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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 1 week ago
Traveleator
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Singapore, Singapore
We had a Capital Good Time at the Capitol

Our former exchange students came to visit us this summer - One from the Czech Republic and two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thomh235
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Sulphur, United States
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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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Baton Rouge, LA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!!

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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!

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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

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Don't overlook the subtle charms of the Bayou State Capitol. There are a ethora of visitor attractions. Runners and cyclists can do their thing for miles along the mighty Mississippi levy, a grand backdrop of this river city. Foodies can find endless temptations at the...More

Thank Hannah P
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We were visiting for a football game and staying in a local hotel in the area. We walked along the path enjoying the beautiful sunset. There are benches along the way to sit and relax and just enjoy your surroundings. From there we walked down...More

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Lisa B
28 July 2017|
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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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mamahug
26 May 2015|
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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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