Things To Do Near Baton Rouge – In Less Than 60 Minutes
One of the great benefits of using a car service is that it makes having fun while on business so easy. Once your business is complete you put your luggage in the vehicle and we take you to what you want to see, standby, then take you to the airport. If you are traveling in a group our mini-bus’ or Sprinter limousine can accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 24. If you want refreshments the trip can be catered … or – you can get to the airport 3 hours early and wait in the lounge.
If you are in Baton Rouge going to BTR and have 90 minutes available there are several dozen interesting and noteworthy places to visit. Our city is home to 2 great universities each with noteworthy sites.
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY SITES:
Southern University located on the north side of Baton Rouge is very close to the Baton Rouge Airport.
Three attractions stand out – the Southern University Museum of Art and the fantastic view of the Mississippi River from the campus. On your way into campus be sure to visit “Lacumba” the Jaguar – Southern’s mascot.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday at 10:00 am. The Southern University Museum of Art offers 8 galleries with historical artifacts and African American Art. The museum is listed on the African American Heritage Trail. In the statue gallery artifacts from the Underground Railroad are also on display.
Southern University is located on the Mississippi. From the Scott’s Bluff observation point you can get a panoramic view up and down river.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SITES:
The LSU campus is home to a variety of noteworthy sites from famous (and feared) sports stadiums to academic halls and historic facilities.
On the River Road, near the Veterinary School there is a great access to the Mississippi River Levee. If you want to walk, the top of the levee is a paved pathway busy with pedestrian traffic. The levee is a great place to fly a kite. From the levee you can walk down to the bank of the river. Or you can sit on the benches and watch people, barges, birds and livestock.
Going into the campus from the river will take you by Alex Box Stadium, home of the LSU Baseball Team. When you reach Nicholson Drive you will be at Tiger Stadium or Death Valley as it is known to visiting teams. If you take North Stadium Drive across the street from the football stadium, Bernie Moore Track Stadium and the Maravich Assembly Center are across the street.
Nestled in between all three is the home of Mike the Tiger, LSU’s mascot. His home has transitioned over the past 30 years into a very nice home. Close to Mike’s cage is the LSU gift store where you can purchase the appropriate ‘Tiger’ memorabilia.
As you drive from the “state of the art” sport complexes you will begin to notice the well maintained live oaks that dominate the landscape. Live oaks are the foundation of the campus’ southern charm. Also on the campus are two ancient Indian burial mounds and several museums.
The center of campus is dominated by academic buildings dedicated to the various colleges that make up the university. When you reach Highland Road you will get a great view of the Parade Grounds – a reminder that LSU was originally a military college. On Highland Road across from the Parade Grounds is the LSU Law Center. Continuing on Dalrymple Drive you pass fraternity and sorority houses. On the north east side of campus is a series of beautiful, scenic lakes. Merge onto I-10 and you will be at BTR in 10 minutes.
Using our professionally chauffeured limousine services means visitors can get a taste of Baton Rouge and get to the airport on time too.
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