Along the Southwest part of the Mississippi River sits the capital and the second largest city Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Baton Rouge has mild winters, very hot and humid summers, damaging winters, and tornadoes all year long. Luckily, this city has a natural barrier and a built levee system to prevent flooding and any kind of natural disaster that comes its way. As of 2010, Baton Rouge has a strong and thriving economy and is one of the top ten places for young adults. Baton Rouge Louisiana houses three major colleges and universities. Baton Rouge also offers a great public and private schools system. The real estate market is climbing everyday making this city an excellent place to call home. With its European style and southern mansions this city holds two of most famous landmarks, the Old State Capital, and the Governor's mansion.
There is no time for boredom in Baton Rouge as there is plenty to do and see. Shop until you drop at the Main Street Market. Live at five provides live outdoor music in the spring and fall. Are you Hungry? Eat a Louisiana cuisine. Visit the Old State Capital and see a castle. See a piece of history when you visit Louisiana State Capitol where Huey P. Long's assassination took place in 1935. Louisiana State University provides a great piece of history with its campus landmarks. Hear the sweet sounds of that this city has to offer at the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.
Baton Rouge has something for art lovers at the historic train station that is home of the Louisiana Art and Science Museum. Visit the public park and have a nice picnic at Baton Rouge Beach. With over 1800 animals the Baton Rouge Zoo has exhibits and a kid's zoo. The Argosy Casino is a riverboat with table and slot gambling. This city would not be complete with the Blue Bayou Water Park, providing hours of family fun and entertainment. One can even get adventurous and take a swamp tour. No matter what you are interested in, Baton Rouge has something to offer the young and the old. More information can be obtained by checking the Baton Rouge Louisiana yellow pages or the Baton Rouge business directory.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan