With the return of riverboat cruises to Baton Rouge come a plethora of activities to enjoy on this historic cities’ riverfront. During 2017 there will be 72 different stops for riverboats throughout the city, and officials are working to improve the Riverfront Plaza by adding shade structures and beautiful landscaping at the docks. This ensures an aesthetically pleasing stroll to and from each destination for tourists and citizens alike.
Some notable riverboat stops in Baton Rouge are the LSU Museum of Arts and LSU Rural Life Museum, the Old State Capitol Museum, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, and the Main Street Market. For any riverboat tourist spending a day in Baton Rouge, the Main Street Market is the place to go for shopping, eating, and souvenirs. Featuring locally owned restaurants, specialty shops, and even a farmer’s market, Main Street Market is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If its the arts you are looking for, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum is located right on the river and has special events and exhibits quite frequently. Hours and admission prices can be seen at www.lasm.org. The Old State Capitol Museum is a favorite for history and architecture lovers, with beautiful stained glass windows and walls that have withstood the test of time for 165 years. In fact, the old building is considered an architectural treasure, and hosts many special events and even weddings underneath its kaleidoscope of colorful glass windows. All information needed can be found at www.louisianaoldstatecapitol.org. One can never be bored in Baton Rouge, or the Red Stick, and the new and improved riverboat cruises and Riverfront Plaza will make sure that each tourist will be itching to come back.