Visit the Capital City of Baton Rouge where you are sure to make memories of your own authentic Louisiana experience. Immerse yourself in a city that is amid an economic and cultural renaissance. While you are here, eat and drink your way through Baton Rouge between visiting the many historical museums and attractions. Trust us when we say, “Our little piece of Louisiana culture will have you coming back for more.”
Here are some Baton Rouge tour suggestions. Please keep in mind that these are not set packages, only suggestions and ideas to determine what may interest you and your group. Venues/attractions can be added, eliminated, mixed, and mingled! We are happy to help you create the authentic experience you desire.
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Written about in novels and classified as one of the world’s largest and longest rivers, the Mississippi River is a marvel. Come see and experience the LSU Center for River Studies' 10,000-square-foot River Model. This model replicates the flow, water levels and sediment (sand) transport of the river, where one year of the Mississippi River is simulated in one hour. In addition, you will get to see a product that stems from the banks of the Mississippi River.
Since 1859, Olivia Stewart’s family has raised sugarcane on the banks of an ancient Mississippi River oxbow. This tasting and tour will show you how at Oxbow Rum Distillery, the rum tastes like home.
LSU Center for River Studies
Oxbow Rum Distillery
World-renowned Chef, John Folse, has created a grand estate in Baton Rouge. Sprawled out on 22 acres, White Oak Estate & Gardens contains a distillery, corn grits mill, quaint orchard, lake, pepper parch, vegetable and herb garden, greenhouse, and more. Wonderful aromas will tantalize you as you stroll through the grounds.
White Oak Estate & Garden
We would like to think Mimosa has almost become a household name, and we are not speaking of the beverage. Mimosa Handcrafted started over 10 years ago in Baton Rouge. These unique jewelry designs are inspired by landscape, culture, and the human experience in Louisiana. We invite you to visit her brick-and-mortar store. Next, you will get the opportunity to visit one of four Art-O-Mats in Louisiana and dispense your very own art piece while exploring contemporary artists at the Baton Rouge Gallery. Lastly, discover Square 46 in Mid City – home to Bistro Byronz, TAP 65 and Mid City Artisans.
Baton Rouge Gallery
Mid City Artisans
Square 46 - TAP 65, Bistro Byronz, Mid City Artisans
Be immersed in Louisiana’s favorite home, Death Valley!
LSU's Tiger Stadium
Learn how to build a charcuterie board with Bites & Boards while sipping your favorite blend and creating your very own dried floral bouquet with Baton Rouge Succulent Co. Participants will also get a chance to shop local with Sweet Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge Succulent Co.
Bites & Boards
Sweet Baton Rouge
Sit back and relax as we drive amongst the sweeping oak trees that run alongside the historic Highland Road. Turn to portrait and/or selfie mode as we dance through a field of wildflowers. Studies have revealed the positive effects that nature and the surrounding environment can have on your mental and physical well-being. Come join us as we frolic in some of our favorite Baton Rouge gardens.
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
Historic Highland Road
Grab a partner or paddle solo, and this kayak experience will allow you to enjoy South Louisiana nature at its finest. Next, get ready to come face to face with 2 of only 20 pygmy hippos in the US. The Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes you with one of its newest exhibits and a behind-the-scenes look at the transformation it is currently undergoing.
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Cheers to you and cheers to me! Come build your very own mimosa flight with us at Leola's Café & Coffee House. Not to worry, if a spiked libation is not your style, there is an opportunity to craft your own snoball next door at Aliye Belle's. Immediately following, you will have the opportunity for a sip and shop experience at one of our premier antique and vintage stores, Circa 1857. Mingle with the owner and become immersed in an earlier time.
Leola’s Café and Coffee House
The Market at Circa 1857
Spanish Town sits at the foot of the nation’s tallest capitol. It is Baton Rouge’s oldest neighborhood laid out over 200 years ago. Come stroll its intimate streets and view its vibrancy. You will also learn about how the Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade got its start and just how the flamingo became the mascot. Come enjoy sips and bites at Belli with us and resist putting an offer in on a new home. Lastly, a Louisiana State Museum welcomes you to explore at your own pace.
Spanish Town Neighborhood
Capitol Park Museum
Louisiana's State Capitol
Explore the Knock Knock Museum, a beautiful interactive children’s museum. Next, soak in the rays and sip on a classic margarita (salt or no salt) on Barracuda Taco’s Margarita Patio. Guests will also be able to explore D’s Garden Center, a family-operated plant nursery.
Knock Knock Children's Museum
D's Garden Center
Barracuda Taco Stand