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Lots of Potential

Downtown is quiet with a nice and improving riverfront. There is the USS Kidd, old State Capital... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LiketoeatCincinnati
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Compact - not much to do

The downtown of BR is a compact 10 by 10 block area where there aren't many attractions. The 2 that... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Traveleator
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Singapore, Singapore
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Downtown Baton Rouge is a great place to hang out with its riverfront area, historic neighborhoods, Old State Capitol building and numerous restaurants and dance clubs.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Downtown is quiet with a nice and improving riverfront. There is the USS Kidd, old State Capital and museums. Street parking is readily available for parking meter fees. Unfortunately, around Christmas the Old State Capital was undergoing renovation and other sites were closed. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Have visited before, the building has a lot of historical feeling to it.The climb to the top is worth the view, you can see the ship US Kidd, the Casino and this is of course on the Mississippi. There are pelicans to see too. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

The downtown of BR is a compact 10 by 10 block area where there aren't many attractions. The 2 that I found worth visiting were the old and the current state capitol. The former a castle style building and the latter a modern American sky...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Our former exchange students came to visit us this summer - One from the Czech Republic and two from Taiwan. I love the history of the Louisiana State Capitol Building and how tall Huey P. Long built his dream. It's the tallest Capitol building of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

A lot of fun to visit downtown, there is a walkway on top of the levee that’s very pretty especially at sunset with wonderful views of the river and the barges I will go get

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Great city to walk everywhere and explore from the old town hall to the banks of the Mississippi. Very clean everywhere and everyone friendly and helpful

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Not much going on, a few resturants a couple over-rated. there is a blues bar, country music spot and casino within walking distance. The streets roll up at dark!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We stayed all day in downtown and stayed near the USS KIDD, went up 3rd street and ate there... just relaxed and took in the sun and all what was going on on the dock!!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I come here often but you should plan to see it if you’re in town! It provides an interesting and historic walk and offers several attractions and restaurants!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

There's a lot of history downtown, but it just didn't feel welcoming and friendly. There are things to see and do, but I didn't see any parking. There are some restaurants and bars, but not within a comfortable walking distance of the historical sites. Very...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Lisa B
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Response from BigDaddySweets | Reviewed this property |
The trolley is run by CATS. Check their website. It might be helpful.
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
there is not a fee for the old state capital building
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