Whether you’re in town for an annual convention or a sporting event with the kids, you might as well carve out time to explore Baton Rouge. Are you interested in seeing the city from a different perspective? There's good news for you. In addition to the tallest capitol building in the country, Baton Rouge boasts many rooftop restaurants and city tours that will take you on a scenic route throughout the city.

Here are five ways to explore the city from different perspectives, from educational walking tours to exciting rooftop views!


Louisiana's State Capitol

For anyone visiting Baton Rouge, the state capitol building is a must visit attraction no matter what the occasion is. Completed in 1932, Louisiana's State Capitol building stands 450 feet tall and has 34 floors. Travel to the 27th floor and witness a breathtaking view of the city, the mighty Mississippi River and beyond. You’re sure to be speechless after taking in this perspective of the Capital City. The observation deck is free and open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.


City Tours

If you want to learn more about our city’s history, then booking a tour with Red Stick Adventures is the way to go. Scott and Susan Miles provide educational tours of Baton Rouge, including historical tours to discover the city's fascinating past, food tours to experience the unique cuisine of Baton Rouge, ghost tours, and more. Visit a city with French origins and immerse yourself in a variety of cultures.


River Center Branch Library

Downtown Baton Rouge's library provides more than just books and study space, it also offers stunning views of the city. The River Center Branch Library has a rooftop terrace on the 4th floor that's accessible by elevator or stairs. Throughout the year, the terrace hosts events such as Farm Fete and Live After 5's VIP area.



Tsunami Sushi and The Main Lobby, both located in downtown Baton Rouge, offer spectacular views of our downtown area. Sushi lovers will enjoy the ultimate dining experience at Tsunami inside the Shaw Center for the Arts. Take a drink, order a California roll, and watch the sun set over the river. After ordering a cocktail at The Main Lobby's bar area, head upstairs to their rooftop terrace for some fresh air and cozy vibes.


Pedal Pub

Get ready for a tour to remember! Pedal Pub is a party on wheels and a great way to explore our vibrant downtown area. Designed for a group of up to 16, enjoy an afternoon or evening on the town with your family and friends on this mobile bar. The tour lasts two hours, and you'll get to stop at 2-3 establishments of your choosing to grab drinks all while listening to music via Bluetooth.

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