Baton Rouge KOA Local Attractions

Local Area Attractions Near Baton Rouge KOA

Plantation Homes and Gardens
Plantation Homes and Gardens

Magnolia Mound Plantation
2161 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225)343-4955
www.magnoliamound.org
Magnolia Mound Plantation's 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 America's 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 South's 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, Louisiana's 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 “Louisiana's 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.

Golf Courses
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

Cajun Food at its Best
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.

Outdoor Adventures For All Ages
Outdoor Adventures For All Ages

Tiki Tubing: 33203 La. Hwy. 1019, Denham Springs, LA (225)223-1156 or visit www.tikitubing.com.
Tiki Tubing has a 3 hour and a 5 ½ hour float trip that starts with a short bus ride up the road where you will meet up with your tube on the beach entry point and you will float back to the Tiki Tubing beach. The Amite River is smooth and slow moving. The trip can take longer if you stop on the sand bars to enjoy the beauty of the river and its surroundings. The water is not too deep in most places and travels at a very nice leisurely comfortable relaxing pace. You can bring your own refreshments and have a picnic right on the water. It's a great family activity that's very relaxing and easily enjoyed by young and old alike.

Tiki Zip Line: 33203 La. 1019, Denham Springs, LA (225)223-1156 or visit www.tikizipline.com
Want to explore your adventurous side? Then you need to visit us here at Tiki Zip Line! It is a unique and adrenaline-filled adventure that supplies you with a mile of free-wheeling zip activity. A canopy tour is an adventure like no other you will experience. It consists of a network of cables that are strung from one tower to another high above the ground. Riders travel along the wire via a specially-designed harness that is safe and secure as its glides along the zipline. The force of gravity propels the rider along the cable, giving the rider the feeling of flying through the air in the majesty of nature until you reach the next platform where you get to do it all over again.

Baton Rouge Zoo: 3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70807 (225)775-3877 or visit www.brzoo.org
The #1 year round family attraction in Baton Rouge! Over 1,800 animals that call BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo home, await you in the beautifully landscaped Zoo. You'll enjoy the Otter Pond, the Realm of the Tiger, L'aquarium de Louisiane, featuring the fish, reptiles and amphibians of Louisiana. Take a stroll through Parrot Paradise where you'll see rare and colorful birds from the tropics. Youngsters of all ages love the Kids Zoo, complete with a playground and hands on animal encounters with farm animals! Your visit is not complete without a scenic ride on the Cypress Bayou Railroad for a narrated tour of the Zoo on the sidewalk White Tiger Tram. Food concessions are available at the Flamingo Café and great souvenirs and gifts can be purchased at the Safari Post!

Bayou River Boat Adventures: 11191 River Highlands Dr., St. Amant, LA 70774 (225)698-6956, (877)263-9750 or visit www.bayouriverboatadventures.com
Gators gone wild on the bayou. Discover boating, Louisiana style. It's not your average swamp tour; it's an adventure! A division of Tickfaw Water Taxi.

Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin': 18142 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225)753-3333 or visit www.bluebayou.com
Two great parks for one great price. More than 60 rides and attractions. Fun for kids of all ages.

Audubon Aquarium Of The Americas: 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504)298-4629 or (800)774-7394 or visit www.auduboninstitute.org.
A top five aquarium with sharks, otters, jellies, a rare white alligator and a 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico exhibit.

Audubon Insectarium: 423 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504)581-4629 or (800)774-7394 or visit www.auduboninstitute.org.
Visit Audubon Insectarium and be amazed, amused and surprised by what the largest group of the smallest animals on the planet can show you.

Audubon Zoo: 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504)581-4629 or (800)774-7394 or visit www.auduboninstitute.org.
A top five zoo with 1,500 animals in natural habitats including rare white alligators in the swamp exhibit. See komodo dragons and rare white tigers.

Entergy Imax Theatre: 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504)581-4629 or (800)774-7394 or visit www.auduboninstitute.org.
Entergy IMAX Theatre features 3D and 2D films.

Global Wildlife Center: Robert, LA, (985)796-3585 or visit www.globalwildlife.com.
Is this Africa or Louisiana? It's easy to forget where you are as you travel on safari through the expansive wildlife preserve of Global Wildlife Center. In a natural and wild setting, over thirty species intermingle peacefully as they roam freely across the 900 acres of rolling hills. Your tour guide will educate and entertain you, while you enjoy the safari in custom built covered wagons, with padded seating, pulled by tractors.

Performing Arts and Museums
Performing Arts and Museums

Audubon State Historic Site: 11788 La. Hwy. 965, St. Francisville, LA 70775, (888)677-2838 or (225)635-3739 or visit www.lastateparks.com.
Contains Oakley House, the West Indies-style home where John James Audubon painted 32 of his famous Birds of America. Formal garden, outbuildings and trail.

Centenary State Historic Site: 3522 College Street, Jackson, LA 70748, (888)677-2364 or (225)634-7925 or visit www.lastateparks.com.
Tour the campus of the oldest Louisiana colleges. Large pines shade an 1837 barrack-style dorm, a late Victorian-style professor's home and a Civil War cemetery.

The Enchanted Mansion, A Doll Museum: 190 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, (225)769-0005 or visit www.enchantedmansion.org.
Enjoy rare antique dolls, animaltronics and exceptional one-of-a-kind dolls. Non-profit; handicapped accessible with gift shop.

Locust Grove State Historic Site: Bains-Ristroph Road (off La. 100, St. Francisville, LA 70775, (888)677-2838 or (225)635-3739 or visit www.lastateparks.com.
One-acre cemetery with graves of Sarah Knox Taylor, wife of Jefferson Davis; and General Eleazer Ripley, distinguished during battle in the War of 1812.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum: 100 River Road S., Baton Rouge, LA 70802, (225)344-5272 or visit www.lasm.org.
Features a permanent collection, exhibitions of world-renowned artists, state-of-the-art planetarium, interactive children's galleries and more.

Louisiana State Archives: 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, (225)922-1000 or visit www.louisiana.gov/archives. Official repository for Louisiana historical records; includes genealogy research library, exhibit halls and archival materials.

Louisiana State Capitol: 900 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, (225)342-7317 or visit www.louisiana.gov.
Tallest capitol in the nation. Art Deco-style building completed in 1932. Observation deck on the 27th floor. Site of Senator Long's 1935 assassination.

Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum: Highway 66, Angola, LA 70712, (225)655-2592 or visit www.angolamuseum.org.
Site of several award-winning films such as “Dead Man Walking.” Confiscated weapons, historical photos and documents on display.

Louisiana's Old State Capitol: 100 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70801, (800)488-2968 or (225)342-0500 or visit www.sos.louisiana.gov/osc.
Award-winning museum of political history featuring exhibits chronicling Louisiana's rich political history.

LSU Museum Of Art: 100 Lafayette Street, Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA 70801, (225)389-7200 or visit www.lsumoa.com
4,000-work collections with American and British portraiture, decorative arts, landscape, New Orleans Coin Silver, Newcomb Pottery, Chinese Jade and more.

LSU Rural Life Museum: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, (225)765-2437 or visit www.rurallife.lsu.edu.
Major outdoor folk facility with more that 30 buildings from the 19th century. Catch a glimpse of the lifestyles and culture of pre-industrial Louisiana.

Old Arsenal Museum: Adjacent to the State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA 70801, (225)342-0401 or visit www.sos.louisiana.gov/oam
The Old Arsenal Powder Magazine, built in 1838, was used by the U. S. military during the Mexican and Civil Wars.

Old Governor's Mansion & Foundation For Historical Louisiana: 502 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, (225)387-2464 or visit www.fhl.org.
Built by Huey P. Long as Louisiana's “White House.” Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Port Hudson State Historic Site: 236 La. Hwy. 61, Jackson, LA 70748, (888)677-3400 or (225)654-3775 or visit www.laparks.com.
Scene of a prominent Civil War campaign featuring museum, original earthwork fortifications, trails, tours, picnicking, special events and outdoor exhibits.

USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum: 305 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, (225)342-4923 or visit www.usskidd.com
Restored WWII destroyer, ship models, artifacts, Louisiana Memorial Plaza, Hall of Honor, aircraft exhibits and gift shop.

Louisiana Steam Train Old Hickory Railroad
ALL ABOARD! Take a ride on the Old Hickory Railroad, a working steam engine that celebrates the history of the railroads in the area. The Clinton Port Hudson Railroad, which included a spur to Jackson was incorporated in 1833 and played an important role in the early development of the area. In the early years the railroad was vital in hauling cotton and later hauled troops and supplies in the siege of Port Hudson.

Today the Old Hickory Railroad runs each weekend from March through November. Riders are taken on a scenic 45 minute journey back in time and past several historic sites in Jackson, including the original campus of Centenary College. See The Old Hickory Railroad website for more information.