Baton Rouge KOA

7628 Vincent Road

Denham Springs, LA 70726

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Fairs and Festivals

February 25 27, 2011
Family Gras: Metairie, LA (877)572-7474 or visit www.familygras.com.

March 11 13, 2011
Independence Sicillian Heritage Festival: Independence, LA, (985)517-9131 or visit www.indysicillianfest.com.

March 18 20, 2011
Amite Oyster Festival: Amite, LA, (985)748-7156

March 18 20, 2011
Annual Audubon Pilgrimage: St. Francisville, LA, (800)789-4221 or visit www.stfrancisville.net.

April 2, 2011
Kite Fest Louisiane: Port Allen, LA, (225)344-2920 or (800)654-9701 or visit www.westbatonrouge.net. Family fun, professional kite flying, free entry.

April 7 10, 2011
French Quarter Festival: Music beckons from stages arrayed around the Quarter, with over 275 hours of free music from some 800 local musicians scheduled across 18 stages. Every genre of music is represented, from traditional and contemporary jazz, to rhythm and blues, New Orleans funk, Zydeco; to brass bands, folk, opera and gospel. Jackson Square hosts the Worlds Largest Jazz Brunch with over 75 booths dishing up food and drinks from New Orleans great restaurants. New Orleans, LA, (504)522-5730 or www.fqfi.org.

April 8 10, 2011
Strawberry Festival: The 36th annual Strawberry Festival has ripened into a Louisiana celebration second only to Mardi Gras in magnitude. Past festivals have drawn as many as 300,000 people to take part in rides, games, music, food, and of course, the finest Louisiana strawberries. Friday, 4 p.m. 10 p.m; Saturday, 8 a.m. til, Sunday, 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Memorial Park & North 6th Street, Ponchatoula, LA, (504)917-7045 or www.laststrawberryfestival.com.

April 15 17, 2011
Birdfest 2011: various locations in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes. Featuring birding trips, photo workshop, photo shoot, Louisiana cuisine, backyard and garden tours, and more. (985)502-2242

Spring Powwow American Indian Celebration: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, crafts, food, music and more. (504)837-6085

April 16, 2011
Southdown Festival: 8 a.m. 4 p.m., Southdown Plantation House and Museum, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma. Homemade crafts, fine arts featured throughout more than 300 booths. $4.00 admission, kids under 12 admitted free. All proceeds benefit Terrebonne Historical & Cultural Society. (985)851-0154

April 16 17, 2011
Angola Spring Rodeo & Arts And Crafts Festival: Gates open at 9 a.m. and Rodeo begins at 2 p.m. Lots of inmate-made Hobbycraft items for sale, including; jewelry, leathercraft, paintings, woodworking, toys and more. There will be great food for sale including; BBQ Ribs, hamburgers, jambalaya, and much more. Tickets are $15.00. Call (225)655-2030, 655-2607 or 655-2042, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. or go to www.angolarodeo.com.

April 17, 2011
Baton Rouge Earth Day 2011: Noon 8:30 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge, including Galvez Plaza, Old State Capitol and Governmental Plaza. Activities for all ages, animal encounters, educational stations, hands-on craft activities, and live music all day. Free

April 17 18, 2011
Springfest 2011: Livingston Parish Fairgrounds, Livingston. Live music, entertainment, midway rides, games, photo ops, antique car show, food booths with BBQ, jambalaya, fried fish and more. Tickets are $10.00 at the gate each day. (985)796-5853

April 29 May 1, 2011
Italian Festival: Not Italian? No problem-- celebrate Italian heritage with authentic Italian food, parades, rides, live entertainment, arts & crafts and much more. Friday, 6 p.m. 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. midnight; Sunday, 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Our Lady of Pompeii Baseball Park, 14418 Market Street, Tickfaw, LA. (985)878-6081

April 29 May 8, 2011
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: Continuous musical performances on 12 stages with groups such as Bon Jovi, Neville Brothers, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffet, Pete Fountain, Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, John Legend and many more. In addition to the music, the Heritage Fair offers its incomparable array of food (more than 100 varieties available), as well as contemporary and folk crafts. Everything happens at the New Orleans Fairgrounds, 1755 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA. Visit www.nojazzfest.com for details.

April 30, 2011
Denham Springs Spring Festival: 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Antiques for sale, arts & crafts, unique gifts, food booths, rides and childrens activities. Bring the pets this year for the pet costume contest. Antique Village, Denham Springs, LA (225)284-8231 or visit www.denhamspringsantiquedistrict.com.

April 30 May 1, 2011
Fest For All: Baton Rouges home-grown festival continues to grow; far too much to list here. Admission is free. Saturday, 10 a.m. 7 p.m., Sunday, 12 noon 6 p.m. All along North Boulevard, in the Shaw Center, and on the grounds of the Old State Capitol. For more information call (225)344-8558 or visit www.artsbr.org.

May 6 8, 2011 BREAUX BRIDGE CRAWFISH FESTIVAL: 3 days, 3 stages and 30 bands, crawfish-eating contest, souvenirs, Cajun dance contest, Cajun cooking demonstrations, parade, arts & crafts and much more. Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge, LA (337)332-6655 or www.bbcrawfest.com.

May 26 29, 2011
Jambalaya Festival: The 44th annual festival offers world champion jambalaya served daily, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests, arts & crafts and much more. Gonzales, LA. Visit www.jambalayafestival.org.

May 28 May 29, 2011
Bayou Country Superfest: LSUs Tiger Stadium is anything but Death Valley for this event. This years line-up includes Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Zac Brown and the Zac Brown Band, Trace Atkins, Billy Currington, Luke Bryan, Jason Michael Carroll, Josh Thompson and Lee Brice. Baton Rouge, LA. For details, visit www.bayoucountrysuperfest.com.

JULY 1 3, 2011
Essence Music Festival: New Orleans, LA, (504)587-3822 or www.essencemusicfestival.com

JULY 1 4, 2011
Mandeville Seafood Festival: Mandeville, LA, (985)624-9762 or www.seafoodfest.com Food, music, arts and crafts, fireworks, classic car show. On the shore of Lake Ponchatrain. Admission $10.00 (kids under 10 and seniors over 65 free).

July 15 16, 2011
Swamp Pop Music Festival: Denham Springs, LA, (225)698-3615 or www.visitlivingstonparish.com.

September 2 5, 2011
76th Annual Shrimp & Petroleum Festival: Morgan City, LA, (985)385-0703 or www.shrimp-petrofest.org.

October 1, 2011
Denham Springs October Fest: Denham Springs, LA, (225)698-3615 or www.visitlivingstonparish.com.

October 8 9, 2011
Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival: Madisonville, LA, (985)845-9200 or visit www.woodenboatfest.org.

October 14 16, 2011
Andouille Festival: LaPlace, LA, visit www.andouillefestival.com.

October 15 16, 2011
Oldies But Goodies Fest: Port Allen, LA (225)344-2920 or (800)654-9701 or visit www.westbatonrouge.net. Celebrate the 50s, 60s, & 70s with live music, antique car show, food and beverage vendors and more.

October 19 October 20, 2011
Washington Parish Free Fair: Franklinton, LA, visit www.freefair.com.

October 27 November 6, 2011
Greater Baton Rouge State Fair: Baton Rouge, LA, (225)755-3247 or visit www.gbrsf.com. 46 years of thrills, chills and family entertainment. The largest midway in south Louisiana. Musical entertainment every night. Admission charged.

November 7 December 13, 2011
Louisiana Renaissance Festival: Hammond, LA, (985)429-9992 or (866)249-1138 or visit www.larf.org. Live jousting, shopping, food and entertainment.

November 12 23, 2011
Three Rivers Art Festival: Covington, LA, (985)871-4141 or visit www.threeriversartfestival.com.

December 1 25, 2011
Reflections Of The Season: Port Allen, LA, (225)344-2920 or (800)654-9701 or visit www.westbatonrouge.net. Christmas light display. Open daily except Monday. Enjoy entertainment, wagon rides, crafters, Santa and more on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Plantation Homes and Gardens

Magnolia Mound Plantation
2161 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225)343-4955
www.magnoliamound.org
Magnolia Mound Plantations educational tours and classes teach the public about the early plantation period of Louisiana and our Creole heritage.

The Myrtles Plantation
7747 U. S. Hwy. 61
St. Francisville, LA 70775
(225)635-6277 or 800-809-0565
www.myrtlesplantation.com
Lovely circa 1796 National Register property is known to be one of Americas most haunted homes. Daily guided history tours. Friday and Saturday evening mystery tours by reservation.

Nottaway Plantation
31025 La. Hwy. 1
White Castle, LA 70788
(225)545-2730 or (866)527-6884
www.nottoway.com
Experience antebellum grandeur, in a history tour of one of the Souths largest plantation homes. Featuring a new mansion restaurant and gardens.

Rosedown Plantation
State Historic Site
12501 La. Hwy. 10
St. Francisville, LA 70775
(225)635-3332 or (888)376-1867
www.lastateparks.com
Earliest 19th century gardens in America with thirteen historic buildings and a mansion house.

Destrehan Plantation
1034 River Road
Destrehan, LA 70047
(985)764-9315 or (877)453-2095
www.destrehanplantation.org
Closest plantation to New Orleans, eight miles from the airport. Tours, craft demos, exhibits of original Thomas Jefferson document and 1811 slave revolt.

Evergreen Plantation
4677 La. Hwy. 18
Edgard, LA 70049
(985)497-3837
www.evergreenplantation.org
National landmark of 37 buildings, 22 slave cabins, cultural history tour and alley of 100 moss-draped oaks. Tours at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Hermitage Plantation
38308 La. Hwy. 942, River Road
Darrow, LA 70725
(225)473-1812
www.hermitageplantation.com
The beauty and grace of the Old South are reborn again at Hermitage Plantation, Louisianas earliest known Greek revival mansion (drive-by only).

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
40136 La. Hwy. 942, River Road
Darrow, LA 70725
(225)323-8314 or (225)473-9380
www.houmashouse.com
View 16 acres of the finest gardens. Tour 16 rooms of this grand Greek Revival mansion and enjoy the casual dining restaurant. Voted 2009 Attraction of the Year.

Laura: A Creole Plantation
2247 La. Hwy. 18, River Road
Vacherie, LA 70090
(225)265-7690 or (888)799-7690
www.lauraplantation.com
Named one of Louisianas Top Travel Attraction. Tours authentically detail 200 plus years in the lives of Creole Plantation owners, women, slaves and children.

Oak Alley Plantation
3645 La. Hwy. 18, River Road
Vacherie, LA 70090
(225)265-2151 or (800)463-7359
www.oakalleyplantation.com
Grande Dame of the Great River Road. National Historic Landmark, circa 1839. Famous for its ally of 300 year old oaks.

St. Joseph Plantation
3535 La. Hwy. 18, River Road
Vacherie, LA 70030
(225)265-4078
www.stjosephplantation.com
An authentic tour of a Creole sugar plantation. Explore original slave cabins and exhibits about early plantation life. Many guides are descendants.

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Golf Courses

Greystone Golf & Country Club:
18 holes over 6,954 yards with a par of 72
9214 Greystone Drive
Denham Springs, LA 70726-6475
(225)665-6744 ext. 1
Located 3 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

The Oaks At Sherwood Golf Course
18 holes over 6,475 yards with a par of 72
1655 Sherwood Forest Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70815-5459
(225)272-4647
Located 5 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

Santa Maria Golf Club
18 holes over 6,879 yards with a par of 72
18460 Santa Maria Pkwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-6053
(225)752-9667
Located 8 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

Webb Park Golf Course
18 holes over 6,341 yards with a par of 72
1351 Country Club Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807-7021
(225)383-4919
Located 10 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

City Park Golf Course
9 holes
1442 City Park Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808-1037
(225)387-9523
Located 12 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

Dumas Golf Course
18 holes over 6,647 yards with a par of 72
2400 Lavey Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225)775-9166
Located 13 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

Louisiana State University Golf Club
18 holes over 6,727 yards with a par of 72
Nicholson & Burbank
Baton Rouge, LA 70893
(225)578-3394
Located 14 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

The First Tee At Clark Park Golf Course
18 holes over 2,800 yards with a par of 34
2301 Thomas Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807-1969
Located 14 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

Pelican Point Golf Club, Links At Pelican Point Course
18 holes over 7,102 yards with a par of 72
6300 Championship Court Drive
Gonzales, LA 70737-8179
(225)746-9900
Located 18 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

Pelican Point Golf Club, Lakes At Pelican Point Course
18 holes over 6,500 yards with a par of 71
6300 Championship Court Drive
Gonzales, LA 70737-8179
(225)746-900
Located 18 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

Copper Mill Golf Club
18 holes over 6,866 yards with a par of 72
2100 Copper Mill Drive
Zachary, LA 70791-7358
(225)658-0656
Located 18 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

Fennwood Hills Country Club
9 holes over 3,194 yards with a par of 36
6003 Fennwood Drive
Zachary, LA 70791-2201
(225)654-8586
Located 20 miles from the center of Denham Springs, LA

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River Boat Casinos

Hollywood Casino: Baton Rouge, LA (800)447-6843 or visit www.hollywoodbr.com

Belle Of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel: Baton Rouge, LA (800)676-4747 or visit www.belleofbatonrouge.com

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Cajun Food at its Best

<>Ralph & Kacoo's Louisiana's #1 Cajun Seafood Restaurant!
Serving Crawfish, Gumbo, Alligator, Crab, Shrimp, Oysters and many other Cajun delicacies since 1969. (225) 766-2113

Mike Anderson's Seafood Restaurant serves delicious South Louisiana Seafood in a casual, friendly atmosphere to locals and visitors from all over the world. We use the freshest jumbo lump crabmeat, gulf shrimp, pond raised catfish, salty oysters and spillway crawfish available. The atmosphere is casual, the service is friendly and the decor is nautical with beautiful saltwater aquariums. (225) 766-7823.

At Boutin's Restaurant, we promise that you will "pass a good time" when you stop by for lunch, dinner or just to enjoy the authentic, live Cajun music. For a taste of South Louisiana steeped in tradition, make Boutin's a part of your visit to Cajun country. (225) 819-9862.

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