Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Baton Rouge is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. It is the capital and second-largest city of Louisiana.

Museums around town offer a variety of genres. The Louisiana State Museum and the Old Louisiana State Capitol Museum display information on state history and have many interactive exhibits. The Shaw Center for the Arts showcases and the Louisiana Art and Science Museum showcase varied arts. LASM also includes science exhibits and a planetarium. Other museums include the LSU Museum of Natural Science and the USS Kidd.

Baton Rouge has an extensive park collection; the largest park is City Park near LSU and is currently undergoing a complete remodeling. The Baton Rouge Zoo is includes 1800+ species. Other attractions include the Mall at Cortana and the Mall of Louisiana (Louisiana's two largest malls) and Perkins Rowe, amusement parks of Dixie Landin'/ Blue Bayou, and dining at the Louisiana-cuisine restaurants.

Things to See & Do

* African American Museum
* Louisiana Art and Science Museum
* Baton Rouge Zoo
* Blue Bayou Water Park/Dixie Landin'
* Mall of Louisiana

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 204.8 km²
Population – 230,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port of Baton Rouge is located on the Mississippi River in Port Allen, at the convergence of the Mississippi River and the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. It is linked to major Gulf Ports between north Florida and south Texas and through the Mississippi River inland waterway system.

Travel Links - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is located in north Baton Rouge, near Southern University. It is served by Delta, Continental, Northwest and American Airlines.

Greyhound Bus Lines, offering passenger and cargo service throughout the United States, has a downtown terminal on Florida Boulevard.