Baton Rouge represents a miraculous blend of Louisiana’s music, mysterious and preserved bayous, and delicious southern cuisine; it is a city that offers many reasons to visit it at least once in your life.
Baton Rouge became the capital of Louisiana in 1849, before that year it belonged to the British and then to the Spanish, after which the revolution manifested itself to form the Republic of West Florida.
Indeed, Baton Rouge was considered to be an alternative port to New Orleans, the economy of this city is based on the port industry and the exploitation of oil also; moreover, it has the 2nd largest refinery in the United States.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the Baton Rouge for a free visit to the Louisiana State Capitol. Enjoy your visit to the capitol and climb up to the observatory on the top floor to admire the panoramic view of Baton Rouge and Mississippi.
You can also discover the Second World War torpedo boat USS Kidd, you will find the ancient Fletcher class warship which is known as the “Pirate of the Pacific”, the latter has been replaced by a museum and this museum includes the exhibition of planes that have flown in the South Pacific before.
Also consider dedicating a day of your stay to discover the Rural Life Museum of Louisiana State University, which presents the history of Cajun culture.
On the other hand, the Baton Rouge offers its garden lovers a fabulous park called Independence Park Botanic Gardens, which will certainly one day be discovered.
In addition, museum lovers should certainly visit the fabulous Louisiana State museum, this must-see place offers several museum themes such as Louisiana’s history, culture and industrial heritage, the Civil War submarine and musical instruments once owned by Fats Dominos.
Yet such places offer visitors not only an understanding of the richness of Louisiana but also an appreciation of the diversity of the state’s culture.