Louisiana

Baton Rouge

Interesting
Baton Rouge
The Essential
Interesting
Incorporated in 1817, this busy port city on the banks of the Mississippi River is home to the Louisiana state capitol as well as the flagship university of Louisiana's state system. Although the approach to Baton Rouge is not particularly attractive, with its extensive suburbs and vast shopping malls, the city centre is compact, clean and tranquil, easily explored on foot and home to some good restaurants. The city's name comes from the "red stick" soaked in animal blood which was placed by local Indians to mark a hunting boundary.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Baton Rouge

State Capitol Complex
State Capitol Complex
Baton Rouge
0:30
Capitol Park Museum
Capitol Park Museum
Baton Rouge
2:00
Old State Capitol Old State Capitol
Old State Capitol
Baton Rouge
0:30
Magnolia Mound Plantation
Magnolia Mound Plantation
Baton Rouge
1:00
USS Kidd Museum USS Kidd Museum
USS Kidd Museum
Baton Rouge