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Cool things to do in Baton Rouge

It’s the biggest game of the 2019 season for the Northwestern State University Demons. They play the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge on Saturday, September 14.

For those heading to Tiger Stadium, we present these places to visit and things to do in Baton Rouge. We strongly recommend exploring The Louisiana Weekend and their great stories around the BTR area.

Driving over ahead of time?

USS Kidd

Explore downtown near the Mississippi River. Along River Road you can find the Old State Capitol, the USS Kidd Veterans Museum, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and the LSU Museum of Art. Have fun at the brand new Top Golf or at entertainment venues like Quarters and Main Event Entertainment. The Botanic Gardens at Independence Community Park features an Iris Garden, Rose Garden and The Sensory Garden.

While your visiting LSU.

Mike VII

No visit to Louisiana State University must include a visit to Mike’s Habitat. See Mike VII in his 15,000 sq. ft. center. If you get to campus Friday morning, check out the LSU Museum of Natural Science. Or take a relaxing walk along the banks of Campus Lake and University Lake

For great food places try…

Photo Source Highway 55 Burgers

LSU is known for having some of the best tailgating in the country. Make sure to walk around and The original Walk-Ons Bistreaux and Bar sits a few blocks from the stadium. If you’re looking for pizza, try the stoned-baked pizzas at the Mellow Mushroom. If you’re in the mood for burgers, check out this list of Red Stick burger joints. Yvette Marie’s Cafe is a popular neighborhood spot. For breakfast, try the Simple Joe Cafe. Also check out the area around Towne Center at Cedar Lodge for a lot of food choices.

Don’t forget to check out TheLouisianaWeekend.com for more great ideas and things to do in Baton Rouge.

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