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  • Arts & Museums

    »Historic Donaldsonville Museum

    Features artifacts dating from 1800's to 1950's depicting history of area.

    318 Mississippi Street
    Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346

    »River Road African American Museum

    Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting art, artifacts, and buildings related to the history and culture of African Americans in rural communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. This museum was the first Louisiana member of the National Park Service's Network to Freedom. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    406 Charles Street
    Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346

    »Highland Observatory

    This unique cooperative facility is dedicated to the study and appreciation of space. The 2,300 square-foot building houses a state-of-the-art 20" Ritchey-Chretien telescope, which is available to the public during open viewing hours. Every Friday evening (weather permitting), the public is invited to explore the skies above the Observatory. There is no admission fee.

    13800 Highland Road
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810

    »LSU Rural Life Museum & Windbrush Gardens

    Located on the 450-acre Burden Research Plantation, this museum is an outdoor teaching and research facility which is put together in three sections. "The Barn" includes pre-industrial artifacts such as farming implements, household utensils, woodcrafts, and textiles. Buildings of the Working Plantation furnished with "period" pieces, including a commissary, overseer's house, kitchen, slave cabins, sick house, school house, blacksmiths shop, sugar house, and a grist mill, offer a look into how the plantation looked and worked during the 19th century. The Folk Architecture is a group of seven buildings, which include a church, pioneer's cabin, shotgun house, an Acadian house, and a small cemetery, which portray the varied cultures which influenced the construction of the times.

    4560 Essen Lane
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

    »LSU Rural Life Museum

    As far as museums go, this one has a highly interesting concept that lets you explore native life in Louisiana during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The Rural Life Museum has highly rated facilities and ranks among the top 10 outdoor museums in the world. Visitors can explore the impeccably recreated houses and artifacts that were used during the time. The folk architecture section is worth a special mention and should not be missed.

    4560 Essen Lane
    Baton Rogue, LA 70898

    »Louisiana Mud Painting Gallery

    Louisiana mud paintings by Henry Neubig depict nostalgic Louisiana using only med and clay colors.

    16950 Strain Road
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816

    »Artist Crossing Gallery

    Art Gallery featuring the work of Louisiana artists, particularly Livingston Parish artists.

    1620 South Range Avenue
    Denham Springs, Louisiana 70726

    »Iberville Museum

    Doric columns, original cypress beams and brick walls. Early 1900 artifacts and images of the Iberville area.

    57735 Main Street
    Plaquemine, Louisiana 70764

    »Enchanted Mansion-A Doll Museum, The

    Enjoy seeing beautiful and rare antique dolls and exceptional one-of-a-kind dolls including Animatronics. For that perfect souvenir, check out the gift shop. Walk through a life-size Victorian Doll House, then take a trip to the magical land of the Gazoba fairies.

    190 Lee Drive
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

    »Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild Gallery

    The Louisiana Art and Artists Guild Gallery hosts a number of art exhibits throughout the year. Special shows are scheduled periodically, such as the Christmas Show, the All-Member, All-Media Show and the nationally recognized River Road Art Show. The River Road exhibition is a national juried show open to all.

    7800 Independence Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806

    »Louisiana Museum of Natural History

    In 1999, the sixteen natural history collections at Louisiana State University were designated by the state legislature as the "Louisiana Museum of Natural History." Together, these collections hold a total of more than 2.8 million specimens, objects, and artifacts that document the rich natural history of the state. The museum is divided into two main parts: the public exhibits containing both habitat and biological exhibits, along with identification panels and the research collections used by scientists from all over the world.

    119 Foster Hall
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
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