Baton Rouge is the 2nd largest city and the capital city of Louisiana, USA. The city is a major petrochemical, industrial and port center of the American South. Its port is the 9th largest in the United States in terms of weight. It has a humid-subtropical climate with hot and humid summers, mild winters and major rainfall all year.
The city also has an expanding visual arts scene fully centered downtown. It is the middle of South Louisiana cultures having a blend of Creole and Cajun Baptists as well as Catholics of the South Mississippi and Florida Parishes. It is a city dedicated heavily into college sports. The Southern University Jaguars and LSU tigers are the 2 popular teams and provide the city's biggest entertainment every football season.
Sites to See in The Capital city of Louisiana
Shaw Center for the Arts
This 125,000 square feet fine arts museum, education center and performing arts venue is situated in downtown the capital city of Louisiana, Louisiana. The center includes the LSU School of Art Gallery, the Louisiana State University Museum of Art and the 325-seat Manship Theater, classrooms, a park and a rooftop sushi restaurant. It also includes the largest collection of Newcomb Pottery in the U.S. The skin of this center is built with both private and public funding.
Baton Rouge Zoo
This zoo is situated about 15 minutes north of downtown. It is operated by the BREC and the Recreation and Park Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. It is the first zoo in Louisiana to achieve the honor of being accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is open between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and until 6:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The entrance fee for adults is 6 US dollars, 5 US dollars for senior citizens, and 3 US dollars for children of 2 to 13 years old.
Louisiana State Museum
This museum features 2 floors of exhibits related to Louisiana culture with curiosities as Louis Armstrong's first bugle, Huey P. Long's tombstone as well as Civil Confederate Submarine with hand-cranked propeller. The museum's complete address is #660 N. 4th Street, Baton Rouge Louisiana.
Baton Rouge Hotels
La Quinta Inn Baton Rouge University Area
This hotel is situated in the heart of city and 3 miles away from the Louisiana State University. It is also situated 5 miles away from the LSU lakes, Mall of Louisiana and 9 miles away from the Blue Baton Rouge Zoo. The Inn offers free bright side breakfast every morning. In addition, it offers an outdoor swimming pool, guest laundry facility, convenience store and on-site restaurant.
All guestrooms have data port phones, television sets with premium cable channels, coffee maker, alarm clock and hairdryer. The hotel's complete address is #2333 Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Hotel
This hotel is situated less than a few minutes from the Louisiana State University and Louisiana State Capitol. It offers complimentary shuttle within a 5-mile radius. It has 290 elegantly appointed guestrooms with conveniences and comforts of modern hospitality. All guestrooms have cable television, refrigerator, coffee maker and hairdryer.
The hotel features business center, meeting rooms, baggage storage, gift shop and multi-lingual staff. The complete address of this hotel is #201 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Red Roof Inn Baton Rouge
This hotel is near the important institutions like hospitals, shopping centers and a large selection of dining options. The hotel is just a short distance away from the Blue Bayou Water Park and the casino strip. It offers coffeehouse-style service featuring fresh brewed and ground whole bean coffee.
All guestrooms have cable television, coffee maker, hairdryer, refrigerator and high-speed Internet access. The hotel's complete address is I-12 at Sharewood Forest Boulevard, Exit #44 11314 Boardwalk Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.