Baton Rouge Attractions

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Attractions in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Airboat Tours by Arthur - Offering personalized tours in six passenger airboats. Come take a ride on the Wild Side! Or take slower pace with their 15 passenger airboat or in kayaks. You will have many photo opportunities. See and learn about the ecology of Louisiana!

Alligator Bayou Swamp Tours - Offers eco-swamp tours of Alligator Bayou and Bluff Swamp. The vessel is barge-style with comfortable seating and is covered for guest convenience. Much of the tour will be through Cypress Flats, a hauntingly beautiful lake of old-growth cypress trees. Typical wildlife includes gators, birds, turtles, nutria and other animal species.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas - The underwater world comes to life as you experience fish, birds, and reptiles in their natural habitats, including sharks, stingrays, and jellies.

Blythewood Plantation - Tour this beautiful Plantation. Enjoy the flowers and history that is with it. Come and share memories with your family with family reunions, weddings, and more! Don't miss out on this great memory making place!

Bocage Plantation - Considered the best and most original interpretation of American Greek Revival architecture in the nation, Bocage is a historic treasure not to be missed. Steeped in history with ties to Christopher Columbus and the early colonization of America, the magnificent mansion was designed by famous architect James Dakin and built in 1837.

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo - The #1 year-round family attraction in Baton Rouge. Over 1,800 animals await you in the beautifully landscaped Zoo. See alligators, elephants, giraffes, flamingos, white tigers, and more!

Celebration Station - Family entertainment center with 54-hole adventure golf, two go-kart tracks, nine batting cages, Daniel's Dixie Playland for ages 2 - 12. Has over 70 midway games, food services, and picnic areas.

Dixie Landin' and Blue Bayou Water Park - Dixie Landin' is an Amusement Park designed for the entire family! It contains 26 rides, 10 games and much, much more. We have retail shops for you to pick up souvenir t-shirts, hats, cups and many more items to bring home. Also, Blue Bayou Water Park is right next door!

Enchanted Mansion - A unique doll museum that entertains and informs its visitors through animation and spectacular exhibits. Tour the Enchanted Mansion on Thursday afternoons and enjoy complimentary tea.

Global Wildlife Center - Have you ever wiggled a camel's hump or been eye-to-eye with a giraffe? Global Wildlife's totally free-roaming, 900 acre preserve is home to thousands of animals from all over the world. Feed and touch the wildlife during the educational guided 1.5 hour safari wagon tours. 1 hour East of Baton Rouge.

God's Children Fun Center - Your indoor inflatable party and play center for the whole family. Featuring huge, colorful space walks, including an 18ft slide, an obstacle course 38 ft long, a 15 ft high basketball goal and a super size spacewalk.

Laser Tag Baton Rouge - Largest Stand-Alone Laser Tag in the Gulf South. When you experience Laser Tag in our state of the art, multi-level arena, you'll be playing with top of the line equipment and your senses will be overcome with 7,500 square feet of lasers, strobes and high-energy music.

Louisiana Art and Science Museum - Featuring exhibitions of internationally renowned artists, a permanent art collection, innovative programming in the state-of-the-art Pennington planetarium, and interactive children's galleries, LASM seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students.

Louisiana State Museum - New Orleans' most prominent heritage attraction is the Louisiana State Museum, a complex of national landmarks housing thousands of artifacts and works of art reflecting Louisiana's legacy of historic events and cultural diversity.

Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum - Tours take you through history of the penal system in the state's only maximum-security prison. Visit Angola's past by stopping by the Angola Museum. The museum, which was established in 1998 by Warden Cain, is dedicated to preserving Angola's history. 1 hour from Baton Rouge.

USS Kidd and Nautical Center - The "Pirate of the Pacific." Located in the heart of scenic downtown Baton Rouge, she is the centerpiece of a memorial which serves to honor the men and women of our American armed forces. Take a step back in time and learn about their sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy today.