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Continente: América

País: Estados Unidos

Localización: Parroquia de East Baton Rouge, Estado de Luisiana

Año: 1817

Estado: Terminado

Descripción:Cosas interesantes para ver en Baton Rouge, Luisiana

Publicado por Nuria Sánchez el

3 de junio de 2009

Situada a una hora en coche al noroeste de Nueva Orleáns, Baton Rouge es un tesoro esperando ser descubierto. Si deseas alejarte de la muchedumbre del turismo en Nueva Orleáns, no dudes en echar un vistazo a esta zona donde no deberás perderte los siguientes sitios:

–El USS Kidd Veteranos Memorial: es un destructor de la Segunda Guerra Mundial situado en el río Mississippi. El buque ha sido restaurado y es el único que existe en los Estados Unidos. Podrás visitarlo por dentro recorriendo desde los dormitorios hasta la cocina.

–El zoológico: cuenta con más de 1800 animales de todo el mundo, incluidos tigres blancos. También cuenta con un acuario, un ferrocarril y una zona especial formada por loros y otras aves tropicales.

–Pantano Bluebonnet: los alrededores cuentan con más de dos millas de senderos que te llevarán a través de diferentes zonas boscosas y otros pantanos. No te pierdas los impresionantes cipreses.

–Museo de Arte: incluye desde pinturas British a las mejores exposiciones de jade chino.

–Antiguo Capitolio del Estado de Luisiana: es un museo de gran interés turístico por su arquitectura gótica y victoriana. La cúpula de vidrieras merece que la observes detenidamente.

–Mansión del Gobernador: echa un vistazo al edificio construido en 1930 por el gobernador Huey P. Long, quizás uno de los gobernadores más polémicos que ha tenido Luisiana.

–Southern University Museum of Art (SUMA): cuenta con cuatro galerías de arte de África.

Definitivamente, si decides hacer una visita a esta ciudad te van a faltar días para poder conocerla como en realidad se merece.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Un paseo por las plantaciones, atracciones históricas y casinos de la ciudad

Ya sea para Mardi Gras, o por la comida, la música o la tradición de conducir cerca de otros vehículos, Baton Rouge aprovecha todas y cada una de las oportunidades para deleitarse con los buenos tiempos. Visite una de las ciudades más históricas, vibrantes e inolvidables del sur.

Experiencias gastronómicas

Los turistas visitan Baton Rouge por diversos motivos; sin embargo, todos quieren probar la exquisita gastronomía de Louisiana, en uno de nuestros 400 restaurantes. Desde masas caseras hasta preparaciones gourmet de chocolate, Strand’s Café es una exquisita forma de levantarse. ¿Busca lo último y lo más moderno para almorzar o cenar? Entre los nuevos restaurantes de tapas ubicados en el centro de la ciudad, se encuentran Restaurant IPO, Blend y Zolia Bistro. En Baton Rouge, también están surgiendo los nuevos “New Food Trucks” (camiones móviles que venden alimentos). ¿Ansioso por probar la gastronomía criolla? Vaya a Juban’s o a Mansur’s en el bulevar. Los locales y los visitantes también son grandes fanáticos de Red Stick Farmers Market, abierto los martes, jueves y sábados.

Música

Baton Rouge tiene melodías para todos, desde los conmovedores sonidos del gospel y del blues, hasta música cajún y zydeco. Disfrute del espectáculo colmado de estrellas Bayou Country Superfest, que se lleva a cabo el fin de semana en el que se conmemora el Día de los Caídos, o haga historia y participe en el Baton Rouge Blues Festival, uno de los festivales más antiguos de los Estados Unidos. No se pierda conciertos gratuitos al aire libre, como Sunday in the Park y Live After Five.

Paseo por las plantaciones de Louisiana

Algunas de las elaboradas casas de la época previa a la guerra, como las plantaciones The Myrtles, Nottoway y Houmas House and Gardens, se encuentran a una distancia corta en automóvil desde Baton Rouge. Asimismo, el Rural Life Museum & Windrush Gardens, alberga colecciones de herramientas, muebles y vehículos de la época de las plantaciones.

Atracciones históricas

umérjase en la colorida historia de la política de Louisiana en el Old State Capitol y en la mansión Old Governor. Obtenga una vista panorámica de Baton Rouge desde el mirador del edificio Louisiana State Capitol, de 34 pisos, o sumérjase en la cultura en el museo Capitol Park.

Compras

Sea cual sea su estilo, Baton Rouge siempre es un buen lugar para disfrutar de una experiencia de compras -libre de impuestos-, con opciones como el Centro Comercial de Louisiana (que cuenta con 175 tiendas minoristas), Perkins Rowe, Tanger Outlets y Towne Center, en Cedar Lodge. Para los compradores internacionales, se ofrecen reembolsos en efectivo de los impuestos estatales a las ventas. El centro de reembolsos está ubicado en Macy’s, en el Centro Comercial de Louisiana.

Apuestas

Baton Rouge ofrece tres opciones para hacer sus apuestas. El casino Belle of Baton Rouge cuenta con tres pisos de máquinas tragamonedas y juegos de mesa. Si desea ser atendido como una celebridad, visite Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. L’Auberge Baton Rouge es un nuevo complejo de entretenimiento a gran escala, que cuenta con un casino en un sólo nivel, de 6,875 metros cuadrados, y un hotel de 12 pisos con 206 habitaciones para huéspedes.

Alojamiento

Baton Rouge es una escapada fantástica: cuenta con modernos hoteles, singulares posadas y pintorescos alojamientos con desayuno incluido (B&B). La ciudad cuenta con 13,400 habitaciones; por lo tanto, su descanso está asegurado. Entre los hoteles del centro de la ciudad, se encuentran Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Hotel Indigo, the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel y el nuevo Hampton Inn & Suites.

Con tantos motivos para celebrar, nunca fue mejor momento para visitar Baton Rouge.

http://www.visittheusa.mx/usa/states/louisiana/cities/baton-rouge.aspx

8 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Baton Rouge

Written by Lana Law

Baton Rouge, the Louisiana state capital, owes its name to two Indian tribes who marked the boundaries of their territory with red posts. Set along the Mississippi River, the city is home to the destroyer, USS Kidd, part of the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial, one of the city's must see sites. Some of the other prominent tourist attractions are the handsome old mansions, including Magnolia Plantation (1791), one of the oldest in the area, and the State Capitol Building. Additionally the city has some lovely parks and good shopping.

1 Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol building is a striking Gothic-Revival castle that was built in 1847. It is noteworthy both from a historical and architectural perspective, and is worth a look, if even just from the outside.

The castle was burned by the Union Army, and in 1882 it was repaired and served as the state capitol until 1932 when the new State Capitol building opened. This eye catching structure standing high on a bluff over the Mississippi River, is now the Museum of Political History. The museum offers a number of good exhibits that include The Legacy of Huey Long, The Governors' Portrait Gallery, Baton Rouge and the Civil War, and several others.

The Old State Capitol hosts various events and can be rented out as a venue for weddings and other occasions.

Address: 100 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1502, United States

Official site: http://www.louisianaoldstatecapitol.org/

2 USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial

The USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial centers around the destroyer USS KIDD. This ship, named after Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd, Sr., who was killed on the Arizona during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, was launched in 1943. It was nick named the "Pirate of the Pacific" and had a long and interesting history before it was de-commissioned in 1964. It has been used in several movies over the decades, as well as historical documentaries. Today visitors can come aboard to see the USS KIDD for themselves and learn all about its past.

The USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial complex also consists of an observation tower and museum. The Nautical Center has many one-of-a-kind artifacts, a model ship collection, and a miniature replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall found in Washington, D.C.

Address: 305 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-6220, United States

Official site: http://www.usskidd.com/

3 Louisiana State University

The Louisiana State University was established in 1860 near Alexandria and in 1869 it was moved to Baton Rouge. In 1926, the University moved to its current location. Some of the highlights include the LSU Rural Life Museum and the LSU Museum of Natural Science. American Indian mounds, located on the grounds, are believed to be more than 1,600 years old.

Address: Highland Road

Official site: http://www.lsu.edu/

4 Louisiana State Capitol

The Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge was built in the early 1930s. This landmark structure stands 450 ft high with 34 floors. Limestone used on the exterior and the interior marbles came from a variety of countries around the world. Flanking the stairs are two statues; The Patriots, an armored soldier and the mourners of a warrior slain in battle; and the Pioneers.

The construction of the State Capitol was the result of efforts by Huey Pierce Long, a Louisiana politician who would eventually become a member of the U.S. Senate. He fought hard to have the structure built, succeeded, and was later assassinated in this same building. He is buried on the grounds and there is a memorial.

Visitors can tour the building and take the elevator up to an observation deck for views out over the city. The Louisiana State Capitol is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Address: 900 North 3rd Street

5 Magnolia Mound Plantation

Magnolia Mound was built in the last half of the 18th century and shows the architectural influences brought by early settlers from France and the West Indies. Throughout the years the home has been owned by a variety of different people who took the liberty of making their own alterations and extensions. The home, a wooden structure of bousillage construction, still maintains much of its 18th / 19th century appearance. It is surrounded by old oak trees.

The property was expropriated by the city of Baton Rouge to be maintained as a historical symbol of an earlier age. Today it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and open to the public for tours. The property includes almost 15 acres, consisting of the main house and several other buildings.

Official site: http://www.brec.org/index.cfm/park/detail/112

6 LSU Rural Life Museum

Ten different flags have flown over Louisiana. The LSU Rural Life Museum presents the lifestyles and cultures of pre-industrial Louisiana. Highlights include; Louisiana Folk Architecture,a collection of seven buildings that illustrate the various cultural influences of Louisiana's settlers; The Barn with items from prehistoric times to the 20th century; and The Working Plantation, a complex of buildings furnished to reconstruct the activities of life on a 19th century working plantation. Among the Folk Architecture are a church, cabin, Acadian house, and potato house. Tours are generally self guided but docent-led tours may be arranged in advance.

Address: 4560 Essen Lane

7 Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is home to both exotic and domestic animals. Among the collection are large cats, rhinos, otters, fish, reptiles and amphibians of Louisiana in the L'aquarium de Louisiane. Check out the Parrot Paradise with rare and colorful birds from the tropics, including parrots and macaws. The Realm of the Tiger is a more recent addition, with tigers and other Asian animals. Flamingo Cove and Giants of the Islands exhibits feature Chilean flamingos, and Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises.

The KidsZoo is another popular area with barnyard animals and tunnels for kids to play in. Neighboring this is the Safari Playground with a variety of equipment.

Address: 3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70704, United States

Official site: http://www.brzoo.org/

8 Louisiana Arts & Science Museum

The Louisiana Arts & Science Museum features a mix of art and science, with a little something for both adults and children. The art galleries offer both changing exhibits and a permanent collection of fine art. Some of the highlights include American and European art, ethnographic art, modern and contemporary art of Louisiana, photography, and antiquities.

The science portion of the museum, targeted towards children and families, is a fun area with interactive, education based displays. This is a place where children are provided interesting ways to learn about the world around them.

Also of interest is the creatively laid out Ancient Egypt Gallery with mummies and other artifacts, and an on sight Planetarium. The building which houses the Louisiana Arts & Science Museum is a lovely old railroad depot located along the Mississippi River.

Address: 100 River Road South

Official site: http://www.lasm.org/

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Baton Rouge Attractions

Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Baton Rouge to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Myrtles Plantation

This gracious plantation home, claimed by some to be haunted, sits amid beautifully landscaped grounds and ageless oaks. Built around 1796, the Myrtles is low-slung with a generous, beautifully detailed porch. Inside, the home is a study of richness, complete with marble, crystal chandeliers, Aubusson tapestries, and dainty furniture. A restaurant is located on the premises, along with a spacious brick courtyard and gift shop. Bed-and-breakfast accommodations are available. Thirty miles north of Baton Rouge. (225-635-6277, 800-809-0565)

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Should you want to get out of town a bit and browse Louisiana's natural beauty, this center affords great sightseeing. A mix of forest and swamplands, the 101-acre area shelters a wealth of flora and fauna, and easily accessible nature trails invite folks to check out picturesque vistas themselves and catch a glimpse of alligators, birds, foxes, turtles, and the like. Offering more information, the Nature Center Building presents wildlife and nature exhibits. Folks can also take classes and tours here, and restrooms and picnicking areas are available as well. (225-757-8905)

St. Joseph's Cathedral

Reputed to be Baton Rouge's oldest church, this elegant cathedral actually sits on the site of two previous sanctuaries. The first was a Spanish church dating to the 1790s. The present building was constructed in the mid-19th century, although its steeple was added some forty years later. The detailed, symmetrical exterior is completely traditional and contrasts with more modern interior furnishings set amid arched, stained glass windows and a raftered ceiling. These contemporary renovations were carried out in the 20th century. (225-387-5928)

Louisiana Art and Science Museum

An abundance of culture lies ready for exploration at this terrific museum, which couples art and science in an impressive, historic depot set along the Mississippi. Permanent and temporary art collections go hand-in-hand with interactive galleries where children can delve into scientific principles, a center for space discovery, an exhibit on ancient Egypt, and a hands-on play area for young kids. The planetarium offers films and programs on the universe, and the whole experience is supplemented with a variety of workshops, lectures, and special events. (225-344-5272, 225-344-9478)

LSU Museum of Natural Science

Intended to collect and document specimens from the natural world, this museum and research facility offers a wealth of information on Louisiana's native wildlife. Many of the holdings are displayed in naturalistic cases for visitors to peruse. Additional collections represent reptiles, birds, mammals, archaeology, anthropology, and paleontology. The facility also makes its 2.5 million specimens available to scientists and scholars across the country. Established in 1936. (225-578-2855, 225-578-3080)

Magnolia Mound Plantation

Nestled in a grove of gracefully arching trees, Magnolia Mound began as a small, late 18th-century home and was expanded into a plantation home. Its French Creole styling is relatively simple, and the home, elevated on piers, features a generous porch. One of Louisiana's oldest wooden structures, it also features a coved ceiling and French and Caribbean details. Along with the home itself, guides in period costume point out gardens, dependencies, and slave cabins. One of the closest plantations to Baton Rouge. (225-343-4955)

Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge

You can't miss this well-situated riverboat casino, which is docked on the Mississippi across from the State Capitol. Boasting tens of thousands of square feet of space, Hollywood Casino guarantees that you'll find something to wager on. Among the options you'll encounter are video poker, roulette, blackjack, slot machines and craps. A steakhouse, deli, and buffet dining are available when you don't want to stray too far from the action, and there's live music on the weekends, too. (225-709-7777)

Belle of Baton Rouge

Docked on the Mississippi River near the convention center, this triple-deck riverboat easily takes care of folks who want to indulge in a bit of gaming. Blackjack, roulette, craps, and mini-baccarat comprise the table games, while video poker and slot machines offer more individual entertainments. Free parking and complimentary drinks add to the appeal, and a handful of dining options satiates hunger pangs when you need to break for sustenance. (225-378-6000, 800-676-4847)

Hilltop Arboretum

These gardens were begun by Emory Smith and donated to LSU in 1991 as a practical classroom for landscape and botany students. On the fourteen acres are a variety of native trees and plants, including wonderful old oaks, magnolias, bamboo, wildflowers, and grasses. Open areas, nature trails, a ravine, and lush plantings make the arboretum as much a destination for relaxation as for learning. It's a great place to get away from it all and enjoy both cultivated and wild natural scenery. (225-767-6916)

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Since 1970, visitors to, and residents of, Baton Rouge have been able to "travel" the world at this charming zoo. Animals from Asia, Africa, North and South America make their home here, delighting children and teaching respect for wildlife and the planet. More than 1800 animals are showcased, and you'll see everything from native Louisianan species to elephants, parrots, zebras, tigers, otters, and giraffes. Other attractions include train rides, a cafe, gift shop, playground, and petting zoo. (225-775-3877)

http://www.10best.com/destinations/louisiana/baton-rouge/attractions/best-attractions-activities/

Baton Rouge Attractions

Museums

Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best list highlights the top spots to visit in Baton Rouge.

LSU Museum of Art

British and American art comprise the bulk of this impressive museum's collections, and most items date from the 17th century forward. Among the permanent holdings are silver, glassware, furniture, ceramics, and lighting, accompanied by a good supply of prints and paintings. The sensuous shapes of Newcomb Pottery vessels are also one of the museum's sources of pride. Temporary exhibits include everything from stone carvings to pottery and Native American art. (225-389-7200)

Enchanted Mansion Doll Museum

Doll collectors and young girls will be delighted by this establishment, whose stately, colonnaded building offers a variety of beautifully crafted dolls in both created environments and display cases. Victorian examples, contemporary creations, and wonderful doll-company lines are all available for browsing, and many come complete with period costumes and exquisitely rendered faces. Brides, presidents' wives, and Lee Middleton collectibles are also represented. On Thursdays, an afternoon tea is hosted by the museum. (225-769-0005)

West Baton Rouge Museum

Just a few minutes from Baton Rouge proper, this educational museum offers a glimpse of life on a 19th-century sugar plantation. Visitors can browse a French-Creole home, the cabin of plantation slaves, and view a model of a sugar mill, which processed cane into the final sweet product. Artifacts, tools, and other period items complete the picture of plantation life, and guides offer stories and narration about the era as well. (225-336-2422, 888-881-6811)

LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens

Illustrating Louisiana's pioneering and agricultural past, this informative museum showcases architecture, implements, and cultural practices of recent centuries. The Folk Architecture arena features simple, traditional structures built primarily for utility, while the Barn displays tools and artifacts used by Native Americans, early settlers, and rural inhabitants. The Working Plantation, then, consists of a cluster of dependencies representing various aspects of plantation life, including a kitchen, commissary, and blacksmith's shop. During the year, the museum hosts programs illustrating old-time domestic practices, and nearby Windrush Gardens highlights typical plantation flora and the work of its landscape architect owner. Self-guided tours. (225-765-2437)

Louisiana State Museum

Located on the corner of North 4th and Spanish Town Road and across from the Capitol Gardens, this museum's permanent exhibits emphasize the facets of Louisiana's history that are significant on a national level, as well as those aspects of the state's culture that are unique. A large gallery displays changing or traveling exhibitions. (225-342-5428)

USS Kidd and Nautical Center

Paying tribute to Louisiana natives who have fallen in battle, this ship and nautical complex offer a variety of wartime artifacts and mementoes. The USS Kidd, known as the "Pirate of the Pacific," has been restored to WWII-era condition and invites folks to walk its decks and explore its quarters. The Nautical Center houses military aircraft, an extensive collection of model ships, and other memorabilia. In the vicinity is also Louisiana Memorial Plaza, which displays the names of fallen veterans of American wars. (225-342-1942)

Old Arsenal Museum

Constructed in 1838, this museum was originally a powder magazine, used to store ammunition in Louisiana's early days. Set along the Mississippi, it was an important structure for the protection of the early settlement. It was even captured by Union forces during the Civil War. Escaping demolition several times, the arsenal was finally rescued in the 20th century and transformed into a museum. Inside its walls, visitors can browse displays on the city's military history under Spanish, French, and American control. (225-342-0401)

Louisiana Art and Science Museum

An abundance of culture lies ready for exploration at this terrific museum, which couples art and science in an impressive, historic depot set along the Mississippi. Permanent and temporary art collections go hand-in-hand with interactive galleries where children can delve into scientific principles, a center for space discovery, an exhibit on ancient Egypt, and a hands-on play area for young kids. The planetarium offers films and programs on the universe, and the whole experience is supplemented with a variety of workshops, lectures, and special events. (225-344-5272, 225-344-9478)

LSU Museum of Natural Science

Intended to collect and document specimens from the natural world, this museum and research facility offers a wealth of information on Louisiana's native wildlife. Many of the holdings are displayed in naturalistic cases for visitors to peruse. Additional collections represent reptiles, birds, mammals, archaeology, anthropology, and paleontology. The facility also makes its 2.5 million specimens available to scientists and scholars across the country. Established in 1936. (225-578-2855, 225-578-3080)

http://www.10best.com/destinations/louisiana/baton-rouge/attractions/museums/

Baton Rouge Attractions

Historic Sites

Every city has its own unique feel and vibe, which is determined by a number of things. The local historic sites are no doubt one of the largest contributing factors to the aura that surrounds a city. When in Baton Rouge, users recommend paying a visit to Louisiana State Capitol Building, in the Downtown area to get a feel for what truly makes up the city.

Louisiana State Capitol Building

Looking more like a skyscraper than a state capitol, this striking Art Deco structure was built in 1931 at the behest of then-governor Huey Long. Rising 450 feet and 34 stories, the Capitol is filled with sculptures, murals, and rich materials. Surrounding it are also fifty acres of gardens, and from the observation deck on the 27th floor, amazing views are afforded. In 1935, Governor Long, a controversial figure in state politics, was assassinated in the building by a local doctor for indeterminate reasons. (225-342-7317)

San Francisco Plantation

Strikingly ornate, this home is distinctively Louisianan but is quite a departure from standard plantation architecture. Some have even deemed it "Steamboat Gothic" for its stylistic affinity to river paddleboats. Set along the Mississippi, the home was built in 1856 by Edmond Bozonier Marmillion and was quite an expensive venture, even for the time. Thanks to careful restorations in 1977, San Francisco shines again with gilt, color, faux painting, period fixtures, authentic furnishings, and a wealth of antiques. FYI: The name is a corruption of the French phrase "sans Fruscins," meaning "without money," or "broke." Forty minutes from Baton Rouge. (985-535-2341, 888-322-1756)

Old Governor's Mansion

Constructed in 1930, this stately mansion bears a strong resemblance to the White House and is believed to have been built in its image. The home was erected for Governor Huey Long and was lavishly adorned with sumptuous appointments and furnishings. When a new mansion was built in 1962, this one was given other uses until it was restored and opened for tours and special events. Visitors can now browse the elegant home and observe its beautiful details and artifacts that remember its past governor-residents. Call for information about group tours. (225-387-2464)

Old State Capitol

Although Mark Twain had no fondness for this Gothic Revival structure, describing it as a "monstrosity," the Old Capitol boasts unmistakable presence. Situated to overlook the Mississippi, it was in use from 1850 to 1932 and even served as a prison. Today, the restored building houses a museum and acts to archive film, video, and other governmental documents. Exhibits detail the voting process, the assassination of former governor Huey Long, and the statehood and history of Louisiana. A gift shop is available, and the Old Arsenal Museum is located nearby. (225-342-0500, 800-488-2968)

Oak Alley Plantation

As stately as the plantation home of imagination, this Greek Revival structure features an oak alley leading to the entrance and is a magnificent presence amid the grounds. Dating from 1839, Oak Alley was built after the planting of the oaks and was situated to maximize the approach to the home. Costumed guides offer tours, and on the grounds are a restaurant, cafe, gift shop, and blacksmith's shop. Bed-and-breakfast accommodations are available, and private functions can be accommodated as well. Midway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. (225-265-2151, 800-442-5539)

Louisiana State University

This picturesque, 2000-acre campus is home to 31,000 students, largely from Louisiana but from throughout the country and the world too. The university was founded in 1860 and is a state-funded institution. On campus, visitors will find history, science, and art museums, along with lovely architecture. Home to the Fighting Tigers, the university community loves football, and its autumnal tailgating festivities are legendary. Geaux Tigers! (225-578-5030, 225-578-6908)

Magnolia Mound Plantation

Nestled in a grove of gracefully arching trees, Magnolia Mound began as a small, late 18th-century home and was expanded into a plantation home. Its French Creole styling is relatively simple, and the home, elevated on piers, features a generous porch. One of Louisiana's oldest wooden structures, it also features a coved ceiling and French and Caribbean details. Along with the home itself, guides in period costume point out gardens, dependencies, and slave cabins. One of the closest plantations to Baton Rouge. (225-343-4955)

Southern University

Overlooking the Mississippi River, this predominantly-black public university was founded in 1880 and has a student population of 9000. It also has branches in Shreveport and New Orleans. On its 500-plus-acre campus are buildings in a range of architectural styles from traditional to modern; a university-held farm sits north of campus. Undergraduate, graduate, professional, and doctoral degrees are awarded. The school's mascot is the jaguar. (225-771-4500, 225-771-2430)

St. James Episcopal Church

This picturesque, Gothic Revival church was built in 1895 of red brick. Arched portals, a steeply pitched roof, and a square belltower are distinguishing features of the sanctuary, which still has an active parish. History affirms that one of the founders of the church was Margaret Taylor, President Zachary Taylor's wife. (225-387-5141)

St. Joseph's Cathedral

Reputed to be Baton Rouge's oldest church, this elegant cathedral actually sits on the site of two previous sanctuaries. The first was a Spanish church dating to the 1790s. The present building was constructed in the mid-19th century, although its steeple was added some forty years later. The detailed, symmetrical exterior is completely traditional and contrasts with more modern interior furnishings set amid arched, stained glass windows and a raftered ceiling. These contemporary renovations were carried out in the 20th century. (225-387-5928)

http://www.10best.com/destinations/louisiana/baton-rouge/attractions/historic-sites/

Baton Rouge (en francés: Bâton-Rouge; pronunciado /ˈbætn ˈɹuːʒ/ en inglés y /bɑtɔ̃ ʀuʒ/ en francés) es la capital del estado de Luisiana, en los Estados Unidos. Históricamente, Baton Rouge ha sido la segunda ciudad más grande de Luisiana detrás de Nueva Orleans, pero a mediados de 2005, los catastróficos efectos del Huracán Katrina han reducido, de manera temporal, la población de Nueva Orleans lo que hacen de Baton Rouge la ciudad más grande del estado.

En el censo del país realizado en el año 2000, la población era de 227.818 habitantes y para 2004, el último aproximado de la Oficina Censal de Estados Unidos señalaba que tenía 224.097 habitantes. El área del Gran Baton Rouge en 2000 tenía una población de 602.894 habitantes, pero creció a 750.000 desde el censo de 2000. Es la segunda área metropolitana del estado después de la Gran Nueva Orleans.

Baton Rouge es la sede de gobierno de la parroquia de East Baton Rouge (la parroquia equivale a los condados en otros estados de los EE. UU.). Baton Rouge es además la sede de la Universidad Estatal de Luisiana (LSU) y de la Universidad del Sur.

Baton Rouge dispone del aeropuerto Metropolitano Baton Rouge.

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