The Blue Bayou Waterpark, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has the world’s largest Tornado Slide. If that’s not good enough, they have the world’s largest Water Racer and the world’s largest In-Line Water Slide. Oh yes, they also have the world’s largest Sled Slide and the world’s largest Dark BehemothBOWL.
The Louisiana Art & Science Museum, in Baton Rouge, will teach you the connection between art and science. Starting with its picturesque location on the banks of the Mississippi River this gem has something to offer everyone. The interactive science and art galleries are designed to bring the enlightenment of creativity to children. Other attractions are the Ancient Egypt Gallery, the Planetarium, the visual music shows and the space science galleries.
This Baton Rouge branch emphasizes theme exhibits relating to Louisiana history, culture and industry, with two permanent exhibits entitled "Grounds for Greatness" and "Experiencing Louisiana".
The Baton Rouge Zoo is a bit unique. They have all the animals that you would expect to see in a first class zoo, but they go a step further. Their special “Dreamnight at the Zoo” is a program for children with cancer to have an intimate zoo experience. Their "Safari Night" allows you to spend a night at the zoo and the “ZooLights” special program lights up the whole Zoo for an evening stroll.
The Highland Road Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana could keep you and the family quite busy with a combination of ball diamonds, tennis courts, picnic area, archery targets and a recreation center. The park’s Highland Observatory, in partnership with LSU and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, will entertain you with programs that could be called Just Heavenly.
The River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville, Louisiana is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of African Americans. A vital part of their mission and vision is education which is accomplished via school programs and the teaching of Museum visitors. One of the main exhibits is called "Free People of Color" which identifies the various reasons that persons of color became free prior to the Civil War.
Tickfaw State Park in Madisonville, Louisiana is considered by many folk to be the best park in the state. With 1,200 acres, the park has lots of room for biking, canoeing, kayaking, camping, RV’s, bird watching, hiking and fishing. The park also has overnight cabins for rent.
de la Houssaye's Louisiana Swamp Tour in Carencro, Louisiana is an authentic Cajun experience. de la Housaye is your guide in his 20 foot heavy duty aluminum flat bottom skiff with its 25 hp outboard. These swamp tour boats are designed specifically for getting into the shallow, wet Bald Cypress forest and the thick vegetation the interior swamp. Talk about a new vacation idea!
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond, Louisiana is a theme park which uses the European Renaissance as the theme of all of their activities. You will always recognize a Renaissance Festival by the fact that all of the staff wears period clothes, they speak with a period accent and they mix in with the audience. The various attractions include jousting and falconry.
You could get lost in the Cajun County Corn Maze in Pine Grove, Louisiana. Lost in a maze of corn, that is! The maze is prepared in the fall each year on a seven acre cornfield. Trying to solve a life size maze is good wholesome fun that the whole family will enjoy. There is also a haunted trail which adds much to the entertainment. Check the web site for details to help you plan.
The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana is considered (by those who know) to be one of the most haunted houses in the USA. Check out the photo gallery on their web site and you may qualify for joining "those who know". This is all we know. You’ll just have to visit Myrtles Plantation and see for yourself. Guess what? It’s also a bed & breakfast.