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About City

Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of what Louisiana has to offer. This city will surprise you with it's spectacular architecture, and spectacular view of the Mighty Mississippi and state capitol building. Well-kept historic districts, new and historic housing, music venues, museums and art galleries offer year-round leisure activities. Baton Rouge is also home to numerous businesses and industrial facilities, both LSU and Southern University. The state capital has nationally-recognized park system. It mantains more than 136 parks, which include 131 tennis courts, 6 golf courses, 34 recreation centers, 2 camp grounds, 6 swimming pools, a cycling velodrome, 20 soccer fields, an equestrian center, and 136 softball and baseball diamonds. The number one year-round family attraction in Baton Rouge is the city zoo. It's home to over 1,400 animals. Nearly a quarter of a million guests visit the zoo each year. Explore the Baton Rouge Zoo and spend a few days discovering this historic Southern city. If you are interested in the lifestyles and life-ways of the rural people of Louisiana, visit the LSU Rural Life Museum. It contains a large collection of material culture of 19th century Louisiana, excellent articles, exhibits and artifacts dealing with everyday rural life. Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture. Enjoy an evening of music at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts or visit the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra! Baton Rouge offers a little something for everyone, year-around. Be a part of one of Baton Rouge’s great family-friendly art festivals - Houmas House Art Festival or FestforAll in April and Oak Alley Art Festival. Visit the Baton Rouge Gallery, featuring contemporary art exhibits and interesting performances. Baton Rouge offers several world-class and local art exhibits. Don't miss the opportunity to contemplate them.