Kid Spaces hooks up with Shannon Hurst Lane, a Louisiana based travel writer, Mom, and founder of Traveling Mamas dot com for a tour of the state capitol Baton Rouge and to explore family activities in Baton Rouge. The Capitol Park Museum features thematic exhibits on the diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture. Next we visit the old State Capitol. With its medieval architecture, it reminds us more of a castle, than anything we think of as from the south. Sitting on a hill, it can be clearly seen from the Mississippi River.
Next is a visit to the USS Kidd, called the “Pirate of the Pacific”, and is a Fletcher-class destroyer. You can actually enroll to spend the night here, to see if maybe you’re cut out for Navy life in World War Two. From A navy ship to the past, at the Rural Life Museum we take a step back in time to see what it was like here over one hundred and twenty years ago. Kid friendly, Baton Rouge is a wonderful city for absorbing some southern soul.
You’ll find rich history, culture, and attractions galore in this southern city
A charming southern city steeped in rich history and culture…. that’s Baton Rouge, and the friendly people there are just waiting for you to come and visit their city and show y’all around! Visit Baton Rouge® is the official travel resource for all things Baton Rouge, a virtual one-stop shop for information for families on where to go, where to eat and where to stay.
Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana, is a family and kid-friendly city, where visitors can immerse themselves in Louisiana’s culture, history and hospitality by going to the wide variety of fun and educational sites and attractions Baton Rouge has to offer:
- Rural Life Museum – Show your kids what everyday life was like over 100 years ago, from when kitchens were separate from the main house, to roasting and grinding coffee
- USS KIDD – Enjoy boarding this sea worthy vessel and learning about how life was lived on a ship during wartime
- Louisiana Old State Capitol – Did you know that it’s the tallest state capital building in the US? And each step in etched with the name of each state as they became part of the Union?
- Antebellum Homes – Experience the historical architecture and rich countryside at some of the area plantations
- Capital Park Museum – From the tradition of Mardi Gras parades to learning about iconic jazz musicians, exhibits are interactive and inspiring for all age groups
- Drive for only an hour and you’ll be in New Orleans/Cajun Country
Most attractions are free or nearly free, making it a very affordable vacation for families to visit and set their sights on seeing a lot of sites! After a day of activity, there are also plenty of restaurants to choose from for visitors to get a taste of the city’s legendary southern style cuisine, and accommodations that exude a warm welcome.
Come along with Shannon Hurst Lane, a mom and Louisiana-based travel writer as she gives Designing Spaces™ viewers an up close and personal tour of her beloved city on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) as part of the Kids Spaces show.
Special Offers, a full calendar of events and more information can be found at www.visitbatonrouge.com