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The Best Baton Rouge Things to Do

Our convenient location just 1 mile to the airport and minutes from downtown puts Microtel Inn & Suites in the middle of the most popular attractions in Baton Rouge, LA. Take advantage of our shuttle service to and from your flight, then explore the area. From raucous college football fanfare at LSU Tiger Stadium, to the charm of nearby St. Francisville, there's something for everyone in the Lousiana capital.
 
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Since 1948, BTR has been the primary airport servicing the Louisiana capital area. Flights are available with United, Delta, American, and US Airways. Passenger amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, massage chairs, an arcade, business center, conference room, food court, and free Wi-Fi. Visit website!
Baton Rouge Southern University

Southern University

Proudly featuring the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, the home of the Jaguars offers 44 Bachelor degrees, 24 Masters, and 6 Doctorates. The gorgeous 512-acre campus overlooks the Mississippi River from Scott's Bluff, with another 372 acres for agricultural study and degree programs. Visit website! 
 
LSU University Tiger Stadium, Louisiana

LSU University Tiger Stadium

Also known as "Death Valley," LSU's home turf is an icon of legendary tailgating and stalwart fandom. Seating 95,542 screaming fans, there's no better place to be in all of Louisiana on game night. Time and again, it tops lists as the loudest, most daunting stadium for challengers to play in all of football, professional or collegiate. Visit website! 
Baton Rouge Zoo

Baton Rouge Zoo

The #1 family attraction in Baton Rouge, Louisiana's flagship zoo boasts over 1,800 happy animals from around the world. Everyone gets in for less than $9 per person, and rides on the famous Cypress Bayou Railroad are only $2. Be sure to visit Otter Pond, the aquarium, Parrot Paradise, and the Realm of the Tiger! Visit website! 
 
Baton Rouge River Center

Baton Rouge River Center

This multi-venue event facility is where you'll find the hottest tickets in Baton Rouge, from Broadway shows and marquee concerts, to car shows and the Symphony Orchestra. The Baton Rouge River Center Arena is the most popular space for large-scale events, such as WWE wrestling, American Idol, and Miss USA Pageant 2014. Visit website! 
St. Francisville, Louisiana

St. Francisville, LA

A quaint, historic town of 19th century plantations, festivals, and friendly Southern streets, no trip to Baton Rouge is complete without a 30-minute drive north. Listed on the National Historic Registry, Downtown is truly a sight to behold, full of unique shops, churches, and cemeteries. Strolling the charming Community Market from 9am-1pm every 3rd Saturday is an absolute must! Visit website!
 
Baton Rouge USS KIDD Battleship

USS KIDD Battleship

The "Pirate of the Pacific" is a Fletcher-class United States destroyer, moored in the Mississippi River in the heart of Baton Rouge. She sits restored to her WWII-era glory, a proud centerpiece to the Louisiana Naval War Memorial. Watch her cannons blare on the Fourth of July, or book a unique overnight stay in the bunks onboard. Visit website!
 
L'Auberge Casino, Louisiana

L'Auberge Casino

Gamers of all persuasions love L'Auberge and its 1500 slot machines, 50 table games, and a 1,500-square-foot Poker Room. With every slot you can imagine, as well as games like Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps, Hold 'Em, and Mississippi Stud, there's no better place to spend the day - or all night for that matter! Visit website! 
 
Baton Rouge Water Park

Blue Bayou Water Park & Dixie Landin'

Tickets to the country's largest water park include admission to one of the best amusement parks in the South, with 29 rides, midway games, and everyone's favorite fare. While Dixie Landin' houses roller coaster thrills like the 14-story plunge of "Ragin Cajun," Blue Bayou has more than 20 attractions as well, including the world's largest upside down water slide. Visit website!
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