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Old 06-12-2009, 06:08 AM
 
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So my family and I will be in BR for a couple days next week, Wednesday through Friday. We are staying in a hotel that looks like it is close to LSU, near Highway 10 & College Drive.

It is a work trip for my Husband, so he will be in meetings during the day. We have two boys ages 3 & 4, and I am hoping to spend some time at the hotel pool to occupy time then.

I would like some rain ideas and things to do in the late afternoon and evenings once my husband is done working.

After looking through the forums (I did a search under the word family) it looks like Mall of Louisiana could be an okay rain place. Looks like Blue Bayou (Dixie Landin') is a popular place as well and it seems inexpensive if you go for a little while at night. Do they have rides suitable for smaller children?

Also, what about the Bluebonnet swamp? I see it is only open until 5 pm and it is too hot to bother with that this time of year?

We are also looking for some good restaurants for dinner.

Thank you for your time!
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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So my family and I will be in BR for a couple days next week, Wednesday through Friday. We are staying in a hotel that looks like it is close to LSU, near Highway 10 & College Drive.

It is a work trip for my Husband, so he will be in meetings during the day. We have two boys ages 3 & 4, and I am hoping to spend some time at the hotel pool to occupy time then.

I would like some rain ideas and things to do in the late afternoon and evenings once my husband is done working.

After looking through the forums (I did a search under the word family) it looks like Mall of Louisiana could be an okay rain place. Looks like Blue Bayou (Dixie Landin') is a popular place as well and it seems inexpensive if you go for a little while at night. Do they have rides suitable for smaller children?

Also, what about the Bluebonnet swamp? I see it is only open until 5 pm and it is too hot to bother with that this time of year?

We are also looking for some good restaurants for dinner.

Thank you for your time!
First off, welcome to BR ! Here are some thoughts

(1) State Capitol (although let me caution you the Legislature is in session until 6/25, meaning that there may not be a lot of parking available. Just watch for areas that are cordoned off
(2) Visiting the Miss River levee downtown
(3) USS Kidd downtown
(4) Celebration Station (I-12 at Airline)
(5) LSU Lakes - your sons may enjoy feeding the ducks
(6) Laser Tag (off Sherwood) Laser Tag of Baton Rouge | Home (even though that's probably not for young children, I bet they'd have other things there)
(7) LSU - as in seeing Mike the Tiger, Tiger Stadium, and Memorial Tower. Since it's during the week, I'd advise getting a visitor tag. The building where they're issued is at Dalrymple/Highland
(8) Don't know what your/your kids tastes in food are, so you'll have to help us here. They do have a Chuck E Cheese at Siegen/I-10 near the Lowes

Hope this helps !
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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Great suggestions in the post above!

I was going to rec. Tiki Tubing. I've never done it-- I've only heard about it.. But after looking at this website: Tiki Tubing No. Just look at some of these people and the location--Denham-- eww.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Great suggestions in the post above!

I was going to rec. Tiki Tubing. I've never done it-- I've only heard about it.. But after looking at this website: Tiki Tubing No. Just look at some of these people and the location--Denham-- eww.
Since we're talking about a mother and two young boys under 5 years of age, I deliberately did not mention Hooters on College and in Denham as a "sight to see" - we run a family friendly site here !
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Bluebonnet Swamp is a great resource, but this time of year can be tricky. My three year old nephew went last week, dressed in shorts and a short sleeved shirt. He ended up with bites under his shirt, and in his shorts. No fun.

The Baton Rouge Zoo may be a better bet. It's not huge, but has plenty to occupy a little ones with short attention spans. They have "Twilight Tuesday Safaris" each Tuesday evening in June and July, but you'll need to register for the tour (225)775-3877.

The Arboretum is a great place for a picnic. City Park has a wonderful playground that's beside a dog park. After the kids are done playing, you can walk around the park and look at the pups, or take a stroll around the golf course. The oak trees keep things a few degrees cooler, but I'd still suggest bringing some cold drinks and snacks.

Each of these places can occupy a few hours, and they don't impact your wallet like theme parks..... That way, you're not out of extra cash if the kids don't seem to like it. Have fun!
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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All great suggestions. I'd advise against traveling to the greater state of Livingston though. haha.
There's the LSU Rural Life Museum on Essen at I-10 as well.
Monkey Biz fun center in Drusilla shopping center. That might make a good rain event. It's not huge, but it keeps the young ones occupied and they have pizza.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Anybody care to translate ?
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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It's my party has open play days. It is an inddor inflatable place. It's My Party in Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Incredible Inflatable Fun for Children's birthday parties, graduation parties, holiday parties

Monkey Biz Fun Center is also another hit with young kids.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Anybody care to translate ?
I couldn't get past the "Dear all tourist people", or maybe some reference to a Ramada Inn? I'm not sure. That was great. I'm not one to pick on people, but it's funny when it appears to be some sort of spam.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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There is a very fine museum on LSU campus just across from The Greek Theater.It may be a bit hard to find but most people on campus can tell You where it is located.
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