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Shaw Center for the Arts

100 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 225-346-5001

Contemporary visual and performing arts facility. Features Manship Theatre, LSU Museum of Art,LSU School  of Art Gallery, Brunner Gallery, LSU Museum Store and Community School for the Arts. Retail options include Tsunami, Capital City Grill and PJ’s Coffee House. Hours and programming change daily.

USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum

305 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 225-342-1942

WWII Fletcher class destroyer, restored to 1945 appearance with over 50 inner spaces to see. Veterans Museum displays include a P-40 aircraft, over 40 ship models, full-scale replica of gun deck of Old Ironsides, the Louisiana Memorial Plaza with an eternal flame and a Corsair A-7E jet as a memorial to Vietnam Veterans.

Louisiana Governor’s Mansion

1001 Capitol Access Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 225-342-5855

Built in 1963 when Jimmy Davis was Governor of Louisiana. The Mansion is located on Capitol Lake near the State Capitol. Because so many antebellum mansions were being destroyed by fire and neglect, Gov. and Mrs. Davis instructed the architects to design a mansion in the Greek Revival style, which was the dominant style in Louisiana after 1830. This period marks a distinct departure from earlier Louisiana architecture. Tours are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only by appointment.

Acadian Swamp Tours

58235 New Camp Road, White Castle, LA, 225-268-0271

One and a half hour tour through the Atchafalaya Spillway on a covered boat, comfortable seats, handicap accessible & Coast Guard approved.

Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin’

18142 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 225-753-3333

On I-10, at Highland Road exit 166 Both are family entertainment parks. Blue Bayou specializes in water attractions and Dixie Landin’ specializes in amusement rides. Call for more details and operating schedule.

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