relaxing paddling experience to be had at the Sunset Paddles at Milford Wampold Park!

EXPLORE WHAT BREC HAS TO OFFER!

See all that BREC has to offer at www.BREC.org!


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Dumas (225-775-9166) 13350 Hwy. 19, Baton Rouge, LA

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J.S. Clark (225-775-9008)* 2301 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA

Santa Maria (225-752-9667) 18460 Santa Maria Pkwy, Baton Rouge, LA

Webb (225-383-4919) 1351 Country Club Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

*FootGolf holes on course

BREC offers six affordably-priced golf courses conveniently located throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. They vary from a sporting executive length course at Historic City Park to championship layouts which challenge even the best golfers at Santa Maria and Beaver Creek.

BREC also offers two courses with FootGolf holes! FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. Get a soccer ball from the marked teeing ground into the specialty footgolf hole with the lowest number ofkicks possible!

Each BREC golf course offers a unique experience. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, BREC offers a golf course that fits your game.

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and visit golf.BREC.org!


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ATTRACTIONS Airboat Tours by Arthur L. Matherne, Inc. 4262 Highway 90 E., Des Allemands (504) 810-4756 airboattours.com Mon.-Sun., 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MC, V, D; HC Please come take a “Ride on the Wild Side” in a personalized tour on a 6or 15-passenger airboat. Our USCG-approved captains have been touring the swamps, marsh and bayous in fanboats since 1994. You will have many photo opportunities while you learn about the ecology of Louisiana.

Baton Rouge Gallery 1515 Dalrymple Drive (225) 383-1470 batonrougegallery.com MC, V, D, HC Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Free admission Celebrating over 50 years in the community, BRG (located inside BREC’s City Park) proudly offers monthly exhibitions highlighting the best from local and regional contemporary artists, including painters, photographers, ceramicists and more. Free opening receptions on the first Wednesday of every month (7-9 p.m.). A wealth of unique cultural programming such as Movies & Music on the Lawn and Sundays@4 are also offered.

Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel 103 France St. (225) 378-6176 belleofbatonrouge.com Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge and open 24 hours, seven days a week, this 3-deck, paddlewheel casino is permanently docked on the Mississippi River at the foot of the I-10 bridge, across from the Raising Cane's River Center. On property is the 10-story, 288-room Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, offering great room rates and a variety of group event venues. Gaming area is 28,000 square feet of slots, table games and new video poker bar. Food is available on the casino and in the extensive landside facilities. Enjoy concerts, boxing matches, MMA and other live entertainment presented in the beautiful, one-of-a-kind Belle Atrium. All major credit cards accepted. ATMs available.

7950 Independence Blvd. (225) 928-2270 I brec.org With over a mile and a half of walking trails this is the perfect place to observe nature in the city. Stroll through the Rose Garden, Crape Myrtle Garden, Sensory Garden, Camellia Garden, Butterfly Garden, Louisiana Iris Garden and the Daylily Garden.

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo 3601 Thomas Road (225) 775-3877 | brzoo.org Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The zoo is a place where people connect with

animals. Visit giraffes, rhinos, alligators, flamingos and otters. Check out Realm of the Tiger, L’aquarium de Louisiane, the Safari Playground and the Cypress Bayou Railroad.

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours 110 Frenier Road, LaPlace (800) 467-0758 cajunprideswamptours.com 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. V, MC, AE, D; HC An exciting and authentic eco-tour experience located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Private waterway offers an abundance of wildlife with no distractions. Come explore the swamp with our Cajun Captains! Book online for discounted rates. Group transportation available for swamp, historic plantations and/or New Orleans city tours.

The Cajun Village 6470 Highway 22 Cajun Village, Sorrento Open daily until 5 p.m. (225) 675-5572 cajunvillageshops.com A collection of restored Acadian-style buildings that feature specialty shopping at Louisiana Pottery, C&C Treasures, Louisiana Livin’, BeeVee’s Goodies and The Cajun Shop. Enjoy Beignets & Café Au Lait at The Coffee House, and don’t forget to visit our two live alligators Big Boy and Nubby.

Capitol Park Museum, a Louisiana State Museum 660 N. Fourth St. (225) 342-5428. A 69,000-square-foot facility featuring thematic exhibits on the diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture. Houses two permanent exhibits, entitled Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America.

Champagne’s Cajun Swamp Tours 1151 Rookery Road, Breaux Bridge (337) 230-4068 champagnesswamptours.com Mon.-Sun., 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Swamp Tour Times: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. V, MC, AE, D; HC Forget the rest; book with the best swamp tour company at Lake Martin! Our Louisiana swamp tours depart from the only handicapped-accessible dock for boats on Lake Martin and transport you on an ecotourism adventure deep in the heart of Lake Martin, where you will experience the real soul of Louisiana swamps and bayous. Our Breaux Bridge Lake Martin store is a short drive from Lafayette and less than an hour’s drive from Baton Rouge. Reservations are required. Please call prior to confirm a tour is departing at a scheduled time.

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Global Wildlife Center 26389 La. 40, Folsom (985) 796-3585 I globalwildlife.com Learn through touch as you get eye to eye with a giraffe. Come roam with over 4,000 animals on Global Wildlife’s 900-acre preserve. Experience a safari on a one and a half hour educational, exhilarating and exciting guided tour. Learn about animals from all over the world and get up close and personal when you feed them.

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1717 River Road North (225) 709-7777 I hollywoodbr.com Get in on 24-hour, nonstop action at Hollywood Casino! With 27,000 square feet of entertainment, Hollywood Casino offers three floors of premium slots and thrilling table games. A new nonsmoking area is available on the second floor. Get the star treatment at one of our three dining locations: Celebrity Grill, Epic Buffet and Take Two Deli. Complimentary valet service and premier club promotions will leave you feeling like Hollywood royalty.

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2858 Gourrier Ave. LSU AgCenter campus (225) 578-7913 lsuagcenter.com/LaHouse Open M-F 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Explore features, displays and cut-away views of the nation’s most unique showcase of home solutions for the region’s climate, natural disasters and indoor health hazards. Experience the green, comfort, durability, convenience, health and financial advantages of a high-performance home. Free publications, self-guided tours, videos, exhibits and more. HC

The Last Wilderness Adventure 33195 La. 75, Plaquemine (225) 692-4114 (225) 659-2499 I lastwildernesstours.com Forty-five minutes from Baton Rouge. A personalized expedition deep into the mystical swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin, where other swamp tours with big boats cannot go. The tour lasts a minimum of two hours and is a great adventure for people of all ages. Your captain, Dean Wilson, as the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, helps protect hundreds of thousands of acres of Louisiana swamps (basinkeeper.org). Tours are by appointment only.

L’Auberge Baton Rouge 777 L’Auberge Ave. (866) 261-7777 I mylauberge.com Discover Baton Rouge’s ultimate destination. From the massive 74,000-square-foot gaming facility to the stunning rooftop pool, four unique restaurants, epic live concerts, and over 200 luxurious rooms and suites, limitless thrills are found around every corner at L’Auberge Baton Rouge—where legendary moments await.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens 4560 Essen Lane (225) 763-3990 discoverburden.com Open daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is an expansive collection of specialty gardens, woodlands and wetlands. Trees and Trails offers 5 miles of serene walking paths, and the Rose Garden, Children’s Garden and AllAmerica Selections Display Garden showcase beautiful plants and flowers and also provide educational experiences for gardeners of all ages.


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Louisiana State University (225) 578-5030 lsu.edu Attractions include the distinctive Italianate campus architecture, Tiger Stadium, the outdoor Greek Theatre, the LSU Dairy Store, the Union Art Gallery and the iconic Memorial Tower. Printed visitors guides including a walking tour are available at the Visitor Center, corner of Dalrymple Drive and Highland Road.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum 100 River Road South (225) 344-5272 I lasm.org MC, V, AE, D Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Discover fine art exhibitions, the Ancient Egypt Gallery, hands-on galleries, innovative programming in the state-of-the-art Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, and Art After Hours. Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, Art & Science inspires, entertains and educates visitors of all ages.

It is a premier center that offers over 30 different engaging interactive hands-on exhibits and programs, making it an excellent educational resource for the entire community. General Admission: $8 for adults and children; $7 for seniors.

Louisiana Fish Fry At Louisiana Fish Fry, spreading Cajun cooking throughout the kitchens of America is a challenge we take very seriously. Louisiana Fish Fry Products can be used in a variety of ways. The products are mixed and packaged at the Baton Rouge facility. For cooking videos and more, visit louisianafishfry.com

Louisiana Lottery Corporation With dozens of colorful scratch-off games celebrating Louisiana and drawings occurring every night for jackpots of $500 to over $40 million, no visit is complete without trying your luck on a lottery game for as little as $1. What’s more, proceeds fund K-12 public education! Details at louisianalottery.com/games.

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6470 Highway 22, Cajun Village, Sorrento (225) 675-5572 113 North Cypress, Hammond louisianapottery.com (985) 340-9150 I lcdcofhammond.org 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sun. Closed Mondays MC, V, D; HC Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Largest selection of fine, hand-crafted wares made exclusively by LouisiSaturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ana artisans. More than 100 artisans represented. Original art, etchings, Sunday, 1-5 p.m. I V, MC, D A perfect place for families with toddlers and children up to the age of 10 cookbooks and more. An easy 20-minute drive from the Mall of Louisiana. to learn and explore together in a safe and fun hands-on environment.

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• Breathtaking tour of privately-owned wildlife refuge • Knowledgeable & Entertaining Cajun Boat Captains • Book online in advance for discount rate • Only ½ mile off I-10 between Baton Rouge & New Orleans • Groups Welcome. Call for details.

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Louisiana’s Old State Capitol 100 North Blvd. (225) 342-0500 louisianaoldstatecapitol.org Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the Gothic castle overlooking the river to discover ghosts, governors and more! Other attractions include the Huey Long galleries and the Ghost of the Castle show. Building admission is free.

Louisiana Quilt Trail – Northshore 146 W. Oak St., Ponchatoula (985) 386-8815 (800) 617-4502 louisianaquilttrail.com, tangitourism.com A Quilt Trail is the exhibition of artistic interpretations of quilt blocks outdoors on homes, businesses, sheds, fences and barns or on posts in the yard, field, pasture or flower bed. The Louisiana Quilt Trail is a driving tour consisting of over 100 blocks spanning throughout five parishes and seven trails. Download trail maps or visit Tangi Tourism to pick up a brochure today.

LSU Rural Life Museum 4560 Essen Lane (225) 765-2437 rurallife.lsu.edu Open daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., RURAL LIFE except for major holidays. MUSEUM “Come to the Country” and enjoy the lifestyles and life-ways of the rural people of Louisiana. Provides insight into the largely forgotten lifestyles and cultures of 19th century Louisiana. An outdoor living history museum also holds an extensive collection of tools, household utensils, furniture, vehicles and farming implements. Ranked one of the 10 best outdoor museums in the world by the British Museum. THE LSU

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McIlhenny Company–Tabasco Highway 329, Avery Island (800) 634-9599 tabasco.com Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MC, V, AE, D; HC Join us for a full day of fun and flavor at our NEW visitor’s center! Learn the Island’s history and see how we make and bottle TABASCO® Sauce. Sample spicy treats and shop in our Country Store. Take one of our fun tours, explore Jungle Gardens, and try Cajun food in Restaurant 1868. It’s all here on Avery Island!

LSU Rural Life Museum

19th Century Outdoor Complex of Louisiana Plantation Buildings & Rural Structures

Museum with Hundreds of Artifacts Open Daily 8:00 - 5:00 except for major Holidays

Located at Burden Museum and Gardens

4560 ESSEN LANE @ I-10 • Baton Rouge rurallife@lsu.edu • 225.765.2437 rurallife.lsu.edu

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440 North Third St., Ste. 100 (225) 343-0600 mathernes.com 7 a.m to 9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun. Downtown’s Premier Market. Providing Downtown Baton Rouge with a full-service grocery store featuring fresh produce, meat, seafood, and specialty foods. Our deli serves hot breakfast and lunch daily. We also feature a salad bar, wraps, sandwiches and fresh sushi made by our in-house sushi chef. Enjoy your meal in our sit-down dining area, which has complimentary WiFi. Check out our historic “Wine Vault” and our extensive selection of craft and domestic beers, and hard liquor. Matherne’s Market: Serving Baton Rouge and the River Parishes for over 30 Years! “Giving You Our Best!”

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Paragon Casino Resort

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La. 1, Marksville (800) 946-1946 paragoncasinoresort.com Paragon Casino Resort features a world-class casino with Las Vegas-style slots and table games. There are more than 500 rooms and suites, cabins and an RV park. Enjoy the soaring atrium with a “living” bayou and live alligators, a full-service spa, shopping, Kids Quest, Cyber Quest, a three-screen cinema, an indoor tropical pool with swim-up bar, several fabulous dining choices, a championship golf course and the best in live entertainment.

River Road African American Museum 406 Charles St., Donaldsonville (225) 474-5553 africanamericanmuseum.org Tours by appointment. Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting artifacts, the museum provides positive information about the history and culture of African-Americans who were enslaved in this region.

Sky Zone

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11030 Industriplex Blvd. (225) 412-3300 skyzone.com/batonrouge Closed Mondays. Tues.-Thurs., 3-8 p.m.; Fri., 3-11 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. I MC, V, D Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun.

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COME SEE OUR See how we make and bottle TABASCO® Sauce Sample spicy treats and Shop in our Country Store Take one of our fun tours and Learn the Island’s history

subr.edu Attractions include the view of the Mississippi River from the historic bluff and the Southern University Museum of Art, which has an extensive collection of African and African-American art. For ticket information on Jaguar athletics, call (225) 771-2596.

State Capitol Raceway 11436 U.S. Highway 190 W., Port Allen (225) 627-4574/(225) 766-8274 statecapitolraceway.com I MC, V, AE, D; HC A division of the International Hot Rod Racing Association (IHRA) and a member of the American Mud Racing Association (AMRA). State Capitol Raceway holds races every Friday night, including several nationally recognized events in the spring and fall, as well as four sanctioned mud races a year. Like us on Facebook.

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Highway 329 • Avery Island

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Jefferson Highway at Corporate Blvd. (225) 925-2344 I townecenteratcedarlodge.com or facebook.com/TowneCenterBatonRouge I MC, V, AE, D The good life is right here at Towne Center at Cedar Lodge. We have created a true lifestyle center, blending just the right elements that allow you to live life the way you want it to be. Our open-air marketplace evokes an Old World sensibility, with inviting walkways, graceful fountains and traditional charm. Paired with a superb selection of merchants, you’ll rediscover the beauty of shopping.


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West Baton Rouge Museum 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen (225) 336-2422 westbatonrougemuseum.com Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, 2-5 p.m. West Baton Rouge Museum, just minutes from downtown Baton Rouge, features Louisiana’s sugar plantation history. Tours of the museum’s 6 acres include historic slave quarter, plantation store, barn, blacksmith shop, gardens, and gift shop—ten buildings that describe plantation life from the antebellum period through Civil Rights.

NEW ORLEANS Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Zoo 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans (504) 581-4629 AudubonNatureInstitute.org In historic Uptown New Orleans, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the world, engaging educational programs and handson animal encounters. Unique natural habitat exhibits like the Louisiana Swamp showcase relationships between people and nature.

French Quarter Phantoms 718 N. Rampart St. New Orleans (504) 666-8300 frenchquarterphantoms.com Not just your ordinary cheap thrill! Voted No. 1 in New Orleans and America’s Top Ten Haunted Tours, 2009-2016. Fun French Quarter walking tours led by master storytellers. Choose from our Ghost & Vampire walking tour, True Crime walking tour, St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery walking tour or Tour Treme. All tours are about 1 hour, 45 minutes; walking distance is just under 1 mile. Book online for $16 per person and you receive a discount of $4 per ticket!

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Only a short drive from New Orleans, these historic plantations, gardens and restaurants of Plantation Parade symbolize the wealth and culture of Louisiana’s past. Come tour, dine, sleep and enjoy the full richness of Plantation Parade.

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PLANTATIONS Destrehan Plantation 13034 River Road, Destrehan (985) 764-9315/(877) 453-2095 | destrehanplantation.org Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please call for group rates. | HC One of the most interesting tours in all of New Orleans Plantation Country; no trip to this area would be complete without a visit to Destrehan Plantation. Established in 1787, Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Witness costumed guides interpreting the fascinating legacy of the Destrehan family. Skilled artisans and displays of original Louisiana Purchase documents.

Dunleith Historic Inn 84 Homochitto St., Natchez, Mississippi (800) 433-2445 dunleith.com | MC, V, AE, D; HC Dunleith is an exquisite 1856 historic inn located in the heart of Natchez. The Inn has 22 luxurious renovated rooms. The Castle Restaurant & Pub is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Evergreen Plantation 4677 Highway 18, Edgard I (985) 497-3837 I evergreenplantation.org I Tours offered daily, Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Evergreen Plantation, circa 1790, is the most intact plantation complex in the South, with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including 22 slave cabins in their original double row configuration. A visit to Evergreen will not only include “The Big House” and its dependencies, but also a walk down an alley of 100 oak trees that are over 200 years old.

Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins 11656 U.S. 84, Frogmore (near Ferriday) (318) 757- 2453 | frogmoreplantation.com | MC, V, AE, D; HC Rand McNally’s “Must See.” “Cotton Then & Now” ... guided tour. Extensive Southern history, 1700s to today. 1,800-acre working cotton plantation. Furnished slave cabins; Smithsonian-quality, antique steam gin; 19 historical buildings. New computerized gin and farming operation. Scheduled dates with music. Also, new tour: The Plantation Civil War— eye-opening PowerPoint plus guided or audio tour relating social, racial and political causes of the war and changes on plantations to owners and slaves. Hours vary by season (call or check website). 6838 Highland Road, St. Francisville (225) 655-4475 greenwoodplantation.com Historical tours daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed major holidays) | MC, V, AE, D; HC A Greek Revival home circa 1830. Burned and rebuilt. Surrounded by 88 beautiful ancient live oak trees. A Hollywood favorite—used in 13 movies, including North & South and G.I. Joe 2. Bed and breakfast on the grounds. Available for events. Bus parking, public restrooms.

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens 40136 Highway 942, Darrow (225) 473-9380 houmashouse.com I AE, MC, V; HC Open for tours, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Experience the enchantment of the South’s most beautiful gardens at the Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road. Stroll 16 acres of gardens and tour the historic mansion filled with period antiques and original artwork. Dine in one of three award-winning restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Stay overnight in the new Inn and immerse yourself in the life of a Sugar Baron.  

Laura: A Creole Plantation 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie (888) 799-7690 lauraplantation.com | MC, V, D Guided tours daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Built in 1805. Named by Lonely Planet travel guide as the “Best History Tour in U.S.” Get your passport ready as you enter the fascinating world of the Creole plantation owners, slaves and children who lived apart from American culture for over 200 years.

The Myrtles Plantation Bed & Breakfast (circa 1796) 7747 U.S. Highway 61, St. Francisville (800) 809-0565 I myrtlesplantation.com Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mystery Tours on Friday and Saturday evenings, reservations recommended. Experience antebellum splendor in this 221-year-old National Historic Register plantation home, which is renowned for its mystery and intrigue and known as one of “America’s Most Haunted Homes.” The Carriage House Restaurant located on grounds. Bus parking. Public restrooms. Gift shop.

New Orleans Plantation Country 2900 La. 51, LaPlace (866) 204-7782 I visitnopc.com Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. I HC Discover some of the South’s most beautiful and historic plantations along the Great Mississippi River Road. Venture into scenic swamps for a peaceful tour or thrilling airboat ride. Indulge in authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Enjoy a wide range of accommodations, from a well-appointed hotel to a charming B&B. Come and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Nottoway Plantation & Resort 31025 La. 1, White Castle (225) 545-2730 nottoway.com | MC, V, AE Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond property, is home to the South’s largest existing antebellum mansion. Reigning over oak-draped grounds between Baton Rouge

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and New Orleans, Nottoway offers audio and guided tours, deluxe rooms, luxury amenities, dining and event venues. Experience the extraordinary crown jewel of Southern antebellum plantations!

Ormond Plantation 13786 River Road, Destrehan (985) 764-8544 I plantation.com This home, located along the Great River Road showcases a rare, West Indies-style architecture. Built in 1787, it features rich history, beautiful antiques and mysterious ghost stories. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Poche Plantation 6554 Highway 44, Convent (225) 562-7728 pocheplantation.com | HC Call for seasonal tour times. Built in 1867, Poche Plantation is one of the last plantation homes to be built on the majestic Mississippi River. This National Register of Historic Places site offers daily tours, a B&B and RV park. Plantation is located next to St. Michael’s historic church.

St. Joseph Plantation

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3535 Highway 18, Vacherie (225) 265-4078 stjosephplantation.com This raised Creole plantation has been home to some of Louisiana’s most interesting families. Lovingly restored by descendants of Joseph Waguespack, who purchased the plantation after the Civil War. Many of the tours are guided by these family members. Acclaimed “The River Road’s Most Authentic Tour.” Explore the history of sugarcane, the old detached kitchen and original slave cabins. Annual “Creole Mourning Tour,” Oct. 2-Nov. 5, features the customs of 19th Century Creole Mourning. See website for more information.

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Oak Alley Plantation 3645 Highway 18 (River Road), Vacherie (225) 265-2151 (800) 442-5539 oakalleyplantation.com Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except major holidays MC, V, D, AE A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past: opulence and slavery, beauty and civil war, grandeur and desolation. Explore 25 historic acres, Slavery at Oak Alley Exhibit, Civil War Commanding Officer’s Tent, Blacksmith Shop and guided tours of the “Big House.” Special events.

San Francisco Plantation 2646 Highway 44 (River Road), Garyville (888) 322-1756 sanfranciscoplantation.org Open daily 9:40 a.m.-4 p.m.; summer hours: 9:40 a.m.-4:40 p.m. | MC, V, AE, D Only authentically restored plantation home in Louisiana. 1830s slave cabin and schoolhouse. French/German heritage. 300-year-old oaks.

Whitney Plantation 5099 Highway 18, Wallace (225) 265-3300 | whitneyplantation.com On the National Register of Historic Places, the site focuses on the lives of the slaves and includes the last surviving example of a true French Creole barn. Hours: Every day except Tue; tours offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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BEYOND ORDINARY PRETTY CLOSE TO EXTRAORDINARY WHERE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND EVERY DAY FEELS LIKE SATURDAY. With a vibrant social scene and unique street-style layout, nothing else quite compares to the shopping and dining experience of Perkins Rowe. Meticulously landscaped grounds, trendy boutiques nestled among national retailers, and a host of cafes and eateries are but a few of the ways Perkins Rowe distinguishes itself as the premier shopping destination in Louisiana.

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The Cajun Village

The Royal Standard

6470 Highway 22, Sorrento (225) 675-2782 I cajunvillageshops.com Open daily until 5 p.m. A collection of restored Acadian-style buildings that feature specialty shopping at Louisiana Pottery, Cajun Village Antiques, C&C Treasures, The Swamp Pop Candy Shop, The Cajun Shop, The Louisiana Cajun Kitchen Store, Bee Vee’s Goodies. Enjoy beignets & café au lait at The Coffee House, and don’t forget to visit our live alligators, Big Boy and Nubby.

2877 Perkins Road I (225) 344-2311 16016 Perkins Road I (225) 751-0009 theroyalstandard.com Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. MC, V, AE, D One of Baton Rouge’s most unique shopping experiences. Voted Best Gift Store for six years. We feature over 25,000 square feet of home interiors, fashion accessories, estate jewelry and gifts for every occasion. Come see why we are The Standard for a Royal Lifestyle.

Cabela’s 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales (225) 743-3400 I cabelas.com Mon-Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Cabela’s Gonzales Retail Store is located at the intersection of I-10 and La. 30. The 165,000-square-foot retail showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.

Denham Springs Antiques Village denhamspringsantiquedistrict.net Shoppers can find original artwork, hard-to-find collectibles, unique gifts, books, handmade jewelry and more. The historic district in downtown Denham Springs is home to more than a dozen antique shops, including Heritage House in an old boarding house, Theatre Antiques in a historic movie theater, Benton Bros. Antique Mall in what was once a furniture store, and others.

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Perkins Rowe Bluebonnet @ Perkins Road (225) 767-2001 perkinsrowe.com Perkins Rowe is Baton Rouge’s premier mixed-use development, blending office, retail, entertainment and residential space in a unique community. Convenience and fun intersect here in beautiful walkways and scenic courtyards with some of the best shopping, dining and residential options available in Baton Rouge—and all in one neighborhood.

8540 Siegen Lane (225) 229-4784 rugplace.com

Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Our showroom is on Siegen between Perkins Road and I-10 and we hang over 2,000 rugs. With a color-savvy staff to help, you will find your perfect rug. Take your favorite rugs home on 48-hour approval and remember: Always Free Freight. Affordable and beautiful, we have 2 x 3 to 10 x 14 rugs in sisals, outdoor, cowhides, synthetics, machine made wools, and Persian hand-knotted rugs. Come see our world of area rugs; we accept major credit cards and are handicap accessible.

Tanger Outlet Center 2410 Tanger Blvd., Gonzales (225) 647- 9383 Over 90 designer and manufacturer outlet stores and restaurants are featured in this popular outlet mall. Special coupon vouchers and incentives are available for groups. At Tanger, every day is sale day. Located at I-10 Exit 177 Gonzales.

Towne Center at Cedar Lodge Jefferson Highway at Corporate Blvd. (225) 925-2344 townecenteratcedarlodge.com facebook.com/TowneCenterBatonRouge MC, V, AE, D The good life is right here at Towne Center at Cedar Lodge. We have created a true lifestyle center, blending just the right elements that allow you to live life the way you want it to be. Our open-air marketplace evokes an Old World sensibility, with inviting walkways, graceful fountains and traditional charm. Paired with a superb selection of merchants, you’ll rediscover the beauty of shopping.

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9814 Royal St., St. Francisville (225) 635-4107 grandmothersbuttons.com Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. MC, V, AE, D Antique button jewelry handmade upstairs in our restored 1905 bank building in the heart of St. Francisville’s Historic District. Don’t miss our fascinating Button Museum in the old bank vault, featuring buttons dating back to the 18th century. Nationally recognized retail store includes apparel, home items, gifts and vintage items. Shop online for a complete selection of button jewelry. Second location at 2105 Magazine St. now open in New Orleans.

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Anytime Fitness Bumble Lane European Wax Center Medical Spa of Baton Rouge Orangetheory

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All about the kids

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to find activities the kids will enjoy, Baton Rouge has endless possibilities. Here’s a sampling.

LIBERTY LAGOON Cool off on a hot summer day at BREC’s Liberty Lagoon waterpark, located on Lobdell Avenue. (BREC is the parks commission for East Baton Rouge Parish; see next page.) Float down the lazy river on an inner tube, spin in the vortex pool or take a ride on one of the park’s three slides, ranging from 75 feet to 205 feet long. An interactive water playground and canopied splash pad are delights for even the smallest tikes. For information, visit libertylagoon.com or call (225) 9233202. (Park closed during winter.)

PERKINS ROAD COMMUNITY PARK

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Children and parents alike love the Perkins Road Community Park, BREC’s 52-acre “extreme sports park.” The facility’s BMX racetrack, 30,000-squarefoot skate and bike park, playground, soccer fields and rock climbing facility are great for adventurous youngsters. The minimum age for the climbing wall is 9, and

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basic how-to explanations and technique training are available from climbing experts. Walking paths, picnic areas and a fishing pond are designed for the whole family to enjoy. For more information, visit brec.org or call (225) 766-9039.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM Come visit the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, where families can “Discover, Create, and Connect” through art and science. Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, LASM offers entertainment for all ages. From hands-on weekend programs such as BASF Kids’ Lab and Viewing & Doing Art! to discovering ancient Egypt treasures in the mummy’s tomb and out-of-this-world planetarium shows in the 60-foot domed theater, there is something to inspire everyone. Children can discover comets, meet life-size models of famous astronomers, create take-home art, and connect with nanoscale science, engineering and technology through the interactive Nano exhibit. For more information visit lasm.org or call (225) 344-5272.

FEATURED LISTINGS BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo 3601 Thomas Road (225) 775-3877 I brzoo.org Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The zoo is a place where people connect with animals. Visit giraffes, rhinos, alligators, flamingos and otters. Check out Realm of the Tiger, L’Aquarium de Louisiane, the Safari Playground and the Cypress Bayou Railroad.

Lake After Hours Kids lakeafterhourskids.com Provides quick, convenient pediatric and adolescent urgent care in a child-friendly environment. Specializing in patients between 3 months and 15 years of age, the clinic is open seven days a week until 11 p.m. with pediatric providers and pediatric-trained nurses on staff. Located on Perkins Road near Siegen Lane with no appointment needed. Accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.


RECREATION

RECREATION & OUTDOORS The Bluffs on Thompson Creek 14233 Sunrise Way, St. Francisville (225) 634-6400 I thebluffs.com Come play Louisiana’s No. 1 public golf course. Nestled among the hardwoods and lush landscape lies Louisiana’s hidden treasure, The Bluffs on Thompson Creek. The Bluffs is a master-planned community near Baton Rouge that combines an Arnold Palmer signature golf course with a Palmer's restaurant, The 19th Hole bar, golf shop and lodging. Book your tee time today!

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway (225) 757-8905 brec.org This 103-acre facility houses live animal exhibits; photographic presentations of the site’s flora and fauna; natural artifact and mineral displays; and a sizeable, vintage waterfowl decoy carving collection. Ecology and art exhibits are featured periodically. Over a mile of gravel paths and boardwalks link varied habitats such as the cypress-tupelo swamp, beechmagnolia and hardwood forests. Birders can view seasonal species during peak migrations, as well as year-round residents. While snakes and turtles are commonly seen from the trails, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, armadillos, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, deer and otter are also known to inhabit the site.

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BREC (225) 273-6404 brec.org BREC operates public park and recreation facilities and programs throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. Visitors can access 180 parks including a unique mix of facilities, including a state-of-the-art observatory, a swamp nature center and conservation areas, a performing arts theatre, an equestrian park, an art gallery, an arboretum, an accredited zoo, seven golf courses and an extreme sports park with a 30,000-square-foot concrete skate park, rock-climbing wall, BMX track and velodrome. Check the website for details and events.

The Island Golf & Country Club 23550 Myrtle Grove Road, Plaquemine (225) 685-0808 www.theislandgolf.com Tuesday-Sunday, sunrise to sundown Featured on the Golf Channel and in Golf Magazine, this 160-acre TifEagle course presents nine man-made lakes, and water comes into play on 17 of the 18 holes. This true championship course plays from the professional tees at 7,010 yards. The clubhouse overlooks the greens at holes 9 and 18.

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Festivals & Annual Events

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Spring Ebb & Flow

Crawfête

Burden Garden Fest

3rd Street Songwriters Festival

Zapp’s International Beer Festival

Star-Spangled 4th of July Celebration

Baton Rouge Blues Festival

Live After Five

Art Melt

Wearin’ of the Green Parade

Sunday in the Park

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Summer Rock N Rowe Hot Art, Cool Nights

Fall Brew at the Zoo

Sunday in the Park

Burden Museum & Gardens Corn Maze

Baker Buffalo Festival

Fête Rouge Taste of Tiger Tailgating

Winter

Live After Five Rock N Rowe

Restaurant Week

Halloween Parade Zachary Art Crawl

13th Gate Haunted House

Louisiana Book Festival

LSU & Southern football

White Light Night

Bonfires on the Levee (surrounding parishes)

Christmas in Central Square

Rural Life Christmas

Red Stick Revelry New Year’s Eve

Downtown Festival of Lights Baton Rouge Christmas Parade

The Louisiana Marathon Restaurant Week Mardi Gras


EVENTS

ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENTS FEATURED VENUES Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel 103 France St. (225) 378-6176 belleofbatonrouge.com Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge and open 24 hours, seven days a week, this three-deck, paddlewheel casino is permanently docked on the Mississippi River at the foot of the I-10 bridge, across from the Raising Cane's River Center. On the property is the 10-story, 288-room Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel—offering great room rates and a variety of group event venues. Gaming area is 28,000 square feet of slots, table games and new video poker bar. Food is available on the casino and in the extensive landside facilities. Enjoy concerts, boxing matches, MMA and other live entertainment presented in the beautiful, one-of-a-kind Belle Atrium. All major credit cards accepted. ATMs available.

Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge 1717 River Road North (225) 709-7777 hollywoodbr.com Get in on 24-hour, nonstop action at Hollywood Casino. With 27,000 square feet of entertainment, Hollywood Casino offers three floors of premium slots and thrilling table games. A new nonsmoking area is available on the second floor. Get the star treatment at one of our three dining locations: Celebrity Grill, Epic Buffet and Take Two Deli! Complimentary valet service and premier club promotions will leave you feeling like Hollywood royalty!

EVENTS CALENDAR Live in the Lounge! Musical Performances. Tallulah Crafted Food & Wine Bar at the Renaissance Baton Rouge, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Join us every Wednesday for a variety of live performances from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wine specials available during the performance. (225) 388-5710, facebook.com/TallulahFoodandWine. Brewery Tours. Southern Craft Brewing Co., 14141 Airline Hwy., Ste. 4J. Check out Baton Rouge’s newest brewery. Free brewery tours every Friday night at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tours start in the Tasting Room, open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. socraftbeer.com.

FEBRUARY

11 Mardi Gras Mambo. This 10k, 15k and 1 Mile Fun Run is now in its 19th year. The Mambo gives every runner a fun and fast course through downtown Baton Rouge and the historic Garden District neighborhood. getmeregistered.com; runmambo.com.  17 Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Parade.

Downtown Baton Rouge. Celebrate the season with the ladies only krewe in downtown Baton Rouge. kreweofartemis.net.

17-19 LSU baseball vs. Air Force. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net. 18 Krewe of Mystique Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown Baton Rouge. Come out and see the oldest Mardi Gras Krewe that is family-oriented and fun for all ages. krewemystique.com.

Mystic Krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras Parade

18 Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown Baton Rouge. Bring in the Mardi Gras season in downtown Baton Rouge. kreweoforion.com. 19 Mystic Krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras Parade (CAAWS). North Blvd. & Fourth Street. Come out and enjoy the fun of this great parade. Bark in the Park is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; parade begins at 1:30 p.m.

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1-March 19 Everlasting Calm: The Art of Elliott Daingerfield. LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Fifth Floor. Influenced by the French Barbizon School, Tonalists, and Symbolists, the work of Elliott Daingerfield seeks to evoke the divine manifest in nature. Daingerfield’s work stands out among his National Academy of Design colleagues for its often distinctly southern mood. Everlasting Calm includes Daingerfield’s oil paintings of Southern scenes and monumental Western landscapes as well as studies for these works.

10 Ulysses: An American Mythology. 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Second performance at 3 p.m. Feb. 12. From the creative mind of Michael Borowitz, Ulysses is a tale of homecoming and redemption. Set in the South in early 1960’s, Ulysses journeys home to find his wife pursued by his enemies and himself unrecognizable to her. Ulysses is sung in the original Italian and stars bass-baritone and Opéra Louisiane favorite Ivan Griffin in the title JULIE AMADOR role. operalouisiane.com

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22 LSU baseball vs. Hofstra. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net. 24 Krewe of Southdowns Mardi Gras Parade. Glasgow Middle School. Mardi Gras parade in the middle of the city in the Southdowns’ neighborhood. southdowns.org. 24-26 LSU baseball vs. Maryland. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net.

24-26 Ramblin’ Oldies of Denham Springs. Gerry Lane Cadillac,

10945 Reiger Road. Come out and see the annual streetrod show and automotive swap meet. Expecting cars from several southeastern states. Featuring live entertainment. Registration Fri., 2-8 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m.2 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. streetrods.org.

25 Krewe of Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown Baton

Rouge. Come out and celebrate with the most colorful Mardi Gras parade in town. spanishtownmardigras.com.

26 Krewe of Comogo Mardi Gras Parade. Iberville Museum, La. 1 South in Plaquemine. The west side’s only nighttime parade. Lighted throws, street parties and family fun. kreweofcomogo.org.

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28 LSU baseball vs. Nicholls. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net. MARCH 9-12 Annual Lagniappe Dulcimer Fête. West Baton Rouge Community Center, 749 N. Jefferson Ave. in Port Allen. Classes in mountain, hammered, bow and bass dulcimer; autoharp; ukulele; penny whistle; mandolin; steel drum; fiddle and percussion instruments. Sacred Harp singing sessions will also be offered. lagniappedulcimer.org 10-12 LSU vs. Wichita St. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net. 11 TEDxLSU 2017 Annual Event. LSU Student Union Theatre. Launched in 2013, TEDxLSU is an intellectual and creative experience that brings local, regional, and statewide communities together in a way that enables them to imagine the possibilities, spur discussion and dialogue, and generate big ideas that will move the state of Louisiana forward. facebook.com/tedxlsu. 11 4th Annual Trinity Outdoors Bass Classic. Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Clyde Caraway Revelation Car Show, “Uncle Boga” Jambalaya & Pastalaya Cookoff, Hooked Kids on Fishing Extravaganza. lamardixonexpocenter.com


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15 LSU baseball vs. New Orleans. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net. 16 through September When the Water Rises: Paintings by Julie Heffernen. LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Julie Heffernan’s recent paintings create alternative habitats in response to environmental disaster and planetary excess. With rising waters, she imagines worlds in trees or on rafts in which undulating mattresses, tree boughs, and road signs guide the journey. The exhibition is a collaboration between the LSU School of Art + Design and LSU Museum of Art.

16-19 Louisiana Sportsman Show

25 Annual Providence Corporate Cup

5K Run/Walk. Downtown Baton Rouge. This community event for teams and individuals in the Greater Baton Rouge area promotes corporate wellness, company unity, and camaraderie. corporatecup.net.

25 Dancin’ in the Streets. Perkins Rowe.

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre takes its dance moves to the streets of Perkins Rowe for Baton Rouge’s favorite block party fundraiser. Featuring live music by Phat Hat, food and drinks by local vendors, incredible raffle prizes and more. batonrougeballet.org/dancing-inthe-streets/

and Festival. Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Louisiana’s largest hunting and fishing show, with acres of boats, fishing and hunting equipment, ATVs, tractors and lawn equipment and activities for the entire family. louisianasportsmanshow.com, lamardixonexpocenter.com

29 LSU baseball vs. Tulane. LSU Alex Box

17-19 LSU baseball vs. Georgia. LSU Alex

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Stadium. lsusports.net.

30 Iris’ Chef Show Off. Atrium of the Belle

of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel. Great food from over 40 local chefs, live entertainment, and a silent auction. stopdv.org.

Box Stadium. lsusports.net.

LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net.

17-19 Annual Audubon Pilgrimage. West Feliciana Parish. Tour of various historic homes, churches and gardens. Event features authentic 1820’s costumes, living history demonstrations, night festivities and cemetery tales. westfelicianahistoricalsociety.org.

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18 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. S. Acadian Thruway & Hundred Oaks Ave. The parade will start at the corner of Hundred Oaks at South Acadian Thruway and will wind through the beautiful Hundred Oaks neighborhood, ending at the intersection of South Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road. facebook.com/IrishParade.

1 Downtown Derby. Downtown Baton Rouge.

22 LSU baseball vs. Southeastern Louisiana. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net.

1 Annual Kite Fest Louisiane. West Baton

Rouge Soccer Complex. This one-of-a-kind festival features fun, games, music and special kite flying performances. (225) 344-2920. Grab your friends, brush up on your knowledge of downtown and don your sequined tennis shoes for this unique adventure challenge competition. Teams of two or more must work together to solve riddles, complete creative challenges, and strategize the most efficient path to be the first to complete 12 of 30 clue challenges. This year’s theme is “The BIG 10,” in honor of our 10th anniversary. Teams are Wearin' of the Green Parade

encouraged to dress for the theme to win additional prizes in our costume competition. Participants must be 21 or older. operalouisiane. com/downtownderby.

1 Zapp’s International Beer Festival. LSU

Rural Life Museum & Windrush Gardens More than 200 foreign and domestic beers, ales and homebrews available for tasting during this popular annual event benefiting the LSU Rural Life Museum. This fun-filled afternoon is for patrons ages 21 years and older; ID required. Tickets are $40 each and advanced purchase is required. facebook.com/ZappsBeerFest.

5 LSU baseball vs. Grambling. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net.

7 Live After Five. Live music and street parties on Fridays in spring at The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard/Town Square. liveafterfive. downtownbr.org 7-8 Rapunzel. Raising Cane’s River Center Theatre, 275 S. River Road. Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre debuts this original ballet, with choreography by Rebecca Acosta and Jonna Cox that will bring the classic fairytale to life through dance. batonrougeballet.org/events/springconcert/. 7-July 9 Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper from the Collection of the Art Museum of South Texas, organized by the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi. LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Fifth Floor. 7-July 9 Exploring Photography: Works from the Permanent Collection. LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Fifth Floor.

8-9 Baton Rouge Blues Festival. Downtown Baton Rouge, in and around Repentance Park and Galvez Plaza. Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Family-friendly festival will feature internationally-recognized performers and local blues legends alike. Free admission. batonrougebluesfestival.org.

14 Once. Raising Cane’s River Center, 275 S.

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River Road. Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once is an original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. raisingcanesrivercenter.com.

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13-15 LSU baseball vs. Ole Miss. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net.

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MAY 5 Hot Art, Cool Nights. Mid City. 6-10 p.m.

This 13th annual Baton Rouge Mid-City Merchants sponsored spring art festival is a premier event for the city. Participating businesses will be filled with thousands of shoppers, artists and art lovers. During the event, Mid-City businesses sponsor establish and never-before-seen artists, showcasing their original work, including sculpture, painting, jewelry designs, photography and more. Free admission. midcitymerchants.com.

5-7 LSU baseball vs. South Carolina. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net.

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14 Live After Five. Live music and street

parties on Fridays in spring at The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard/Town Square. liveafterfive.downtownbr.org

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10 LSU baseball vs. South Alabama. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net. 12 Opera Louisiane 10th Anniversary

Gala. Raising Cane’s River Center, 275 S. Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum. The Featuring music, food and interactive education River Road. Celebrate the 10th season with audience favorites: Paul Grove, Daniela Mack, Angola Prison Rodeo is2017 legendary for mix of #1 and exhibits. laearthday.org. Issue Date: Adits proof Chauncey Packer, Hope Briggs, Mark Walters, bulls and convicted felons. Shows 2 p.m. Gates • Please respond by e-mail or fax with your approval or minor revisions. 28 Live After Five. Live music and street Elizabeth Beers Kataria, Dennis Jesse, and open to 5 p.m. • AD 9 a.m. WILL RUN AS IS angolarodeo.com. unless approval or final revisions parties on Fridays in spring at The Crest at Leanne Clement. Get details at operalouisiane. are received by the close of business today. • Additional revisions must beLSU requested be subject fees. Plazatoinproduction North Boulevard/Town Square. 18 LSU baseball vs. Lamar. Alex Boxand mayGalvez com/10th-anniversary-gala. Carefullylsusports.net. check this ad for: CORRECT ADDRESSliveafterfive.downtownbr.org • CORRECT PHONE NUMBER • ANY TYPOS Stadium.

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23 Earth Day. Downtown Baton Rouge.

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12-14 LSU baseball vs. Auburn. LSU Alex Box Stadium. Get details at lsusports.net.

16 LSU baseball vs. Northwestern State. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net. 20 Rebellion on the River 2017. Belle

of Baton Rouge Casino, 145 Mayflower St. Louisiana’s only parking garage car show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of vehicles. facebook.com/rebellionontheriver/

26-28 Jambalaya Festival. Gonzales Civic Center, 219 S Irma Ave. in Gonzales. Live music on three stages, car show, 5K and 1 Mile Run, carnival fun. Dozens of competitors vy for the prestigious title of World Jambalaya Cooking Champ of Champs. Get details at jambalayafestival.org.

festival in St. Francisville, where the 20th century American novelist set some of his fiction. Featuring books, ideas, discussions, bourbon, crawfish, and conversation among devotees of the Southern literary giant. Get details at walkerpercyweekend.org.

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9-11 Day the War Stopped. Grace Episcopal

2-4 Walker Percy Weekend. St. Francisville.

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The Walker Percy Weekend, a three-day literary Greater Baton Rouge State Fair

Church, 11621 Ferdinand St. in St. Francisville. An event commemorating the brief moment of brotherhood given for the burial of a Union officer, Lt. Commander John E. Hart, by his brother Masons that stopped the Civil War for a few moments. Get the details at stfrancisville.us.

17 Baton Rouge Pride Fest. 1-8 p.m. Raising

Cane’s River Center Ballroom/Arena, 275 S. River Road. An indoor, family-friendly GLBTQ pride event. Get details at facebook.com/ BRPride.

JULY 3 Kenilworth Independence Day Parade. Spectators are showered with beads, trinkets, and candy by the many parade participants as all celebrate our nation’s birthday. Featuring a festive mix of local civic groups, military and veteran’s groups, bands, and political and government organizations. Get the details at kenilworthneighborhood.com.

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4 Star-Spangled Celebration. Fireworks and activities on the riverfront.

TBA Art Melt. The largest multimedia, juried

Louisiana Renaissance Festival

art exhibit in the state of Louisiana kicks off with a downtown festival providing the best of local fine art, music and performing arts. artmelt.org

AUGUST 19 Polos & Pearls. Downtown St. Francisville. 5-9 p.m. Celebrate summer’s end by strolling small-town streets, shopping, eating and enjoying the music. stfrancisvillefestivals.com TBA Fête Rouge. Baton Rouge’s premier

wine and food festival. A competition between local chefs preparing their best dishes, entertainment, silent auction, raffle, and wine and food tasting. feterougebr.com.

SEPTEMBER 8 Live After Five. Live music and street parties at The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard/ Town Square. liveafterfive.downtownbr.org 9 LSU vs. UT Chattanooga. LSU Tiger Stadium. Get details at lsusports.net.

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22 Live After Five. Live music and street parties at The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard/Town Square. liveafterfive.downtownbr.org 23 LSU vs. Syracuse. LSU Tiger Stadium. Get details at lsusports.net.

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30 LSU vs. Troy. LSU Tiger Stadium. Get details at lsusports.net.

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maze, hayride, a giant slingshot and more. Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with a special Night Maze until 9 p.m. on Oct. 28.

EVERY SUNDAY Angola Prison Rodeo. Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum. The Angola Prison Rodeo is legendary for its mix of bulls and convicted felons. At worst, it’s a day in prison that won’t end up on your permanent record. Shows start at 2 p.m. Gates open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. angolarodeo.com. 6 Live After Five. Live music and street parties at The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard/Town Square. liveafterfive.downtownbr.org

7 LSU vs. Florida. LSU Tiger Stadium. Get details at lsusports.net. 13 Live After Five. Live music and street parties at The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard/Town Square. liveafterfive.downtownbr.org 14 LSU vs. Auburn. LSU Tiger Stadium. Get details at lsusports.net. 20 Live After Five. Live music and street parties at The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard/Town Square. liveafterfive.downtownbr.org

26-Nov. 5 Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. A huge carnival midway with festival food and musical entertainment nightly. Airline Highway Park/Fairgrounds.gbrsf.com 27 Live After Five. Live music and street parties at The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard/Town Square. liveafterfive.downtownbr.org 28 Louisiana Book Festival. Free, world-class literary festival in downtown Baton Rouge.

NOVEMBER 11 LSU vs. Arkansas. LSU Tiger Stadium. Get details at lsusports.net. 25 LSU vs. Texas A&M. LSU Tiger Stadium. Get details at lsusports.net. TBA Louisiana Renaissance Festival. 46468 River Road in

Hammond. This festival transports guests back in time to the streets of 16th century England. A unique blend of theatre, theme park, craft fair and educational event, the event features more than 600 participating artisans and entertainers each year. Guests can enjoy a wide range of performances and attractions, including a live jousting arena, sword fights, jesters, comedy shows, jugglers, knighting ceremonies, falconry, animal acts, fire eating and puppet shows for kids. For music fans, there are musicians touting bagpipes, hammered dulcimers, harpsichords and hurdy-gurdies to add to the unique experience. la-renfest.com

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1 Festival of Lights. North Boulevard Town Square. Join us for a holiday

celebration featuring local art vendors, a star canopy hanging from the oak trees, snow village at River Center Plaza, music, Bethlehem Village. Also ride the magical train ride on the Mansion Express at the Old Governor’s Mansion, experience Movies and Santa at the Old State Capitol, enjoy Holiday Music Magic at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and check out art sales at Brunner Gallery. There’s also the Reindeer Run. Get the complete list of events at downtownbatonrouge.org.

1-3 Christmas in the Country in St. Francisville. This celebration of

includes The Louisiana Marathon, The Louisiana Half-Marathon, QuarterMarathon, 5K, Kids Marathon and Finish Festival.

TBA Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival. A series of Jewish films that inspire, inform and entertain. brjff.com

The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou

the season combines intriguing shopping opportunities with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. stfrancisvillefestivals.com.

2 Christmas Tour of Homes in St. Francisville. 12-5 p.m. Tour contemporary homes decorated for the holidays in West Feliciana Parish. stfrancisvillefestivals.com; (225) 635-3364 Buchmann and Sharon Mathews in 1992, The Nutcracker–A Tale from the Bayou has become one of the most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. A Baton Rouge tradition for 25 years, this treasured production features world-class guest artists, live accompaniment by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and a cast of over 300 community children and local dancers. batonrougeballet.org.

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Superior Grill 5435 Government St. (225) 927-2002 batonrouge.superiorgrill.com Consistently rated as one of Louisiana’s best Mexican restaurants, Superior also offers live music on the patio from 6:30-10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There’s plenty of room for dancing, or just grab a table.

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3353 Highland Road (225) 383-7018 varsitytheatre.com The Varsity brings big acts to Baton Rouge, including Yellowcard, Benjamin Booker, Hinder, and Shovels and Rope. At the same time, the venue gives local musicians a chance to shine. Tiered theater seating and a balcony allow patrons to see every aspect of the show.

Spanish Moon 1109 Highland Road, (225) 383-6666, thespanishmoon.com Mon.-Sat., 9 p.m.-2 a.m. This live music venue and bar is located in a two-story historic building with bars, pool tables and a large stage for performances.

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Perkins Rowe: 10001 Perkins Rowe (225) 448-3920 Downtown: 151 Third St. (225) 389-6459 lavacantina.com This restaurant serves up creole Mexican fusion fare, rock-and-roll decor and live entertainment.

1624 Wyoming St. (225) 377-7022 tinroofbeer.com Visit us at Tin Roof Brewing Company for an evening sure to knock your socks off! We have completely free brewery tours available every Friday at 6 p.m. and every Saturday at 3 p.m. Our specialty Tap Room is also open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Geaux local and have a pint with us!

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Downtown BATON ROUGE Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel 103 France St. | (225) 378-6176 belleofbatonrouge.com Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge and open 24 hours, seven days a week, this three-deck, paddlewheel casino is permanently docked on the Mississippi River at the foot of the I-10 bridge, across from the Raising Cane's River Center. On property is the 10-story, 288-room Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, offering great room rates and a variety of group event venues. Gaming area is 28,000 square feet of slots, table games and new video poker bar. Food is available on the casino and in the extensive landside facilities. Enjoy concerts, boxing matches, MMA and other live entertainment presented in the beautiful, one-of-a-kind Belle Atrium. All major credit cards accepted. ATMs available.

Capitol Park Museum 660 N. Fourth St. | (225) 342-5414 louisianastatemuseum.org Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. From Louis Armstrong to Huey P. Long, Mardi Gras to fais-do-do, and the nation-building commerce of the Mississippi River to the life-sustaining bounty of the Gulf of Mexico, the Capitol Park Museum provides a panoramic exploration of the most vibrant state in America. Admission: $6. Children under 12 are free.

Hampton Inn & Suites – Downtown 462 Lafayette St. hamptoninnandsuitesbatonrouge.com The Hampton Inn & Suites –Baton Rouge Downtown, is located in the heart of Baton Rouge’s vibrant downtown business, entertainment and dining district. Minutes from LSU, it is the perfect location to cheer on your LSU fighting Tigers and within walking distance to many government offices. The Hampton Inn & Suites—an upscale 7-story, 137room boutique style hotel—is the perfect place for you to stay, whether you come for business or pleasure.

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Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center 201 Lafayette St. (877) 862-9800 batonrougecapitolcenter.hilton.com The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center located downtown is the city’s only historic 4-Diamond hotel. The newly renovated hotel offers 290 deluxe guestrooms, 20,000 square feet of meeting space, two river view ballrooms, rooftop pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, business center and fitness center. Stop by Kingfish Grill & Lounge to experience the best of Louisiana cuisine and a variety of fine wines. The hotel is within walking distance to the Shaw Center for the Arts and the convention center, and is near all government buildings, historic sites and LSU.

Hotel Indigo – Downtown 200 Convention St. (225) 353-1515 hotelindigo.com/batonrougela A blend of modern contemporary living with the best in traditional hospitality. Constructed within a historic building, featuring 93 smoke-free guest rooms—each with flat-screen, HD TVs, coffeemaker, and spa-inspired showers. Onsite bar and bistro. Walking distance to the River Center, downtown attractions and entertainment.

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol 100 North Blvd. (225) 342-0500 louisianaoldstatecapitol.org Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit the Gothic castle overlooking the river to discover ghosts, governors and more. Other attractions include the Huey Long galleries and the Ghost of the Castle show. Building admission is free.

LSU Museum of Art 100 Lafayette St. (225) 389-7200 | lsumoa.org Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Immerse yourself in Louisiana and its culture through art at the LSU Museum of Art. Located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, the museum hosts a variety of historic and contemporary art exhibitions, as well as a vast permanent collection spanning the 1700s to present day. Paired with a variety of programming and an education space for families to explore, a visit to LSU MOA is perfect for all ages and interests.

Maison Isabella Guest Cottage 728 Europe St. in Historic Beauregard Town (225) 383-1932 | (225)288-1932 beauregardgallery.com/cottages I MC, V, D, AE Conveniently located blocks from the Mississippi River and downtown venues: Shaw Center for the Arts, River Center, USS KIDD, Old State

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1717 River Road North (225) 709-7777 | hollywoodbr.com Get in on 24-hour, nonstop action at Hollywood Casino! With 27,000 square feet of entertainment, Hollywood Casino offers three floors of premium slots and thrilling table games. A new nonsmoking area is available on the second floor. Get the star treatment at one of our three dining locations: Celebrity Grill, Epic Buffet and Take Two Deli. Complimentary valet service and premier club promotions will leave you feeling like Hollywood royalty.

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Capitol and Old Governor’s Mansion, as well as many restaurants, bars, casinos and churches. Three miles from LSU and accessible to interstates 10 and 12. Professional décor in 1,200-square-foot cottage with all amenities.

Matherne’s Market 440 North Third St., Ste. 100 (225) 343-0600 | mathernes.com. Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Downtown’s Premier Market! Providing Downtown Baton Rouge with a full-service grocery store featuring fresh produce, meat, seafood, and specialty foods. Our deli serves hot breakfast and lunch daily. We also feature a salad bar, wraps, sandwiches and fresh sushi made by our in-house sushi chef. Enjoy your meal in our sitdown dining area with complimentary WiFi. Check out our historic “Wine Vault” and our extensive selection of craft and domestic beers, and hard liquor. Matherne’s Market: Serving Baton Rouge and the River Parishes for over 30 Years! “Giving You Our Best!”

Old Governor’s Mansion 502 North Boulevard I (225) 387-2464 oldgovernorsmansion.org Tours Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Louisiana Old Governor’s Mansion was built in 1930 under the governorship of Huey P. Long, its first resident. It serves as a historic house museum the lives of the nine governors lived here, Issueabout Date: Welcome Ad who proof #3as the headquarters for the forwith Historical Louisiana, as revisions. a venue • Please respond by Foundation e-mail or fax your approval or and minor for special • AD WILLevents. RUN AS IS unless approval or final revisions

150 Third St. (225) 408-3200 I watermarkbr.com A stately presence. A storied past. Together offering one of the richest and most eclectic experiences available for any guest. Echoes of a bygone era remain, in hand-painted murals, dramatic marble walls and staircases, and old bank vaults converted into dramatic meeting and dining spaces.

The Massage Emporium 240 Laurel St. | (225) 387-0060 massageemporium.net | Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.: Sat., 10 a.m.8 p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Downtown’s only massage center offers specialty massage services, body scrubs, esthetics, waxing and sunless tanning. Walking distance from all hotels and restaurants; we also offer mobile services to downtown hotels. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Let our friendly, professional staff get you ready for your convention, bridal event or vacation relaxation!

Tin Roof Brewing Company 1624 Wyoming St. (225) 377-7022 | tinroofbeer.com Visit us at Tin Roof Brewing Company for evening sure to knock your socks off! We have completely free brewery tours available every Friday at 6 p.m. and every Saturday at 3 p.m. Our specialty Tap Room is also open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Geaux local and have a pint with us!

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The Crest at Galvez Plaza—shown here framing the Old State Capitol—is the site of many festivals and community events in downtown Baton Rouge.

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seating, sculptures, fountains with 750 jets and a sloping lawn where children can run and play. In between the two is Galvez Plaza, with a stage for live music and the international award-winning Crest, a 65,000-pound, 35-foot-tall, steel, curved sculpture that doubles as a performance stage cover. As well as playing a starring role in outdoor concerts presented at the plaza, the Crest has become a symbol of the new downtown vibe and a tourist attraction in its own right. Nearby are attractions like the 34-story State Capitol (observation deck on the 27th floor), riverfront levee, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, two riverboat casinos, and the Raising Cane's River Center, which hosts concerts, Broadway shows, conventions and trade shows. These links will direct you to many of our favorite things to do downtown:

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Baton Rouge won’t want to miss the downtown experience. It’s a thriving, flavorful, historic area on the Mississippi riverfront that reflects the heart and soul of Louisiana. It’s home to busy office towers, theaters, museums, elegant hotels, dining and nightlife, beautiful scenery, trails for walking, running or riding and a new town square where you can attend exciting events, play chess or just enjoy a cup of coffee in our mild Louisiana weather. At the heart of it all is the Shaw Center for the Arts, an architectural showpiece that includes the LSU Museum of Art—a 13,000-square-foot space with both touring and permanent collections—and a rooftop terrace and sushi restaurant, Tsunami, which offers stunning views of the Mississippi River and a popular gathering spot for a night out. Offering world-class performing arts inside the Shaw Center is the Manship Theatre, an intimate 325-seat venue that features a steady rotation of dance, comedy, film and nationally known music acts, with a focus on jazz. A commons area in front of the Shaw Center has interactive fountains, space for events, immediate access to downtown attractions, and a direct view of the magnificent Old State Capitol—now a Louisiana history museum, complete with a gift shop. Just steps away is North Boulevard Town Square. With café seating, water features, a media beacon and more, it’s perfect for concerts, outdoor movies, picnics or just sipping a latte. Located adjacent to the town square, Repentance Park features an arc walkway with

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10501 Lovett Road, Central brec.org This multimillion-dollar sports park offers five softball/baseball fields, four multiuse fields, a playground and a fishing lake. It’s the perfect park for your next softball/baseball tournament or an afternoon of outdoor fun.

10305 Blackwater Road, Central cookingincentral.com Raising more than $2.5 million over the past decade, Cooking in Central celebrates charity, family and good Southern food. Award-winning cooks compete in every category, from BBQ Chicken and Brisket to Cochon-dulait. With live music, dancing, auctions and games, attendees will find nothing short of a great time every April.

Central Birthday Bash Central discovercentral.net/central-birthday-bash In July 2015, the City of Central celebrated its 10th anniversary of official incorporation with a citywide birthday party. The following July, Central took its birthday to the next level with live bands, such as The Molly Ringwalds; a massive fireworks display; and, of course, southern barbecue.

Central City Antiques 10443 Joor Road, Central (225) 921-7209 centralcityantiques.com With custom made cypress furniture, vintage collectibles and much more, Central City Antiques dives into its first year of business as a truly unique antique mall. Welcomed with traditional Southern hospitality, customers will enjoy scones and teas as they browse all afternoon.

Central Stat Care 11055 Shoe Creek Drive, Central (225) 261-4493 Individually owned and operated, Central Stat Care offers adult and pediatric urgent and general medical care. Walk-ins are welcome from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

Central Veterans Memorial 11515 Sullivan Road, Central discovercentral.net/central-veterans-memorial Built in 2016 to honor the sacrifices of our American heroes, the Central Veterans Memorial instills the memories of our veterans and ensures a lasting understanding of the events that shaped our nation. The Central Veterans Memorial is an educational opportunity for families that can’t be missed.

Christmas in Central Square

14040 Greenwell Springs Road, Central festivaloftworivers.com St. Alphonsus Church kicks off the Mardi Gras Season with a community Auction and Taste Fair, celebrating local business and flavor. In late April, the Festival Fair invites all to celebrate the start of summer with a celebration of community, and, of course, some good ole' Louisiana cooking.

Frenchtown Conservation Area 17819 Frenchtown Road, Central brec.org One of the hidden gems in Central, Frenchtown Road Conservation Area is the largest conservation area offered by BREC. Its 496 acres includes two globally ranked “rare or imperiled” habitats. It also features over 3 miles of trails and offers self-guided hikes through the MyTourGuide app.

Lake After Hours 8751 Sullivan Road, Central (225) 262-8377 lakeafterhours.com When illness or accident occurs at inopportune times, Lake After Hours provides urgent primary care for residents and visitors of Central. Backed by the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Lake After Hours serves patients without an appointment 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

Sammy’s Grill 14800 Wax Road, Central (225) 262-6455 sammysgrill.com/central.html Celebrating Louisiana flavor, Sammy’s Grill serves up all the local favorites, from homemade fried cheese to award-winning grilled shrimp po-boys. With a family-friendly atmosphere and excellent service, Sammy’s Grill is a great place to enjoy a good Southern meal with family and friends.

Stab’s Steak and Seafood 13438 Magnolia Square Circle, Central (225) 771-8181 | stabscentral.com This fine-dining establishment is a culinary experience, crafted with unique flavors and fresh Gulf seafood. Patrons enjoy an elegant ambience as they sip cocktails and fine wine. Come out to Central and taste for yourself.

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Dec. 3 on Sullivan Road, Central (225) 261-5988 discovercentral.net/events Christmas in Central Square is the premier “Hallmark” Christmas event in North Baton Rouge. With elaborate firework and light displays, horse and carriage rides, live music, train and carousel rides and more, Christmas in Central Square invites all ages to celebrate the holiday spirit.

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Ascension Parish Ascension Parish Tourism Commission 6967 Highway 22, Sorrento (225) 675-6550 I (888) 775-7990 TourAscension.com I Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Plantation homes, multicultural museums, golfing, great cuisine, accommodations, outlet and specialty shopping all located 15 minutes from Baton Rouge.

Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival ascensionballooning.com Located at Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road in Gonzales. Come enjoy a family fun event Sept. 22-23. Events are scheduled for 4-10 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy carnival rides, food, live music, arts and crafts, BBQ competition, car show, hot air balloon tethered rides, Balloon Glow and fireworks!

The Cabahanosse Bed & Breakfast and Shop 602 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville (225) 474-5050 | cabahanosse.com Four rooms located over antique and gift shops.

Cabela's 2200 West Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales (225) 743-3400 | cabelas.com Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Cabela's Gonzales Retail Store is located at the intersection of I-10 and La. 30. The 165,000-square-foot retail showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.

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The Grapevine Café & Gallery 211 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville (225) 473-8463 | grapevinecafeandgallery.com This restaurant is a buzz on the bayou, attracting destination diners from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and beyond. The casual atmosphere of a beautifully restored 1920s building, rotating collections of area artists and sounds of local musicians make the Grapevine the place to be.

Holiday Inn Express 2806 W. La. 30, Gonzales (225) 743-8000 hiexpress.com/gonzales.com Award-winning hotel located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Walking distance to Tanger Outlet mall and short drive to the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Cabela’s and numerous plantations. Great amenities, including microfridges in every room, business center, and complimentary wireless and wired Internet service. Enjoy hot breakfast, plasma-screen TVs in every room, fitness center and pool.

The Inn on the River 416 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville (225) 257-1140 | theinnontheriverdonaldsonville.com 16 rooms across from the Mississippi River in the heart of Donaldsonville. Small-town charm, antique shopping, great food and River Walk area.

50th Annual Jambalaya Festival jambalayafestival.org Held every year on Memorial Day weekend in Gonzales, the “Jambalaya Capital of the World.” Family-friendly festival featuring over 100 jambalaya cooks competing for the World Champion Title, 5K Run, car show, live music and great food.

The Cajun Village

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6470 La. 22, Sorrento I (225) 675-2782 cajunvillageshops.com I Daily until 5 p.m. A collection of restored Acadian-style buildings that feature specialty shopping at Louisiana Pottery, Cajun Village Antiques, C&C Treasures, The Swamp Pop Candy Shop, The Cajun Shop, The Louisiana Cajun Kitchen Store, Bee Vee’s Goodies. Enjoy beignets and café au lait at The Coffee House, and don’t forget to visit our live alligators, Big Boy and Nubby.

Clarion Inn Gonzales

Comfort Suites 2821 Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales (225) 647-6400 | www.comfortsuites.com 70 rooms located near Cabela’s and Tanger Outlet Mall. Just minutes from Lamar Dixon Expo Center, antebellum homes and great restaurants.

Lamar Dixon Expo Center 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales (225) 621-1700 | lamardixonexpocenter.com Multipurpose facility that hosts festivals, equestrian events, trade shows, music concerts and many other type of events. RV park, 24,000-square-ft. and 65,000-sq.-ft. climate-controlled buildings are great for any event.

LaQuinta Inn & Suites 2816 South Cabela’s Parkway (225) 644-4726 | lq.com Number of rooms: 60 Located near Cabela’s and Tanger Outlet Mall and just minutes from Lamar Dixon Expo Center, plantations and great restaurants. Serves breakfast and has a pool, fitness center and meeting rooms.

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1500 W. La. 30, Gonzales (225) 647-8000 I clarion.com MC, V, D, AE, CB, DC; HC Platinum Award-winning hotel of the year. Located in historic Ascension Parish, with 170 spacious guest rooms. Mike Anderson’s Seafood Restaurant located on property. Superior banquet and meeting facilities provide excellent location for any event. We offer your group safe and affordable accommodations.

lakeurgentcare.com When minor injury or illness occurs, Lake Urgent Care has four locations in Ascension Parish to serve you and your family. The state-of-the-art clinics are open seven days a week without an appointment, and equipped with advanced technology such as digital X-ray. Backed by the outstanding resources and reputation of St. Elizabeth Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.

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Malco Theaters — Gonzales Cinema

Premier Lanes Entertainment Center

1406 North Airline Highway, Gonzales (225) 644-2128 malco.com/cinema Located in the heart of Gonzales. Eleven screens, online ticketing, concessions stand, birthday party room, and arcade.

1414 North Airline Highway, Gonzales (225) 621-2695 | premierlanes.net I Sun.-Mon., 11 a.m.11 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.11 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Bowling alley, full-service bar and food, action alley arcade and laser maze. League and individual bowling and party packages available.

Marriott Springhill Suites

River Road African American Museum

2801 South Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales (225) 621-3000 marriott.com/btrro 96 rooms located near Cabela’s and Tanger Outlet. Breakfast, pool and bar on property.

Mike Anderson's — Gonzales 1500 W. La. 30, Gonzales (225) 743-MIKE (6453) mikeandersons.com MC, V, AE, D, DC; HC Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Located on property of Clarion Inn in Gonzales. Mike Anderson’s has become synonymous with serving the finest fresh south Louisiana seafood. Enjoy our many signature dishes prepared with Gulf shrimp, lump crab meat, crawfish, a wide variety of fresh fish and certified Black Angus steak. Cookbooks and seasoning available. Superior banquet and meeting facilities provide an excellent location for any event.

406 Charles St., Donaldsonville (225) 206-1225 | africanamericanmuseum.org Tours by appointment only Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting artifacts, the museum provides positive information about the history and culture of AfricanAmericans who were enslaved in this region.

Sno’s Seafood & Steaks 13131 Airline Highway, Gonzales (225) 647-2631 I snosseafood.com Sno’s has maintained the tradition of providing customers good food combined with comfortable surroundings and a family atmosphere. Signature dishes like Fish Cecil and Shrimp Hilda continue to pay tribute to family recipes.

Tanger Outlet Center 2410 Tanger Blvd., Gonzales (I-10 Exit 177) (225) 647-9383 | tangeroutlet.com Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Over 90 designer and manufacturer outlet stores and restaurants are featured in this popular outlet mall. Special coupon vouchers and incentives are available for groups. At Tanger, every day is sale day.

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West Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau 2750 N. Westport Drive Port Allen | (225) 344-2920 (800) 654-9701 westbatonrouge.net | MC, V, D; HC Open daily. We can help you plan your stay in the Baton Rouge area. Complete tourist information on the entire state in one place. I-10 W., Exit 151. State-of-the-art, full-service conference and meeting facility, accommodates 50-500. Hotels in walking distance.

West Baton Rouge Museum 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen | (225) 336-2422 Westbatonrougemuseum.com Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. West Baton Rouge Museum, just minutes from downtown Baton Rouge, features Louisiana’s sugar plantation history. Tours of the museum’s 6 acres include historic slave quarter, plantation store, barn, blacksmith shop, gardens, and gift shop—ten buildings that describe plantation life from the antebellum period through Civil Rights.

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2101 Earnest Wilson Drive, Port Allen (225) 343-3752 | Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The heavily used Port Allen Lock connects the Mississippi River to the Intracoastal Waterways, shortening the distance of boat traffic to the Gulf of Mexico by approximately 120 miles. A Visitors Center provides an interactive model of the lock, a wildlife management presentation and videos. After browsing the center, visitors can go to the local wall to view tugboats locking through. Large school or tour groups should make reservations; international visitors must be pre-approved.

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(225) 336-2423 wbrcouncil.org/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation West Baton Rouge is home to four splash pads: • Port Allen Community Center, 749 N. Jefferson Ave. • Alexander Park, 250 Elaine St., Brusly • Joe Myhand Park, 8201 Laws Road, Addis • Erwinville Park, 5110 Rougon Road, Port Allen

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Livingston Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 30340 Catholic Hall Road, Albany (888) 317-7899 | (225) 567-7899 | livingstontourism.com Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sundays.

Bass Pro 175 Bass Pro Blvd., Denham Springs (225) 271-3100. The Livingston Parish Bass Pro Shop has won numerous awards for the architecture and design of the store. When visiting our store, plan on staying several hours, as there is a lot to see here, including Fred, the alligator snapping terrapin that is approximately 125 to 150 years old.

Denham Springs Antiques District North Range Avenue (La. 16), Denham Springs denhamspringsantiquedistrict.net Denham Springs is home to an award-winning Antique District that was voted by Readers of AAA Travel Magazine as one of the top three areas to antique in the state of Louisiana. With over 20 shops, you are sure to find that antique piece that you have been searching for.

Historic Carter House 30325 Carter Cemetery Road, Springfield (225) 747-0660 | carterplantationcdd.com The Carter House is the only plantation home in Livingston Parish and was built by a free man of color in the early 1800s. The Carter House sits on the David Toms designed golf course Carter Plantation, which is part of Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Trail.

Tiki Tubing 33203 La. 1019, Denham Springs (225) 223-1156 | tikitubing.com Come cool off in Livingston Parish. Tiki Tubing is located on the Amite River in Denham Springs and is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. Come float down the Amite River, and don’t forget to bring snacks to enjoy on one of the many sandbars.

V. Watts Trade Mart and Trade Days

IF ART AND 'RUSTY GOLD' are your thing, the Denham Springs Antique Village should be among your stops in the Capital Region. Shoppers can find original artwork, hard-to-find collectibles, unique gifts, books, handmade jewelry and more. The historic district in downtown Denham Springs is home to more than a dozen antique shops, including Heritage House in an old boarding house, Theatre Antiques in a historic movie theater, Benton Bros. Antique Mall in what was once a furniture store, and others. Boutiques like The Bee’s Knees, Salassi Jewelry and Fine Gifts, La’Me Jen and Mothers and Daughters offer one-of-a-kind items. Cavalier House Books hearkens to the days before chain-store giants. The independently owned general interest bookstore carries new and used titles, as well as other services like bulk orders and book trades. Artists can enjoy some of the studios housed in the village. Take a class at Brushfire Studio or shop DeLou Glass & Gallery Co-Op for original works of art by local creatives. Make your visit a daylong outing, dining for lunch or a weekend dinner at the Taste of Louisiana Café, or enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or coffee at The Whistle Stop. The village—a Main Street Cultural District—also hosts a number of seasonal events, including a spring and fall festival, a Holiday Chef’s Evening and Wine Tasting, a Girl’s Night Out, Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Music in the Village and more. Get all the details at denhamspringsantiquedistrict.net.

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13130 Florida Blvd. (U.S. 190), Livingston (225) 686-2971 Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Antiques, collectibles, and much more! V. Watts Trade Mart has over 100 antique booths full of beautiful antiques. V. Watts Trade Day is on the second Saturday of each month. With over 100 additional vendors setting up tents around the property, it is quickly becoming one of Louisiana’s largest trade days. 

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West Feliciana Tourism Commission

Grandmother’s Buttons

11757 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville (225) 635-4224 or (800) 789-4221 stfrancisville.us Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9814 Royal St., St. Francisville | (225) 635-4107 grandmothersbuttons.com | MC, V, AE, D Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Antique button jewelry handmade upstairs in our restored 1905 bank building in the heart of St. Francisville’s Historic District. Don’t miss our fascinating Button Museum in the old bank vault, featuring buttons dating back to the 18th century. Nationally recognized retail store includes apparel, home items, gifts and vintage items. Shop online for a complete selection of button jewelry. Second location at 2105 Magazine St. now open in New Orleans.

Afton Villa Gardens 9047 U.S. Hwy. 61, St. Francisville (225) 635-6773 aftonvilla.com 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily during spring and fall seasons; call for specific dates Although a fire in 1963 destroyed the gothic antebellum mansion, the gardens at Afton Villa are among the most famous and picturesque in the state. Beginning in 1972, Genevieve and Morrell Trimble undertook the task of restoring the grounds. Today the estate contains over 20 acres of formal gardens and pleasure grounds, including the famous ruins gardens, a formal parterre garden, a daffodil valley, a historic family cemetery, and more.

Angola Louisiana State Prison Museum La. 66, Angola (225) 655-2592 angolamuseum.org MC, V, D, AE; HC Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Angola State Prison Museum was established to both preserve Angola’s past and to educate all who visit as to the role this sprawling prison farm has played in our state’s history. Once called “the bloodiest prison in America,” Angola has emerged as one of the most progressive and well-managed prisons in the U.S.

Audubon Pilgrimage

Magnolia Café 5687 Commerce St., St. Francisville (225) 635-6528 Lunch daily, Mon.-Sun.,10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (dinner) A St. Francisville tradition for almost 30 years, serving the very best poboys, salads, homemade pizzas and dinner specials. We are in the heart of the St. Francisville Historic District, within easy walking distance of all the downtown attractions. We also have live music every Friday night on our enclosed patio.

Plantation Tours St. Francisville stfrancisville.us, click on "Discovering the Attractions" St. Francisville offers a number of plantation homes to tour, including Rosedown State Historic Site, Oakley, The Myrtles, Catalpa, The Cottage Plantation, Greenwood Plantation and Afton Villa Gardens.

The Lodge at The Bluffs 5903 Magnolia Lane, St. Francisville (225) 634-5222 thelodgeatthebluffs.com The Lodge is a small and exclusive all-suites facility providing unforgettable accommodations within a setting of several hundred acres that is a natural nature sanctuary. John James Audubon painted many of his famous Birds of America on the grounds that are now home to Arnold Palmer’s championship 18-hole signature golf course. Just 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge. Long- and short-term lodging available.

Cat Island

Polos & Pearls

(601) 442-6696 fws.gov/refuge/Cat_Island/ Daily during daylight hours, except during hunting season Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge near St. Francisville was established in October 2000 as the 526th refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The mission of the 10,473-acre site is to conserve, restore, and manage native forested wetland habitats for migratory birds, aquatic resources, and endangered and threatened plants and animals. The site offers hunting, fishing, opportunities to photograph migrating birds, hiking, nature trails and canoeing/kayaking.

Downtown St. Francisville (225) 635-3873 stfrancisvillefestivals.com Taking a cue from the French Quarter’s popular event, the St. Francisville Main Street Merchants Association hosts its own Polos & Pearls Night, generally in August. The evening promises to put a little sizzle into summer by pairing popular shops with the area’s finest eateries, local artisans and musicians. Trolley transportation links featured locations, and each retail outlet offers special red-hot deals to draw customers to the downtown area to shop in the cool of the evening. Stroll along the street, and hop on and off the trolley. Shoppers who make it to every location receive a special reward.

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(225) 635-6330 westfelicianahistoricalsociety.org March 17-19, 2017 The Audubon Pilgrimage celebrates a Southern springtime in St. Francisville, the garden spot of Louisiana's English Plantation Country. Other features of the 2017 Audubon Pilgrimage include tours of Oakley Plantation, The Myrtles, Rosale, the Cabildo and the gardens at Wood Leigh. Enjoy tours of homes, Light Up the Night and other events.

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the Tangipahoa Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tangipahoa parish Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau 13143 Wardline Road, Hammond (985) 542-7520 | (800) 542-7520 tangitourism.com | HC Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. You are Gonna’ Love Tangipahoa Parish! From taking part in one of the five spring festivals to shopping in “America’s Antique City,” Tangipahoa has something for everyone. Tangipahoa Parish has eight museums highlighting the parish’s unique culture, a great atmosphere in downtown Hammond and numerous restaurants throughout the parish to satisfy every dining craving. Visiting for a week or a day, Tangipahoa Parish offers a variety of options to satisfy your quest for adventure. Full-service CVB offering meeting planning, info on attractions, lodging and area information. I-55 N. Exit 32.

Festivals of Tangipahoa Parish

(800) 917-7045 | tangitourism.com Antique Trade Days, March 6-8; Sicilian Heritage Festival, March 13-15; Amite Oyster Festival, March 20-22; Smokin’ Blues and BBQ Challenge, March 27-28; Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, April 10-12; Italian Festival, April 24-26; Tangipahoa Parish Fair, Sept. 30-Oct. 4; Old Farmer’s Day, October 17-18; Fanfare, October; Antique Trade Days, Nov. 6-8; Louisiana Renaissance Festival, every weekend, Nov. 7-Dec. 13.

Florida Parishes Arena

1301 NW Central Ave., Amite (985) 748-5914 | fparena.com | HC The Florida Parishes Arena is approximately 45 minutes northeast of Baton Rouge in Amite. Events include arts & crafts festivals, monster truck shows, AWA Pro Wrestling, concerts, livestock shows and events, and Barrel Racing Series. This facility is climate controlled and may accommodate meetings, weddings, showers, etc. The arena and multipurpose building are also available for private rentals.

Global Wildlife Center

Gnarly Barley Brewery

1709 Corbin Road, Hammond (985) 318-0RAD(0723) | gnarlybeer.com Brewery hours are 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, with tours at 1 p.m. Visit Hammond’s one-and-only craft beer brewery. What started as a “garage” hobby has quickly grown into one of Hammond’s biggest attractions. Tours include a sampling of three of the brewery’s most popular beverages.

Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center 113 N. Cypress St., Hammond (985) 340-9150 | lcdcofhammond.org | HC

Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center is the premier children’s museum on the Northshore. It is the perfect place for families with toddlers and children up to age 10 to learn and explore together in a safe and fun, hands-on environment. The open and interactive area is filled with unique, entertaining and educational areas to explore.

Louisiana Quilt Trail – Northshore 146 W. Oak St., Ponchatoula (985) 386-8815 | (800) 617-4502 louisianaquilttrail.com, tangitourism.com A Quilt Trail is the exhibition of artistic interpretations of quilt blocks outdoors on homes, businesses, sheds, fences and barns or on posts in the yard, field, pasture or flower bed. This driving tour consisting of over 100 blocks spanning throughout five parishes and seven trails. Download trail maps or visit Tangi Tourism to pick up a brochure today.

Ponchatoula, “America’s Antique City” 109 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula | (800) 617-4502 ponchatoulachamber.com, tangitourism.com | HC Located just south of I-12 off I-55 is the quaint town of Ponchatoula. Home to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival and known as “America’s Antique City,” downtown Ponchatoula boasts over 40 antique stores, specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants and clubs.

Tangipahoa Parish African American Heritage Museum 1600 Phoenix Square, Hammond (985) 542-4259 | taahm.org | HC Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Tangipahoa Parish African American Heritage Museum boasts over 8,000 square feet of exhibit space, eight exhibition rooms, 26 permanent murals, recording studio, banquet facilities, heritage garden and planned Vietnam Memorial wall. Learn the story of African Americans and their accomplishments.

Tangipahoa Parish Campground Association 13143 Wardline Road, Hammond (800) 617-4501 | tangitourism.com | HC Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Located at the intersection of interstates 55 and 12, 35 miles east of Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa Parish is home to eight unique campgrounds. Whether you are interested in upscale or primitive accommodations, you’re sure to find a campground that suits your family’s needs. Kayaking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, special events and more.

Tangipahoa Parish Hotels (800) 542-7520 tangitourism.com | HC Tangipahoa Parish is home to 25 hotels and motels. While most properties are in the Hammond vicinity, quality accommodations may be found throughout the 51-mile parish. Whether you are visiting family and friends, attending a festival, participating in a sporting event or meeting, or simply traveling through the area, our hoteliers are ready to greet you with friendly faces and comfy accommodations.

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26389 La. 40, Folsom | (985) 796-3585, globalwildlife.com Learn through touch as you get eye to eye with a giraffe. Come roam with over 4,000 animals on Global Wildlife’s 900-acre preserve. Experience a safari on a one and a half hour educational, exhilarating and exciting guided tour. Learn about animals from all over the world and get up close and personal when you feed them.

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