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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.

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.

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.

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FestForAll Art & Music Festival - Under the direction of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, FestForAll brings together the best of Art and Music Baton Rouge has to offer in this annual two-day event that is sure to inspire all who come. With a great line up of musicians, artists, performances, and plenty for the kids to do, there is a lot to enjoy here!

Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival - This festival highlights Jewish issues, traditions, challenges and characters that resonate with audiences whatever their background or beliefs. In addition, filmmakers and speakers who bring an added dimension to the dramas, documentaries, shorts, and animated films are also presented.

The Louisiana Renaissance Festival - This is an extremely fun festival if you're looking for something different. Entertainment is endless during your visit. There are forty stage shows everyday including: comedy, juggling, singing pirates, and clowns, just to name a few. Throughout the lanes are strolling minstrels, games, rides and more! One of the most popular events is the joust.

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Parrain's Seafood Restaurant - We have mouth-watering selections that are featured daily on our extensive menu. We offer daily specials for lunch and dinner as well as select brunch items on Sundays. Our menu includes delicious items that are prepared fresh to order. We are proud to serve you only Gulf Coast seafood.

Ruffino's Italian Restaurant - Wonderful Italian dining. What do you get when you combine the talents of a former LSU lineman and a New Orleans-born Italian chef? The energy, passion and creativity that has produced the area’s only Italian-Creole fusion restaurant, raising the bar for Baton Rouge dining.

Derek Chang's Koto Shushi Bar - We serve the finest Japanese cuisine in our area and we invite you to experience our quality service and food. Whether you choose to dine at our sushi bar, have a table in our relaxing environment, or experience our exciting hibachi tables we are sure that you will be satisfied.

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