Cool things to see in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Located an hour’s drive northwest of New Orleans , Baton Rouge is a treasure waiting to be discovered. If you want to get away from the tourist crowds in New Orleans, do not hesitate to take a look at this area where you should not miss the following sites:

The USS Kidd Veterans Memorial : It is a World War II destroyer located on the Mississippi River. The ship has been restored and is the only one in the United States. You can visit it inside by going from the bedrooms to the kitchen.

The zoo : it has more than 1800 animals from all over the world, including white tigers. It also has an aquarium, a railway and a special area made up of parrots and other tropical birds.

Bluebonnet Swamp : the surroundings have more than two miles of trails that will take you through different wooded areas and other swamps. Don’t miss the impressive cypress trees .

Museum of Art : includes everything from British paintings to the best Chinese jade exhibitions.

Old Louisiana State Capitol : it is a museum of great tourist interest for its Gothic and Victorian architecture . The stained glass dome deserves a close look.

Governor’s Mansion : Take a look at the building built in 1930 by Governor Huey P. Long , perhaps one of the most controversial governors Louisiana has ever had.

Southern University Museum of Art (SUMA) : has four art galleries from Africa.

Definitely, if you decide to visit this city, you will not have days to get to know it as it really deserves.