The capital city of Louisiana, Baton Rouge offers history, culture and a variety of activities. Tours are offered for the various plantations and antebellum homes around the city, such as Nottoway Plantation and Magnolia Mound. The history of the state is on display at the Capitol Park Museum. Art lovers can check out the eight galleries that make up the Southern University Museum. The Airline Highway Park features picnic facilities, playgrounds and an air gun range. It is also the site of the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair in the fall. Sports fans can catch a football game at LSU's Tiger Stadium or basketball games at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Situated in the deep south of the United States, Baton Rouge is just 80 miles from New Orleans and 58 miles from Lafayette.
There is a great concentration of hotels and restaurants in Mid City South, the Airline Highway and I-12, and I-10 near Westminster. The Capital Area Transit System has buses that transport passengers to major destinations throughout Baton Rouge. Fly to and from the city utilizing the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR).
There's not much of a winter in Baton Rouge, with average high temperatures in the 60s through December and into February. Those visiting in February can attend the Mardi Gras festival and partake in many events and parades.
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