Dixie Landin' is an intermediate-sized family amusement and theme park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Conveniently located right next to the also popular Blue Bayou Waterpark, Dixie Landin' covers an 80-acre area and includes 26 different rides, 10 games, several food shops, and a variety of retail shops the better to offer a well-rounded yet traditional amusement park experience that spells fun for the entire family.
In the case of many amusement parks, the main attractions to visitors are the rides themselves and this could be said to be the case with Dixie Landin' as well. One of the park's most famous and popular of these is without a doubt the Ragin' Cajun, a 14-story-high steel roller coaster complete with loops, steep drops, and plenty of thrills. However, the Splinter - a classic log flume ride that includes both a 26-foot and a 50-foot drop - is definitely a close second. Also popular among visitors of all ages is the Giant Wheel, a majestic 90-foot attraction that treats visitors to a bird's eye view of the entire Dixie Landin' park, as well as its beautiful landscaping.
The park as a whole also has a wide selection of rides billed as family attractions. These include but are not limited to Gilbeau's Galaxy, an exciting roller coaster ride suitable for riders of all ages; the Iron Horse Train, a fun and unique way to get around that travels over 1/2 mile around the edge of the entire park; and the Grand Carousel, a beautiful classic carousel that is a must-see for any visitor to Dixie Landin'.
Last but not least is the park's kiddie section which features a wide variety of rides and attractions suitable for very young park goers. Among the favorites in this section is the Delta Crop Dusters ride which features colorful bi-planes that let kids experience the feeling of gentle flight. Also a hit with children is Gasonline Alley where kids get a chance to take their parents for a drive in whimsical Model-T car.
When it's time to take a load off and get something to eat, visitors to Dixie Landin' will love the fabulous selection of delicious amusement park favorites they have to choose from. Stop in at Dixie Dilly for treats such as hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, and more. Alternatively, visit Sweet Magnolia the satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream, cotton candy, funnel cakes, or cookies. Park goers can also grab a quick snack at any one of the snack carts located conveniently throughout the park as well.
Dixie Landin' is also well known throughout South Louisiana as an outdoor venue that features many major label recording artists throughout the summer season. The concert area itself is capable of accommodating 5000-6000 people and ticket holders are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets with them as they please. Although those interested in attending one of these concerts should check with the park directly for a current schedule, past acts have included such artists as Puddle of Mudd, Switchfoot, Jesse McCartney, David Cook, and Lonestar.