75 Fun Things To Do In Baton Rouge

Looking for fun things to do in Baton Rouge? Fundreds has you covered. A major port city and the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge oozes history and beauty. Located right on the Mississippi, this thriving city provides a wide array of the arts, culture, and South Louisiana heritage. Check out our top 75 attractions you need to see!

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LSU Tiger Stadium

Gear up for Saturday night in LSU Tiger Stadium

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Mike the Tiger Habitat

Say hello to Mike the Tiger

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USS Kidd

Pay your respects to the American armed forces at the USS Kidd

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Louisiana's Old State Capitol

See Baton Rouge’s own version of a medieval fortress in the Louisiana’s Old State Capitol

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The Old Governor's Mansion

Tour the Old Governor’s Mansion, the “House that Huey built”

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Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge

Observe highlights of the state’s unique culture and heritage at Louisiana State Museum

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Louisiana State University

Check out the 1600 year old American Indian mounds at Louisiana State University

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Alex Box Stadium

Get tickets to go to a baseball game at Alex Box Stadium

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East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Give your kids’ imagination a workout during story time at an East Baton Rouge Parish Library

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L'Auberge Casino & Hotel

Roll the dice at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel

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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Hear the birds singing at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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Baton Rouge Zoo

Monkey around with the chimpanzees at Baton Rouge Zoo

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Downtown

Do a pub crawl through Downtown Baton Rouge

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Magnolia Mound Plantation

Stroll through the historic grounds at Magnolia Mound Plantation

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Baton Rouge Food Tours, LLC

Get yourself full from belly to brain with a fun walking tour with Baton Rouge Food Tours, LLC

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Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

Take in beautiful views of Cajun Country at Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

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Shaw Center for the Arts

Brush up on your knowledge of American art with a visit to Shaw Center for the Arts

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Red Stick Farmers Market

Spice up your pantry with a visit to Red Stick Farmers Market

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Mall of Louisiana

Take the kids for a ride on the food court’s carousel at the Mall of Louisiana

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Blue Bayou Water Park

Douse the summer’s heat at Blue Bayou Water Park

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Baton Rouge Little Theater

Take in a play or a musical at Baton Rouge Little Theater

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St. Joseph Cathedral

Admire the beautiful St. Joseph Cathedral

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Hollywood Casino

Roll the dice at Hollywood Casino

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Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Watch your favorite basketball team play at Pete Maravich Assembly Center

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Old Arsenal Museum

Take a quick tour of the past at Old Arsenal Museum

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University Lake

Tour an island of nature in the middle of the city with University Lake

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Louisiana State Archives

Find your family tree among the records in the Louisiana State Archives

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Baum’s Fine Pastries

Bite into LSU pride with some purple and gold petit fours from Baum’s Fine Pastries

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Arsenal Park

Sit, stroll and reflect at Arsenal Park

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Pentagon Barracks

Feel the history ooze out of Pentagon Barracks

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Enchanted Mansion Doll Museum

Make a visit to the Enchanted Mansion Doll Museum

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Raising Cane's Dog Park

Unleash fido at Raising Cane’s Dog Park

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13th Gate Escape

Explore your inner Indiana Jones at 13th Gate Escape

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The Bulldog, Baton Rouge

Snag seats on the patio for a cool drink at The Bulldog

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The 13th Gate

Zap some energy into your weekend routine at The 13th Gate

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Amite River

Tube along Amite River during the humid Louisiana summer

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Red Dragon Listening Room

Quench your thirst of original live music at Red Dragon Listening Room

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Liberty Lagoon

Plunge down heart-dropping waterslides at Liberty Lagoon

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Baton Rouge River Center

Splurge on good seats for a big-name act at Baton Rouge River Center

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The Woodhouse Day Spa

Rejuvenate your body & mind at The Woodhouse Day Spa

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Texas Club

Enjoy a concert at Texas Club

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RockStar Racing LLC

Race a go-kart yourself at RockStar Racing LLC

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Area 51

Bounce off the walls literally at Area 51 Trampoline Park

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Circle Bowl

Go bowling at Circle Bowl

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Corks N Canvas

Do a little painting while sipping a drink at Painting with a Twist

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Hunter's Run Shooting Range

Shoot your pistols at Hunter’s Run Shooting Range

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Draft House Bar

Stop in for night of sipping at Draft House Bar

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Le Roche Bleu Day Spa

Hire magical finger to undo your knots at Le Roche Bleu Day Spa

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Celebration Station

Play some putt putt and do the go karts at Celebration Station

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Louisiana Culinary Institute

Take a cooking class at Louisiana Culinary Institute to surprise your friends

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Calvin’s Bocage Supermarket

Pick up the popular chicken salad at Calvin’s Bocage Supermarket

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Movie Tavern

Have a movie night out at Movie Tavern

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LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Tour the picturesque acres of Louisiana native trees and shrubs at LSU Hilltop Arboretum

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The Bubble Bistro Baton Rouge

Grab a big bag of skin food at The Bubble Bistro

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The Ambrosia Bakery

Be the hero of any birthday party by showing up with a strawberry cake from Ambrosia Bakery

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Garden District

Take a leisurely drive through the Garden District and enjoy the cool old homes beneath the stately oaks

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Varsity Sports

Show off your outdoor prowess with a “Run Hard, Live Easy” T-shirt from Varsity Sports and join a running group

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Independence Community Park

Let your love of flowers blossom at Independence Park’s botanic gardens

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Leo’s Iceland

Strap on a pair of ice skates at Leo’s Iceland

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Highland Coffees

Take your laptop along for an afternoon of Web surfing & people watching at Highland Coffees

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Mellow Mushroom

Put those useless facts you picked up from Seinfeld to good use at trivia night Wednesdays at Mellow Mushroom

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Heads and Tails

Sample some of the best gumbo at Heads and Tails

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Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra

Splurge on good tickets so you sit close to the stage for a rousing performance by the Baton Rouge Symphony

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BabelCon

Dress in costume at the BabelCon science fiction convention across the river in West Baton Rouge Parish

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Highland Road Community Park

Explore the rambling, rolling hills of Highland Road Park

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Happy Note Lounge

Start the evening off on the right note with a stiff drink from the Happy Note

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Zeeland Street Market

Steal away for lunch at Zeeland Street Market and order Mama’s pot roast

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The Cake Palace

Eat a sweet and inexpensive breakfast at the Cake Palace

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Louie’s Café

Do late night at Louie’s Café, the venerable LSU short-order all-night grill

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Farr Park Equestrian Center

Saddle up for a horseback ride at Farr Park on River Road. Yee-haw!

The beautiful city of Baton Rouge is full of awesome things to do. And it’s likely we didn’t cover everything. Are you upset we missed something? Don’t worry, we’re happy to add it to the list if we think it’s worthy! Don’t forget to check out our list of things to do New Orleans and all of the awesome weekend getaways in Louisiana while you’re here!