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Families will love:

  • Interactive historical museums
  • Many restaurants featuring regional cuisine
  • Great choices for family accommodations

Many families know Baton Rouge, like the entire state of Louisiana, is home to some of the world's best food, a distinctive musical sound that gets the feet moving, and, of course, that college football team playing in Tiger Stadium at Louisiana State University. But did you know the city received its name from French explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville after ... more
Many families know Baton Rouge, like the entire state of Louisiana, is home to some of the world's best food, a distinctive musical sound that gets the feet moving, and, of course, that college football team playing in Tiger Stadium at Louisiana State University. But did you know the city received its name from French explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville after spotting a "red stick" along a Mississippi River bluff? This is just one of many facets of Baton Rouge history waiting to be discovered by visiting families.

In fact, the city contains many museums documenting its history in a variety of aspects. Learn more about the residents' evolution from rural life to today's thriving metropolis, see how the Industrial Revolution impacted the area, and even learn how the city's culinary heritage evolved. Families also can create their own history as they take advantage of Baton Rouge's outdoor offerings. See who can land the biggest catch when fishing, spot the most wildlife in the Bluebonnet Swamp or win a kayak race.

There's so much to see and do in Baton Rouge that families may have a hard time fitting it all in during one vacation. That's OK. You can return as often as you like to catch anything you miss.

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