Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture. The state capital, Baton Rouge, is a thriving city that is home to both LSU and Southern University and numerous businesses and industrial facilities. Known for its great people, its unique food and its lively music, the Red Stick has something for everyone. Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Baton Rouge, links below, are fantastic resources for all things Baton Rouge!
Listen to live jazz in New Orleans. Sample spicy boiled crawfish in Lafayette. Fish Toledo Bend. Go bird-watching in Kisatchie.Hit blackjack in Shreveport. All the senses reach their potential in Louisiana. Visit The Official Tourism Site of The City of New Orleans for all things New Orleans!
Louisiana has arguably the most colorful history and fascinating culture of any state in the nation. In what other state could you visit the battleground where a ragtag group of soldiers repelled a British invasion with the help of a notorious outlaw pirate? Visitors can learn about many of the most interesting parts of general American history right here in Louisiana. From the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, to the Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport, and the countless museums, zoos, and cultural and historical sites statewide, there is a lifetime of learning to do in Louisiana. Visit The Official Tourism Site of Louisiana for all things Louisiana!
The Baton Rouge area offers an excellent selection of both public schools, including five of the top ten public school districts in the state, and private schools, including several of the top ones in the country.
Zachary Community Schools, Louisiana's Top Performing School District for the 8th Straight Year
Licensed child care facilities can be found on the Department of Children and Family Services website.
The Baton Rouge area has a semi-tropical climate that sets the scene for year-round outdoor sports and activities with mild and short winters, fabulous falls, and glorious springs.
Our climate in a snapshot: