2880 N Westport Drive
Port Allen, LA 70767
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Housed inside a warehouse, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (L.A.S.M) enjoys a scenic location around the banks of the splendid Mississippi River. The permanent collections are the real stunners - however its roving exhibitions are quite impressive too. Stop by the ancient Egypt Gallery which boasts a real mummy as well as an ancient tomb. Interactive and life-like exhibits enrapture the little kids who can't get enough of the action. Workshops, classes, nature trails, vacation camps and lectures contribute to a comprehensive educational program.
Located in Downtown Baton Rouge, on the banks of the Mississippi, the River Center holds a prime position in the city's events map. Playing host to a galaxy of events, be it sports, theater, concerts, meetings, expos or private parties, this arena has a lot to offer all the year round. It is also home to the Theatre of Performing Arts, which has a seating capacity of 1900 with state-of-the-art sound and lighting facilities. Besides, there is the Exhibition Hall, the Grand Ballroom and also an in-house catering service.
Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Baton Rouge River Center is a multi-purpose facility which hosts premier events and entertainment, which includes concerts, conventions, sporting events, trade shows and theater productions. Its four main facilities are the Arena, Exhibition Hall, Ballroom, and the Theater for Performing Arts.
The three-deck riverboat casino features over 29,000 square feet of gaming area. This includes over 960 slots, video poker, keno machines and table games including live poker, blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, roulette, and craps. The Sheraton Baton Rouge Convention Center hosts the casinos accommodations. The Atrium Buffet features a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets in the garden area of the Atrium, as well as an
The Manship Theatre offers a unique experience for its theatre audience: 325 front row seats. The theatre, modeled after the style of classic European opera houses, is one of the most beautifully intimate theatres in the United States. Their presentations encompass all forms of performance: theatre, musical theatre, dance, family programs, music, film, and literature including visual, folk, digital and emerging art forms.
An eclectic addition to Baton Rouge's nightlife, The Roux House has the perfect ingredients to guarantee a fun night out. To begin with, there's never a dull moment with something happening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, from themes and events to live music. Bands playing on Friday and Saturday are above average and fairly well-known. The bar has the choicest of spirits to suit all tastes.
With over 1,100 slots, Hollywood Casino has your favorite games and one of the best selections of Progressive slot machines around. The High Limit Slot Area offers over forty machines ranging from $1 to $25. The Steakhouse at Hollywood Casino offers a savory menu. Their beef is 100% Angus and they feature fine veal, lamb, pork and chicken dishes, which combines with a great wine list. Live entertainment is available every weekend.
The annual fall Louisiana Book Festival brings out thousands of children and adults for book discussions, demonstrations, performances and book-related programs featuring 125 authors, book professionals, storytellers, and musicians. Held in October.
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.
Located in the Louisiana State University, next to the Tiger Stadium, this Arena seldom goes unnoticed. The LSU Assembly Center renamed it after the passing away of the famous sports star. Also known as the Deaf Dome, this place can accommodate up to 14,000 people at a time. It has been the venue for the NCAA regional basketball tournaments. Apart from sporting events, you may also drive down here for concerts.
In association with the LSU Department of Theatre, Swine Palace produces several professional productions per year in which Louisiana born, resident, and/or trained talent is featured.