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     "Baton Rouge, LA"
     
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     
     
     

    Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana is an area of lush, stately plantations along the soothing, shady reaches of the Great River Road. It's also home to intriguing Cajun cabins tucked back in the cool shade of Bayou Grosse Tete. Dominating the sky is the Louisiana State Capitol building, the nation's tallest state capitol. Nearby, the Governor's Mansion resembles an antebellum home. Baton Rouge's combination of government, universities, petrochemical refineries, and its port, guarantees a wealth of nightlife, entertainment, and restaurants.

     Africa Safari Park
     777 Highway 409
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 658-7600
     http://www.africasafaripark.com/
     
    Africa Safari Park is a privately owned breeding facility for exotic animals. The park was developed about 3 years ago. It was remodeled in November, 1999, to allow the public to view a real working exotic animal farm. There are over 4 miles of graveled road which allows the public to view and photograph over seventy different species of animals from all over the world.

     Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
     427 Laurel Street
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 344 -8558
     http://www.acgbr.com/
     The council preserves art and its culture in Baton Rouge.

     Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
     730 North Boulevard
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (504) 383-1825 or (800) LA-ROUGE
     http://www.bracvb.com/
     Located at the state capital, they offer visitors information about the city's sites.

     Baton Rouge Jazz Ensemble
     
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 766-4811 or 929-8822
     http://www.stormloader.com/brje/
     A 20-piece non-profit community jazz band.

     Baton Rouge Kingfish
     275 South River Road
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 336-4625
     http://www.kingfishhockey.com/
     Baton Rouge's Ice Hokey Team.

     Baton Rouge Symphony
     9623 Brookline Avenue
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 927-2776
     http://www.brso.org/
     Official website of the Baton Rouge Symphony.

     Baton Rouge Zoo
     3601 Thomas Road
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (504) 775-3877
     http://www.brzoo.org/
     Has over 1,400 animals in outdoor habitats. There is a children's zoo, tram, and train on the premises.

     Belle of Baton Rouge
     120 Front St.
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (800) 266-2692 or 266-2602
     
     
    The casino offers casino gambling.

     BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Conservation Area
     10503 North Oak Hills Parkway
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 757-8905
     http://online-batonrouge.com/gallery/bbswamp.htm
     Bluebonnet Swamp Nature center consists of an indoor Nature Center and 200 acres of swamp land with miles of trails.

     Casino Rouge
     1717 River Rd. N.
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 381-7777 or (800) 447-6843
     http://www.casinorouge.com/
     Casino Rouge hosts a carnival that never ends with world class gaming 24 hours-a-day!

     Cortana Mall
     9401 Cortana Place
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 927-6746
     http://www.cortanamall.com/
     The mall has Dillard's, Sears, JCPenney, McRae's, Mervyns, Service Merchandise, and more.

     Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce
     564 Laurel Street
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 381-7125
     http://www.brchamber.org/
     Complete resource for information on the Greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana community. Includes demographics, newcomer information, relocation assistance, business expansion info and much more.

     Louisiana Arts & Science Center
     100 S. River Rd.
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (504) 344-5272
     http://www.lascmuseum.org/
     They have collections of paintings and sculptures. The museum also has a 1918 steam engine, a glass-enclosed river outlook, a hands-on science gallery and Discovery Depot, and a children's area.

     Louisiana Old State Capitol
     100 North Boulevard
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (504) 342-0500 or (800) 488-2968
     http://www.sec.state.la.us/museums/osc/osc/osc-index.htm
     
    The Louisiana Old State Capitol Center is the State's official repository of film and video archives and houses state-of-the-art interactive exhibits including The Huey Long Assassination Exhibit, The Louisiana Purchase Exhibit, The Governors Multimedia Exhibit, and The Campaign and Elections Exhibit. Also, a multi-media presentation entitled 'Louisiana: The Story is Here' offers visitors of all ages an exciting journey through our state's past.

     Louisiana State University
     Lakeshore Drive
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 388-8654
     http://www.lsu.edu/
     
    WELCOME TO LSU, the flagship institution of the State of Louisiana, a nationally recognized research institution which has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University I.

     Louisiana State University Hilltop Arboretum
     11855 Highland Road
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 767-6916
     http://hilltop.lsu.edu/hilltop/hilltop.nsf/HilltopHmPg?OpenForm
     The 12 acre site offers a variety of landcaped trees and plants which can be indentified.

     LSU Museum of Art
     Memorial Tower, LSU
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 388-4003
     http://www.lsu.edu/lsuma/
     The museum presents one of the largest university affiliated art collections of British and American culture in the South.

     LSU Museum of Natural Science
     119 Foster Hall
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 388-2855
     
     The museum contains both public and biological exhibits.

     LSU Rural Life Museum
     4800 Essen Lane
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 765-2437
     http://www.lhin.lsu.edu/lhin/rlm/html/
     The museum has been divided in 3 premises and was modified to look like the 1800s.

     Magnolia Mound Plantation
     2161 Nicholson Dr.
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (504) 343-4955
     http://www.lhin.lsu.edu/lhin/habs/magnolia/poemm/mmp.htm
     
    A French Creole Plantation, circa 1791.

     Norfolk Tours
     7618 Old Hammond Hwy.
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (504) 925-9338 or (800) 345-3987
     
     There is a great number of places they show you, such as the Louisiana State Capitol and the Governor's Mansion.

     Old Aresenal Museum
     East Capitol Drive
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 342-0401
     http://www.sec.state.la.us/museums/arsenal/arsenal-index.htm
     
    The museum was formerly a powder magazine and is adjacent to the new capitol building.

     Recreation and Parks Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish (BREC)
     3140 North Sherwood Forest Drive
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (225) 272-9200
     http://www.brec.org/
     BREC, the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, offers a wide variety of activities, events, facilities and programs for the entire family!

     The Louisiana Naval War Memorial
     Government and Front sts.
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (504) 342-1942
     http://www.usskidd.com/
     
    The facility offers the Fletcher-class destroyer USS KIDD, the "Pirate of the Pacific," and a Nautical Center.

     The Louisiana State Capitol Building
     State Capitol Dr.
     BatonRouge, Louisiana
     (504) 342-7317
     http://www.crt.state.la.us/crt/tourism/capitol/capitol.htm
     
    The capitol is 34 stories high and has been constructed from 26 varieties of marble from all of the marble producing counties in the world.

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