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Built in the 19th Century on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Old State Capitol is today a popular museum and event venue. The building is unique in the area because of its Gothic architecture and castle-like facade. The Museum of Political History, located inside, contains information about Louisiana’s early years as a state as well as the occasional traveling exhibit.
The Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge is the tallest capitol building in the nation and is a National Historic Landmark. The seat of government for the state, it is home to the Louisiana state Senate and House of Representatives. Not the original Capitol Building in Baton Rouge, construction of the current capitol was championed and facilitated by former Governor Huey Long in the 1930s, and was the unfortunate site of his assassination later on. Spread over 30 acres, the capitol building consists of the towering skyscraper tower and also contains the Louisiana Capitol Garden and its ten miles of pathways.
Having housed as many as nine governors, the The Old Governor's Mansion is today a museum affiliated with the National Register of Historic Places. Besides this, the manor was also the site where several scenes of the movie "Pitch Perfect 2" were filmed. It is used as a venue for various events, especially weddings. You can call ahead to book a tour of the place or to book it for an event.
Right in the middle of the Louisiana State University campus a tiger is prowling. Students can sleep safely, however, as this fearsome creature is the school's own mascot, Mike the Tiger. Following a tradition started in 1936 by Mike Chambers, for whom the tiger is named, Louisiana State is now housing its sixth tiger who they still trot out to bellow a fearsome roar at the school's football home games. Guests with concerns about animal welfare can see Mike in good confidence. The school has managed to keep all of its tigers alive nearly twice as long as wild tigers, meaning families and visitors can enjoy this strange attraction as much as the attraction itself.
LSU Honors College is located at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The French House which was constructed as a center for the French language was dedicated on April 15, 1935. French Ambassador André de Laboulaye had laid the structure’s cornerstone. The Laville Honors House is located near The French House and serves as a residence hall for students enrolled in the College. The college was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on January 13, 1982.
The Zachary Youth Park is popular with the folks of Zachary who head down here for their morning walks and to catch up with friends. A green lung of sorts to this city, one can often spot families with children playing a game of Frisbee or just lounging around on the lawns. This park also plays hosts to community events and live concerts.
The Port Hudson National Cemetery stands as a distinguished cemetery site in the Port Hudson region in Louisiana. It is established on a mammoth 19.9 acres (8.1 hectares) of land cover. It is home to some of the most prominent interments. As on 2007, it swanked of 12,718 interments. It is a National historic landmark along with the Port Hudson Battlefield. The construction dates back to as long as 1863. It is also registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
Two adjacent amusement parks in Louisiana, Blue Bayou is a water park and Dixie Landin’ is a traditional rides park. Blue Bayou has more than 20 attractions including a lazy river, a wave pool, tornado slides, an aqualoop, and more. It is also known as The Land of the Giants since it houses five of the world’s largest slides. Dixie Landin’ is home to a variety of rides ranging from kiddie rides to thrill rides. Major attractions include the drop tower, roller coasters and a variety of flat rides.
The Nottoway Plantation is a beautiful historic place for entertainment, wine and dining. They host an event called Murder Mystery Dinner Theater that unfolds a murder mystery over a four-course meal. This place consists of elegant meeting rooms, delicious cuisine and services. The surrounding greenery creates a warm ambiance making it ideal for weddings and social functions.