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Incorporated in 1817, this busy port city on the banks of the Mississippi River is home to the Louisiana state capitol as well as the flagship university of Louisiana's state system. Its colorful name comes from the "red stick" placed by local Indians to mark a hunting boundary. The attractive State Capitol Complex borders the downtown commercial center to the north, while the riverbank area features a historic state capitol museum, an art and science museum/planetarieum, and the USS Kidd, a decommissioned World War II destroyer.

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  • Old State Capitol Interesting

    100 North Blvd. USA - Baton Rouge, LA 70801

    At this castle-like, Gothic Revival-style structure (1850), with its lovely interior rotunda, representatives in January 1861 voted to withdraw from the Union and form a separate nation (the republic existed for four weeks). Today the building houses..

  • State Capitol Complex Interesting

    State capital Dr USA - Baton Rouge, LA

    The main level features a stunning, marble-sheathed Memorial Hall, and the House and Senate chambers. Views from the 27th-floor observation gallery encompass the river and the Pentagon barracks, established in 1819 to house a US army garrison serving..

  • Magnolia Mound Plantation Interesting

    2161 Nicholson Dr. USA - Baton Rouge, LA 70802

    Visitors may view an open-hearth cooking demonstration in the detached kitchen before touring the gracious house (c.1791), considered one of the finest examples of Creole-style architecture in the area.

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