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WELCOME O F F I C I A L V I S I T O R S G U I D E T O T H E G R E AT E R B AT O N R O U G E A R E A

Out & About

FUN AND SAFE WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR ‘RED STICK’ ADVENTURES

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RE DISCOVER

There may not be as many bead-lined streets or second line celebrations right now, but the culture of Baton Rouge has never been stronger — because the heart of Louisiana lies within its people. From blossoming blues artists to food with flavor and flair all its own, come experience a bit of true Louisiana. Start planning your trip at visitbatonrouge.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

Project Manager: Judith LaDousa Advertising Coordinator: Devyn MacDonald Marketing

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

FEATURES

LISTINGS

SOUTHERN STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

All listings contain information provided by advertisers.

Baton Rouge is a capital city filled with small-town Southern charm.

Discover Baton Rouge . . . . . . . . . . 19

A TASTE OF THE CITY . . . . . . . . . 13

Visitor information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Sample the flavors of some of Baton Rouge’s favorite eateries—some old, some new—all waiting for you!

OUT AND ABOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 There’s a popular new way to explore the capital city— spending time in The Great Outdoors.

GOOD ‘BUYS’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 As you say goodbye to our fair city, be sure to take home a souvenir or two. Here are some suggestions to help you remember your “Red Stick” adventures.

FREE TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Some of the best things in life are free—including these family-friendly activities.

RED STICK REVELRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 After a year of canceled events, Baton Rouge welcomes back some of the city’s most enjoyable festivals.

Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Plantations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Nightlife and Entertainment ������������������������ 46 Kid stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ascension Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Production/Design

Production Director: Melanie Samaha Art Director: Hoa Vu Graphic Designers: Melinda Gonzalez Emily Witt Cover photo: Jordan Hefler Photography Audience Development

Audience Development Director and Digital Manager: James Hume Audience Development Coordinator: Ivana Oubre Audience Development Associate: Jordan Kozar

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Livingston Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

A publication of Louisiana Business Inc.

Tangipahoa Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

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

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Downtown map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Chairman: Rolfe H. McCollister Jr. President & CEO: Julio A. Melara Executive Assistant: Brooke Motto

Baton Rouge (bat’n’roozh): French for “red stick,” a reference to a cypress pole stained with animal blood that marked the boundary between the Houma Tribe and the Bayou Goula hunting grounds. It was one of the first things French explorer Sieur d’Iberville saw as he led an expedition party up the Mississippi River near Scott’s Bluff. Published by Louisiana Business Inc. in conjunction with Visit Baton Rouge 1-800-LA-ROUGE

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Assistant Business Manager: Tiffany Durocher Business Associate: Kirsten Milano Office Coordinator: Tara Lane Receptionist: Cathy Varnado Brown

Some of the photos featured in 2021 Welcome were taken pre-COVID, which is why subjects sometimes appear without masks. For current COVID protocols, go to visitbatonrouge.com.

© Copyright 2021 by Louisiana Business Incorporated. All rights reserved by LBI. Reproduction without permission is prohibited. Business address: 9029 Jefferson Highway, Suite 300, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Telephone (225) 928-1700. Information in this publication is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy and completeness of the information cannot be guaranteed. No information expressed herein constitutes a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any securities.

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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 Anderson’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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OFFICIAL WELCOME

Enjoy your ‘Red Stick’ experience

Sharon Weston Broome

Paul J. Arrigo, CDME

Julio Melara

Mayor-President, East Baton Rouge Parish

President & CEO, Visit Baton Rouge

Publisher, Welcome

WELCOME TO LOUISIANA’S CAPITAL CITY! From sun-kissed 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. While 2020 was an unprecedented year, Baton Rouge continued to add new dining options and outdoor spaces with safety and cleanliness top of mind and here to stay. From unique local restaurants to interactive culinary experiences where you can eat and play safely, we provide a mixture of Creole, Cajun and everything in between that sets us apart. Downtown Baton Rouge, Mid City and Scotlandville, one of the oldest and most famous African American neighborhoods in the area, are in the midst of a cultural revitalization. With the opening of exciting restaurants, new nightlife options and a vibrant arts scene, these areas have 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 murals 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 are ready to welcome you as soon as you’re ready to travel. Discover us virtually prior to your visit on VisitBatonRouge.com and then plan to see us in person for an affordable trip that will leave you looking to return for more. Whether you’re here for the ultimate college football experience at Louisiana State University and Southern University this fall or taking in some of the many cultural and historic attractions, there’s plenty to keep you sticking around for more. You’ll be hard-pressed to find two bands better than LSU’s Golden Band from Tigerland and Southern University’s famed “Human Jukebox.” The staff at Visit Baton Rouge is here to help you make memorable moments during your stay. 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!

WELCOME TO BATON ROUGE! I know the Covid cloud of uncertainty hasn’t lifted but we’re glad you’re here. We’re excited to have you as a guest and we hope your stay with us is unique and eventful. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure this is your guide to an experience you won’t forget soon. This magazine contains a wealth of information to help you find all of our attractions, restaurants and accommodations. Inside, we’ve assembled information, tips, and articles that will make your visit entertaining and memorable. Whether you are here for a few hours or for an extended stay, we want to help you make memories that will last long after you leave Baton Rouge. So take a few minutes and check the places to shop, listen to live music, visit museums and plantations, or take a swamp tour. We hope you will use Welcome as your personal tour guide while you are with us. Enjoy your stay!

IT IS MY GREAT HONOR to welcome you to Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s Capital City and a place many of us are proud to call home. Named by French explorers as “the Red Stick City,” Baton Rouge is where Louisiana’s capital, flagship university, and unique Cajun and Creole cultures all come together in one nine-parish region. Baton Rouge is the fifth largest city on the Mississippi River and home to Louisiana’s largest parish. Baton Rouge represents more than 200 years of history. Many artifacts and contemporary items can be viewed at our museums and other local 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. It is always a great time to visit as we are glad to host a number of free family-friendly events throughout the year. While you’re here, take advantage of our outstanding cultural attractions and remember to visit one or several of the restaurants located throughout the Baton Rouge area. With such a variety of cuisines to offer, there is something for everyone. On behalf of all the citizens who live and work in this great city, welcome and have a great stay!

More than 200 years of history

A culture that runs as deep as the South

Memories that will last long after you leave

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SOUTHERN STYLE

Baton Rouge A capital city with small-town charm

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NESTLED ON THE BANKS of the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is unique. As a capital city, it is Louisiana’s political hub and home to the state’s flagship university. But as a traditional Southern city, it is also dotted by antebellum landmarks and marked by a rich Cajun and Creole history. In its 203-year history, it has flown the flags of France, England and Spain, and has absorbed bits and pieces of those cultures to create its own special character. Where else but in Baton Rouge can a visitor take a museum tour and a swamp tour on the same day? Visit a sugarcane plantation and a World War II Navy destroyer on the same afternoon? Watch a football game at Tiger Stadium or cheer on the Jaguars at Southern University in the same weekend? Depending on when you visit, you might choose to time-travel to the Medieval Age at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival—or share in the Christmas tradition, Lighting of the Bonfires, on the levee along River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate here!

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EXPERIENCE IT.

Located in the heart of south Baton Rouge, only six miles from Tiger Stadium. For reservations, visit lbatonrouge.com |

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Cities across the country are working hard to get back to pre-COVID days, and Baton Rouge is no exception. If your travels bring you to the capital city, we want you to enjoy your stay, but we also want you to be safe. Call ahead to places you plan to visit and check on pandemic protocols, including mask requirements, social distancing and other guidelines.

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FEAST

A taste of the city 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.

REAL SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN:

ROMANCE AND TRADITION:

Gino’s Italian Restaurant

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Gino’s has been a favorite staple of the Baton Rouge community for over 50 years. Established in 1966 by the Marino family and still family owned and operated, Gino’s specializes in traditional southern Italian food, prepared Mediterranean style, fresh delicious seafood and top-quality steaks. Try the signature dish, Arancini and the house specialty Laurence Bread is something to write home about. Enjoy the atmosphere with etched-glass reminiscent of Italy, a cozy fireplace, copper tabletops and romantic candlelight as you experience truly outstanding Italian dishes. 4542 Bennington Ave. | 70808 | 225.927.7156

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 | 70806 | 225.383.0940

The New Orleans style coffeehouse where locals go for cafe au laits, hot chocolates and the incredible beignets. Coffee Call has been a gathering place for friends and family for more than 30 years. A family business and Baton Rouge staple serving up the same magical beignet recipe since 1976. 3132 College Dr. | 70808 | 225.925.9493

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Frank’s Restaurant

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Poor Boy Lloyd’s

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Since 1964, Frank’s has been serving up traditional Southern dishes just like Grandma used to make. The best buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, homemade apple butter, country ham and more. With two locations equipped with full-service smokehouses, Frank’s provides in-house smoked turkey, sausage, boudin, ham and more. Stop in for breakfast or try a fried seafood plate, red beans and rice with homemade sausage, chicken fried steak and all the southern sides you crave. 8353 Airline Hwy. | 70815 | 225.926.5977

With live music, daily specials, plate lunches and, of course, po-boys, 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. | 70801 | 225.387.2271

Part of 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. Head upstairs for a birdseye view of campus at the spacious rooftop bar. 3357 Highland Road | 70802 | 225.383.1754

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EXPERIENCE

Out and about

Especially now, visitors are encouraged to spend time in the great outdoors. And in Baton Rouge, there are plenty of opportunities to “take it outside” as you get to know the capital city. Keep a mask with you, wash your hands often, and practice social distancing with others.

The Botanic Garden at Independence Park

The Botanic Garden at Independence Park is a great way to relax–surrounded by the beautiful colors and sweet fragrances of flowers, no less!

BREC Extreme Sports Parks

There’s a definite “thrill” factor at several BREC parks, including Perkins Road Park, which boasts a Velodrome , a rock wall, and a BMX track.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

PHOTO BY CC LOCKWOOD, PROVIDED BY BREC BATON ROUGE ZOO

It’s one of Baton Rouge’s best-kept secrets—Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Take a stroll through the swamp and keep an eye out for foxes and barred owls. If you’re a birdwatcher, be sure to bring your binoculars.

LSU Lakes

If you’ve got a canoe, paddle board or kayak, head to the Highland Road Park (launch) or the LSU Lakes and get your paddle on.

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

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REMEMBER

Good ‘buys’

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keepsakes and souvenirs As you say goodbye to our fair city, be sure to take home a souvenir or two. Here are some suggestions to help you remember your “Red Stick” adventures and your visit to Louisiana.

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Keepsakes from LSU Museum of Art

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The only dedicated art museum in the city, the LSU Museum of Art is located downtown in the spectacular Shaw Center for the Arts. You’ll find Chinese jade items, ceramics, paintings, jewelry, and other unique gifts. 225.344.0334 | lsumoa.org

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On LSU’s campus near Tiger stadium, you’ll find a terrific place to get T-shirts and souvenirs from local artists and designers, licensed sports apparel, and hard-to-find fashion pieces. 225.300.8989 | bengalsandbandits.com

Louisiana flavor from Chris’s Specialty Foods

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When you’re back home missing the flavors of Louisiana, you can still make some jambalaya, enjoy a stuffed chicken or sample some boudin from Chris’s Specialty Foods. They will even ship your savory treats to you. 225.755.1783 | chrisspecialtyfoods.com

True originals at BREADA Red Stick Market

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Spend a Saturday morning strolling the open-air Red Sick Farmers Market downtown and check out the fresh seasonal produce native to Louisiana, along with artisan breads, homemade pies, honey, cheeses, native plants, paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery, and more. 225.344.8558 | breada.org or artsbr.org

1. Pelican art • Louisiana Home Accents, Instagram and Facebook, available only at The Royal Standard’s Perkins/Highland location 2. Tiger Bites • LSU Museum of Art, lsumoa.org 3. LSU platter • LSU Museum of Art, lsumoa.org 4. Pepper jelly • Red Stick Market, Sandy.s.wilson@cox.net 5. T-shirt • Bengals & Bandits • bengalsandbandits.com 6. Mardi Gras king cake • Local bakeries and grocery stores 7. The Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine by John Folse and Cajun Night Before Christmas by James Rice • Barnes & Noble and other bookstores 8. Earrings • LSU Museum of Art, lsumoa.org 9. Serving dish • The Royal Standard, theroyalstandard.com 10. Stuff d chicken • Chris’ Specialty Foods, chrisspecialtyfoods.com visitbatonrouge.com  //  Welcome 2021

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PLAY

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

River song

Walk along the levee downtown and take in a view of the Mississippi River. At River Road and Florida Boulevard, check out the artist Po Shu Wang’s “Sing the River” sculpture, which plays music that corresponds to the tidal movement of the river.

Sweet ride

For a scenic bike ride, visit Comite River Park or Hooper Road Park. You can also ride the levee bike path downtown, which offers easy access to many of the city’s tourist destinations.

Enjoy the view

Louisiana’s State Capitol building downtown is the tallest in the country at 34 stories high. Go to the 27th floor Observation Deck for a free (and incredible) view of the city.

All lit up

Some of the city’s most popular festivals are back, including the 4th of July Fireworks on the River), Festival of Lights in December, and Red Stick Revelry on New Year’s Eve.

Listen to the music

Check out the Sunday in the Park concerts, which are scheduled for April and May downtown.

A day in the park

Baton Rouge’s award-winning recreational department (BREC) manages dozens of local 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 Baton Rouge’s dog parks—in the Garden District, on Burbank Drive, in Baker, Zachary, and on Harrell’s Ferry Road. 16

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CELEBRATE

‘Red Stick’ revelry They’re baaaaaack! Some of Baton Rouge’s most enjoyable festivals and special events are back on the calendar.

The Ebb and Flow Festival is a celebration of local artists, poets, musicians, dancers and more.

MARCH 13 Wearin’ of the Green, St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Shamrock Run Garden District | 10 a.m. wearinofthegreen.com

MARCH 27-28

Rides, games, music, food and fun at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair.

Watch medieval knights jousting at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival just a short drive from the city.

Zippity Zoo Fest BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

APRIL 10-11 Ebb & Flow Festival Downtown Baton Rouge ebbandflowbr.org/ | (225) 344-8558

APRIL 11 USS KIDD Kamikaze Hit Memorial Observance USS KIDD Veterans Museum usskidd.com | (225) 342-1942

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Bandito Festival Downtown Baton Rouge, Galvez Plaza banditofestival.com

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair State Fairgrounds, 16072 Airline Highway gbrsf.com | (225) 229-1964

JULY 4

Fête du Vin Location TBD bresbr.org

Patriots & Pirates: A Revolutionary Celebration (4th of July) Downtown Baton Rouge’s Riverfront usskidd.com | (225) 342-1942

MAY 22 Baton Rouge Oyster Festival Downtown Baton Rouge, Galvez plaza  batonrougeoysterfestival.com Shucking, cooking and eating … oysters take center stage at this event.

JUNE 26-27

DECEMBER 7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at the USS KIDD USS KIDD Veterans Museum usskidd.com | (225) 342-1942

OCTOBER 3 A unique opportunity to taste high-end wines from around the world at Fête du Vin.

SugarFest West Baton Rouge Museum 10 a.m.-4 p.m. westbatonrougemuseum.org (225) 336-2422

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Discover Baton Rouge

CHEERS TO 2021! HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND BATON ROUGE.

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This calendar contains a selection of events that were scheduled at the time of publication. However, due to COVIDrelated issues, be sure to go to visitbatonrouge.com/events for the most up-to-date information.

YEARLONG Scotland Saturdays The Open Market Scotlandville Plaza Last Saturday of every month SSaturdays.com Art Exhibit: Cosmos: Imagining the Universe Louisiana Art & Science Museum Now through July 18 lasm.org | (225) 344-5272 Art Exhibit: Landscape Abstracted: Will Henry Stevens Louisiana Art & Science Museum Now through July 11 lasm.org | (225) 344-5272  Art Exhibit: Experimental Light: Alyce Simon & Eva Lee Louisiana Art & Science Museum Now through July 11 lasm.org | (225) 344-5272  

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Art Exhibit: Our Louisiana Louisiana Art & Science Museum Now through January 14, 2024 lasm.org | (225) 344-5272 Art Exhibit: Playing House: Miniatures from the Permanent Collection Louisiana Art & Science Museum Now through January 15, 2023  lasm.org | (225) 344-5272  Art Exhibit: Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives Louisiana’s Old State Capitol Now through March 17 louisianaoldstatecapitol.org | (225) 342-0500

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Henry Turner, Jr.’s Virtual Solo Concert Series Virtual, Facebook weekly series 3-4 p.m. henryslisteningroom.com facebook.com/ groups/195787017666349/

Crawfete Perkins Rowe 2-5 p.m. bresbr.org

MARCH 6-7 Louisiana Marathon Downtown Baton Rouge thelouisianamarathon.com

MARCH 9 River City Jazz Masters with Artist Jazzmeia Horn River Terrace at Shaw Center for the Arts artsbr.org | (225) 344-8558

FEBRUARY 13 Heart My Zoo Day BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

MARCH–MAY Art Exhibit: Evicted The Firehouse Gallery artsbr.org | (225) 344-8558

MARCH 6-MAY 30 Art Exhibit: Cely Pedescleaux Quilts West Baton Rouge Museum westbatonrougemuseum.org | (225) 336-2422

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MAY 1 3

Wearin’ of the Green, St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Shamrock Run Garden District | 10 a.m. wearinofthegreen.com

Sunday in the Park Concert Downtown Baton Rouge artsbr.org | (225) 344-8558

Henry Turner, Jr.’s Virtual Solo Concert Series Virtual, Facebook weekly series 3-4 p.m. |henryslisteningroom.com facebook.com/ groups/195787017666349/

APRIL 21

River City Jazz Masters with Artist Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra River Terrace at Shaw Center for the Arts artsbr.org | (225) 344-8558

River City Jazz Masters with Artist Poncho Sanchez River Terrace at Shaw Center for the Arts artsbr.org | (225) 344-8558

MARCH 20-MAY 2

APRIL 10-11

APRIL 25

Art Exhibit: Wandering Spirits: African Wax Textiles West Baton Rouge Museum westbatonrougemuseum. org | (225) 336-2422

Ebb & Flow Festival Downtown Baton Rouge ebbandflowbr.org/ | (225) 344-8558

Sunday in the Park Concert Downtown Baton Rouge artsbr.org | (225) 344-8558

MARCH 20 Henry Turner, Jr.’s Virtual Solo Concert Series Virtual, Facebook weekly series 3-4 p.m. |henryslisteningroom.com facebook.com/ groups/195787017666349/

APRIL 11 Sunday in the Park Concert Downtown Baton Rouge artsbr.org | (225) 344-8558

MAY 2 Sunday in the Park Concert Downtown Baton Rouge artsbr.org | (225) 344-8558

MAY 15-OCTOBER 31 Art Exhibit: Évangenalia West Baton Rouge Museum westbatonrougemuseum.org | (225) 336-2422

MAY 22 Baton Rouge Oyster Festival Downtown Baton Rouge, Galvez plaza  batonrougeoysterfestival.com

JUNE 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 17, 22, 24, and 29 Twilight Tours BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

MARCH 27-28 Zippity Zoo Fest BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

MARCH 27 Henry Turner, Jr.’s Virtual Solo Concert Series Virtual, Facebook weekly series 3-4 p.m. | henryslisteningroom.com facebook.com/ groups/195787017666349/

APRIL 1-JUNE 1 Art Exhibit: Associated Women in the Arts: 200th Anniversary of Audubon’s arrival in Louisiana Louisiana’s Old State Capitol louisianaoldstatecapitol.org | (225) 342-0500

APRIL 1-JUNE 26 Art Exhibit: 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World Louisiana’s Old State Capitol louisianaoldstatecapitol.org | (225) 342-0500

APRIL 3 Henry Turner, Jr.’s Virtual Solo Concert Series Virtual, Facebook weekly series 3-4 p.m. | henryslisteningroom.com facebook.com/ groups/195787017666349/

USS KIDD Kamikaze Hit Memorial Observance USS KIDD Veterans Museum usskidd.com | (225) 342-1942

APRIL 17 Party for the Planet BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

MAY 6 Fête du Vin Location TBD bresbr.org

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JUNE 4 Dreamnight at the Zoo BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo 6-8 p.m. | brzoo.org (225) 775-3877

Mother’s Day at the Zoo BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

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Art Exhibit: Art by Bourgeois: Douglas Bourgeois West Baton Rouge Museum westbatonrougemuseum.org | (225) 336-2422

Art Exhibit: Folsom Prison West Baton Rouge Museum westbatonrougemuseum.org | (225) 336-2422

JUNE 5-6 Guest Appreciation Weekend BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

ZooLights BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo 5:30-9 p.m. | brzoo.org (225) 775-3877

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DECEMBER 1-31

Father’s Day Weekend at the Zoo BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

ZooLights BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo 5:30-9 p.m. | brzoo.org (225) 775-3877 *Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

NOVEMBER 26

JUNE 26-27 Bandito Festival Downtown Baton Rouge, Galvez plaza banditofestival.com

DECEMBER 7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at the USS KIDD USS KIDD Veterans Museum usskidd.com | (225) 342-1942

JULY 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 20, 22, 27 and 29 Twilight Tours BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

DECEMBER 31 Red Stick Revelry Downtown Baton Rouge’s Town Square redstickrevelry.com/

JULY 3 Red, White and Zoo BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

JULY 4 Patriots & Pirates: A Revolutionary Celebration (4th of July) Downtown Baton Rouge’s Riverfront usskidd.com | (225) 342-1942

JULY 1 3SEPTEMBER 25 Art Exhibit: Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer Louisiana’s Old State Capitol louisianaoldstatecapitol.org | (225) 342-0500

JULY 24 Frozen Safari BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

AUGUST 27 Fete Rouge Tasting and Competition L’Auberge Casino bresbr.org

SEPTEMBER 1OCTOBER 20

OCTOBER 12DECEMBER 18

Art Exhibit: Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland Louisiana’s Old State Capitol louisianaoldstatecapitol.org | (225) 342-0500

Art Exhibit: Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy Louisiana’s Old State Capitol louisianaoldstatecapitol.org | (225) 342-0500

SEPTEMBER 1-30

OCTOBER 16-17 & 23-24

Art Exhibit: Michelangelo: A Different View Raising Cane’s River Center Arena visitbatonrouge.com/ sistinechapel | (225) 389-4940

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021JANUARY 2, 2022 Art Exhibit: Angola Music West Baton Rouge Museum westbatonrougemuseum.org | (225) 336-2422

OCTOBER 1 Brew at the Zoo BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

OCTOBER 3 SugarFest West Baton Rouge Museum 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | westbatonrougemuseum.org (225) 336-2422 22

Boo at the Zoo BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

OCTOBER 28NOVEMBER 7 Greater Baton Rouge State Fair State Fairgrounds, 16072 Airline Highway gbrsf.com | (225) 229-1964

NOVEMBER 6 Veteran’s Day at the Zoo BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

NOVEMBER 13 Zoo Run Run BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo brzoo.org | (225) 775-3877

CHECK LASM.ORG FOR SHOWTIMES Planetarium Show: NEURODOME Louisiana Art & Science Museum (225) 344-5272   Planetarium Show: In Saturn’s Rings Louisiana Art & Science Museum (225) 344-5272    Planetarium Show: Apollo 11: First Steps Edition Louisiana Art & Science Museum (225) 344-5272  Planetarium Show: America’s Musical Journey Louisiana Art & Science Museum (225) 344-5272    Magic Tree House: Space Mission Louisiana Art & Science Museum (225) 344-5272    Planetarium Show: One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure Louisiana Art & Science Museum (225) 344-5272  

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Nature   Walk ESPECIALLY NOW, outdoor activities are a best bet for safety and fun. If you enjoy communing with Nature, check out these popular sites where you can hike the trails, soak up beautiful scenery, and do a little bird-watching. Learning Tree Trail at LSU Botanical Gardens Steele Forest: Easy trail that is good for beginners—paved, shaded and dotted with wildflowers. More challenging trails stem from this one. Visit lsu.edu/botanic-gardens BREC trails, which include Blackwater Conservation Area, Comite Park, Hooper Road Park, Sandy Creek and many others. Visit brec.org for details on these and the trails listed below. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center: Over a mile of boardwalks and gravel paths that link the cypress-tupelo swamp with a hardwood forest. Lots of wildlife, including snakes, turtles, foxes, owls, raccoons and more. Frenchtown Road Conservation Area (pictured): Trails that wind through several forest habitats along the Amite River. Home to a vast array of flora, fauna and migratory birds.

PHOTO BY JORDAN HEFLER, PROVIDED BY VISIT BATON ROUGE

Beyond Baton Rouge Tunica Hills: About an hour’s drive from Baton Rouge, Tunica Hills is marked by rugged hills and bluffs, ravines and waterfalls. Hiking, biking, camping, wildlife viewing and more. Visit wlf.louisiana.gov/page/tunica-hills *Call ahead to make sure the parks/trails are open.

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Visitor Information Tourism Information

Tours and Transportation

Iberville Parish Tourism Department

All About Baton Rouge Tours®

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. Open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

P.O. Box 372, Denham Springs 225.772.7253 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.

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

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.) • American Eagle/American Airlines, 800.433.7300. Flights to hubs in Charlotte and Dallas/Ft. Worth. • Delta Air Lines, 800.221.1212. Flights to Atlanta hub. • United Airlines, 800.864.8331. Flights to Houston Intercontinental hub.

Services

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo 3601 Thomas Road 225.775.3877 brzoo.org The Baton Rouge Zoo has been providing memories to our community for 50 years and is a place where people connect with wild animals and wild places. Visit the tigers, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinos, alligators, flamingos, hippos, zebras, otters and more. Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April-August.

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. HC

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 while learning about Cajun culture on a swamp tour, reminiscing in Southern charm on a plantation tour, delving into the mystic unknown on a ghost tour, or combining Louisiana culture with culinary delights on our food tour.

LakeUrgentCare When minor injury or illness occurs, Lake Urgent Care/Lake After Hours has 19 convenient locations in and around the Baton Rouge area to serve you and your family. The state-of the-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, and check-in online. You can also schedule a virtual visit at LakeUrgentCare.com.

Quick Reference

Information

EMERGENCY & POLICE

Visit Baton Rouge . ....................................................................... 225.383.1825

Police, Fire, Ambulance . .............................................................................. 9-1-1

La. Office of Tourism .................................................................. 225.342.8100

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

LSU Information .......................................................................... 225.578.5030 LSU Sports Ticket Information .................................................. 225.578.2184 Southern University Information . ............................................. 225.771.4500 Capital Area Transit System . .................................................... 225.389.8282

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RE UNITE

D O O F T A E R G WITH

It’s the foundation for every good vacation, and the culture of Baton Rouge was built on the best. Whether you’re looking for a hole-in-the-wall or a longtime favorite, we’ve got ‘em both, and they’re bringing it all to the table. Get a taste of our local flavor at visitbatonrouge.com/restaurants

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Attractions 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; HC

Baton Rouge Gallery 1515 Dalrymple Dr. 225.383.1470 batonrougegallery.org Celebrating 55 years in the community in 2021, 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 (6-9 p.m., held virtually during COVID-19 pandemic). Hours: Tuesday-Sunday noon-6 p.m. Free admission. MC, V, D; HC

LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens

The Cajun Village Louisiana Art and Science Museum

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 celebrated 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. except for major holidays.

Nestled in Plantation Country

The Cajun Village 6470 Hwy. 22, Cajun Village, 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 two live alligators, Big Boy and Nubby. Hours: Open daily until 5 p.m.

French Quarter Phantoms 718 N. Rampart St., New Orleans 504.666.8300 frenchquarterphantoms.com

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo 3601 Thomas Road 225.775.3877 brzoo.org The Baton Rouge Zoo has been providing memories to our community for 50 years, and is a place where people connect with wild animals and wild places. Visit the tigers, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinos, alligators, flamingos, hippos, zebras, otters and more. Hous: Daily 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April–August.

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

Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers educational entertainment for visitors of all ages. Enjoy fine art, visit ancient Egypt, meet an authentic Triceratops, and explore the cosmos in the full dome Irene W. Pennington Planetarium. Hours and admissions available at lasm.org.

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

Once described by Mark Twain as the “ugliest thing on the Mississippi,” this neogothic building, situated atop a bluff, contains a stained-glass 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 172-year-old building. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission, gift shop, Ghost of the Castle show ($3 tickets per person). Credit cards accepted. HC

LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center

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. except for major holidays.

Not just your ordinary cheap thrill! Listed in TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Ghost Tours in the World! These fun French Quarter walking tours are led by master storytellers. Choose from our Ghost & Vampire walking tour, Garden District walking tour, St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery walking tour or Tour Tremé. All tours are about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Walking distance is just under 1 mile. Book online for $17 per person and you’ll receive a discount of $3 per ticket!

100 River Road South 225.344.5272 www.lasm.org

2858 Gourrier Ave. LSU AgCenter campus 225.578.7913 LSUAgCenter.com/LaHouse

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours 110 Frenier Road, LaPlace 800.467.0758 cajunprideswamptours.com An exciting and authentic eco-tour experience located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Private waterway offers an abundance of wildlife with no

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. HC

Louisiana’s River Parishes 671 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 866.204.7782 lariverparishes.com In Louisiana’s River Parishes, you’ll find uniquely flavorful aromas drifting from the gumbo pots and smokehouses along the Andouille Trail … in the curling smoke rising from a Perique tobacco cigar and in the heat emanating from the giant wooden structures of Bonfire Country, set ablaze in this Christmas

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2020 Winners

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Eve tradition. Our history is felt in the authentic experiences found at landmark homes of New Orleans Plantation Country and the museums along the 1811 Slave Revolt Trail. In New Orleans Swamp Country, make adventure your destination with fishing, hiking, and guided tours in our lakes and bayous.

See Baton Rouge like a local. Here are some “favorites” chosen by our readers, earning them a spot on our annual Best of 225 list.

Best Place to See Art Louisiana Art & Science Museum Best Bar to Watch Sports Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar Best Charity/ Fundraiser Event Hollydays Junior League of Baton Rouge Best Annual Community Event Wearin’ of the Green St. Patrick’s Day Parade Best Chef Jay Ducote / Gov’t Taco Best Place for a Date Night Tsunami Best Place to Spend a Day with the Kids Knock Knock Children’s Museum

Best Venue to See Live Music The Varsity Theatre Best Performing Arts Group Theatre Baton Rouge

LSU Museum of Art

Red Stick Adventures 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 while learning about Cajun culture on a swamp tour, reminiscing in Southern charm on a plantation tour, delving into the mystic unknown on a ghost tour, or combining Louisiana culture with culinary delights on our food tour.

100 Lafayette St. Shaw Center for the Arts 225.389.7200 lsumoa.org

Best Radio Personality Matt Moscona After Further Review on 104.5 ESPN Radio Best Radio Station 102.5 WFMF Best TV News Personality Sylvia Weatherspoon WBRZ Best Venue to Host a Company Event Topgolf Best Place for a Wedding Reception Houmas House and Gardens

Discover something new at the LSU Museum of Art. Located on the 5th 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: Tuesday- Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m.

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; HC

Exp e rie nce Real His tory and Dis cover Real Adve nt u re. You’ll find authentic experiences in New Orleans Plantation Country where our history, both compelling and unvarnished, is remembered in the landmark homes and museums lining the Great River Road. Visitors can make adventure their destination in New Orleans Swamp Country, with fishing, hiking, swamp tours, and more.

Out here, excitement is around every corner. Start exploring today at LARiverParishes.com

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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


Plan Your

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS Achieve new heights at BREC’s Perkins Road

next adventure

Extreme Sports Park, experience pure aquatic adventure at Liberty Lagoon Water Park or explore the outdoors through our trails, boat launches or golf courses!

ANIMALS + NATURE

Perkins Road Extreme Sports Park

Come meet animals from around the globe at

225-766-9039

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo or meet Louisiana-

Liberty Lagoon 225-923-3202

native species at the Bluebonnet Swamp! Take a gallop around BREC’s Farr Park to see beautiful

libertylagoon.com

BREC Greenways + Boat Launches

Louisiana scenery or drop by the Highland Road

225-272-9200

Observatory for a glimpse of a world beyond!

brec.org/trails

BREC Golf Coures

Baton Rouge Zoo 225-775-3877

brec.org/extremesports

225-272-9200

golf.brec.org

brzoo.org

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center 225-757-8905

brec.org/swamp

Farr Park Equestrian Center 225-769-7805

brec.org/farr

Highland Road Park Observatory 225-768-9948

hrpo.lsu.edu

ARTS + CULTURE Come visit one of the nation’s longest-standing artist cooperative galleries, take a trip back in time and visit Magnolia Mound, the oldest surviving structure in East Baton Rouge Parish or see something brand new like one of our shows at Independence Park Theatre! The Baton Rouge Gallery [A BREC Partner] 225-383-1470

batonrougegallery.org

Magnolia Mound 225-343-4955

brec.org/magnoliamound

Independence Park Theatre + Cultural Center 225-216-0660

theparktheatre.com

BREC.ORG BREC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran status or sexual orientation in its programs and activities.


OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS Achieve new heights at BREC’s Perkins Road Extreme Sports Park, experience pure aquatic adventure at Liberty Lagoon Water Park or explore the outdoors through our trails, boat launches or golf courses! Perkins Road Extreme Sports Park 225-766-9039

brec.org/extremesports

Liberty Lagoon 225-923-3202

libertylagoon.com

BREC Greenways + Boat Launches 225-272-9200

brec.org/trails

BREC Golf Coures 225-272-9200

golf.brec.org

ARTS + CULTURE Come visit one of the nation’s longest-standing artist cooperative galleries, take a trip back in time and visit Magnolia Mound, the oldest surviving structure in East Baton Rouge Parish or see something brand new like one of our shows at Independence Park Theatre! The Baton Rouge Gallery [A BREC Partner] 225-383-1470

batonrougegallery.org

Magnolia Mound 225-343-4955

brec.org/magnoliamound

Independence Park Theatre + Cultural Center 225-216-0660

theparktheatre.com

BREC.ORG BREC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran status or sexual orientation in its programs and activities.


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Located in the heart of Baton Rouge minutes from LSU, the Crowne Plaza Executive Center is Baton Rouge’s preferred hotel for meetings and events. Whether we’re welcoming business travelers, sports teams, or enthusiastic fans, we aim to delight our guests at every turn.

SANITIZATION PRIORITIES:

iWave-C, self-cleaning, bi-polar ionization generators for actively treating a building’s air quality, have been installed throughout the hotel.

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All of our rooms are completely and beautifully updated. 1,800-square-foot Outdoor Fitness Center | 3,000-square-foot Indoor Fitness Center Beautifully Landscaped Outdoor Pool | Relaxing Lounge Full-service Restaurant Serving Award Winning Cuisine | Concierge Level

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DragosRestaurant.com 4580 Constitution Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70808 225 256 3092

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Dining with bottomless mimosas, bloody marys and bellinis. We can accommodate private parties for up to 50. Reservations are recommended. Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 5-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.8 p.m., brunch until 3 p.m. Follow us on FB.

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.

Casa Maria Mexican Grill 7955 Bluebonnet Blvd. 225.757.7447 casamariabr.com

flemingssteakhouse.com

Your Baton Rouge Fleming’s can be found in Mid South City, located on Corporate Boulevard, just off of Interstate 10 and located in Towne Center near the Bocage Village Shopping Center. Whether you’re celebrating, dining with business clients or enjoying a night out with friends, we have created the perfect ambiance with a menu filled with your favorites and a local chef’s table that changes with the season, or whenever we feel inspired by our ingredients. Our bar is always open and our wine manager has curated a wide selection of locally selected wines, hand-crafted cocktails and spirits. Need a more private space? Our Private Dining Director is at your service. 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; HC

Little Village - Downtown 447 Third St. 225.218.6685 littlevillagebr.com A modern take on the original Village restaurant (established in 1947 and well known in Baton Rouge history). Our longstanding 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 (4-7 p.m.) We can accommodate private parties up to 64. Reservations are recommended. Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 5-10 p.m.; closed Sunday. We also offer private catered events at On The River on Third Street.

4542 Bennington Ave. 225.927.71 56 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: MondayFriday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 5-10:30 p.m.; closed Sundays. V, MC, AE, D, DC; HC

11333 Coursey Blvd. 225.408.5999 losreyesbr.com Baton Rouge’s premier Tex-Mex destination, offering a fresh and flavorful menu featuring traditional favorites prepared with the finest ingredients daily. Seating available Southwest-style under a cerveza chandelier or next to a 30-foot fountain on a spacious outdoor patio. Margaritas and drinks as cool as our grill is hot! Waitr delivers.

4580 Constitution Ave. 225.256.3092 info@dragosrestaurant.com Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster, specializes in fresh seafood. From our legendary oysters to live Maine lobster, Drago’s has an offering for just about any appetite. The menu also features soups, salads, po-boys, desserts, and a children’s menu. Private rooms, catering and off-site is availalable. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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 Restaurant Ambiance Tsunami

Little Village - Airline 14241 Airline Highway 225.751.4115 littlevillagebr.com A modern take on the original Village restaurant (established in 1947). Our longstanding reputation is for serving Baton Rouge’s finest classic Italian fare, prime beef, Maine lobster, veal and fresh Gulf seafood. Perfect for a romantic meal for two or the entire family. Remember, “You gotta get the bread!” Our Airline location features daily lunch specials and a full bar with happy hour (4-7 p.m.) and Thursday wine tasting. Brunch on Sunday

Best Bakery The Ambrosia Bakery Best Bar Mid City Beer Garden Best Bar to Drink Craft Beer Mid City Beer Garden Best BBQ BRQ Seafood & Barbeque Best Bread at a Local Restaurant The Little Village Best Breakfast Frank’s Restaurant

Mike Anderson’s

Drago’s Seafood Restaurant

2020 Winners

Best Asian Soji: Modern Asian

Gino’s

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.

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7321 Corporate Blvd. 225.925.2710

Los Reyes Mexican Grill

225.675.8068 Cajunvillageshops.com/coffee-house

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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.

The Coffee House

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1031 W. Lee Dr. 225.766.7823 mikeandersons.com

Best Brunch Mason’s Grill

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; HC

Best Burger Burgersmith Curbside Best Cajun Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant Best Coffee Shop CC’s Coffee House Best Craft Cocktails Olive or Twist

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River Rouge Kitchen and Bar 5500 Hilton Ave. 225.924.5000 marriott.com/btrmc

Best Restaurant for Boiled Crawfish Tony’s Seafood Best Desserts at a Local Restaurant Elsie’s Plate & Pie Best Downtown Lunch Spot Capital City Grill Best Fries at a Local Restaurant Burgersmith Best Gumbo The Chimes Best Happy Hour Superior Grill

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.

Best Italian Gino’s Italian Restaurant Best Local Fried Chicken Sandwich Raising Cane’s Best Mediterranean Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant Best Mexican Superior Grill Best New Restaurant BLDG 5 Best Overall Restaurant Elsie’s Plate & Pie

River Rouge Kitchen and Bar features authentic Louisiana cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Offering vibrant atmosphere and quality eats! Stop in for fresh seafood and a cold drink after LSU’s big game. Located inside Baton Rouge Marriott.

Tallulah 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. 225.388.5710 tallulahrestaurant.com

Sammy’s Grill Highland 8635 Highland Road 225.766.9600 sammysgrill.com

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 to pizza and pasta, and we have all your cravings covered. Try our lasagna and spaghetti dishes, and check out our wine tastings/dinners. Open MondaySaturday. Call for hours. Waitr delivers.

Sammy’s knows great food and has been a Baton Rouge tradition for over 30 years. Now a part of the Wayne Stabiler Family of restaurants, we offer many of your old favorites like the gooey cheese sticks and the Sammy’s House dressing, along with much more. Try our burgers, po-boys, big salads and Louisiana classics like the white beans and thin cut catfish, a new favorite. And of course, the best boiled seafood (seasonal) in town. Enjoy outside dining on the patio and casual dining in the bar with TVs for casual sports viewing. Family friendly, casual atmosphere. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Happy Hour daily 3-6 p.m.

Best Oysters Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar Best Restaurant Patio/Outdoor Seating Mid City Beer Garden Best Pizza Fleur de Lis Pizza Best Po-boys Po-Boy Express 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 Best Restaurant for Vegetarian or Vegan Options MJ’s Café

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Palermo Ristorante 7809 Jefferson Hwy. 225.246.8358 palermobr.com

Stab’s Steak and Seafood

A quaint neighborhood ristorante in the Towne Center area of Baton Rouge, near Bocage. A delightful blend of classic and modern authentic Italian cuisine. Enjoy our light and tasteful fare, friendly service, handcrafted cocktails, and genuine Italian wines. We have a full-service bar and outside patio. Offering daily lunch features, Italian pressed sandwiches and craft pizzas. Reservations are recommended. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Monday.

Stab’s Steak & Seafood in Central is a cut above, focusing on the finest ingredients from top cuts of USDA beef to fresh Louisiana seafood right down to the tasty produce in your salad. The original, located in Central just north of Baton Rouge, is worth the drive. Spend an afternoon or evening on the patio or balcony and enjoy the relaxing setting with one of our wonderful craft cocktails featuring fresh squeezed fruit juices. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 225.771.8181. Lunch Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.; Sunday dinner menu served all day 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m.3 p.m. Visit our website for menu and more information.

Red Lotus Asian Kitchen 777 L’Auberge Ave. (inside L’Auberge Casino Hotel) 225.224.4160 lbatonrouge.com/dining/red-lotus Indulge in the exotic flavors of the Far East at Red Lotus Asian Kitchen. Let us take you on a culinary journey of exceptional authentic Vietnamese and Pan-Asian cuisine designed to excite the senses. Pair your selections with one of our unique cocktails, wine, beers or sake designed to perfectly complement our menu. When you are ready for something different, make a trip to Red Lotus Asian Kitchen. Must be 21 to enter.

beef and signature Louisiana seafood dishes, right down to your crisp salads. Stab’s proudly supports the bountiful Louisiana seafood industry, and serves up wonderful craft cocktails and exceptional appetizers. 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. We offer a lunch menu and extensive dinner offerings. Reservations are recommended. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

The Gregory 150 Third St. 225.408.1800 thegregorybr.com The Gregory, a unique addition to downtown’s culinary scene, is located in the lobby of the Watermark Hotel, the former Louisiana National Bank. The Gregory is an experience like nothing else with a menu, wine and cocktails that offer inspired twists on classic dishes.

13438 Magnolia Square Circle, Central 225.771.8181 | stabscentral.com

Towne Center at Cedar Lodge Jefferson Hwy. at Corporate Blvd. 225.925.2344 townecenteratcedarlodge.com or facebook.com/ TowneCenterBatonRouge More than just a shopping destination, Towne Center’s restaurant scene features everything from casual eateries to fine dining establishments. Unwind, relax, and enjoy! 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.

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

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Plantations

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

Greenwood Plantation

Rand McNally’s “must see” Cotton Then & Now guided tour. Extensive Southern history from the 1700s to today. Visitors will see: an 1,800-acre working cotton plantation; furnished slave cabins; Smithsonian-quality antique steam gin; 19 historical buildings; and a new computerized gin and farming operation. Scheduled dates with music and a new tour—The Plantation Civil War, an eye-opening PowerPoint and a guided or audio tour relating social, racial and political causes of the war and changes on plantations to owners and slaves. Hours vary by season; call or check our website. MC, V, AE, D; HC

6838 Highland Road St. Francisville 225.655.4475 greenwoodplantation.com A Greek Revival home circa 1830, burned and rebuilt. Surrounded by 85 beautiful ancient live oak trees, Greenwood has been featured in 15 movies, including North and South and G.I. Joe 2. Bed and Breakfast on the grounds. Greenwood is available for events, and offers bus parking and public restrooms. Historical tours by appointment only; to schedule, call 225. 655.4475 or email info@greenwoodplantation.com. MC, V, AE; HC

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.

MYSTERY

Haunted by 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. So compelling is its history—and mystery—that it has been featured in shows and articles produced by National Geographic, the Travel Channel, Discovery and The New York Times, among others. 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 intriguing ghost-filled past—from apparitions to tales of tragedy to unsolved murders. Visit myrtlesplantation.com or call 225.635.6277 for more information.

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CORPORATE BLVD AT JEFFERSON | 225.925.2344 | WWW.TOWNECENTERATCEDARLODGE.COM

ACTIVEWEAR

Athleta Massey’s Professional Outfitters New Balance Footwear Nike - COMING SOON

BOOKS / CARDS / GIFTS / STATIONARY

The Queen Bee Rickey Heroman’s Florist and Gifts

BUSINESS OFFICES

Salas O’Brien | Engineering, Inc

CHILDREN’S FASHIONS Baby Gap | Gap Kids Pierre Crawdeaux The Children’s Place Nike - COMING SOON

FITNESS / SPA

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

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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 Nike - COMING SOON

Verizon Wireless The CI Group | The UPS Store Wells Fargo Advisors

SHOES

Eyemax Family Optical

Massey’s Professional Outfitters New Balance Footwear The Good Feet Store Nike - COMING SOON

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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 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 Raymond James and Associates UBS Financial Services

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Ann Taylor Loft | Ballin’s Banana Republic Chico’s | Currie Eros | Gap Gap Maternity Hemline | J. Jill Massey’s Merci Beaucoup | Morgan Claire Soft Surroundings Talbots | Talbots Petite Talbots Women White House/Black Market Nike - COMING SOON

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Aroma Charms Boutique

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: Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

6490 La. 22 Sorrento 225.675.2640

6480 Hwy. 22 Sorrento 225.245.9222 aromacharmsboutique.com

Aroma Charms Boutique features fragrances for your home and body. We sell hand-poured candles, wax melts, room sprays, essential oils and handcrafted soaps and body care.

The Cajun Shop 6466 La. 22 Sorrento 225.675.2640 A unique part of the Cajun Village, we offer a vast selection

Louisiana Cajun Kitchen Store

Livin’ Louisiana 6466 La. 22 Sorrento 225.675.2782 A shopping experience unique to the Cajun Village offering Louisiana products such as jewelry, souvenirs, art, garden, inspirational gifts, cast iron, home and camp décor. Antiques mixed in and Louisiana’s only Cajun Christmas area year-round. Credit cards accepted. Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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: Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; taste testing most Saturdays.

Louisiana Pottery 6470 La. 22, Cajun Village Sorrento 225.675.5572 louisianapottery.com

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by Louisiana artisans. More than 100 artisans represented. You’ll love our popular gumbo bowls, berry bowls, coffee mugs and more along with original art, etchings, and cookbooks. An easy 20-minute drive from the Mall of Louisiana. Pottery classes, birthday parties, and get-togethers can be scheduled. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

Towne Center at Cedar Lodge Jefferson Hwy. at Corporate Blvd. 225.925.2344 townecenteratcedarlodge.com

or facebook.com/ TowneCenterBatonRouge 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

Largest selection of fine, handcrafted wares made exclusively

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Nightlife and entertainment Nightlife

Hollywood Casino 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.

1717 River Road North 225.709.7777 hollywoodbr.com Get in on 24-hour, daily, nonstop action! With 27,000 square feet of gaming excitement, Hollywood Casino offers three floors of the newest and most popular slots, plus all of your favorite table games, like blackjack, craps, roulette and more. Grab a quick bite at the Take Two Deli located right on the casino floor, or make dinner plans for the Celebrity Grill, open 5 nights a week. Don’t forget to join the Player’s Club during your visit to receive all of the perks that are offered. Visit hollywoodbr.com for all things Hollywood!

Entertainment and Events

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo 3601 Thomas Road 225.775.3877 brzoo.org The Baton Rouge Zoo has been providing memories to our community for 50 years, and is a place where people connect with wild animals and wild places. Visit the tigers, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinos, alligators, flamingos, hippos, zebras, otters and more. Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m.; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April-August.

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The Cabin Restaurant and Events 5405 Hwy. 44 Gonzales 224.473.3007 thecabinrestaurant.com For over 45 years through the efforts,

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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

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

Located in downtown Baton Rouge along the banks of the Mississippi River, Raising Cane’s River Center’s most recent expansion has transformed the downtown area. The entire complex, including the existing Arena and Theatre for the Performing Arts, as well as an Exhibition Hall, includes more than 200,000 square feet. The center also incorporates state-ofthe-art exhibition, meeting rooms, and concession and kitchen facilities. The 70,000 square-foot Exhibition Hall can be

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 revisit highlights in state history. Hours: SundayThursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 7 a.m.-12 a.m.

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FAMILY FUN

Kid stuff WHETHER YOU’RE looking for places to get the kids outside and moving, something to do on a rainy day or just fun kid-friendly activities for children in Baton Rouge, look no further than these family-friendly excursions. Explore, learn and play your way across Louisiana’s Capital City.

Cool down on a hot day: Liberty Lagoon

Featuring state-of-the-art elevated slides, a lazy river, pools, sand volleyball courts and more for the whole family to enjoy.

When they’re climbing the walls: Uptown Climbing

Check out Louisiana’s largest indoor rock climbing gym with a 90 foot long bouldering wall, over 60 rope stations up to 35 feet tall, a speed wall, crack climb, and a dedicated sport lead climbing wall, perfect for climbers of every level. 

X-treme fun: Perkins Road BMX Park

Take your wheels to the skate park and BMX track or try the 333-meter Velodrome. Kids of all ages enjoy the rock climbing tower, playground, fishing and more.

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Football, baseball, basketball, gymnastics and more: LSU and Southern University athletics give fans something to cheer about. Check the schedules while you’re in town and cheer for the home team.

Rainy days welcome: Louisiana Art & Science Museum This is a place where art and science connect to encourage discovery, inspire creativity, and foster the pursuit of knowledge. Exhibits range from history to art and galaxies beyond with a planetarium and children’s hands-on gallery and interactive performances.

The great outdoors: BREC

Baton Rouge is fortunate to have an outstanding, award-winning recreation department that features dozens of parks, golf courses and tennis courts, as well as the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, Highland Road Park Observatory, Magnolia Mound Plantation and many other family-friendly offerings. Go to brec.org for details.

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Accommodations hotel features a newly-renovated and updated 3000-square-foot fitness center and outdoor gym, plaza level concierge, full-service restaurant and piano bar.

Hampton Inn & Suites I-10 East Baton Rouge

The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU Baton Rouge Marriott 5500 Hilton Ave. 225.924.5000 marriott.com/btrmc The Baton Rouge Marriott has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation. Nestled in the heart of Baton Rouge, located near both Interstate 10 and 12 from 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. River Rouge restaurant 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.

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 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

11271 Reiger Road 225.751.4600 www.hampton.com

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; HC

Holiday Inn Baton Rouge South

The Cajun Village

9990 Airline Hwy. 225.924.7021 ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/ baton-rouge/btrso

Courtyard Baton Rouge Downtown Nestled in Plantation Country

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

Located just minutes from businesses, shopping and Baton Rouge’s main attractions. All rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, 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.

260 Third St. 225.831.4646 courtyardbatonrougedowntown.com Like being at Boardwalk and Park Place, the Courtyard Baton Rouge Downtown, located at the iconic corner of Florida and Third streets, is in the epicenter of downtown Baton Rouge. It is surrounded by numerous local 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 just off 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!

Element Baton Rouge Health District 8649 Summa Ave. 225.831.7020 Opening Spring 2021 Discover a new way to unwind, recharge, and connect with the world around you at Element Baton Rouge Health District. Here, you can live a balanced life on the go whether you’re passing through or enjoying a longer stay. Energize in our fitness center and recharge on the patio. We provide nourishing, healthy food each morning with our Rise Complimentary Breakfast.

Visit us at our convenient I-12 location and see our multi-story atrium lobby, dining and entertainment options, and 140 beautiful, newly renovated guest rooms—you will no doubt be impressed. But it’s the warm, genuine and personal service you’ll receive from each of us that you’ll remember most. With over 12,000 square feet of event space, plan your special occasion or meeting with us. You can also visit Mary’s Café and our Be Social Lobby Bar at Holiday Inn Baton Rouge.

L’Auberge Baton Rouge Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown

Candlewood Suites Baton Rouge

462 Lafayette St. BTRDN_Hampton_Suites@hilton.com

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.

*Crowne Plaza 4728 Constitution Ave.
 225.925.2244 crownebaton.com Enjoy the premier hotel location in Baton Rouge. Crowne Plaza has direct access to I-10 at College Drive and Constitution Avenue, and is conveniently located near shopping, dining, local attractions and corporate headquarters. The

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.

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.

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Showtime, CNN and ESPN on the new 32-inch flat-screens in every room. Free grab & go breakfast. Walking distance to All-Star Lanes bowling. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Red Roof Inn Port Allen 234 N. Lobdell Hwy. Port Allen 1.800.733.7663 redroof.com/property/la/Port-Allen/ RRI1240 This newly remodeled hotel located off LA I-10 is just 15 minutes from LSU, downtown Baton Rouge, the State Capitol, and area industries that include ExxonMobil Pipeline, Dow Chemical, Placid Refinery, and others. We offer complimentary continental breakfast, an outdoor pool, guest laundry, vending machines, wireless internet access, security and spacious free parking including for 18-wheelers. Room amenities include cable/satellite TV with HBO, desk/work areas, coffee makers, and iron/ironing board. Microwaves and refrigerators are available; cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request. Enjoy sightseeing at the Mississippi River and try your luck at The Belle of Baton Rouge and Hollywood Casino. Our staff welcomes you and we would like to give you the best experience. HC

Renaissance Baton Rouge 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. 225.215.7000 renhotels.com/batonrouge Discover the unexpected. This 256room AAA Four Diamond hotel offers the area’s finest amenities, including Tallulah-crafted food and wine bar, fitness center, pool and 13,000 square feet of meeting space. Ideally located between the Mall of Louisiana and Perkins Rowe.

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; HC

Studio 6/Extended Stay 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, coffee maker, toaster and refrigerator, iron and ironing board, voicemail, Wi-Fi, and multi-channel TV, expanded work area, and expanded cable (ESPN/ESPN 2, CNN, Weather).

Sleep Inn Baton Rouge 10332 Plaza Americana Dr. 225.926.8488 choicehotels.com/hotel/la706 Conveniently located off I-12, minutes

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WATERMARK Baton Rouge, 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 guest rooms and two restaurants. 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.

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Welcome to Holiday Inn Baton Rouge-South Our convenient I-12 location is beautifully renovated and includes a multi-story atrium lobby, 140 guest rooms, and an impressive heated indoor/outdoor pool. Our warm, genuine, and personal service is what we want you to remember most.

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BATON ROUGE: 7955 Bluebonnet Blvd | (225) 757-7447 WATSON: 33939 Hwy 16, Suite C | Denham Springs | (225) 380-1991 GONZALES: 1210 N. Airline Hwy, Suite 1 | (225) 647-7737 visitbatonrouge.com  //  Welcome 2021

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ASCENSION PARISH, LA

WHEN ANCIENT MOSS-DRAPED OAKS LEAD TO COMPELLING STORIES WAITING TO BE TOLD, YOU’LL KNOW YOU’VE REACHED.....

The Great River Road Museum at Houmas House and Gardens

Ascension Parish is a rare gem located right between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and lies on both sides of the mighty Mississippi. Rich in history, it’s the ideal spot for those interested in the perfect mix of Louisiana’s history and culture.

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Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish Tourism Commission 6967 Hwy. 22, Sorrento 225.675.6550/888.775.7990 LASweetSpot.com Plantation homes, multicultural museums, distillery, 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.

Cabahanosse Bed & Breakfast and Shop 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.

Cabela’s 2200 W. Cabela’s Pkwy. 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 MondaySaturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Cajun Village

Nestled in Plantation Country

Cajun Village 6470 Hwy. 22, Sorrento 225.675.2782 Cajunvillageshops.com A collection of restored Acadian-style buildings that feature specialty shopping at Louisiana Pottery, Cajun Village Antiques, Ms. Bea’s Swamp Candy Shop, LA Cajun Kitchen Store, and Platinum Portraits. Enjoy beignets and café au lait at The Coffee House serving breakfast and lunch, and don’t forget to visit the live alligators out back, Big Boy and Nubby. Open daily until 5 p.m.

Great River Road Museum

culture, commerce, folklore and music through artwork and exhibits. Open Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Grapevine Café 211 Railroad Ave. Donaldsonville 225.473.8463 Grapevinecafeandgallery.com

This restaurant is a buzz on the bayou, attracting destination diners from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and beyond. The casual atmosphere of a beautifully restored 1920s building, rotating collections of area artists and sounds of local musicians make the Grapevine the place to be. Hours TuesdayThursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 5-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Houmas House and Gardens 40136 Hwy. 942, Darrow 225.473.9380 Houmashouse.com Step back in time as you experience 38 acres of gardens, three restaurants including fine dining. Stay in beautifully decorated cottages, enjoy a mint julep in the Turtle Bar and browse in the gift shop. Tours available Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

40136 Hwy. 942, Darrow 225.473.9380 Houmashouse.com Learn about the life on the Mississippi River, exploring the

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Sno’s Seafood & Steaks

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

13131 Airline Hwy., Gonzales 225.647.2631 Snosseafood.com

Located in the heart of Gonzales. Eleven screens, online ticketing, concessions stand, birthday party room, and arcade.

Premier Lanes Entertainment Center 1414 N. Airline Hwy., Gonzales 225.621.2695 Premierlanes.net Bowling alley, full-service bar and food, action alley arcade and laser maze. League and individual bowling and party packages available. Hours Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight.

River Road African American Museum 406 Charles St., Donaldsonville 225.206.1225 Africanamericanmuseu.org Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting artifacts, the museum provides positive information about the history and culture of African-Americans who were enslaved in this region. Tours by appointment only.

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. Hours Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 5-10 p.m.

Sugarfield Spirits 481 W. Eastbank, Gonzales 225.647.2029 Sugarfieldspiritsla.com The distillery provides local flavor and Louisiana tradition in handcrafted spirits. Offers a tasting room and bottled rum, vodka, bourbon and liqueurs for purchase. Hours ThursdayFriday 3-9 p.m.; Saturday 1-9 p.m.

Tanger Outlet Center 2410 Tanger Blvd., Gonzales 225.647- 9383 Tangeroutlet.com/gonzales 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. Just off I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

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Antebellum charm and beauty AMONG THE MANY plantations that line the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is Houmas House and Gardens in Darrow, La. Originally a sugarcane plantation, the home has a rich 250-year history and features unique architecture, rare artifacts, and antique period furnishings. Tours cover not just the history of the families that lived at Houmas House, but the perspective of the slaves who worked there. Visitors are especially impressed by the gardens, which boast colorful

and varied plants and flowers, numerous courtyards, beautiful water features and statuary, and an immense oak alley. Sitting areas throughout allow guests to relax, reflect and appreciate the beauty, the fragrances and the sounds of Nature around them. Houmas House also features three restaurants, overnight cottages, a gift shop, and the well-known Turtle Bar. It is also a venue for special events. For more information, visit houmashouse.com. visitbatonrouge.com  //  Welcome 2021

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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

Festivals and events take place throughout the year.

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Great restaurants just minutes from Baton Rouge

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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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Livingston Parish Bass Pro 175 Bass Pro Blvd., Denham Springs 225.271.3100 The Livingston Parish Bass Pro Shop has won numerous awards for the architecture and design of the store. 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.

Denham Springs Antique District North Range Ave. (La. 16), Denham Springs denham-springsantiquedistrict.net

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.

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.

Hungarian Museum 27455 Hwy. 43 Hammond 225.294.5732 In an effort to preserve its history, the Hungarian Settlement Museum has been established just outside Albany, Louisiana near Hammond. The museum is located in the old Hungarian school in an area considered the largest “Rural Hungarian Settlement” in the U.S. Hours: Tuesdays and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Also open by appointment for tour groups and schools.

Juban Crossing 27853 Juban Road, Denham Springs 225.663.2528 jubancrossing.com Juban Crossing provides the

ideal destination for anyone and every taste. Current activity and prospective plans include over 100 premier stores, restaurants and service businesses as well as single and multi-family residences and a hotel. The 471-acre, mixed-use community will invite activity at every crossing and become a community center where its residents and visitors can shop, live, work and play.

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

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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 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.4 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Ms. Heather’s Strawberry Patch 31458 Hwy. 43 Albany Ms. Heather’s Strawberry Farm 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.

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: ThursdaySaturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

TREASURE HUNTING

Antique Village in Denham Springs SOME ANTIQUE shoppers spend hours looking for a specific item while others enjoy strolling from store to store and finding unexpected treasures. Whether you’re on the hunt or “just looking,” 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 or the Christmas holidays, your shopping experience can broaden to include art exhibits, live music, food booths, and dozens of vendors. For more information, visit denhamspringsantiquevillage.net.

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Tangipahoa Parish Tangipahoa Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 13143 Wardline Road, Hammond 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 seven museums highlighting the parish’s unique culture, a great atmosphere in downtown Hammond, and numerous restaurants throughout the parish to satisfy every dining craving. Visiting for a week or a day, Tangipahoa Parish offers a variety of options to satisfy your quest for adventure. Full-service CVB offering meeting planning, info on attractions, lodging and area information. Located at I-55 N. Exit 32. Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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TANGIPAHOA PARISH gears up for several fairs and festivals this year, each one filled with music, food and fun. These unique events are definitely worth the 40-minute drive from Baton Rouge. For details, visit tangitourism.com.

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

1709 Corbin Road., Hammond 985.318.0RAD gnarlybeer.com 

800.917.7045 tangitourism.com March: Antique Trade Days, Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival, Vintage Market Days, Amite Oyster Festival and Hammond BBQ. April: Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, The Italian Festival, October: Tangipahoa Parish Fair, Vintage Market Days and Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow. November: Antique Trade Days and November-December: Louisiana Renaissance Festival, 6 straight weekends of fun!

Florida Parishes Arena

Visit Hammond’s one and only craft beer brewery. What started as a “garage” hobby has quickly grown into one of Hammond’s biggest attractions. Tours include a sampling of three of the brewery’s most popular beverages.

Oyster eating contest and more March 18-20 Central Ave./Mulberry St., Amite

Smokin’ BBQ Challenge For backyard barbecue lovers March 26-27 S.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

Pirate Festival

A swashbuckling good time! April 10-11, 17-18 46468 River Road, Hammond

Italian Festival

Italian food, culture and music April 23-25 50081 Hwy. 51, Tickfaw

Sicilian Heritage Festival 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.

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 Barrel Racing Series. This facility is climate-controlled and may accommodate meetings, weddings, showers, etc. The arena and multipurpose building are also available for private rentals.

Amite Oyster Festival

The sweetest festival for miles around April 9-11 301 N. 6th St., Ponchatoula

Gnarly Barley Brewery

Festivals of Tangipahoa Parish

Crowd pleasers

Louisiana Quilt Trail – Northshore 146 W. Oak St. Ponchatoula 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 covers five parishes and seven trails. Download trail maps or visit Tangi Tourism to pick up a brochure today.

Sicilian cuisine and entertainment June 4-6 307 E. Railroad Ave, Independence

Tangipahoa Parish Fair

Carnival rides and much more October 3-7 400 Reid Ave., Amite

Antique Trade Days

Antiques, crafts, art, & collectibles November 5-7 S.E. Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula

Louisiana Renaissance Festival Travel back in time to the 14th century Weekends November 6-December 12 46468 River Road, Hammond

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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. While you’re here consider visiting one of our hometown award winning restaurants. Whether it’s boudin, seafood or BBQ you crave, we have the local cuisine to satisfy every palate. And don’t forget to shop at our locally owned stores and boutiques. A full list can be found on our website at www.westbatonrouge.net.

Kite Fest Louisiane March 27-28

Smokin’ Oldies BBQ Cook-Off September 11

Sugar Fest October 3

4th Fest July 4

Oldies but Goodies Fest September 12

Veterans on Parade November 7

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West Baton Rouge Parish Holiday Inn Express Port Allen

area and fully equipped kitchens, complete with microwave, stovetop, coffeemaker, toaster and refrigerator, iron and ironing board, voicemail and Wi-Fi, expanded work area, and multi-channel TV with expanded cable (ESPN/ESPN 2, CNN, Weather).

2860 N. Westport Dr. Port Allen 225-343-9967 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. HC

West Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau 2750 N. Westport Dr. 225.344.2920 800.654.9701 Westbatonrouge.net

Red Roof Inn Port Allen 234 N. Lobdell Hwy. Port Allen 1.800.733.7663 redroof.com/property/la/Port-Allen/ RRI1240

Tuesday - Saturday

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845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, LA 70767 225.336.2422 888.881.6811 toll free www.WestBatonRougeMuseum.com

Newly remodeled hotel located off LA I-10 just 15 minutes from LSU, downtown Baton Rouge, the State Capitol, and area industries that include ExxonMobil Pipeline, Dow Chemical, Placid Refinery, and others. We offer complimentary continental breakfast, outdoor pool, guest laundry, vending machines, wireless internet access, security and spacious free parking including for 18-wheelers. Room amenities include cable/satellite television with HBO, desk/work areas, coffee makers, and iron/ironing board. Microwaves and refrigerators are available; cribs and roll-away beds are available upon request. Enjoy sightseeing at the Mississippi River and try your luck at The Belle of Baton Rouge and Hollywood Casino. Our staff welcomes you and we would like to give you the best experience. HC

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. Open daily. MC, V, D; HC

West Baton Rouge Museum 845 N. Jefferson Ave. Port Allen 225.336.2422 WestBatonRougeMuseum.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: TuesdaySaturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday 2-5 p.m.

Studio 6/Extended Stay 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

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Once described by Mark Twain as the “ugliest thing on the Mississippi,” this neogothic building, situated atop a bluff, contains a stained-glass 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-the-art exhibits and an award-winning film that takes guests through a 3D history of this 172-year-old building. Hours: TuesdayFriday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission, gift shop, Ghost of the Castle show ($3 tickets per person). Credit cards accepted. HC

Get in on 24-hour, daily, nonstop action! With 27,000 square feet of gaming excitement, Hollywood Casino offers three floors of the newest and most popular slots, plus all of your favorite table games, like blackjack, craps, roulette and more. Grab a quick bite at the Take Two Deli located right on the casino floor, or make dinner plans for the Celebrity Grill, open 5 nights a week. Don’t forget to join the Player’s Club during your visit to receive all of the perks that are offered. Visit hollywoodbr.com for all things Hollywood!

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 in downtown Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers educational entertainment for visitors of all ages. Enjoy fine art, visit ancient Egypt, meet an authentic Triceratops, and explore the cosmos in the full dome Irene W. Pennington Planetarium. Hours and admissions available at lasm.org.

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Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge

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Museum of Political History Past E Present E Preservation HOURS OF OPER ATION

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm Saturday: 9am - 3pm 100 North Blvd. Baton Rouge LA 70801 225-342-0500 LouisianaOldStateCapitol.org

their story: MOUTHWATERING ______.

The stained glass ceiling of the Old State Capitol.

A LITTLE LEARNING

A colorful history As a tourist destination, Baton Rouge combines plenty of culture and history. No matter when you visit, you’re sure to find plenty of fun learning opportunities.

Traditions: The city traditionally hosts seasonal parades and holiday events at Christmas, Mardi Gras, 4th of July, and many dates in between.

History lesson: Check out Baton Rouge’s historical sites, which include the Old and the current State Capitols, the

Capitol Park Museum, and the USS Kidd Memorial.

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Science lovers: Take the kids to the Louisiana Art & Science Museum for an experience they can’t have anywhere else. Located on the river, the museum was built in and around an old train station.

Must be 21 or older to enter Casino, Bon Temps Buffet and Red Lotus Asian Kitchen. ©2020 Penn National Gaming, Inc. All Rights reserved. Gambling Problem? Call 800.522.4700.

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