Whether you’re new to the capital city, or have been here for years, we’re breaking down our “can’t-miss” places full of history, heritage, and hometown pride.
When baseball season rolls around, there is nothing like catching a game at Alex Box Stadium to cheer on the LSU Tigers! This program’s legacy reigns with championship seasons and as a nod to one of LSU’s most beloved coaches, the field is named after Skip Bertman whose legendary 1984-2001 career is in the record books. If you can snag a spot among the 10,000-plus seats, be prepared for a top-notch ballpark experience.
Gourrier Drive (off Nicholson Drive)
Louisiana Capitol Buildings
Want to catch a glimpse of Louisiana’s political history? What better way than to take a trip to the Old State Capitol – a Gothic architectural landmark – to learn about the fascinating tales behind the people and events that defined the state’s rich political past. After learning about the old, book a guided tour of the new state capitol building right down the road, which happens to be the tallest capitol in the nation, and make sure to check out the Observation Deck on the 27th floor to experience a picturesque view of Baton Rouge.
Louisiana’s Old State Capitol
100 North Blvd.
Louisiana’s State Capitol
900 North Third St.
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
A unique place to visit in the downtown area is the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, which is housed in a historic 1925 railroad depot that sits right on the bank of the Mississippi River. Interactive art and science galleries feature a number of educational and entertaining exhibits and the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium brings the wow factor with sky shows, films and visual music shows in a state-of-the-art 60-foot domed theater.
100 River Road South
Baton Rouge Zoo
If you’re an animal lover, take a drive to the Baton Rouge Zoo and hang out with an eclectic mix of wildlife from around the globe. Walking paths meander through this animal kingdom where visitors are introduced to black rhinos, giraffes, flamingos, Malayan and Sumatran tigers, the always entertaining spider monkeys, and much more! While there, grab a bite at a café and enjoy a show at the Otter Pond or amphitheatre.
3601 Thomas Road