Summer days and nights in Louisiana’s Plantation Country yield fun-filled adventures for cavalier solo traveller to those on a family vacation. From Leesville out to Covington, you’re sure to find a wealth of top museums to explore, unique cultural sites, and lots to see for the sports fan in the group.
When you draw up your travel plans for Plantation Country this summer, you can’t pass on a chance to explore Baton Rouge. A round of 18 holes at Briarwood Golf Club should be in order, and tours of local historical landmarks like the Capitol Park Museum and the Louisiana State Capitol Building are ideal for all ages.
When late summer and eventually transitions into autumn, Baton Rouge – and most of the collective Plantation Country area – point their attention to the LSU Tigers; it’s college football season!
Few events in Plantation Country can match the authenticity of Old Farmer’s Day – you’ll see a variety of demonstrations, like a live Hog Butchering, watch farmers, old and young, work the fields the way it used to be done: by real horsepower. There’s also sheep shearing, split rail fence building, and a bevy of kids contests. The gates at Brunett Farms open at 9 a.m., and demonstrations and events begin at 10 a.m.
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Get an up-close look at the Bayou St. John submarine and Louis Armstrong’s childhood bugle at the Capitol Park Museum. Take a tour of the Louisiana State Capitol, the tallest capitol in the United States.
Immerse yourself in local flair by taking the Historic Central Louisiana Tour. The Top of the Boot Tour is one you’ll definitely be glad you did.
Get a firmer grasp of plantation life at Myrtles Plantation, the Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, and the Magnolia Mound Plantation House. Pique your historical curiosity at the Museum of Political History.
Go boating, hiking, and viewing wildlife along the 6,000 acres of Lake Fausse Pointe State Park at trails like the Armadillo Ridge, the Cardinal Run, and the Barred Owl Trek.
Get to Baton Rouge on a Saturday this fall and see the LSU Tigers storm the field at Death Valley. There’s plenty of college football in B.R. so catch a Southern University or A & M College game.
Head out to Lafayette and watch the Ragin’ Cajuns of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette take the field at the Cajundome. Race fans, check out exciting events at the State Capitol Raceway.
View a fascinating display of artifacts from the West Central area of the Louisiana Territory at the Museum of West Louisiana. Learn more about the history of the Bayou State at the Museum of Political History.
Give the kids some educational fun by taking them to the Baton Rouge Zoo, the LSU Museum of Natural Science and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum.