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Baton Rouge, the second largest city in Louisiana, is an active port town with a thriving chemical, industrial, tech and medical research community -- industries that are each responsible for attracting large numbers of business travelers each year. Situated alongside the eastern shores of the Mississippi River, this capital city has mild winters and hot summers, making Baton Rouge a popular year-round destination for leisure travelers, too.
Known as plantation country, visitors can learn about Baton Rouge’s history through its architecture and surrounding countryside estates. Step out of your Baton Rouge hotel and take a tour of spectacular antebellum and plantation homes, including Nottoway Plantation, the largest plantation home in the south; Houmas House Plantation & Gardens, known for its resident house ghosts; Magnolia Mound; the 1796 Myrtles Plantation; and Oakley House at Audubon Historic Site.
Baton Rouge may be known for its riverboat casinos and celebration of college sports, but its thriving arts culture is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Downtown’s Shaw Center for the Arts, which overlooks the Mississippi, is a multi-use complex with interactive fountains, and both old and new architecture that’s sure to impress. The onsite Manship Theatre features dance, film and music events, while the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and planetarium is housed in a restored railroad depot you’ll want to be sure to explore. Get up close to an authentic, 2,300-year-old male mummy resting in a re-created rock-cut tomb in the Ancient Egypt Gallery.
You’ll make the most of your time in Louisiana’s capital when you take advantage of IHG’s world-class amenities and comfort. The friendly staff and convenient locations of our hotels in Baton Rouge will make your stay even more relaxing. Book with IHG today.
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