Baton Rouge meaning ‘red stick’ in French, was named so by the French explorers. The name is derived from a red stick that the then natives used to mark the boundaries of the region. Baton Rouge tourism may not be as popular as its brilliant universities of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (LSU) and the Southern University, but it can still be given a go. The major points of interest lie within the campuses of the LSU itself. These include LSU: Mike the Tiger's Habitat, Tiger Stadium and the university itself. Then there is the Louisiana's Old State Capitol that is a one-of-its-kind specialty museum. If you have any interest in the military mechanism then a visit to the USS Kidd (DD-661) will delight you. The Louisiana State Capitol building, that you will come across several times while exploring the city will make you reminisce the Empire State Building!
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