Points of interest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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This is a list of points of interest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Architectural[edit]

Assembly Centers[edit]

Parks[edit]

  • Baton Rouge Zoo - BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is home to over 1,800 animals from around the world. The Baton Rouge Zoo was the first zoo in Louisiana to achieve the distinguished honor of being accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
  • Blue Bayou Waterpark - Blue Bayou has over 20 water rides. Favorites are the "Mad Moccasin," "Conja" and "Racers."
  • Capitol Lakes - located north of the State Capitol.
  • City Park Golf Course - Baton Rouge's first public golf course.
  • Dixie Landin' Amusement Park - Dixie Landin' contains 26 rides, 10 games and more. Contains such rides as the "Ragin' Cajun," "Flyin' Tigers," "Gilbeau's Galaxi" and "The Glimmer."
  • The Herbarium of LSU
  • Independence Park Botanic Gardens - Includes a rose garden, crape myrtle garden, sensory garden, children's forest, and Louisiana iris garden.
  • Laurens Henry Cohn, Sr Memorial Plant Arboretum - contains more than 120 species of trees and shrubs on 16 acres (65,000 m2).
  • LSU University Lakes
  • LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens - Part of Burden Museum & Gardens, is located on 440 acres of green space in the heart of Baton Rouge and includes the lone Burden Conference Center, the Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie, Burden Pavilion, All-America Selections Trial and Display Garden, Barton Arboretum, Burden Woods, Children's Garden, Tropical Garden, Herb Garden, Rose Garden, Stone Camellia Collection and Historic Windrush Gardens. The Botanic Gardens conduct a wide array of horticultural research projects relating to turfgrass, vegetable crops, nursery production, ornamentals, fruit crops and wetlands.

Museums[edit]

Arsenal Park overlooking Capitol Lake

Shopping[edit]

  • Mall at Cortana is the largest mall in Baton Rouge and the State of Louisiana at over 1,600,000 sq ft (150,000 m2) with over 110 stores and five anchor department stores.
  • Mall of Louisiana is a two-level 1,200,000 sq ft (110,000 m2) upscale shopping mall with over 150 stores, including five department stores and a large food court. An expansion, known as "The Boulevard" is under construction currently, once complete will add 25 more stores and restaurants. A recently opened 15 screen theater "The Rave" is also part of the addition.
  • Perkins Rowe is an urban village that contains over 600,000 sq ft (56,000 m2) of retail. It houses many stores, restaurants, a Cinemark Movie Theater, and two future hotels.[3]
  • Siegen MarketPlace is a large power center that contains many national chain retailers and restaurants.
  • Tanger Outlet is an outlet shopping center located in Gonzales, a southern suburb of Baton Rouge. It contains over 50 outlet stores and a recently completed expansion and renovation.
  • Towne Center is a 400,000 sq ft (37,000 m2) open-air shopping center located in the heart of Baton Rouge. It contains a mix of local and national retailers, restaurants, and an extended stay hotel.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - LOUISIANA (LA), East Baton Rouge County". NationalRegisterOfHistoricPlaces.com. Retrieved May 29, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad Company Depot - Archiplanet". Archiplanet.org. Retrieved May 29, 2008. 
  3. ^ "» Perkins Rowe". perkinsrowe.com. Retrieved 2008-05-29.