Visit Baton Rouge

359 Third St. 70801

Why Baton Rouge for your meeting?

Louisiana's Capital City offers planners and attendees the perfect mix of work and play. With hotel rates among the most affordable in the U.S., we invite you to come and explore Baton Rouge and its unique history, cuisine, culture music and of course unbeatable southern hospitality. You’ll soon see why meeting planners have found this to be the perfect destination for meetings, conventions and events. With over 8,500 hotel rooms, your attendees can rest easy in Baton Rouge with a variety of traditional, upscale and unique venues and hotels that can meet all of your needs. The city's convention center, the Raising Canes River Center, is conveniently located along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge. This recently renovated venue is quite impressive and within walking distance to hotels, restaurants and attractions. Baton Rouge hoteliers and venue operators have stepped up to the challenge of Covid-19 and implemented new cleanliness standards in accordance with hotel brand standards and CDC guidelines to ensure our destination is safe for attendees including further detailed room cleanings, outfitting meeting spaces keep social distancing measures in place and more. Located just 80 miles from New Orleans and 55 miles from Cajun Country, enjoy the ease of getting to and around Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport offers daily non-stop service from locations such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, and Houston on American, Delta and United airlines. From start to finish, The Visit Baton Rouge team will assist you every step of the way, making sure to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Let’s connect and you’ll soon see why this timeless and lively destination is the ideal place for your next meeting.

Distance from airport

  • Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

    7 mi. from city center

  • Louis Armstrong International Airport

    73 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Shaw Center for the Arts

Contemporary visual and performing arts facility. Features Manship Theatre, LSU Museum of Art, LSU School of Art Gallery, Brunner Gallery, LSU Museum Store and Community School for the Arts. Retail options include Tsunami, Capital City Grill and PJ's Coffee House. Hours and programming change daily.
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA, US 70801

LSU's Rural Life Museum

Located on the 450-acre Burden Research Plantation, Rural Life provides insight into the largely forgotten lifestyles and cultures of pre-industrial Louisiana. Adjacent to the original Burden home, Windrush Gardens feature about 15 acres of semiformal gardens, with winding paths, lakes and open areas designed and planted by Steele Burden. The crape myrtles, azaleas, camellias and other plants are representative of flora in 19th century plantation gardens.
4650 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA, US 70803

Louisiana State Capitol

Historical landmark
What began as the dream of one man - Governor Huey P. Long - became a symbol of pride, history and the spirit of Louisiana people. The building, completed in 1932 in a mere 14 months, stands on a 27-acre tract. As the tallest capitol in the U.S., the building cost a modest $5 million to build. There is tremendous symbolism throughout the design of the building, from the outside to the inside, including the Hall and the Senate and House Chambers. The Observation Deck is on the 27th floor and overlooks the city of Baton Rouge at a height of 350 feet. The views of the gardens are spectacular. In 1935, the building that Long built was also the site of his assassination. Senator Long is buried on the grounds and his statue faces the Capitol. Gift shop and food service available.
900 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA, US 70802

Louisiana Art and Science Museum

Featuring exhibitions of internationally renowned artists, interactive galleries for children and innovative programming in the state-of-the-art Pennington Planetarium LASM seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students.
100 River Road South
Baton Rouge, LA, US 70802

Old Governor's Mansion

Historical landmark
Handicapped access and restroom facilities; jewelry collection on display, and jewelry is available for sale. Built by Huey P. Long in 1930 as Louisiana's White House, the Old Governor's Mansion is now a historic house museum and the headquarters of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. The Mansion reopened to the public in November 1999 after an extensive restoration and features furnishings and artifacts from nine Louisiana governors, a grand ballroom, French wallpaper, crystal chandeliers, and a marble staircase. The Mansion is available for special events and is open for tours Tues. - Fri. from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
502 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA, US 70802

Capitol Park Museum

This Louisiana State Museum features thematic exhibits on the diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture. The museum includes two permanent exhibitions, entitled Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation, and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America.
660 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA, US 70802

Louisiana's Old State Capitol

Historical landmark
Louisiana's "Castle on the River" is the recipient of distinguished awards for architecture and exhibit design. Climb the cast iron staircase and view a stained glass cathedral dome in this unique blend of Gothic and Victorian architecture. Don't miss Huey Long Live! the Kingfish Speaks and marvel at this one of a kind animatronic exhibit. Meet Sarah Morgan and visit the museum store.
100 North Boulevard at River Road
Baton Rouge, LA, US 70801

Convention Centers

  • Raising Canes River Center an SMG Managed Facility

    Centrally located in the downtown area, Raising Canes River Center an SMG Managed Facility is within walking distance of various attractions, cultural sites, hotels, restaurants and bars. With surroundings rich in Louisiana culture and entertainment.



High season
Mar 1 – May 30
Sep 1 – Nov 20
Shoulder season
Jun 1 – Jul 30
Low season
Jan 1 – Feb 28
Dec 1 – Dec 30