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A: Check out the Red Stick Farmer's Market year-round, visit the LSU Museum of Art or the Louisiana Art and Science Museum on the first Sunday of each month, snap some photos of Louisiana's Old State Capital, or explore the public parks and art galleries that line downtown.
A: Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and serves as the home of LSU. It's known for its views of the Mississippi River, and it is the second largest city in Louisiana, after New Orleans. It is considered one of the major economic and educational hubs of the American South.
A: Magpie Café serves up authentic dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients, Cohca fuses Venezuelan and Dutch cuisines, and Zeeland Street is a known favorite of locals, serving up pecan-smoked brisket, hash-brown omelets, and banana pancakes.
A: The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair typically takes place during one week toward the end of October and the beginning of November, and runs from 5:00pm to 10:00pm Monday through Friday, and noon to 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
A: Baton Rouge is French for "Red Stick." When exploring Louisiana more than three centuries ago, Sieur d'Iberville saw a cypress stick stained with blood along the Mississippi River bluff. The stick became the dividing line between the hunting grounds of the Bayougoula and Houma tribes.
A: Baton Rouge is more than 70 miles from New Orleans. It takes roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes to drive between the two cities without stopping, if you follow the I-10 route.
A: Yes, Baton Rouge is located along the east bank of the Mississippi River and is known for its river views, and its thriving waterfront.
A: Some of the most popular casinos in and around Baton Rouge include L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Hotel, Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge, and Baton Rouge Blues Casino.
A: Louisiana is famous for very specific regional dishes that mix the flavors of French cooking with Southern cuisine- especially seafood. These include crawfish, oysters, gumbo, Étouffée, jambalaya, muffuletta, and Po'boys.
A: Admission for the Baton Rouge Zoo is $8.75 plus tax for adults, $6.75 plus tax for seniors, and $5.75 plus tax for children ages 2-12. Discounts are available on certain days and times throughout the season.
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