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Baton Rouge River Center

Baton Rouge River Center

275 S River Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 389-3030


There's always something fun happening at the Baton Rouge River Center. What better way to keep cool than to hit the ice at the center's expansive ice skating rink. This fun activity is available on selected days of the month during the summer. Also, big-name attractions are featured frequently, like the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, various musical acts, and even specialized event shows like the bi-annual bridal fair.

Baton Rouge Zoo

Baton Rouge Zoo

3601 Thomas Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807   Directions

(225) 775-3877


Baton Rouge celebrates nature's wild kingdom at Brec's Baton Rouge Zoo. The Realm of the Tiger is the latest spotlight feature at the zoo, as it dramatically illustrates how the tiger lives in its natural environment as well as how it uses its natural instincts to find food and to remain one of the jungle's most respected residents. Also, see the zoo's latest addition, the baby baboon and enjoy the colors of the dusky shades of sunlight on the very popular Twilight Tour. All that plus the summer zoo camp for kids all go to make Brec's Baton Rouge Zoo the #1 family attraction in the city.

Blue Bayou Water Park

Blue Bayou Water Park

18142 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

(225) 753-3333


Make a big splash at Baton Rouge's Blue Bayou Water Park. The kids will love the fast-paced action as they can experience the gravity-defying rush of Azuka, the world's largest tornado slide. There are more dizzying rides and attractions like water racers, sled slides and the biggest in-line water slide you've ever seen. The park is also equipped with a fully-stocked concession stand and shaded area to relax and wade around in the children's area. To paraphrase the song, you and your family will never be blue at Blue Bayou.

Circle Bowl

Circle Bowl

8878 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70815   Directions

(225) 925-5471


Since 1959, Circle Bowl has been racking 'em up for several generations of bowling lovers. Find your place on one of the 32 lanes and go for as many strikes as you can while the kids enjoy some time in "Action Alley," a dizzying game room that features the latest games and interactive fun. Circle Bowling is the perfect place to practice on your game by yourself or bring the whole family. Also, it's a great place for birthday parties, special events and fund raisers. Other great amenities include a big snack bar, Galactic Bowling, a Pro Shop and open play pricing.

Independence Park

Independence Park

7500 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806   Directions

(225) 928-7860


If you're taking the kids out for a while and you don't want to pay outrageous admission prices, head for Independence Park. The area features lots of great amenities like playground rides, picnic tables, a soccer field and baseball diamond, walking trails, and a tennis center. It is one of the city's busiest parks not only because of the impressive features but also because of its central location. Other added attractions include a shuffle board area, and an area for skateboarding. There's something for everyone in the family at this park.

Louisiana Art and Science Museum

Louisiana Art and Science Museum

100 River Rd S
Baton Rouge, LA 70801   Directions

(225) 344-5272


The Louisiana Art and Science Museum explores some of nature's most dramatic wonders both from the inside and the outside. On the inside, you can enjoy a vast array of interactive exhibits as well as see movies about volcanoes, among others. Aside from the galleries inside, peer at the galaxy outside in the Rene W. Pennington Planetarium located within the museum. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop to select an item or two that will remind you of your adventurous day at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum. It's the ultimate art attraction in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana's Old State Capitol

Louisiana's Old State Capitol

100 N Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70801   Directions

(225) 342-0500


Louisiana's Old State Capitol has a long and winding history that is nothing short of dramatic. The fortress-like structure stood strong and impressive until it was gutted by fire in the Civil War. After recovering and returning to its original purpose, the building fell into disrepair in the early 1930s following the installation of a newer, less-storied building as the state's capitol. A concerned group of citizens worked hard to rebuild it and the old capitol now houses a wide variety of interactive exhibits that tell the state's sometimes controversial but never uninteresting story. The Old State Capitol is a must-see attraction for history buffs visiting Baton Rouge.

Magnolia Mound Plantation

Magnolia Mound Plantation

2161 Nicholson Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 343-4955


Guide the family through a history-packed trip at the Magnolia Mound Plantation. This attraction is also filled with so much drama and adventure that the kids won't even realize that they are in the process of learning about Baton Rouge's rich history. The structure traces the cultural contribution of the French Creoles and how their language, history and even cooking has become a vital part of the flavor of Baton Rouge in more ways than one. Also, there is a historic museum store and parlor that feature educational items for sale like books, jewelry, and other unique gifts.

Mike The Tiger

Mike The Tiger

Baton Rouge, LA

(225) 578-4823


Everybody likes Mike, especially since he's the official mascot for Louisiana State University. Hundreds of fans and nature lovers alike flock to see Mike in his natural habitat at the LSU Tiger Cage; visiting Mike has become one of the city's favorite attractions. Originally, Mike's habitat was a mere 2,000 square feet and very limited for an animal (and mascot) of his stature. His home has now been expanded to include an impressive 15,000 square feet and he now resides in what is considered to be an amazing recreation of a tiger's natural habitat. Also, the lair features plenty of oak trees and an Italianate tower that echoes the architecture of the LSU campus.

Paragon Casino Resort

Paragon Casino Resort

711 Paragon Place
Marksville, LA 71351   Directions

(800) 946-1946


Dine, relax, play, be entertained and stay at the Paragon Casino Resort. You'll find everything you'd expect from a first class vacation attraction, plus a whole lot more, too. Aside from big name entertainment and great gaming, there's an amazing menu and accommodations that are so inviting, you may extend your stay for a few more nights to continue experiencing all that the Paragon has to offer.

USS Kidd and Veteran's Memorial

USS Kidd and Veteran's Memorial

305 S River Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 342-1942


The USS Kidd and Veteran's Memorial is a standing tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during two eras of our nation's military conflicts. See the actual aircraft that soared through the skies of Southeast Asia as well as actual items used during the attack on the beaches of Normandy. The names of the fallen Americans are etched on to a granite wall, and they will forever be remembered as our heroes who tirelessly fought and never gave up. This "Pirate of the Pacific" is located in downtown Baton Rouge, and is a constant reminder of the outstanding bravery of our unparalleled service men and women.

West Baton Rouge Museum

West Baton Rouge Museum

845 N Jefferson Ave
Port Allen, LA 70767   Directions

(225) 336-2422


The professional staff and talented artists at the West Baton Rouge Museum know how restless and distracted kids can sometimes be. That's why they constantly work hard to create exhibits that not only involve your children, but the experiences are often interactive and on-going. Exhibits like Cathartic Art elicits emotions, the expressions of which are highly encouraged. Another great example of a kid-pleasing exhibit is "S is for Sugar" that incorporates learning about letters, farming and sugar. That, along with all the other educational and constantly-updated exhibits make the West Baton Rouge Museum a great family attraction that offers a completely sweet experience.

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