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Nearby Attractions & Things to Do in Downtown Baton Rouge

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

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

BTR is the primary airport servicing the Louisiana capital and downtown Baton Rouge area, and its less than five minutes from our hotel. Flights are available with United, Delta, American, and US Airways, with passenger amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, massage chairs, an arcade, business center, conference room, food court, and free Wi-Fi. 
Baton Rouge Southern University

Southern University and A&M College

Proudly featuring the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Agricultural & Mechanical College, this historic university is housed on a 512-acre campus overlooking the Mississippi River from Scott's Bluff, and home to Jaguars athletics, including football at A. W. Mumford Stadium, less than ten minutes from the hotel. 
 
LSU University Tiger Stadium, Louisiana

Louisiana State University / LSU Tiger Stadium

Also known as "Death Valley," LSU's home turf is an icon of college football tailgating and stalwart fandom. Seating 95,542 screaming fans, there's no better place to be in all of Louisiana on game night. The hotel is just ten miles to the LSU campus and Tiger Stadium.
Baton Rouge Zoo

Baton Rouge Zoo

The top family attraction in Baton Rouge, Louisiana's flagship zoo boasts over 1,800 happy animals from around the world and is located just ten minutes from the hotel. 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! 
 
Baton Rouge River Center

Raising Cane's River Center

This multi-venue event facility is where you'll find the hottest live entertainment in Baton Rouge, from Broadway shows and marquee concerts to car shows and the Symphony Orchestra. Raising Cane's River Center is the most popular space for large-scale annual events, including WWE wrestling and American Idol.
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 every 3rd Saturday is an absolute must! 
 
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. 
 
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! 
 
 
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 adjacent 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. The thrills are just 30 minutes from the hotel.
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