Things to do in Baton Rouge
While our hotel’s proximity to Tiger Stadium draws crowds of football fans each year, Radisson Hotel Baton Rouge is also surrounded by attractions that appeal to avid shoppers, history buffs and art enthusiasts. Find a new outfit and accessories at Towne Center’s open-air mall before going to a big concert at Baton Rouge River Center or hitting the slots at Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. For those vacationing with children, places like the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial, Brec’s Baton Rouge Zoo, and the Louisiana Art and Science Museum put the fun in learning.
Check out these area attractions:
- Louisiana State University (1.5 miles)
Home of the Fighting Tigers, LSU is also one of the South’s premier research universities. While you’re on campus, be sure to visit the football stadium, often called Death Valley.
Phone: +1 (225) 578-1175
- Towne Center at Cedar Lodge (2.8 miles)
Made up of beautiful landscaping and architecture, this open-air mall features everything from books and beauty products to fashion and food.
Phone: +1 (225) 925-2344
- Baton Rouge River Center (3.3 miles)
See which talented performers are hitting the stage at one of the city’s biggest event centers while you’re in Baton Rouge.
Phone: +1 (225) 389-3030
- Belle of Baton Rouge Casino (3.3 miles)
Find three floors of fun and games at this 24/7 casino with more than 850 slots. On Wednesday night, pull up a chair and participate in poker and blackjack tournaments.
Phone: +1 (800) 676-4847
- Louisiana Art and Science Museum (3.3 miles)
Featuring planetarium shows, interactive performances and captivating exhibits, this museum breathes new life into art and science.
Phone: +1 (225) 344-5272
- Louisiana’s Old State Capitol (3.3 miles)
This stoic, castle-like building has stood overlooking the Mississippi River for more than 150 years and is also known as the Museum of Political History.
Phone: +1 (225) 342-0500
- Louisiana State Capitol (3.3 miles)
A modern skyscraper, the Louisiana current state capitol building towers 34 stories above the city’s skyline, distinguishing it from the old capitol building.
Phone: +1 (225) 342-7317
- LSU Museum of Art (3.3 miles)
A cultural resource for inspiration and education, this museum houses one of the largest art collections among universities in the South.
Phone: +1 (225) 389-7200
- USS Kidd Veterans Memorial (3.3 miles)
This vessel that was once called the “Pirate of the Pacific” now stands in downtown Baton Rouge to honor America’s military.
Phone: +1 (225) 342-1942
- Hollywood Casino (4.4 miles)
Make it your lucky night with slots, table games and delicious dining at this 27,000-square-foot casino.
Phone: +1 (225) 709-7777
- Mall of Louisiana (5 miles)
Get just what you came for and more at big department stores like Macy’s and Dillard’s as well as attractive boutiques like Francesca’s and Altar’d State.
Phone: +1 (225) 761-7228
- Blue Bayou Water Park (10 miles)
What better way to spend sunny Louisiana days than in the water? Whether you’re floating down the lazy river or flying down slippery slides, this waterpark has aqua attractions for a fun day with the family.
Phone: +1 (225) 753-3333
- Santa Maria Golf Course (11 miles)
Spanning across 150 acres of lush grass and glasslike ponds, this 18-hole golf course features a Spanish-style clubhouse.
Phone: +1 (225) 752-9667
- BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo (13 miles)
In addition to housing fascinating animals from around the world, this zoo also hosts community events like 5K runs and twilight tours.
Phone: +1 (225) 775-3877