If you’re planning a visit to our Louisiana bed and breakfast, we encourage you to set aside a little time to explore Baton Rouge while you’re here. There are lots of neat things to do in Baton Rouge, and the good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot (or anything, in some cases) to do them.
Check out this list of some of our favorite free and low cost things to do in Baton Rouge:
• Visit the Old Louisiana State Capital—This National Historic Landmark is a Gothic architectural gem located in downtown Baton Rouge, next to the Mississippi River. It houses the Old State Capitol Museum of Political History, which contains many interesting and educational exhibits. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, the museum is free.
• Check out the Louisiana Art & Science Museum—This remarkable museum is housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River. Visitors of all ages will find the constantly changing exhibits exciting and educational. The museum is free for college students with an ID, and it’s also free for members of the Louisiana Association of Museums. For other guests, admission prices are very affordable.
• Explore the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center—With an admission price of just $3 for adults ages 18-64 (and cheaper for other ages), the 103-acre Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center has remarkable live animal exhibits, natural artifact and mineral displays, ecology and art exhibits, and so much more. You can explore varied habitats and see beautiful wildlife throughout the site.
• Relax at the Baton Rouge Beach—Located on LSU Lake, this beautiful beach and pier offers the perfect spot for a little relaxation. There’s plenty of space to walk around the lake, jog, play, or just take it easy near the lake. The park is well maintained and always beautiful.
Bocage Plantation is perfectly situated for a quick trip to Baton Rouge. If you’re looking for more exciting things to do while you stay at our Louisiana bed and breakfast, our staff will gladly provide you with some great recommendations. We want you to have a memorable time when you stay with us!