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WELCOME Official Visitors Guide to the Greater Baton Rouge Area

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ONE VIBRANT DOWNTOWN

TWO GREAT HOTELS

260 3rd Street Downtown Baton Rouge 225.831.4646 courtyardbatonrouge downtown.com

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CONTENTS

Publisher: Julio A. Melara Editorial

Editorial Director: Penny Font Corporate Media Editor: Lisa Tramontana Content Strategist: Allyson Guay Advertising

Account Executives: Morgan Galvin, Judith LaDousa, Angie LaPorte Advertising Coordinator: Abby Hutchinson Marketing

Chief Marketing Officer: Elizabeth McCollister Hebert Marketing Assistant: Taylor Floyd Community Liaison: Jeanne McCollister McNeil Administration

FEATURES

LISTINGS

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If you’ve only got a couple of days to spend in the Capital City, be sure to check out these “don’t miss” destinations and experiences.

A taste of the city . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Let’s go! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Visitor information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Sample the flavors at these fantastic Red Stick restaurants.

Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Just picture it! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Here are some great selfie tips for your social media accounts.

Suite dreams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Baton Rouge offers plenty of cool places to stay during your visit.

Free for all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Not everything has a pricetag. Enjoy these family-friendly FREE activities.

Plantations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Nightlife/entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 West Baton Rouge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 West Feliciana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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A publication of Louisiana Business Inc.

Baton Rouge map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . centerfold

Ascension Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Downtown map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Tangipahoa Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Chairman: Rolfe H. McCollister Jr. President & CEO: Julio A. Melara Executive Assistant: Gabrielle Hall

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HAPPY YEARS It’s been an amazing trek so far. Grab your (very affordable) ticket and zoom ahead with us!

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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 AllAmerican dishes to local favorites, including chargrilled oysters (topped with butter, garlic, parmesan and romano cheese) and the Guitreau (a white-wine based sauce

with Louisiana Crawfish, Gulf Shrimp, white button mushrooms, and onions served over fresh grilled fish). Dine and Celebrate 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!

Broiled Seafood Platter

The Guitreau

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WHAT DID MARK TWAIN SAY IN 1883? Who were the Creole Cowboys? And how did Baton Rouge become an independent nation for 74 days? From beautiful museums to breathtaking gardens, walk through Louisiana’s vibrant history when you explore its Capital City of Baton Rouge. Unearth more of the unexpected at VisitBatonRouge.com/explore

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OFFICIAL WELCOME

Ready for ‘Red Stick’ adventure

Sharon Weston Broome

Paul J. Arrigo, CDME

Julio Melara

Mayor-President, East Baton Rouge Parish

President & CEO, Visit Baton Rouge

Publisher, Welcome

WELCOME TO BATON ROUGE, the capital city of Louisiana–and a place many of us are proud to call home. We are also a travel destination for many guests who enjoy our unique culture, food and local attractions. Baton Rouge represents more than 200 years of history. Many artifacts and contemporary items can be viewed at our museums and other venues, including the Old Governor’s Mansion, Capitol Park Museum, LSU Museum of Art, Southern Museum of Art, and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Baton Rouge is also home to two major universities, Louisiana State University and Southern University, as well as Baton Rouge Community College, one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. There is truly something for everyone as we welcome school children from all over the world at the USS Kidd and the Louisiana State Capitol, and adults for various national conventions and conferences. We also have a number of free family-friendly events throughout the year. It is always a great time to visit! Again, I welcome you to my home, Baton Rouge—a city of peace, prosperity and progress. Enjoy your stay and feel free to come back any time.

WELCOME TO LOUISIANA’S capital city! From sunkissed evenings under canopies of century-old oaks to late nights spent dancing under the stars, there’s plenty to see and do, with an authenticity and culture that runs as deep as the South. Baton Rouge is always adding new dining options, which has visitors flocking from far and wide. From unique local restaurants to interactive culinary experiences where you can eat and play, we provide a mixture of Creole, Cajun and everything in between that sets us apart. Downtown Baton Rouge, the Arts & Entertainment District and Mid-City are in the midst of a cultural revitalization. With the opening of exciting restaurants, new nightlife options and a vibrant arts scene, the area has seen a surge of energy that is better experienced than explained. Dance the night away at one of our live music venues, sip a cocktail overlooking the Mississippi River, take a picture in front of one of our many public art works or simply stroll along the riverfront or one of the city’s many green spaces. We’re always saying “y’all come back now” and we mean it. Discover our well-known festivals throughout the year such as our one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras … or sing the blues at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival. Live the ultimate college football experience at Louisiana State University and Southern University each fall. You’ll be hard-pressed to find two bands better than LSU’s Golden Band from Tigerland and Southern University’s famed “Human Jukebox.” Your trip to LSU’s Tiger Stadium should begin with a tailgate, so be sure to pop up a tent at LSU’s Parade Grounds or walk around campus to find some of the nation’s finest cooks. Whether you’re rooting for a visiting team or here to cheer on a local one, you’ll love the experience. The staff at Visit Baton Rouge are here to help you make your visit a memorable one. Visit our website (www. visitbatonrouge.com) like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more information. Be sure to tag us in your photos and use the hashtag #ExploreBatonRouge when you post about your stay in the Red Stick!

BIENVENUE! BIENVENIDO! Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, you will discover our region’s rich history, cultural arts and numerous surprises that make Baton Rouge so special. We’re excited to have you as a guest and we hope your stay with us is unique and eventful. We offer countless ways for you to enjoy yourself no matter what your interests are. In this issue of Welcome, we’ve assembled information, tips, and articles that will make your visit entertaining and memorable. In these pages, you’ll find an array of restaurants serving tantalizing cuisines from all corners of the world, helpful maps to guide your travels, and lists of special attractions—from nightclubs to historical sites to swamp tours. Whether you’re looking to shop, listen to live music, or visit museums and plantations, we want your trip to Baton Rouge to be unforgettable. We hope you will use Welcome as your personal tour guide while you are with us. Enjoy your stay!

Baton Rouge [ bat-n roozh ]: French for “red stick,” a reference to a cypress pole that marked the boundary between two tribal hunting grounds. (Go to visitbatonrouge.com for details.)

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LET YOUR EXPECTATIONS FLY

LEGENDARY moments AWAIT

L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is a premier southern Louisiana retreat. Its 74,000-square-foot casino and 3,700 square-foot smoke-friendly, open-air gaming terrace are a thrilling tribute to the energy of this vibrant city. Play over 1,500 slots and 50 table games, feast all five senses at four tantalizing restaurants or catch a headlining act. For reservations, visit https://www.lbatonrouge.com

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EXPERIENCE

48 hours

in Baton Rouge By Allyson Guay

There is something for everyone in this beautiful city. Whether here on business or to take in a game, these are a few can’t-miss sights in the Capital City.

1. Old Governor’s Mansion

The Old Governor’s Mansion was built in 1930 under the governorship of the infamous Huey P. Long and served as the official residence to nine Louisiana governors and their families until 1962. It’s now a historic house museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stop by for a tour and see memorabilia, antiques and history of past Louisiana governors. 502 North Blvd. | 225.387.2464

2. Pentagon Barracks

Originally the site of a dirt fort erected by the British in 1779, the Pentagon Barracks was won and lost by the Spanish, French, and the British. During its use as a military post, many public figures served or visited, including Robert E. Lee, George Custer, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln. The four, two-story brick buildings were built in 1825, and the fort remained a U.S. military post until 1861 when it was seized by the state of Louisiana, who turned the operation of the arsenal over to the Confederacy. After the Civil War, in 1884, the General Assembly of Louisiana passed a resolution allocating the full usage of the buildings and grounds of the Pentagon Barracks to Louisiana State University. Today the Pentagon Barracks houses a museum, the offices of the lieutenant governor and private apartments for state legislators. 702 River Road | 225.342.1866

3. Capitol Park Museum

The Capitol Park Museum encourages exploration of the most vibrant state in America from the American Indians to the colonists to agriculture and music. Experience the passion, adventure and discovery that built the Bayou State. Exhibits on slave markets, resistance, revolt and Jim Crow provide a glimpse into the unimaginable plight of people of color who contributed to the cultural fabric of Louisiana. Exhibits also include a rare Civil War submarine and artifacts from steamboats, including trophy antlers won by the Robert E. Lee in the Great Steamboat Race of 1870. 660 N. 4th St. | 225.342.5428

4. LSU campus

Stroll the oak-shaded campus, visit the legendary “Death Valley” Tiger Stadium and stop to visit Mike the Tiger’s 15,000-square-foot enclosure, with creature comforts like a waterfall and wading pool, right next to LSU Tiger Stadium. W. Stadium Dr. | LSU Campus | 225.578.0628

5. Louisiana State capitol buildings, old and new

OLD: The old State Capitol sits on a hill overlooking the Mississippi River. Completed in 1849, the castle-like fortress is now being restored to its original grandeur. It houses both traditional and state-of-the-art interactive exhibits and multimedia film presentations. 100 North Boulevard | 225.342.0500 NEW: Alhough it was built in 1932 by Gov. Huey P. Long, locals still refer to it as new. The tallest capitol in the U.S., the Louisiana State Capitol building is 450 feet high with 34 floors. The observation deck is on the 27th floor overlooking the city of Baton Rouge, and the views of the gardens are spectacular. In 1935, the building was the site of Long’s assassination. Senator Long is buried on the grounds with a statue facing the Capitol. 900 North Third St. | 225.342.7317 12

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FEAST

A taste of the city By Allyson Guay

While there is no shortage of eateries in the area, a few have stood the test of time. Visit these Baton Rouge landmarks and taste the history.

Poor Boy Lloyd’s

With live music, daily specials, plate lunches and, of course, poboys, this downtown joint should be on your list. In downtown Baton Rouge since 1967, Poor Boy Lloyd’s is where the locals go for homestyle Cajun, Creole and Southern favorites. 201 Florida St. 225.387.2271 DAVID GALL EN

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Since 1946, the Fleur de Lis has been a Baton Rouge landmark serving their incomparable award-winning Roman pizza. While the sign out front says cocktail lounge, inside it’s a family restaurant with a great jukebox and a pinball machine. 5655 Government St. 225.924.2904

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Pinetta’s European Restaurant

Chicken Shack

The Delpit family’s Chicken Shack has been a central part of the Baton Rouge community since 1937 at its flagship Acadian Thruway location. The “knuckle-suckin’ good” fried chicken has a well-guarded secret recipe and for good reason. Be sure to try the boudin balls and real southern sides. 413 N. Acadian Thruway 225.383.0940

Located on the LSU campus, The Chimes Restaurant and Tap Room has been a Baton Rouge tradition for over 25 years. It’s traditional Louisiana fare with one of the most extensive beer and liquor selections available. Above the restaurant sits the large rooftop bar with televisions and a birdseye view. 3357 Highland Road 225.383.1754

Coffee Call

It’s the New Orleans style coffeehouse where locals go for cafe au laits, hot chocolates and incredible beignets. Coffee Call has been a gathering place for friends and family for more than 30 years. The family business and Baton Rouge staple has been serving up the same magical beignet recipe since 1976. 3132 College Dr. | 225. 925.9493

Time seems to stand still at Pinetta’s, an intimate hideaway with red and white checkered tablecloths and dim candlelight, transporting diners to a cozy European tavern. Traditional Italian, German and Turkish recipes have been lovingly prepared since 1962. 3056 Perkins Road 225.387.9134

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EXPLORE

Just picture it! By Rachel Mipro

Baton Rouge is a city full of great eats, great landmarks and great places to hang out. If you ever get the chance, here are some of the best spots to visit (and take selfies) in the Capital City.

Raising Cane’s River Center 275 S. River Road 225.389.4940 raisingcanesrivercenter.com

Perkins Rowe Bluebonnet Boulevard and Perkins Road

The Raising Cane’s River Center is host to many concerts, special events and live performances, including the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Ballet and the Broadway in Baton Rouge series.

Perkins Rowe is one of the best shopping areas in Baton Rouge, which also features dining and entertainment. There’s a huge Cinemark Theatre and plenty of ice cream places, so what more do you need?

Tiger Stadium

Irene Pennington Planetarium

Nicholson Drive

Mighty Mississippi Downtown, River Road

Walk on the levee in East or West Baton Rouge and look out across the mighty Mississippi River. The bridge is a beautiful sight at dusk or dawn.

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You can’t visit Baton Rouge without seeing Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium, which holds more than 100,000 fans on Game Day. Go see what “Death Valley” is all about and cheer on the Tigers.

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100 S. River Road 225.344.5272 Penningtonplanetarium.wordpress.com

Old State Capitol

100 North Blvd. 225.342.0500 Louisianaoldstatecapitol.org The Old State Capitol, “The Castle on the River,” is a must-see, both as an architectural feat and as a great historical museum. The stained glass dome is spectacular.

The planetarium is housed in the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, which is a converted railroad depot. The planetarium’s unique and eye-catching design boasts a suspended solar system.


STAY

Suite Dreams

HOUMAS HOUSE ESTATE

THE WATERMARK HOTEL

After a day of exploring south Louisiana, continue your cultural immersion even as you lay your head on the pillow for a well-deserved rest.

A downtown icon

Looking for a stay that’s both traditional and eclectic? The Watermark is part of the Autograph Collection Hotels. The building in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge dates back a century, when intrepid financiers built the skyscraper as the headquarters of Louisiana Trust & Savings Bank. Much of that era remains in the modern-day art deco designed luxury hotel, in hand-painted ceiling murals, carved marble walls and staircases, and old bank vaults converted into dramatic meeting and dining spaces. For dining, enjoy southern classics at The Gregory or grab deli favorites at Milford’s on Third. watermarkbr.com

A gilded mansion

ST. FRANCISVILLE INN

Located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, The Houmas House Estate allows visitors to experience life on a sugarcane plantation in the 1800s. Guests can stay overnight at The Inn at Houmas House, a collection of quaint cottages that sit among an alley of ancient oak trees and lush gardens. Each room is decorated with Old World furnishings and offers its own porch to enjoy the view. Breakfast for two and a guided tour of the mansion are included as part of the package. Refreshment and dining experiences include Latil’s Landing Restaurant, The Carriage House Restaurant, Café Burnside, The Turtle Bar and The Wine Cellars of Houmas House. houmashouse.com

A night at the inn

For decades, visitors from across the country and Europe have ventured to historic St. Francisville and enjoyed a stay at the St. Francisville Inn. Before retiring for the evening, enjoy an evening in The Saint—a craft cocktail bar that features small plates and high-end wines from around the world, Japanese whiskies, Scottish gins, and a wide variety of American bourbons and Mexican tequilas. Choose your spot for breakfast: in the main dining room, the breakfast room, the sunroom or the courtyard, weather permitting. If you’re there on a Sunday, you’ll be lucky enough to experience the Plantation Buffet. stfrancisvilleinn.com

Be our guest

For those who prefer an immersive experience in south Louisiana culture, Baton Rouge offers a variety of affordable Airbnb options. Among them: downtown lofts and historic retreats—including an original 1850s Carriage House that will comfortably house six guests in a 1,500-square foot space with its own kitchen; hideaways, cottages and bungalows in up-and-coming Mid City or quaint Beauregard Town; or luxury condos near the LSU campus. airbnb.com

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PLAY

Free for all Baton Rouge offers so much to do— and some don’t cost a thing!

Enjoy the view

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Live music

Each spring and fall, the capital city hosts its popular Live After Five concerts on Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. downtown at City Hall Plaza. What a great way to kick off the weekend!

First Sundays

Casual Dining on the beautiful False River

If you happen to be in town on the first Sunday of the month, you’re in luck. Thanks to a unique partnership among several downtown museums, visitors enjoy free admission to several attractions, including: • Louisiana Art & Science Museum • USS Kidd • Capitol Park Museum • LSU Museum of Art • Magnolia Mound Plantation It’s a day of fun and learning, a combination of art, science, nature and Louisiana culture. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

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A day in the park

Baton Rouge’s award-winning recreational department (BREC) manages dozens of parks throughout the city. Plan a picnic, bring the kids, and spend some family time immersed in the sunshine and fresh air. If you’ve got a canine friend with you, head to one of our dog parks—one in the Garden District, another on Burbank Drive, and one on Harrell’s Ferry Road.

Tailgating

If you’re in town for an LSU or Southern University home game, don’t miss out on the excitement of tailgating on campus. Many locals tailgate on campus during the day, then head home or to local restaurants to watch the game. So pack a lunch, bring a chair, pick a spot, and enjoy the fun of cheering on the Tigers and the Jaguars on Game Day.

Special events

By the same token, check your calendar so as not to miss other free seasonal events, such as 4th of July (fireworks on the river); Mardi Gras (parades); and a slew of festivals throughout the year, including White Light Night in November and Festival of Lights in December.


2020

Let’s go! A CALENDAR OF CAPITAL CITY EVENTS

Here’s what’s happening in and around Baton Rouge in 2020.

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This calendar contains a selection of events that were scheduled at the time of publication. For the most up-todate information, go to visitbatonrouge.com/events.

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Baton Rouge Arts Market, 8 a.m.-noon, first Saturday of each month (except January and April) and first three Saturdays in December, downtown at 5th and Main streets. Features a variety of handmade arts, including pottery, cast & blown glass, jewelry, hand-bound books, handmade soaps, mixed media, furniture, wood carvings, baskets, photography and more. Red Stick Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon (except during inclement weather), downtown at 5th and Main streets. Redstickfarmersmarket.org Art Gumbo Market at Houmas House, Darrow, La. Monthly open-air event featuring arts and crafts booths by members of River Region Art Association. Complimentary food tastings. For details, visit riverregionartassociation.org

January 2 Art & Alzheimer’s Art Tour, 11 a.m., Shaw Center downtown. A program in partnership with Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area designed for those with memory impairment and their caregivers. 225.236.4616. Free. Cumberland County, 6-8 p.m., La Divina Cafe. Featuring Eric DiSanto and Kristin Courville. Cumberlandcountymusic.com

January 3 Clay play camp, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Knock Knock Children’s Museum. Campers will turn a lump 18

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of clay into a beautiful work of art in the palm of their hands. Dress for the mess! For ages 5-10.

January 4 Kristin Diable, 7-9 p.m., Zeeland Street Market. Diable’s bluesy rock gets Nashville glitz on this tambourine-bolstered barn-burner that rolls in like a summer storm and blooms like a Southern magnolia.

January 5 FREE First Sunday, 1-5 p.m. FREE admission to several capital city destinations, including LSU Museum of Art, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, USS Kidd, Magnolia Mound Plantation and Capitol Park Museum. RT Hall Live Music, 6-8 p.m., La Divina. Hall is a singer/ songwriter who has been featured onstage at festivals such as the Tucson Folk, Roswell Film and Music, and others. He and his wife Sally travel the

country doing volunteer work and playing and attending different festivals. Select wines, ice cold beer, supper specials and (of course) gelato available as well as the best espresso beverages in town.

January 15 Baton Rouge Jewish Festival, Manship Theatre downtown. Films that observe, examine and ponder Israel’s legacy and culture.


January 17 Louisiana Marathon, downtown. Full, half, quarter, 5K and Kids marathon. Three days, five bands, 40 chefs. info@thelouisianamarathon. com

February 8 Krewe of Oshun, noon-2 p.m., Scotlandville. The inaugural theme of this African American parade is “Wakanda Now: Celebration, Prosperity and Expansion.” The parade rolls in historic Scotlandville, championing the culture and heritage of North Baton Rouge. It ends with a festival complete with games, activities, food, contests, musical performances, and a battle of the bands from local high schools.

February 14 Krewe of Artemis, 7 p.m., downtown. More than 100 units, including 17 New Orleans-style floats and 10 local marching bands at the city’s only women’s Mardi Gras krewe. For parade routes and other information, visit kreweofartemis.net.

February 15 Fete des Bouchers, hosted by Chef John Folse, White Oak Plantation. Approximately 100 butchers and chefs from around the country join forces to preserve this time-honored tradition of keeping Cajun food heritage alive by focusing on boucherie—teaching others how to make delicacies such as hogshead cheese, andouille, boudin, smoked sausage, cracklins and more.

February 21 Krewe of Southdowns Parade, 7 p.m., Southdowns neighborhood.

February 22 7th Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., downtown. Live music, food, dance troupes, Vendors Village. Family-friendly and free! Krewe of Spanishtown Parade, downtown, noon-4 p.m.

March 7 Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, L’Auberge Casino. He’s the largest-selling comedy-recording artist, a multiple Grammy Award nominee, and bestselling author of more than 26 books. He’s hosted or starred in five TV series and was also a part of one of the most successful comedy tours of all time, The Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Tickets start at $70.

March 8 Krewe Mystique, 2 p.m., downtown. Mystique is Baton Rouge’s oldest Mardi Gras krewe. Fun and family-oriented. Krewe of Orion, 6:30 p.m. downtown. Parade goers will be treated to a line of exciting, colorfully-lighted, and tractor-pulled floats following the parade theme “Orion’s Time Travels.”

LIT AF Tour, hosted by comedian Martin Lawrence, 7:30 p.m., Raising Cane’s River Center. Following on the heels of Bad Boys III, Lawrence is bringing some of his biggest and baddest friends on the road continuing the LIT AF brand and bracing the world for a killer comedy explosion. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.

March 14 Spring Green at the Zoo, BREC Baton Rouge Zoo. Join us as we celebrate being green. Learn what you can do to help wild animals and wild places at special amphitheatre programs. Games and crafts will also be available for children. Regular Zoo admission applies.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Hundred Oaks neighborhood near Perkins/Acadian Thruway. Marching bands, bagpipers, festive floats, dignitaries and more. There is something for everyone to enjoy, including Mardi Gras-type throws. The Harlem Globetrotters—Pushing The Limits of Family Fun, Raising Cane’s River Center. New thrills, surprise moments and more player interaction than ever. It’s a family experience like no other, where laughout-loud fun meets jaw-dropping athleticism. Put a new spin on family time.

March 22 The Third Street Songwriter’s Festival, downtown Baton Rouge. The day begins with an industry panel of Nashville professionals representing publishing companies, PROs, and songwriter organizations such as NSAI and is followed by a listening panel. The participating songwriters will be able to perform and have their songs critiqued by the professional panel. The rest of the evening and night is filled with music for the music lover in all of us! It will consist of songwriter rounds in traditional Nashville-style at participating venues along 3rd Street and a hit-writer showcase at the Manship Theatre. For a complete list of performers and venues, visit thirdstreetsongwritersfestival. com

March 28 Zippity Zoo Fest, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. Two days of family fun. This event showcases the Zoo’s mission of excellence in customer service, education and conservation. Some of visitbatonrouge.com // Welcome 2020

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the weekend’s events include: Children’s Village, EdZooCation Station, interactive games, face painting, zoo birthday cake, photo contest winners gallery, and more.

April 1-30 Michelangelo: A Different View, Raising Cane’s River Center. Every year, 4 million people visit the Sistine Chapel in Rome to admire the beautiful ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo. In partnership with Visit Baton Rouge, The Raising Cane’s River Center brings these masterpieces to Baton Rouge for an opportunity to see his timeless work in a different way. Visit ticketmaster.com

April 2 Sofia Talvik in concert, Zeeland Street Market. Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy. Tickets $15 in advance/$20 at the door.

April 17 Monster Jam, Raising Cane’s River Center downtown. Adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promise to entertain fans. World-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills and Racing competitions.

April 18 Party for the Planet, BREC Baton Rouge Zoo. A day filled with conservation education, special zoo keeper chats, animal enrichments, entertainment, and fun for the entire family in honor of Earth Day Weekend. 20

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Baton Rouge Blues Fest, downtown. International performers and local blues legends. Free.

Angola Prison Rodeo & Crafts Show, Louisiana State Pentitentiary, Angola. The “wildest show in the south.”

April 22-May 3 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Reilly Theatre, LSU campus.

May 7-10 Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy—and you—embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations. Tickets start at $15.

October 23-November 4 Greater Baton Rouge State Fair, Airline Highway Park/Fairgrounds.

December 1 Rural Life Christmas, LSU Rural Life Museum. A 19th-century celebration with musical groups, artisans, bonfire and a visit from Papa Noel.

December 24 Bonfires on the Levee, River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. For details, go to Visitbatonrouge.com


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Transportation All About Baton Rouge Tours®

Visit Baton Rouge

359 Third St. 225.383.1825 or 800.527.6843 visitbatonrouge.com or contact one of our visitor centers: • Baton Rouge Metro Airport, 9430 Jackie Cochran Dr., 225.355.0333 • State Capitol 900 State Capitol Dr., 225.342.7317 • Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane, 225.763.3990

East Baton Rouge Parish Library

7711 Goodwood Blvd. 225.231.3750 eref@ebrpl.com Free WiFi and computer use. Text a Librarian at 225.361.8476. Fourteen convenient locations, open 7 days a week, available 24/7 online at ebrpl. com, ebrpl.com/ Digital Library. Also on Facebook and Twitter.

Lake After Hours lakeafterhours.com

Iberville Parish Tourism Department 1-10 at Grosse Tete (Visitor Center) 877.310.8874 visitiberville.com

Visitor services at Plaquemine Lock Historic Site. 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. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

When minor injury or illness occurs, Lake After Hours has 17 locations in and around the Baton Rouge area to serve you and your family. The state-ofthe-art clinics are open 7 days a week with no appointment necessary and are equipped with advanced technology such as digital X-rays. Walk in or save your spot in line with our paperless checkin. 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.

30808 Creek Valley Dr., Denham Springs 225.772.7253 info@ redstickadventures. com

Join our sightseeing tours or food tours for ease, quality, and a true authentic Baton Rouge experience at a great price. Travel back in time and inside places like no other tour can. Customized tours are available or you can join a structured tour through our parent company, Red Stick Adventures.

The Last Wilderness Adventure

33195 La. 75, Plaquemine 225.385.9562 lastwildernesstours. com

• American Eagle/ American Airlines, 800.433.7300. Flights to hubs in Charlotte and Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Love-Share-Protect. A Louisiana swamp tour like no other! The Last Wilderness Adventure Tours and Expeditions serves to educate and gain support to protect this seriously threatened paradise. You’ll be amazed as you wander deep into the magical swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin where the larger boats can’t go. Better yet, your personalized tour is made without sacrificing the comfort of a bigger boat. So get on board and call or visit the website to make your reservation—and experience breathtaking views, gigantic cypress trees, local culture, and native wildlife. The tour is a great adventure for people of all ages. This tour is not an alligator tour. If seen, alligators are wild and are not fed by the tour guide. Tours last a minimum of two hours and are by appointment only. $40 per adult, $35 per child under the age of 10.

• Delta Air Lines, 800.221.1212. Flights to Atlanta hub.

Red Stick Adventures

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

9430 Jackie Cochran Dr. 225.355.0333 flybtr.com Conveniently located 7 miles from the heart of downtown Baton Rouge. (Exit 6 off I-110 to Veterans Memorial Blvd., then right on Captain Ryan Drive.)

• United Airlines, 800.864.8331. Flights to Houston Intercontinental hub.

30808 Creek Valley Dr., Denham Springs 225.772.7253 redstickadventures. com Red Stick Adventures can lead your next

exciting adventure! Offerings include: exploring sights and history on a city tour, enjoying a boat ride and learning about Cajun culture on a swamp tour, reminiscing in Southern charm on a plantation tour, or delving into the mystic unknown on a ghost tour.

Places to Worship Community Bible Church 8354 Jefferson Highway 225.924.1369 516church.com

A non-denominational Bible teaching church seeking to be a community of Christ to reach our community for Christ. Hours: MondayFriday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday services 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Sacred Heart Church

2250 Main St. 225.387.6671 Fax: 225.387.6674 info@sacredheartbr. org sacredheartbr.org Office hours: Monday– Thursday 8 a.m.–noon and 12:30-4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.–noon. Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Daily Mass: Tuesday & *Wednesday 8 a.m., Thursday & Friday 9 a.m., First Friday of every month at noon. The church is open on Tuesday & Wednesday 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (*Wednesday Mass is celebrated with the school children when school is in session.)

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Dr. 225.343.0640 shilohbr.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, Wednesday at noon and 6:30 p.m. Please call the church office for transportation.

St. Aloysius Catholic Church 2025 Stuart Ave. 225.343.6657 Aloysius.org

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 schedules. 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, Friday: 8 a.m.

Zoar Baptist Church

11848 Hooper Road 225.261.3434 Zoarbaptist.org Zoar Baptist Church offers you opportunities for worship, indepth Bible study, and incredible relationships. Zoar Baptist Church is a place to grow as a Christian and get plugged into ministry. 8 a.m. traditional worship, 9:30 a.m. blended worship.

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Baton Rouge City Police ..................................................................... 225.389.2000

La. State Parks ...................................................................................... 225.342.8111

LSU Police ............................................................................................. 225.578.3231

BREC (Recreation & Parks) ................................................................ 225.272.9200

Southern University Police .................................................................. 225.771.2770

Library Information .............................................................................. 225.231.3750

La. State Police ...................................................................... 225.925.6006 or *577

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Burgersmith 18 STEAK

777 L’Auberge Ave. (inside L’Auberge Casino Hotel) 225.224.4142 lbatonrouge.com/ dining/18-steak How do you honor Louisiana being named the 18th state of the U.S.? By serving up prime cuts of beef and perfectly paired wine, of course. Savor a juicy steak cooked to perfection in the elegant dining room at 18 STEAK. Or visit the bar for a stiff pour of your favorite bourbon, scotch or whiskey, while admiring the burned scotch and whiskey barrels adorning the ceiling. Private dining room available. Reservations recommended. Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5-9 p.m.; FridaySaturday 5-11 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday.

Beausoleil

7731 Jefferson Hwy. 225.926.1172 beausoleilrestaurantandbar.com Locally owned and operated, Beausoleil serves contemporary Louisiana cuisine using local ingredients served in a casual neighborhood bistro environment. (Enjoy our complimentary pork cracklings.) Other dishes include fried oysters with truffle oil and parmesan; chopped seafood salad with crab meat, shrimp, cucumbers, tomatoes and hearts of palm; and oyster po-boys with spicy aioli. Specializing in southern craft cocktails and a 125-wine selection. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. TuesdayFriday. Outdoor patio dining available; live music Friday nights; brunch available on Sundays. MC, V, D, AE (Juban Family Restaurant Group)

Adrian’s Restaurant and Bar

18143 Perkins Road East, Suite D (accessible to I-10 @ Highland Road) 225.778.5119 adriansbyjubans.com Locally owned and operated seafood bar with chargrilled oysters, casual atmosphere, warehouse look and feel, outdoor patio, family atmosphere, interstate accessibility. Hours: TuesdayThursday 11 a.m.9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. MC, V, D, AE (Juban Family Restaurant Group)

Bin 77 Bistro and Sidebar

10111 Perkins Rowe, Suite 160 225.763.2288 bin77.com At Bin 77, we focus on delivering an experience that will keep you coming back. Mouthwatering entrees, a 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 wine room. We offer more than 50 wines by the glass and every bottle is available to take home at a competitive retail price. MC, V, AE, D;

3613 Perkins Road, 225.330.4710 6212 Siegen Lane, 225.388.5787 18303 Perkins Road East, 225.400.9076 27350 Crossing Circle, Denham Springs, 225.243.7551 Burgersmith.com Not long ago, if you wanted something, you went to the person who did it right. The baker. The butcher. That’s how it is with hamburgers. When you want a real burger, you’ve gotta go to the Burgersmith. Discover the place for handcrafted hamburgers and old-fashioned goodness … Burgersmith! Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. V, MC, D, AE, .

The Cabin Restaurant and Events

5405 Hwy. 44, Gonzales 224.473.3007 thecabinrestaurant. com For over 45 years through the efforts, ideas, faults, love, sweat and patience of friends, family and agitators, you can enjoy a taste of southern history. Preserving the local farming history, we serve meals in the River Road tradition. In addition, we offer several beautiful picturesque venues for weddings or special events. Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

in a great downtown location. Whether you are 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. MC, V, AE, D;

Casa Maria Mexican Grill

7955 Bluebonnet Blvd. 225.757.7447 casamariabr.com Whether you’re in the mood for mouth-watering fajitas, burritos loaded with delicious toppings, or just a “house” or “fruity” margarita, Casa Maria is your destination. Dine in or order online at casamariabr.com. And waitr delivers.

Locally owned restaurateur Rick Volland has crafted a genuine restaurant experience

located in downtown Baton Rouge. Established in 1994, diner fare is cooked from scratch, and breakfast is the earliest in town served at 6 a.m. Monday-Friday. 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 include red beans and rice on Monday, crawfish etouffee Tuesday, chicken fried steak Wednesday, fried chicken Thursday, catfish on Friday. Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. MC, V, D, AE (Juban Family Restaurant Group)

2019 Winners How about an insider’s guide to dining in the capital city? Our readers chose their favorite restaurants in several categories, earning them a spot on our Best of 225 list.

BEST ASIAN Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar BEST BAR Superior Grill BEST BREAD PUDDING Bistro Byronz BEST BBQ BRQ Seafood & Barbeque

Cecelia Creole Bistro 421 3rd St., Suite B 225.615.7833 ceceliabr.com

Louisianans often find ourselves bragging about our cuisine. Creole food is a blend of the various cultures of New Orleans, including Italian, African, German, Caribbean, Spanish, Native American and Portuguese, to name a few. The only place to get true Creole food is in Louisiana, or at least in the kitchen of someone from Louisiana. Come reste un peu (stay awhile) in downtown Baton Rouge and visit Chef Mark Reilly’s Creole kitchen. Hours: Monday-Friday lunch 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Monday-Friday dinner 4:30-10 p.m.; Saturday 4-10 p.m.

Capital City Grill 100 Lafayette St. 225.381.8140 capitalcitygrill.net

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Christina’s

320 St. Charles 225.336.9512 ChristinasBR.com Locally owned and operated, Christina’s is

City Pork

City Pork Deli & Charcuterie 2363 Hollydale Ave. 225.300.4550 City Pork Brasserie & Bar 7327 Jefferson Hwy. 225.615.8880 City Pork Catering 225.388.5900 citypork.com Our City Pork Deli & Charcuterie features a neighborhood deli focusing on sandwiches, housemade charcuterie and BBQ offerings of our housesmoked meats in a fast casual setting. Our City Pork Brasserie & Bar is full-service with signature sandwiches but featuring Louisiana fare with worldly twists as well as an expanded charcuterie fare. Finally, our City Pork Catering company serves all the City Pork favorites for your next party, special event, wedding or business lunch or dinner. Amazing and unique food with the hospitality to match makes City Pork a favorite for all of our guests.

BEST BREAKFAST Frank’s Restaurant BEST BRUNCH Mason’s Grill BEST BURGER Curbside BEST CAJUN Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant BEST BAR TO DRINK CRAFT BEER The Chimes BEST CRAFT COCKTAILS Olive or Twist BEST LOCAL CUPCAKES The Ambrosia Bakery BEST COFFEE SHOP CC’s Coffee House BEST RESTAURANT FOR BOILED CRAWFISH Sammy’s Grill BEST DOWNTOWN LUNCH SPOT Capital City Grill BEST DOUGHNUTS Mary Lee Donuts

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BEST FRIES AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT Burgersmith BEST GUMBO Dempsey’s BEST HAPPY HOUR Superior Grill BEST RESTAURANT FOR HEALTHY OPTIONS Zoes Kitchen BEST ITALIAN Gino’s Italian Restaurant BEST MEDITERRANEAN Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant BEST MEXICAN Superior Grill BEST NEW RESTAURANT Soji: Modern Asian BEST PIZZA Fleur De Lis Pizza BEST PO-BOYS Po-Boy Express BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT Elsie’s Plate & Pie BEST OYSTERS Acme Oyster House BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT Tsunami BEST SALADS J. Alexander’s BEST SEAFOOD DISHES Louisiana Lagniappe BEST STEAK Ruth’s Chris Steak House BEST SUSHI Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar BEST TACOS AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT Gov’t Taco at White Star Market BEST RESTAURANT WORTH THE DRIVE Roberto’s River Road Restaurant in Sunshine BEST RESTAURANT FOR VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN OPTIONS Zoes Kitchen

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City Pork Brasserie & Bar 7327 Jefferson Hwy. 225.615.8880

City Pork Brasserie & Bar has a lively culinary atmosphere that continues to shine as the second venture in the City Group Hospitality restaurant group. The come-asyou-are staple of Baton Rouge foodies was established in 2014. A full-service restaurant featuring award-winning sandwiches and charcuterie made famous by City Pork Deli and Charcuterie, it was elevated to include refined dishes that spotlight flavors from around the world. Salads are adorned with salmon, Gulf shrimp, and crab, while boudin-stuffed quail stands alone as a main course. The seasonally inspired menu strives to blend indigenous culinary delights with modern cooking techniques in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. The full-service bar boasts exceptional craft cocktails and a curated wine and beer list. Guests will feel at home inside the modern, rustic interior staffed with knowledgeable servers. City Pork Brasserie & Bar is now open weekdays serving a truly elevated southern-inspired breakfast menu and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m.10 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

City Pork Catering

2921 Government St. 225.388.5900 225.372.2127 (to go orders) City Pork Catering offers locally made, delectable dishes with professional catering service. The full-service catering branch of the City Group Hospitality restaurant group is

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comprised of an experienced staff with a passion for making every event special. Our staff can accommodate any gathering, whether it be Christmas dinner at your home, or a venue hosting 1,000 people. We will work with you to create any specific idea or vision. Our specialties include cochon de lait, tailgates, business lunches, cheese & charcuterie, and party pick-up dinners. We also offer daily lunch specials like our “City Pork Favorites” sandwiches and takehome dinners Monday through Friday. Stop in for a unique lunch or call us to cater your next celebration. Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.6 p.m.; SaturdaySunday closed.

The Cajun Village

Nestled in Plantation Country

The Coffee House

225.675.8068 Cajunvillageshops. com/coffee-house A place where coffee is served and people gather for talk and entertainment. Enjoy the Coffee House’s famous beignets and café au lait for breakfast or a bowl of our classic red beans and rice or gumbo for lunch. Hours: 7 days a week 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Creole Cabana 7477 Burbank Dr., 225.964.5307 creolecabana.com

City Slice

124 W. Chimes St. 225.388.5454 City Slice is your Game Day destination, conveniently located on the infamous Chimes Street near LSU. Watch live music performances on weekends with friends and stop in for lunch on weekdays for a single slice and local beer on tap. The pizzas are distinguished by an imperfectly round, hand-tossed thin crust topped with one of our three homemade sauces: a traditional red sauce, a white sauce and—as a nod to our proximity to LSU—a purple sauce, which is a spicier version of the classic red sauce. The chef finishes the pies by sprinkling a unique blend of romano and mozzarella cheeses and an array of traditional toppings like pepperoni, salami or any of our house-smoked meats. If you’re craving something besides pizza, City Slice specializes in items like our baby back ribs, our “almost famous” smoked wings, and our pork fries topped with BBQ pork, bacon, queso, slaw, and BBQ sauce. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

are welcome. Hours: Monday-Friday lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; MondayThursday dinner 4:309 p.m.; Friday-Saturday dinner 4:30-10 p.m. MC, V, AE, D

Creole Cabana is the anchor restaurant nestled in Baton Rouge’s first retail recreational and entertainment development, The Oasis. The family-friendly restaurant has over 7,000 square feet of indoor restaurant space and 5,000 square feet of open air patio space, featuring a 20-foot theater screen, stage for live music, and a view of the beach volleyball courts. Creole Cabana is perfectly poised to host your next corporate event, fundraiser, small intimate gathering, birthday or sporting event. The menu boasts the flavors of the Caribbean with a Creole flair. Enjoy brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, weekly happy hour specials, and game day food and drink specials. Hours; MondayThursday 4-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Credit cards accepted.

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Doe’s Eat Place

3723 Government St. 225.387.5331 doesbatonrouge.com Serving world-famous steaks and hot tamales since 1941. Come enjoy prime beef in a casual setting. Families

Gino’s Drusilla Seafood Restaurant 3482 Drusilla Lane, Suite D 225.923.0896 or 800.364.8844 drusillaplace.com

Drusilla Seafood Restaurant has been a Baton Rouge tradition for more than 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. Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. MC, V, AE, D;

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 7321 Corporate Blvd. 225.925.2710 flemingssteakhouse. com

Fleming’s of Baton Rouge can be found in mid-south city, located on Corporate Boulevard, just off of Interstate 10 in the Towne Center near 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. Hours: Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday 4-11 p.m.; Sunday 4-9 p.m. MC, V, AE, D;

4542 Bennington Ave. 225.927.7156 ginosrestaurant.com Gino’s has been a staple of Baton Rouge dining for over 50 years. We specialize in traditional southern Italian food and Mediterranean style fresh seafood and steaks. Live jazz music is featured every Thursday night. Our wine cellar (300 plus) 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. Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 5-10:30 p.m.; closed Sundays. V, MC, AE, D, DC;

Heads & Tails Seafood

2070 Silverside Dr. 225.767.2525 headsandtailsseafood. com. 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. Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.


... for all reasons.

Juban’s Creole Restaurant & Caterer Ichiban Hibachi Grill and Sushi Bar

3739 Perkins Road 225.346.8422 jubans.com

brunch 10:30 a.m.3 p.m. (Juban Family Restaurant Group)

Little Village - Downtown Little Village - Airline

A modern take on the original Village restaurant (established in 1947). Our reputation is for serving Baton Rouge’s finest Italian, prime beef, Maine lobster, veal and fresh Gulf seafood. Remember, “You gotta get the bread!” Our downtown location features daily lunch specials and a full bar with happy hour. We can accommodate private parties up to 64. Hours: MondayFriday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 5-10 p.m.; closed Sunday.

14241 Airline Hwy. 225.751.4115 littlevillagebr.com

Celebrating 35 years! Juban’s is a famiA modern take on ly-owned restaurant the original Village and Baton Rouge restaurant (estabfavorite since 1983. lished in 1947). Our It’s known for its reputation is for serving award-winning food Baton Rouge’s finest and wine and is home of Ichibanbr.com Italian, prime beef, the “Hallelujah Crab,” Voted 225 Magazine Maine lobster, veal and serving contemporary Readers Choice fresh Gulf seafood. Louisiana cuisine, prime award 2010-2019 Remember, “You gotta steaks and Louisiana “BEST SUSHI/ASIAN get the bread!” The seafood. We also offer RESTAURANT.” Serving Airline location features a casual menu serving only the freshest daily lunch specials, sandwiches, po-boys sashimi, meticulously a full bar with happy and small plates in the handcrafted sushi and hour, 4-7 p.m., and Atrium. With more than world-class hibachi, Thursday wine tasting. 850 wine selections, Ichiban defines the We can accommodate Juban’s has received ultimate Japanese dinprivate parties for up to Wine Spectator’s “Best ing experience. Hours: 50. Brunch on Sunday of Award of Excellence” Monday-Friday 11 a.m.11 a.m.-3 p.m. with for the past 11 years. 2:30 p.m.; Mondaybottomless mimosas, Other features include Thursday 5-10 p.m.; bloody marys and bellfamily-friendly chilFriday 5-10:30 p.m.; inis. Hours: Mondaydren’s menu and private Saturday 11:30 a.m.Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. dining and off-site 10:30 p.m.; Sunday and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday catering. Reservations 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. MC, V, • Please respond by e-mail or fax with your approval or minor revisions. 5-10 p.m.; Sunday recommended. Hours: AE, D; , Waitr • AD WILL RUN AS IS unless approval final revisions 11 a.m.-8 p.m., brunch Lunch or Tuesday-Friday are received by the close of business today. until 3 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; din• Additional revisions must be requested and may be subject to production fees. ner Monday-Saturday 5:30-10 p.m.; Sunday Carefully check this ad for: CORRECT ADDRESS • CORRECT PHONE NUMBER • ANY 5741 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge 225.767.2288 217 N. Airline Hwy., Gonzales 225.647.2266

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Los Reyes Mexican Grill

Louisiana Bayou Bistro Restaurant & Catering

11333 Coursey Blvd. 225.408.5999 losreyesbr.com

4141 S. Vaughn Dr., Brusly 225.749.6354 labayoubistro.com At Louisiana Bayou Bistro, we cook with love and we’re sure you’re gonna taste it. Experience how true south Louisiana food was meant to be tasted. Bayou Fried Alligator, Seafood-Stuffed Tilapia, Blackened Redfish Lafitte and homemade lemon icebox pie make up just a few of our authentic Cajun selections. See how south Louisiana food is meant to be tasted. “We’re not something ... we’re something else.” Onsite conference room catering or off-site catering packages available. On-site deli and gift shop. MC, V, AE, D;

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! Waitr delivers.

Mansion Restaurant at Nottoway

31025 Hwy. 1, White Castle 225.545.2730 Nottoway.com A truly unique dining experience, Nottoway’s

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Voted #1

Seafood Restaurant 5 times by the Baton Rouge Advocate.

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Serving the Best Seafood in Baton Rouge for over 30 Years!

Ranked #4

on the Top 15 Seafood Restaurants in the State by onlyinyourstate.com

9 private rooms available for groups of 10 to 400

DrusillaPlace.com

3482 Drusilla Lane, Suite D

225.923.0896

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Visit our website for catering information!

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Mansion Restaurant features classic Louisiana cuisine, featuring fresh local seafood, seasonal specialties and a well-appointed wine list. The Mansion Restaurant has a beautifully restored turn-of-the-century dining room as well as a glass-enclosed rotunda with stunning views of century-old oak trees. Hours: 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including brunch on Sundays. MC, V, A, D

Mansurs on the Boulevard

5720 Corporate Blvd., Suite A 225.923.3366 mansursonthe­ boulevard.com Mansurs on the Boulevard has been a Baton Rouge tradition for over 33 years. Our cuisine is true Louisiana with a contemporary French flair. 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. Hours: Open 7 days. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner 5 p.m.-close; Bar & Grill 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mason’s Grill

13556 Jefferson Hwy. 225.756.8815 masonsgrill.com Mason’s Grill is the home of the Cajun Shrimp Burger, “Louisiana’s Best Burger!” as named by the Food Network Magazine, ZAGAT, and Big 7 Travel. Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and featuring a bottomless champagne brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Visit us online for our full menu and daily specials. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.10 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Mike Anderson’s 1031 W. Lee Dr. (225) 766-7823 mikeandersons.com

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. Hours: MondayThursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. MC, V, AE, D, DC,

Milford’s on Third

150 Third St. 225.408.2600 milfordsonthird.com 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. Hours: 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily; grab-and-go 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Monjunis Italian Café and Grocery

711 Jefferson Hwy. 225.231.1595 monjunis.com A Louisiana staple, Monjunis is celebrating 30 years! Serving that sweet Sicilian sauce that you have come to know and love, we offer everything from salads

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to pizza and pasta, and we have all your cravings covered. Try our lasagna and spaghetti dishes, and check out our wine tastings/dinners! Hours: MondaySaturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m – 3 p.m. MC, V, AE, D;

Palermo Ristorante

7809 Jefferson Hwy. 225.246.8358 palermobr.com A delightful blend of classic and modern Italian cuisine. Come join us with all of your neighborhood friends while you enjoy our light and tasteful menu, friendly service, handcrafted cocktails, and genuine Italian wines. We have a full-service bar and patio, and reservations are recommended. Hours: TuesdayThursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant

3225 Perkins Road 225.381.9922 Parrains.com Nouveau-Cajun cuisine in a pure Louisiana setting. Two weekday lunch specials and one is always seafood. Happy hour in our Hammerhead Bar weekdays 2 p.m.-6 p.m. as well as during all LSU football games. Enjoy signature dishes with lump crab meat, Louisiana crawfish tails, Gulf shrimp, and certified Angus ribeyes and filets. Tuesday is half-price raw oyster day. Our outside deck is a favorite spot to enjoy the wonderful food and drink. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. * Parrain’s participates in the Waitr Delivery service.

Stab’s Steak and Seafood

Rouj Creole

7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite 10 225.614.2400 Rouj Creole serves as a respectful nod to the years of history that made oysters, po-boys and flaming desserts the essence of fine dining in south Louisiana. The restaurant’s design allows for a variety of dining experiences. At the central bar, guests can sip cocktails like the New Orleans Nectar Daiquiri or the restaurant’s Hurricane, a twist flavored with passion fruit. Plan a special event in the restaurant’s private dining area or bring a date and sit at one of the large, velvety blue booths for an intimate evening. While Rouj Creole honors beloved classics like barbecue shrimp and oysters Rockefeller, it will also teach patrons a thing or two about where the food we love so much came from—think redfish roulade and crawfish tamales. The menu doesn’t stop at seafood. It boasts an excellent selection of top-tier beef for steak-loving patrons. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m.10 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sammy’s Grill Central 14800 Wax Road 225.262.6455 sammysgrill.com

Hours: MondayThursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Credit cards accepted.

Satterfield’s Restaurant

108 E. Main St., New Roads 225.638.5027 satterfields.com 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. There is even a dock for boaters. Come relax and check out our deck with some authentic south Louisiana cuisine. Hours: Sunday.-Thursday 11 a.m.-8/9 p.m.; Friday.-Saturday 11 a.m.-9/10 p.m. (varies seasonally). MC, V, AE, D;

Solera Bar & Tasting Room

4205 Perkins Road 225.256.4192 SoleraBR.com

Sammy’s Grill Highland

8635 Highland Road 225.766.9600 sammysgrill.com Hours: MondayThursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Credit cards accepted.

Solera is your local Spanish-inspired restaurant featuring tapas and entrees with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The menu is designed to share and pair perfectly with sangria, Spanish wine and craft cocktails. Guests will enjoy the lively rustic atmosphere in the bar and solera room, while the formal dining room offers a more intimate experience complete with a great selection of wines. Hours: TuesdaySaturday 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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. Beautiful balcony and patio seating with our signature fire fountain upon request. Take a ride to Central and taste for yourself. Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; TuesdaySaturday 5-10 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.8 p.m.; Brunch served until 3 p.m. and dinner menu is always available. Closed Monday & Tuesday lunch.

Stab’s Prime Steak and Seafood

7666 Jefferson Hwy. 225.361.0797 stabsprime.com Stab’s Prime is a cut above and focuses on fresh ingredients from top cuts of USDA prime beef and signature Louisiana seafood dishes, right down to the tasty produce in your salad. Enjoy music in the lounge or an evening on the patio with our signature fire fountain. Our private room seats up to 42 people or handles up to 65 for heavy hors d’oeuvres. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.8 p.m.; Brunch served 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


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.

Stroubes Seafood and Steaks 107 Third St. stroubes.com

The Chimes has been a family favorite for over 30 years—from hand-pattied burgers and certified Angus ribeyes to crawfish etouffée and fresh Gulf seafood. Featuring over 100 beers, 80 on draft. Daily lunch and dinner specials.

participates in the Waitr Delivery service.

Hours at Chimes Highland: MondaySaturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-midnight; Brunch Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m.3 p.m. Our kitchen closes at midnight Monday-Saturday and at 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Gregory, a unique addition to downtown’s culinary scene, is located in the lobby of the Watermark Hotel, the former Louisiana National Bank. It’s an experience like nothing else with a menu, wine and cocktails that offer inspired twists on classic dishes.

Stroubes Seafood and Steaks offers an upscale down south dining experience like no other in Baton Rouge. Hours at Chimes East: Located in the heart of Monday-Saturday downtown Baton Rouge 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday with great scenic views, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Stroubes offers the Brunch Sunday 11 a.m.best in fresh fish and 2 p.m. Our kitchen steak dishes. Whether The Chimes closes at midnight its Duck Louisiana, Restaurant Monday-Saturday and seared duck breast over and Taproom at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. corn grits and collard Chimes Highland, 3357 greens, or some of our Hours at Chimes Highland Road signature appetizers Covington: Monday225.383.1754 like Stroubes Roll and Saturday 11 a.m. Chimes East, 10870 Shrimp and Grits, we - 2 a.m.; Sunday Coursey Blvd. are sure to have some10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; 225.296.4981 thing for everyone. MC, Brunch Sunday Chimes Covington, V, D; respond by e-mail or fax 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Our • AE, Please with W. yourFront approval 19130 St., or minor revisions. kitchen closes at 11 p.m. • AD WILL RUN AS IS unless approval or final revisions Covington Sunday-Thursday, are received by the close of business today. 985.892.5396 midnight Friday • Additional revisions must be requested and may be subject to production fees. & TheChimes.com * The Chimes Carefully check this ad for: CORRECT ADDRESS • CORRECT Saturday. PHONE NUMBER • ANY

The Gregory

150 Third St. 225.408.1800 thegregorybr.com

Tsunami

Towne Center at Cedar Lodge

100 Lafayette St. Shaw Center Downtown Baton Rouge 225.346.5100 servingsushi.com

The good life is right here at Towne Center at Cedar Lodge. We have created a true lifestyle

Escape to Tsunami downtown for a diverse menu of award-winning sushi, seafood and cocktails, and the best views in Baton Rouge! Savor breathtaking sunsets over the mighty Mississippi from our glass-walled dining room or outdoor terrace. Try a specialty

Jefferson Hwy. at Corporate Blvd. 225.925.2344 townecenteratcedar­ lodge.com Or facebook.com/ TowneCenter­ BatonRouge

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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. MC, V, AE, D

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roll or our signature chocolate martini. Private parties and catering also available. Visit our website or call for reservations.

Twin Peaks

6990 Siegen Lane 225.293.1955 twinpeaksrestaurant. com/locations Twin Peaks is the ultimate sports lodge you’ve been searching for, your local Baton Rouge source for sports on wall-to-wall TVs and the most scenic views in the market. Everything on this fan favorite menu is made from scratch. Pair up an in-house smoked item like the Sweet n’ Smoky Ribs with a 22 oz. local brew served at a frosty 29 degrees. Welcome to your new spot for sports and scenic views. Located off I-10 & Siegen Lane. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; FridaySaturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

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13-time winner of “The BEST OF 225” Our Family is Celebrating

54 YEARS

of serving Baton Rouge the best & most authentic Italian Food!

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The Cajun Village

Nestled in Plantation Country

The Cajun Village Cottages 6486 Hwy. 22, Sorrento 225.803.6528 or 225.715.6060

Baton Rouge Marriott

5500 Hilton Ave. 225.924.5000 marriott.com/btrmc The Baton Rouge Marriott has just completed a multimillion dollar renovation. Nestled in the heart of Baton Rouge, located at I-10 and College Drive, the Marriott is a short ride from the Baton Rouge airport, Tiger Stadium and the downtown area. The 299-room hotel offers 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a fitness center, gift shop, outdoor pool and plenty of complimentary parking. Stinky’s Fish Camp Seafood and Wine Bar is a new addition to the hotel and is a must-stop for a great local meal. Shopping and entertainment are within a short walk.

Best Western Magnolia Manor 234 N Lobdell Hwy., Port Allen 225.344.3638 bestwestern.com

Great customer service and onsite security ensures that guests are safe, comfortable and feel right at home. The Mississippi River and Downtown aren’t far, and we are just four miles away from the LSU campus. With easy access to LSU and the Capitol building, convenience is a big reason many travelers stay with us. Free hot breakfast, micro-fridge and WiFi.

The Cajun Village Cottages is a cozy bed and breakfast full of history and charm in Plantation Country. The cottages provide a perfect place to relax and experience peaceful southern living. Restored with original wooden floors and decorated with authentic antiques, each cottage has its own distinct furnishings and ambiance.

of Louisiana’s most elegant and sought-after event space, including the Andonie Sports Museum. Onsite amenities include a full-service bar open daily, complimentary parking, continental breakfast, wireless Internet and 24-hour business and fitness center facilities. The onsite Alumni Gift Shop features Baton Rouge’s best selection of LSU gear. Visit the Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU where every stay makes a difference. MC, V, AE, D

Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Centre/LSU Area 2421 S. Acadian Thruway 225.924.6400

Candlewood Suites Baton Rouge

5353 Bankers Ave. 225.925.3353 Experience Candlewood Suites Baton Rouge, our extended stay all-suite hotel conveniently located off I-10, close to downtown Baton Rouge and LSU. We are convenient to the interstate, restaurants, shops, and movie theatres. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, a full-sized refrigerator, two-burner stovetop, microwave and dishwasher. And visit the fitness center to rejuvenate the body and mind.

Enjoy a stay that’s good as gold—and purple—at Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Centre/LSU Area. Close to Blue Bayou, our hotel is right off I-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.

3848 W. Lakeshore Dr. 225.383-2665 866.610.COOK LSU lakeside boutique hotel with 128 deluxe rooms and luxury suites, and 15,000 square feet

DoubleTree by Hilton

4964 Constitution Ave. 225.925.1005 doubletree.com This newly renovated 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. MC, V, AE, D;

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown 462 Lafayette St. BTRDN_Hampton_ Suites@hilton.com

Courtyard Baton Rouge Downtown The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU

Rouge. It is surrounded by many restaurants and attractions and within walking distance to many businesses. Enjoy the excitement of the LSU Tigers by visiting Death Valley or Alex Box Stadium; both are just a short drive from our hotel. We also feature a full-service Starbucks adjacent to the lobby to grab your favorite beverage. We look forward to welcoming you to our Courtyard Baton Rouge Downtown where you will always be greeted with southern hospitality and Louisiana charm!

260 Third St. courtyardbatonrougedowntown.com

Like being at Boardwalk and Park Place, the new Courtyard Baton Rouge Downtown, located at the iconic corner of Florida and Third Streets, is in the epicenter of downtown Baton

The Hampton Inn & Suites–Baton Rouge Downtown is in the heart of the city’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, 137-room hotel, is the perfect place for

you to stay whether you come for business or pleasure.

Hampton Inn & Suites I-10 East

with views of the city, the Mississippi River and our rooftop garden. Explore neighborhoods lined with 100-yearold trees and glorious southern style homes on our complimentary bikes. Enjoy our famous Shrimp & Grits for breakfast and Catfish Mirra for dinner.

11271 Reiger Road 225.751.4600 www.hampton.com

Located just minutes from businesses, shopping and Baton Rouge’s main attractions. All rooms include complimentary WiFi, custom-designed beds, coffee makers, mini-fridges, microwaves, and flat-screen TVs with HD channels. Complimentary onsite hot breakfast is offered daily. Other perks include two refreshing outdoor pools, a hot tub, fitness center, free parking, and business center.

Home2 Suites Baton Rouge

10800 Siegen Holiday Circle 225.223.6788. Home2suites3.hilton. com While you’re with us, enjoy free WiFi and breakfast, and indulge in some great local restaurants or use your in-suite kitchen to rustle up a home-cooked meal instead. The kitchen area includes a refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher, flatware, coffee maker and toaster. Induction burner cooktops are also available free from the front desk. There is also a queen-sized sofa bed, and work desk and ergonomic chair. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Hotel Indigo

200 Convention St. 225.343.1515 hotelindigo.com

L’Auberge Baton Rouge

777 L’Auberge Ave. 225.215.7777 LBatonRouge.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 more than 200 luxurious rooms and suites, limitless thrills are found around every corner at L’Auberge Baton Rouge—where legendary moments await.

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Baton Rouge – Denham Springs 1617 O’Neal Lane 225.663.6663 lq.com

Newly remodeled, located just off I-12, and close to restaurants and attractions. Spacious rooms, HDTV 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.

The Hotel Indigo is a historic boutique hotel

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Nottoway Plantation & Resort

3125 Hwy. 1, White Castle 225.545.2730 nottoway.com

Renaissance Baton Rouge

7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. 225.215.7000 renhotels.com/ batonrouge

wireless high-speed internet access, irons, ironing boards, microwaves, refrigerators and hair dryers. Enjoy free Showtime, CNN and ESPN on the new 32-inch flat-screens in every room. Free hot breakfast too. Walking distance to All-Star Lanes bowling! MC, V, AE, D;

Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a AAA FourLive life to discover. Diamond property, is This 256-room AAA home to the South’s Four Diamond hotel largest remaining anteoffers the area’s finest bellum mansion, sitting amenities, including a elegantly on the banks Tallulah crafted food of the Mississippi River. and wine bar, fitness Staybridge A perfect stop between center, pool and 13,000 Suites Baton Rouge and New square feet of meeting 4001 Nicholson Dr. Orleans, choose between space. Ideally located 225.456.5430 our beautifully renovated between the Mall of historic mansion rooms Newly renovated, we Louisiana and Perkins or the deluxe hotel are an all-suite hotel Rowe. rooms of the Cottages with fully-equipped and Carriage House. kitchens designed to Sleep Inn South Every room features offer you the most 10332 Plaza luxurious amenities and comfortable extended Americana Dr. modern conveniences stay possible, right 225.926.8488 such as wireless internet next door to LSU’s choicehotels.com/ access and flat-screen campus and three hotel/la706 TVs. We provide all the miles from downtown extra comforts, including Baton Rouge. Features Conveniently located onsite dining (B, L, D), include complimentary off I-12, minutes an outdoor pool, tennis hot breakfast buffet, from I-10, and just 6 courts, bike rental, and laundry facility, parking miles from LSU and or minor revisions. • Please respond by e-mail or fax with your approval a lounge/fitness center. and WiFi. downtown Baton • AD WILL RUN AS IS unless approval or final revisions We offer AAA, senior and Rouge. today. Sleep Inn South are received by the close of business military discounts. MC, offers 101and spacious • Additional revisions must be requested may be subject to production fees. V, AE, D guest rooms with free

The Stockade Bed and Breakfast

8860 Highland Road 225.769.7358 or 888.900.5430 thestockade.com 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 filled with lovely antiques and fine artwork. MC, V, AE, D;

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SureStay PLUS Hotel by Best Western Baton Rouge

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Boutique hotel with a New Orleans French Quarter ambiance. All of our rooms are interior and surround a beautiful New Orleansstyle atrium with a glass elevator. We have 49 rooms that are all extra spacious like suites. All rooms have bar kitchenette, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, irons and boards, and hair dryers. Visitors will enjoy a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast. MC, V, AE, D;

The Watermark, An Autograph Collection 150 Third St. 225.408.3200 watermarkbr.com

A stately presence and a storied past—together offering one of the richest and most eclectic experiences available for any guest throughout 144 guestrooms. 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.

Wyndham Garden Baton Rouge

5600 Bluebonnet Blvd. 225.293.1199 wyndham/ batonrouge.com The Wyndham Garden Baton Rouge is an allsuite 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, the hotel provides the ideal setting with a secure courtyard and outdoor pool. We also offer an All-American breakfast and free WiFi.


Taste the Fleming’s Difference Enjoy the finest Prime, dry and wet-aged steaks, a vast selection of wines by the glass and hospitality that’s second to none.

7321 Corporate Blvd. | Baton Rouge, LA 70809 225-925-2710 | FlemingsSteakhouse.com


Play. Discover. Grow. THE PARKS & RECREATION SYSTEM FOR THE PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE.

Animals & Nature

REach for the stars

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.

See stars and more at Highland Park Observatory, which houses state-of-the-art telescopes and hosts free weekly sky viewings, camps and a weekly science academy for children.

BATON ROUGE ZOO

225-775-3877 | brzoo.org

BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER 225-757-8905 | brec.org/swamp

FARR PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTER 225-769-7805 | brec.org/farr

HIGHLAND PARK OBSERVATORY 225-768-9948 | hrpo.lsu.edu

At the Independence Park Theatre, your little one can be a star with our junior acting classes and camps! This 780-seat theatre hosts several plays and theatrical events throughoutthe year and is also available for public rental.

INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE & CULTURAL CENTER 225-216-0660 | theparktheatre.com


children’s play time Designed for children ages 0–8, Knock Knock Children’s Museum opens doors to the exciting world of early learning, discovery and handson exploration. Located in historic City-Brooks Community Park, the museum houses 18 learning zones that connect children’s every day experiences to learning.

KNOCK KNOCK CHILDREN’S MUSEUM (A BREC PARTNER)

225-388-3090 | knockknockmuseum.com

Arts & Culture

outdoor attractions 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/bike trails.

PERKINS ROAD EXTREME SPORTS PARK 225-766-9039 | brec.org/extremesports

Come visit one of the nation’s longest-standing artist cooperative galleries! Or, take a trip back in time and visit Magnolia Mound, the oldest surviving structure in East Baton Rouge Parish where you will learn about the lifestyles of the French Creoles who formed the fascinating culture which still influences life in southern Louisiana today.

Experience pure aquatic adventure at Liberty Lagoon Water Park with five thrill slides, a water playground, lazy river and the Shockwave; the only surfing simulator in the state. You’ll find fun for the entire family at Liberty Lagoon!

THE BATON ROUGE GALLERY

225-923-3202 | libertylagoon.com

(A BREC PARTNER)

225-383-1470 | batonrougegallery.org

MAGNOLIA MOUND

225-343-4955 | brec.org/magnoliamound

LIBERTY LAGOON

Want to rent a kayak or canoe? Walk the trails or fish a beautiful man-made lake? The beautiful 390-acre Greenwood Community Park neighbors the Baton Rouge Zoo and offers the Waterfront Café, splash pad, disc golf, two golf courses and much more!

GREENWOOD COMMUNITY PARK 225-620-0500 | brec.org/greenwood

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The History. The Hospitality. The Luxury.

TOURS

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www.nottoway.com | 225-545-2790


Plantations

Locations are in Baton Rouge unless another city is specified. MC = MasterCard, V= Visa, AE = American Express, D = Discover, DC = Diners Club, = Handicapped accessible facilities.

Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins 11656 U.S. 84, Frogmore (near Ferriday) 318.757.2453 frogmoreplantation. com.

Greenwood Plantation

Nottoway Plantation & Resort

6838 Highland Road, 31025 Hwy. 1, White Rand McNally’s “must St. Francisville Castle see” Cotton Then & Now 225.655.4475 225.545.2730 guided tour. Extensive greenwoodplantation. Nottoway.com Southern history from com the 1700s to today. Completed in Visitors will see: an A Greek Revival home 1859, Nottoway’s 1,800-acre working circa 1830, burned and 53,000-square-foot pacotton plantation; rebuilt. Surrounded by latial mansion amazes furnished slave cabins; 85 beautiful ancient live thousands of visitors Smithsonian-quality oak trees, Greenwood each year who come to antique steam gin; 19 has been featured in 14 see such extravagant historical buildings; and movies, including North features as soaring a new computerized gin and South and G.I. Joe 15½-foot ceilings, enorand farming operation. 2. Bed and Breakfast mous 11-foot doors, Scheduled dates with on the grounds. 22 massive exterior music and a new tour— Greenwood is available columns, hand-carved The Plantation Civil for events, and offers Italian marble fireplacWar, an eye-opening bus parking, and public es, exquisitely detailed PowerPoint and a guided restrooms. Historical plaster frieze moldings, or audio tour relating tours daily from 10 a.m. and a pure white social, racial and political to 4 p.m., but closed ballroom. Let one of causes of the war and for major holidays and our friendly and knowl• Please respond by e-mail or fax with your approval or minor revisions. changes on plantations special event. Check edgeable costumed • AD WILL RUN AS IS unless approval or final revisions to owners and slaves. the website for closure tour guides lead you are received by the close of business today. Hours vary by season; dates. MC, V, AE, E; through the Mansion’s • Additional revisions must be requested and may be subject to production fees. call or check our website. spectacular rooms, MC, V, AE, D; Carefully check this ad for: CORRECT ADDRESS • CORRECT PHONE NUMBER • ANY

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Antebellum splendor and a ghostly past If you’ve come as far as Baton Rouge, you should know you’re only about 25 miles from one of the country’s most haunted homes … The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, La. Enjoy dining and staying overnight at this popular bed and breakfast, browse the gift shop, and take a tour to learn about the home’s mysterious, ghost-filled past. Visit myrtlesplantation.com or call 225.635.6277 for more information. or journey through on your own with our audio tours as you learn the details of Nottoway’s lavish construction and

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9 a.m.-4 p.m. Audio tours 8 a.m.-8 p.m. AAA, senior, and military discounts, and group tours available.

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VISIT US ONLINE

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14 branches open 7 days a week 7711 Goodwood Blvd. • 225-321-3750

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Attractions

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13th Gate Escape 800 St. Philip St. 225.389.1313 13thgateescape.com

You and your friends have 60 minutes and one goal: ESCAPE! Choose from eight different themed escape rooms ranging from haunted asylums to Egyptian tombs. Visit 13th Gate Escape and discover why we were named the #1 Escape Game in America! Do you think you have what it takes? Book in advance; $28/person; 4-8 per group. Call for corporate/group rates. Hours: 7 days a week.

Airboat Tours by Arthur L. Matherne, Inc. 4262 Hwy. 90, Des Allemands 504.810.4756 airboattours.com

Please come take a “Ride on the Wild Side” in a personalized tour on a 6- or 15-passenger airboat. Our USCGapproved captains have been touring the swamps, marshes and bayous in fanboats since 1994. You will have many photo opportunities while you learn about the ecology of Louisiana. Hours: Monday-Sunday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MC, V, D;

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 1 Canal St., New Orleans 504.581.4629 AudubonNature­ Institute.org

On the Mississippi River near the French Quarter, the Aquarium immerses visitors in an underwater world. Walk through the Great

Maya Reef and enjoy the antics of penguins and southern sea otters. Touch a stingray, feed a parakeet and marvel at sharks in the 400,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit.

show for bugs and by bugs, and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted “a top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com, 2009. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge Gallery

1515 Dalrymple Dr. 225.383.1470 batonrougegallery. com

Audubon Zoo

6500 Magazine St., New Orleans 504.581.4629 AudubonNature­ Institute.org In historic Uptown, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the world, engaging educational programs and hands-on animal encounters. Unique natural habitat exhibits like the Louisiana Swamp showcase relationships between people and nature.

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. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday noon6 p.m. Free admission. MC, V, D; .

plants and flowers and provide educational experiences for gardeners of all ages. Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. except for major holidays.

LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens 4560 Essen Lane 225.765.2437 rurallife.lsu.edu

Named one of the “Top 10 Outdoor Museums in the World” by the British Museum, the LSU Rural Life Museum transports you back to 18th and 19th century Louisiana. The museum, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020, offers an immense collection of artifacts from farms, plantations and households. With a five-star rating from AAA, the museum features more than 30 unique, historic buildings highlighting Louisiana’s vernacular architecture. Admission to the semi-formal European inspired Windrush Gardens is accessible through the entrance of the LSU Rural Life Museum. Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium 423 Canal St., New Orleans 504.581.4629 AudubonNature­ Institute.org

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size. Wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp, join the active audience of an awards

Knock Knock Children’s Museum

THE LSU

RURAL LIFE MUSEUM

1900 Dalrymple Dr. 225.388.3090 knockknockmuseum. org

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours

110 Frenier Road, LaPlace 800.467.0758 cajunprideswamp­ tours.com 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 combination tours. Hours: 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. V, MC, AE, D;

The Cajun Village

Nestled in Plantation Country

The Cajun Village 6470 Hwy. 22, Cajun Village, Sorrento 225.675.5572 cajunvillageshops.com

Burden Museum & Gardens 4560 Essen Lane 225.763.3990 discoverburden.com.

Situated on 440 acres in the heart of Baton Rouge, Burden Museum & Gardens is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Louisiana’s lush gardens and landscapes and its rich rural and cultural past. Visit LSU Rural Life Museum, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens and Windrush Gardens. Attend the many events happening on the property on an annual basis. Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens 4560 Essen Lane 225.763.3990 botanicgardens@ agcenter.lsu.edu

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is an expansive collection of specialty gardens, woodlands, wetlands and arboreta. Trees and Trails offers three miles of serene walking paths through the Burden Woods. The Rose Garden, Children’s Garden, Herb Garden and Tropical Garden showcase the beauty of

A collection of restored Acadian-style buildings that feature specialty shopping at Louisiana Pottery, Louisiana Cajun Cooking Store, Louisiana Livin’, The Cajun Shop, and the candy shop. Enjoy beignets and café au lait at The Coffee House, and don’t forget to visit our two live alligators, Big Boy and Nubby. Hours: Open daily until 5 p.m.

Play! Create! Explore! From the Go Go Garage to the Maker Shop to our Big Backyard, Knock Knock’s 18 Learning Zones inspire children up to 8 years old to use their imaginations and explore the world around them through interactive play. Every visit is a brand-new adventure!

LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center

2858 Gourrier Ave., LSU AgCenter campus 225.578.7913 LSUAgCenter.com/ LaHouse Explore the special features, displays and cut-away views of this unique showcase of home solutions for the region’s climate and natural hazards. Experience the high comfort, energy efficiency, durability, health, convenience and financial advantages of a high-performance home. Free publications, self-guided tours, videos and more. Suggested donation $5. Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. .

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Burden Museum & Gardens offers discovery and adventure through historic, natural and educational experiences that provide a window into Louisiana’s rich cultural past. Situated on 440 acres in the heart of Baton Rouge, it is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Louisiana’s lush landscapes and agricultural heritage. LSU Rural Life Museum LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens Windrush Gardens Trees and Trails Children’s Garden ...and more

Research . Extension . Teaching

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The Last Wilderness Adventure

33195 La. 75, Plaquemine 225.385.9562 lastwildernesstours. com Love-Share-Protect. A Louisiana swamp tour like no other!” The Last Wilderness Adventure Tours and Expeditions serves to educate and gain support to protect this seriously threatened paradise. You’ll be amazed as you wander deep into the magical swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin where the larger boats can’t go. Better yet, your personalized tour is made without sacrificing the comfort of a bigger boat. So get on board and call or visit the website to make your reservation. Experience breathtaking views, gigantic cypress trees, local culture, and native wildlife. The tour is a great adventure for people of all ages. This tour is not an alligator tour. If seen, alligators are wild and are not fed by the tour guide. Tour lasts a minimum of two hours and are by appointment only. $40 per adult, $35 per child under the age of 10.

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol 100 North Blvd. 225.342.0500 louisianaoldstate­ capitol.org

Once described by Mark Twain as the “ugliest thing on the Mississippi,” this neogothic building, situated atop a bluff, contains a stainedglass dome, an impressive spiral staircase and a museum covering Louisiana’s vibrant political history. This national landmark, located in downtown Baton Rouge next to the Mississippi River, features state-of-theart exhibits and an award-winning film that takes guests through a 3D history of this 171-year old building. Free admission, gift shop, Ghost of the Castle show ($3 tickets per person). Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.3 p.m. Credit cards accepted;

LSU Museum of Art 100 Lafayette St. 225.389.7200 lsumoa.org

Louisiana Art and Science Museum

100 River Road South 225.344.5272 www.lasm.org Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers educational entertainment for visitors of all ages. Enjoy fine art, visit ancient Egypt, get up close with a Triceratops, and explore the universe in our full dome planetarium. Hours: TuesdayFriday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m. Closed Monday.

Discover something new at the LSU Museum of Art. Located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, the museum hosts historic and contemporary art exhibitions alongside a vast collection spanning the 1700s to present day. Paired with engaging programs and an education space for families, a visit to LSU MOA is perfect for all ages and interests. Hours: TuesdaySaturday 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m.

New Orleans Plantation Country

671 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 866.204.7782 visitnopc.com Welcome to New Orleans Plantation Country! On this journey, you will experience our authentic Creole and Cajun cultures that are uniquely connected with French, African, Spanish, German, and Italian history. We recommend that you stay with us for at least two nights to discover our beautiful countryside that features majestic antebellum homes that were once sugarcane plantations, explore our swamps and lakes that are still ruled by the mighty Mississippi River, and enjoy our delicious Creole and Cajun cuisine, which includes andouille, jambalaya and gumbo. You won’t forget your experience, and you’ll return again and again. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

PLAY! CREATE! EXPLORE!

Nottoway Plantation & Resort

31025 Hwy. 1, White Castle 225.545.2730 Nottoway.com Completed in 1859, Nottoway’s 53,000-square-foot palatial mansion amazes thousands of visitors each year who come to see such extravagant features as soaring 15½-foot ceilings, enormous 11-foot doors, 22 massive exterior columns, hand-carved Italian marble fireplaces, exquisitely detailed plaster frieze moldings, and a pure white ballroom. Let one of our friendly and knowledgeable costumed tour guides lead you through the Mansion’s spectacular rooms, or journey through on your own with our audio tours as you learn the details of Nottoway’s lavish construction and its fascinating history,

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Red Stick Adventures

P.O. Box 372, Denham Springs 225.772.7253 redstickadventures.com Red Stick Adventures can lead your next exciting adventure! Offerings include: exploring sights and history on a city tour, enjoying a boat ride, learning about Cajun culture on a swamp tour, reminiscing in southern charm on a plantation tour, or delving into the mystic unknown on a ghost tour.

The premier entertainment destination in Baton Rouge … and by entertainment destination, we’re talking about a place for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, date nights, or just a night out with friends. Everyone will have a great time. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m.

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Cajun Bead Crafts, LLC

4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H 225.223.6573 facebook.com/ cajunbeadcrafts Check out Baton Rouge’s one-stop shop for all your beading needs. Come browse our gemstone beads, seed beads, crystals, findings, and much more. Nothing is as precious as items or presents crafted by your hands.

of Louisiana souvenirs, including T-shirts, flags, gifts, music, and an Old Time candy store. Truly a mega shopping experience for all things Louisiana, where we always “Laissez la Bon Temps Rouler.” Credit cards accepted. Hours: 7 days a week 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Livin’ Louisiana 225.675.2782

Louisiana Cajun Kitchen Store 225.675.2640

Browse our huge selection of Louisiana foods, mixes, hot sauces, seasonings, jellies, cookbooks, cast iron cookware, kitchen gifts and gadgets. We can make any cook a Cajun chef. Let us help you “Cook like a Cajun.” Credit cards accepted. Hours: 7 days a week 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; taste testing most Saturdays.

A shopping experience unique to the Cajun Village offering Louisiana product such as jewelry, souvenirs, art, garden, inspirational gifts, cast iron, home and camp décor. Antiques mixed in and Louisiana’s only Cajun The Cajun Shop Louisiana Pottery • Please respond by e-mail or faxChristmas with yourarea approval year-or minor revisions. 225.675.2640 6470 La. 22, Cajun • AD WILL RUN AS IS unless approval final cards revisions round.or Credit A unique part of the Village, Sorrento are received by the close of business today. accepted. Hours: 7 days Cajun Village, we 225.675.5572 • Additional revisions must be requested and may be subject to production fees. a week 10 a.m.-5 p.m. offer a vast selection louisianapottery.com

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Perkins Rowe

Bluebonnet @ Perkins Road 225.767.2001 perkinsrowe.com It’s the one place in Baton Rouge where you can have it all. Shopping. Dining. Entertainment. With over 25,000 square feet

dedicated to shopping, dining, entertainment and living, Perkins Rowe is perfect for your daily dose of living.

The Royal Standard

16016 Perkins Road 225.751.0009 2877 Perkins Road 225.344.2311 theroyalstandard.com Everything you never knew you needed, setting a Royal Standard in home decor, gifts, women’s apparel and accessories, game day, holiday and NEW sweet and savory culinary items. Custom upholstery and design services also available. Hours for both locations: Monday- Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Towne Center at Cedar Lodge

Jefferson Highway at Corporate Blvd. 225.925.2344 townecenteratcedar­ lodge.com Or facebook.com/ TowneCenter­ BatonRouge 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. MC, V, AE, D

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Athleta Massey’s Professional Outfitters New Balance Footwear

BOOKS / CARDS / GIFTS / STATIONARY

End of the Lane The Queen Bee Rickey Heroman’s Florist and Gifts

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CHILDREN’S FASHIONS Baby Gap End of the Lane | Gap Kids Pierre Crawdeaux The Children’s Place

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Anytime Fitness | Bumble Lane European Wax Center Orangetheory

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Bath Junkie Bocage Pharmacy Centre European Wax Center Nail Chic Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Ulta Beauty Whole Foods Market

HOME FURNISHINGS

End of the Lane | Kirkland’s Home

JEWELRY Adler’s Fine Jewelry Merci Beaucoup On the Brightside

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Al’s Formal Wear Banana Republic Pierre Crawdeaux | Gap Massey’s Professional Outfitters

OPTICAL / EYEWEAR Eyemax Family Optical

RESTAURANT & EATERIES Bonefish Grill Carrabba’s Italian Grill Cold Stone Creamery District Donuts Sliders Brew Five Guys Burgers and Fries Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Jersey Mike’s P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Qdoba Mexican Grill Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar Whole Foods Market Zea Rotisserie and Grill Zöe’s Kitchen

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European Wax Center Forum Salon | Nail Chic Pigtails & Crewcuts Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Salon Eden | Ulta Beauty

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AT&T Bocage Pharmacy Centre California Closets CPR Phone Repair Dogtopia | Golftec Manuel Builders Portrait Innovations

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SHOES

Massey’s Professional Outfitters New Balance Footwear The Good Feet Store

SPECIALTY SHOPS

Adler’s Fine Jewelry Al’s Formal Wear Ballin’s | Bath Junkie Bra Genie Don Juan Cigar Company End of the Lane European Wax Center Kirkland’s Home Massey’s Professional Outfitters Merci Beaucoup | Nail Chic The CI Group The Good Feet Store | The Queen Bee Rickey Heroman’s Florist and Gifts

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L’Auberge Baton Rouge

777 L’Auberge Ave. 225.215.7777 LBatonRouge.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 more than 200 luxurious rooms and suites, limitless thrills are found around every corner at L’Auberge Baton Rouge—where legendary moments await.

The Lyceum Historic Meeting & Events Center 124 Third St. LyceumBatonRouge. com

(The Lyceum is a sister property to Hotel Indigo, Downtown Riverfront.)

Raising Cane’s River Center 275 S. River Road 225.389.4940 raisingcanesriver­ center.com

Located in downtown Baton Rouge along the banks of the Mississippi With 15,000 square River, Raising Cane’s feet of historical, River Center’s most elegant venue space recent expansion (plus a secret vault), has transformed our ballroom provides the downtown area. an unparalleled The entire complex, atmosphere for your including the existing wedding, corporate Arena and Theatre for meeting or reunion! the Performing Arts, When you book with as well as an Exhibition The Lyceum, you will Hall, includes more a discount onor minor revisions. • Please respond by e-mail or faxreceive with your approval than 200,000 square hotel rooms on • AD WILL RUN AS IS unless approval or finalbased revisions feet. The center also availability. are received by the close of business today. incorporates state• Additional revisions must be requested and may be subject to production fees. of-the-art exhibition, Carefully check this ad for: CORRECT ADDRESS • CORRECT meeting PHONE rooms, NUMBER and• ANY

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concession and kitchen facilities. The 70,000 square-foot Exhibition Hall can be combined with the existing Arena to create more than 100,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space in addition to a total of 17 breakout-meeting rooms.

Stadium Sports Bar & Grill 777 L’Auberge Ave. (inside L’Auberge Casino Hotel) 225.224.4141

Celebrate legendary moments in Louisiana’s history while making a few of your own at this sports fanatic’s favorite. The delicious hangout features 50 flat-screen TVs, a menu chock-full of southern specialties and an eclectic collection of unique memorabilia. Stadium is the place to cheer on your favorite teams and TYPOS revisit highlights in state

history. Hours: SundayThursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 7 a.m.-12 a.m.

Twin Peaks Baton Rouge

State Capitol Raceway

11436 U.S. Hwy. 190 W., Port Allen 225.627.4574 or 225.766.8274 statecapitolraceway. com 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 and several nationally recognized events in the spring and fall, as well as four sanctioned mud races a year. Like us on Facebook! MC, V, AE, D;

6990 Siegen Lane 225.293.1955 twinpeaksrestaurant. com/locations Twin Peaks is the ultimate sports lodge you’ve been searching for, your local Baton Rouge source for sports on wall-to-wall TVs and the most scenic views in the market. Everything on this fan favorite menu is made from scratch. Pair up an inhouse smoked item like the Sweet n’ Smoky Ribs with a 22 oz. local brew served at a frosty 29 degrees by a beautiful Twin Peaks girl. Welcome to your new spot for sports and scenic views. Located off I-10 & Siegen Lane. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; FridaySaturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

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Enjoy over 60 wines in a cozy setting at Bin 77 or add a taste of Spanish flair with tapas from Solera.

10111 Perkins Rowe #160, Baton Rouge 225.763.2288 • bin77.com

4205 Perkins Road 225.256.4192 | soleraBR.com

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West Baton Rouge: On the river, on the way

JUST MINUTES from Louisiana’s capital city, West Baton Rouge Parish is conveniently nestled in the heart of several popular destinations—minutes from Cajun country and plantation country, and just over an hour away from New Orleans, the Crescent City. West Baton Rouge plays host to a number of special events throughout the year, including Kite Fest Louisiane, the Smokin’ Oldies BBQ Cook-off, the Oldies but Goodies Fest and the annual Sugar Fest. All are family-friendly events guaranteed to please locals and visitors alike. If you have time during your visit, be sure to stop by the West Baton Rouge Museum which houses a

permanent collection of objects, photos, documents and art that chronicle the history and culture of West Baton Rouge Parish. For a breathtaking panoramic view of the Mississippi River, visit the Riverfront Development, which features a pedestrian promenade, gazebo, viewing benches and ornamental street lighting. It is used by the community for recreation and entertainment events. Cross the Mississippi River and you’re close to many Baton Rouge attractions including Louisiana State University, the USS Kidd Memorial, the Old State Capitol, the Shaw Center for the Arts, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and many others.

Kite Fest Louisiane April 4-5

Sugar Fest October 4

4th Fest July 4

Veterans on Parade November 8

Smokin’ Oldies BBQ Cook-Off September 12

Westside Christmas Fest December 18-19

Oldies but Goodies Fest September 13

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Cou-Yon’s. Once you try our BBQ, we know you’ll be hooked. So what are you waiting for? Get your BBQ on and come dine with us! Hours: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

West Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau

Best Western Magnolia Manor 234 N Lobdell Highway, Port Allen 225.344.3638 bestwestern.com

Great customer service and onsite security ensure that guests are safe, comfortable and feel right at home. The Mississippi River and downtown aren’t far, and we are just four miles away from the LSU campus. With easy access to LSU and the Capitol Building, convenience is a big reason many travelers stay with us. Free hot breakfast and rooms with micro-fridge and WiFi.

Holiday Inn Express Port Allen Treat yourself to a comfortable stay at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Port Allen. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, our location off I-10, and close proximity to downtown Baton Rouge and businesses surrounding the Mississippi River provides quick and easy access to all you need while in Port Allen.

2750 N. Westport Dr. 225.344.2920 800.654.9701 Westbatonrouge.net Open daily. We can help you plan your stay in the Baton Rouge area. Get 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, which accommodates 50-500. Hotels in walking distance. MC, V, D;

West Baton Rouge Museum

Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm Sunday

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Closed Monday 845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, LA 70767 225.336.2422 888.881.6811 toll free

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Studio 6/ Extended Stay Cou-Yon’s

470 N. Alexander Ave., Port Allen 225.383.3227 couyons.com Casual, friendly, and delicious, Cou-Yon’s has a mix of Cajun flavors and BBQ classics. Our passion for food is what drives us every day and helps us bring such great flavors to our food. We have everything from tender BBQ to fresh seafood to famous stuffed potatoes. At Cou-Yon’s, you’re sure to find something that will suit your taste buds. For a casual atmosphere, fresh ingredients, and superior hospitality, come visit us at

2740 N. Westport Dr., Port Allen 225.248.6222 or 855.249.0891 staystudio6.com/ en/motels.la.portallen.5188.html The feel of home … all of our studio locations feature a comfortable sleeping area and fully equipped kitchens, complete with microwave, stovetop, coffeemaker, toaster and refrigerator, iron and ironing board, voicemail and WiFi*, and multi-channel TV with expanded cable (ESPN/ESPN 2, CNN, Weather). Expanded work area.

845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen 225.336.2422 WestBatonRouge­ Museum.com West Baton Rouge Museum, just minutes from downtown Baton Rouge, features Louisiana’s sugar plantation history. Tours of the museum’s 6 acres include a Creole plantation house, historic slave quarter, plantation store, barn, blacksmith shop, and juke joint - buildings that describe plantation life from the antebellum period through the Civil Rights era. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday 2-5 p.m.


West Feliciana Parish The Lodge at The Bluffs

5903 Magnolia Lane, St. Francisville 225.634.5222 thelodgeatthebluffs. com

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. A • Please inrespond by e-mail or fax with your approval or minor revisions. paradise the woods!

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THE BLUFFS GOLF AND SPORTS RESORT

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.

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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.

504-467-0758 CajunPrideSwampTours

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We Are LIVINGston PROUD! WATERWAYS

Over 400 miles of waterways for many outdoor events and fun

SHOPPING

Bass Pro, Juban Crossing, Antique District

RESTAURANTS

Convenient to I-12, located between BR and New Orleans

One of only two Laser Oservatories in the country!

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Top rated campgrounds and parks, such as Tickfaw St. Park

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LIGO

Great restaurants just minutes from Baton Rouge

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Livingston Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 30340 Catholic Hall Road, Hammond 888.317.7899 or 225.567.7899 livingstontourism.com Hours are MondayFriday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sunday.

LIGO Livingston 19100 LIGO Lane Livingston 225.686.3100

Want to visit LIGO, one of only five gravitational wave interferometers in the world (two in the US)? You can! Most visitors will want to come on our Science Saturday on the third Saturday of each month. On Science Saturdays, we offer

tours as well as time to explore in our professionally curated exhibit hall that houses about 50 interactive science exhibits. If you have a group of more than 15, we ask that you fill out a tour request form. We offer different experiences for different groups whether you’re a traditional school group, a home school group, a community organization or just an interested member of the public.

The Armory

12699 Arnold Road, Denham Springs 225.247.9311 guerillawarfarepaintball.com The Armory is a locally owned and operated paintball field designed for first-time players and more experienced players. There will be a unique woodsball course with a variety of bunkers, trenches, and

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game types for those who enjoy the thrill of trench warfare. A speedball field will also be available for those who enjoy the fast pace and competitive nature of paintball.

the architecture and design of the store. Plan to stay several hours as there is a lot to see here, including Fred, the alligator snapping terrapin that is approximately 125 to 150 years old.

Ms. Heather’s Strawberry Patch

Denham Springs Antique District

31458 Hwy. 43, Albany Ms. Heather’s Strawberry Patch has been a great attraction for kids and adults for several decades in the Hammond and Albany area. Visitors will enjoy fresh and delicious strawberries and all the fun activities that Ms. Heather has set up for you.

Bass Pro

175 Bass Pro Blvd., Denham Springs 225.271.3100

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Denham Springs is home to an award-winning Antique District and was voted by readers of AAA Travel Magazine as one of the top three areas to antique in the state of Louisiana. With more than 25 shops, you are sure to find that special piece you have been searching for.

The Livingston Parish Bass Pro Shop has won numerous awards 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. 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 Day

13130 Florida Blvd. (U.S. 190), Livingston 225.686.2971 V. Watts Trade Mart has more than 100 antique booths full of beautiful antiques, collectibles and more. V. Watts Trade Day is on the second Saturday of each month. With more than 100 vendors setting up tents around the property, it is quickly becoming one of Louisiana’s largest trade days. Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

VINTAGE ADVENTURE

Treasure hunting in Denham Springs

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hether you’re searching for something specific or “just looking” for the fun of it, antiquing is an enjoyable way to spend the day. If you have some extra time during your stay in Baton Rouge, visit the popular Denham Springs Antique Village, home to more than 25 antique and specialty shops in Denham Springs,

which is just about a 20-minute drive from downtown. The Antique Village is a charming area comprised of shops and booths along North Range Avenue in Denham Springs, selling furniture, art, crafts, vintage items, greenery, jewelry, home décor, collectibles, and much more. Make a day of it and enjoy lunch at one

of the many nearby cafes and restaurants. If your stay coincides with the annual Spring Festival (April 25, 2020), your shopping experience can broaden to include art exhibits, live music at the Old Train station, children’s rides, food booths, and hundreds of vendors. For more information, visit denhamsprings­antiquevillage.net. visitbatonrouge.com // Welcome 2020

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Cabahanosse Bed & Breakfast and Shop

Ascension Parish Tourism Commission 6967 Hwy. 22, Sorrento 225.675.6550 or 888.775.7990 TourAscension.com

Plantation homes, multicultural museums, golfing, great cuisine, accommodations, outlet and specialty shopping all located 15 minutes from Baton Rouge. Visitor Center Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cabela’s

2200 West Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales 225.743.3400 cabelas.com Cabela’s Gonzales Retail Store is located at the intersection of I-10 and Hwy. 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. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

602 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville 225.474.5050 cabahanosse.com

Peaceful getaway under 100-year-old live oak trees, just a short walk from restaurants, historic sites, churches and the Mississippi Riverwalk.

The Cajun Village

Houmas House and Gardens 40136 Hwy. 942, Darrow 225.473.9380 houmashouse.com

Step back in time as you experience 16 acres of gardens and three restaurants, including fine dining. Stay in beautifully decorated cottages, enjoy a mint julep in the Turtle Bar, and stop by the gift shop. Tours available 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Malco Theaters – Gonzales Cinema Nestled in Plantation Country

The Cajun Village 6470 Hwy. 22, Sorrento 225.675.5572 cajunvillageshops.com A collection of restored Acadian-style buildings that feature specialty shopping at Louisiana Pottery, Louisiana Cajun Cooking Store, Louisiana Livin’, The Cajun Shop and the candy shop. Enjoy beignets and café au lait at The Coffee House, and don’t forget to visit our live alligators, Big Boy and Nubby. Hours: Open daily until 5 p.m.

1406 N. Airline Hwy., Gonzales 225.644.2128 malco.com/cinema

Located in the heart of Gonzales, Louisiana, we offer 11 screens, online ticketing, concessions stand, birthday party room, and an arcade.

Mike Anderson’s – Gonzales 1500 W. Hwy. 30, Gonzales 225.743-MIKE (6453) awesomefood.com Located on the property of Clarion Inn in Gonzales. Mike Anderson’s has become synonymous with serving the finest

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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. Hours: MondayThursday 11 a.m.2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. -10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. MC, V, AE, D, DC;

River Road African American Museum 406 Charles St., Donaldsonville 225.474.5553 africanamerican­ museum.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.

Premier Lanes Entertainment Center

1414 N. Airline Hwy,, Gonzales 225.621.2695 premierlanes.net Bowling alley with full-service bar and food, action alley arcade and laser maze. League and individual bowling and party packages available. Hours: Sunday, Monday, Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-1 a.m.

Sammy’s Grill Prairieville

16400 Airline Hwy., Prairieville 225.313.6025 sammysgrill.com Hours: MondayThursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Credit cards accepted.

Sno’s Seafood & Steaks 13131 Airline Hwy., Gonzales 225.647.2631 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 225.647.9383 Over 65 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.

The Grapevine Café & Gallery 211 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville 225.473.8463 grapevinecafeand­ gallery.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.

Museum kicks off special events THIS SPRING, the River Road African-American Museum in Donaldsonville will host a special music education event and a live concert series. For more information, visit the website at africanamericanmuseum.org or call 225.474.5553. Don’t miss these kickoff events:

Rural Roots of Jazz Concert series and lecture March 14

Gospel in the Park Concert and gospel workshop May 16

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Tangipahoa Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau

13143 Wardline Road, Hammond 985.542.7520 800.542.7520 tangitourism.com 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. Whether you visit for a week or a day, Tangipahoa Parish offers a variety of options to satisfy your quest for adventure. Full-service CVB offers meeting planning, info on attractions, lodging and area information. Located at I-55 N. Exit 32. Hours: MondayFriday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Festivals of Tangipahoa Parish

800.917.7045 tangitourism.com March 6-8: Antique Trade Days; March 13-15: Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival, Vintage Market Days; March 20-22: Amite Oyster Festival; March 27-28: Hammond BBQ Challenge; April 3-5: Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival; April 24-26: The Italian Festival; Sept 19-20: Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow.

Sept. 30-Oct. 4: Tangipahoa Parish Fair; Oct. 16-18: Vintage Market Days; Nov. 6-8: Antique Trade Days; Nov.-Dec. 13: Louisiana Renaissance Festival - 6 straight weekends of fun!

Florida Parishes Arena

1301 NW Central Ave., Amite 985.748.5914 fparena.com 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 a barrel racing series. The 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

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 90-minute educational, exhilarating and exciting guided tour. Learn about animals from all over the world and get up close and personal when you feed them.

Gnarly Barley Brewery

1709 Corbin Road, Hammond 985.318.0723 gnarlybeer.com 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

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Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center 113 N. Cypress St., Hammond 985.340.9150 lcdcofhammond.org

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. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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Louisiana Quilt Trail – Northshore

146 W. Oak St., Ponchatoula 985.386.8815 or 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 consists of more than 100 blocks throughout five parishes and seven trails. Download trail maps or visit Tangi Tourism to pick up a brochure today.

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Ponchatoula, “America’s Antique City”

109 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula 800.617.4502 ponchatoulachamber. com tangitourism.com 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 more than 40 antique stores, specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants and clubs.

Tangipahoa Parish African American Heritage Museum

1600 Phoenix Square, Hammond 985.542.4259 taahm.org Over 8,000 square feet

of exhibit space, eight exhibition rooms, 26 permanent murals, a recording studio, banquet facilities, heritage garden and planned Vietnam Memorial wall. Learn the story of African Americans and their accomplishments. Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

fishing, swimming, horseback riding, special events and more. Hours: MondayFriday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tangipahoa Parish Campground Association

Tangipahoa Parish is home to 25 hotels and motels. While most properties are in the Hammond vicinity, quality accommodations may be found throughout the 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.

13143 Wardline Road, Hammond 800.617.4501 tangitourism.com Located at the intersection of I-55 and I-12, 35 miles east of Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa Parish is home to nine 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,

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13th Gate Escape 800 St. Philip St. 225.389.1313 13thgateescape.com

You and your friends have 60 minutes and one goal: ESCAPE! Choose from eight different themed escape rooms ranging from haunted asylums to Egyptian tombs. Visit 13th Gate Escape and discover why we were named the #1 escape game in America! Do you think you have what it takes? Open daily; book in advance. $28/ person. 4-8 per group. Call for corporate/ group rates.

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

201 Lafayette St. 877.862.9800 batonrougecapitol­ center.hilton.com Located downtown, this is the city’s only hotel directly on the Mississippi. Our historic hotel offers 291 deluxe guest rooms, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, two river view ballrooms, a rooftop pool, complimentary WiFi, complimentary airport/city shuttle, business center and fitness center. Stop by Kingfish Grill & Lounge to experience the best of Louisiana cuisine and a variety of fine wines and spirits. The hotel is within walking distance to the Shaw Center, Raising Cane.s River Center,

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Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge

1717 River Road North 225.709.7777 hollywoodbr.com

Make it a Hollywood night! Get in on 24-hour, daily, nonstop action at Hollywood Casino. With 27,000 square feet of entertainment, Hollywood Casino offers three floors of premium slots and thrilling table games. 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! Open 24 hours.

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A little bit of everything No matter when you visit, you’re sure to find plenty of ways to have fun!

We love a parade! The city hosts seasonal parades and holiday events at Christmas, Mardi Gras, 4th of July, and dozens of dates in between. If you visit at Mardi Gras, don’t miss Spanishtown!

History lesson. Check out

Baton Rouge’s historical sites, which include the Old and the current State Capitols, and the Capitol Park Museum, among others.

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Listen to the music. The Capital City hosts free concerts in the fall and spring.

Family fun. Take the kids to the Louisiana Art & Science Museum or the USS Kidd for an experience they can’t have anywhere else.

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Welcome to A rich Louisiana, culinary tradition of creating amazing memories around food, friends & family since 1975.

From small gatherings to business and social events, Mike Anderson’s offers the space you need. Near the LSU Campus, we are the hot spot for sports fans.

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Welcome to Louisiana's Capital City! From sun-kissed evenings under canopies of century-old oaks to late nights spent dancing under the star...

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Welcome to Louisiana's Capital City! From sun-kissed evenings under canopies of century-old oaks to late nights spent dancing under the star...

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