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Old 08-10-2018, 01:11 PM   #1
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We are headed to Destin in the morning and coming back on Wednesday. Is there anything worth doing in the Baton Rouge area? Swamp tours, aquariums, or any must do’s?


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Old 08-10-2018, 01:14 PM   #2
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PM Cajun Blake or Black Ice. Thats their stomping grounds
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:26 PM   #3
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:32 PM   #4
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Just drive through nothing to see their
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:48 PM   #5
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:52 PM   #6
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Get a few speeding tickets, eat some good food.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:54 PM   #7
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Big aquarium in New Orleans I hear...

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Old 08-10-2018, 01:57 PM   #8
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If you got the time and patience take the Houma, New Iberia, Lafayette route on your way back. Lil bit mo longer but a nice ride....with a higher chance of finding a legit spot with great food
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:57 PM   #9
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Lafayette is known for it's food, festivals, culture, and music. Here are some options if you have 3-4 hours to burn: Children's and/or Science Museum (both downtown), tour Avery Island where Tabasco sauce is made (25 min. South on Hwy 90 near New Iberia), Swamp Tours to see alligators and old cypress trees (Henderson area - just before you get on Basin Bridge - 15 miles East of Laffy), visit Acadian Village or Vermillionville which are replicas of Lafayette in the 1800's where the Cajun people settled after their exile/genocide from Nova Scotia, Rock-n-Bowl … downtown on Jefferson St. , more of a adult friendly place to drink, listen to live music, and meet members of the opposite sex who want to bump uglies ,

Baton Rouge - BR has respectable food but sadly not much else from a visitors or tourist standpoint. Bass Pro Shop is 8 miles east of BR on I-12 heading towards Hammond/FLA
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:09 PM   #10
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You can stop and get a front end alignment.... always needed


Or complete 99 bottles of beer on the wall stopped in traffic!
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:29 PM   #11
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You can stop and get a front end alignment.... always needed


Or complete 99 bottles of beer on the wall stopped in traffic!
Now hang on a minute! With a deficit like that, surely they’re spending some of the money on the roads, right?
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:38 PM   #12
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Casinos. Stop by and say hi to all the Texans that talk chit about La.. The casinos will be full of them with empty pockets.

They just love leaving their money there
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:48 PM   #13
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Lafayette is known for it's food, festivals, culture, and music. Here are some options if you have 3-4 hours to burn: Children's and/or Science Museum (both downtown), tour Avery Island where Tabasco sauce is made (25 min. South on Hwy 90 near New Iberia), Swamp Tours to see alligators and old cypress trees (Henderson area - just before you get on Basin Bridge - 15 miles East of Laffy), visit Acadian Village or Vermillionville which are replicas of Lafayette in the 1800's where the Cajun people settled after their exile/genocide from Nova Scotia, Rock-n-Bowl … downtown on Jefferson St. , more of a adult friendly place to drink, listen to live music, and meet members of the opposite sex who want to bump uglies ,

Baton Rouge - BR has respectable food but sadly not much else from a visitors or tourist standpoint. Bass Pro Shop is 8 miles east of BR on I-12 heading towards Hammond/FLA
I'd skip BR and get to Lafayette.

Good restaurant is Prejeans.

https://prejeans.com/
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:54 PM   #14
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:57 PM   #15
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My wife enjoys touring civil war mansions.
There are a couple of good ones near Baton Rouge.
Houma House and Nodaway are the 2 big ones.
Some smaller ones in the area that are pretty interesting too.

Near Baton Rouge is the Port Allen lock. Pretty interesting to see a tug with barges lock into or out of the Mississippi River. Open to the public weekdays.

Just south is the 100 year old historic Plaquemine lock and museum.

Also you can take the ferry across the river to Plaquemine if a ferry boat ride interests you.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:26 PM   #16
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Crawfish bisque at Don's Seafood
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:33 PM   #17
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Go see Mike the tiger & the LSU campus!
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:31 PM   #18
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:39 PM   #19
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If I can get the peeps up early enough Sunday to head home we might do brunch at Cafe Des Amis in Breaux bridge on the way home. I timed my trip down around missing rush hour traffic in BR. We blew through there. Our only traffic on he way down was on 20 in Texas. Kilgore and Waskom!


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Old 08-10-2018, 06:59 PM   #20
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If I can get the peeps up early enough Sunday to head home we might do brunch at Cafe Des Amis in Breaux bridge on the way home. I timed my trip down around missing rush hour traffic in BR. We blew through there. Our only traffic on he way down was on 20 in Texas. Kilgore and Waskom!

CDA shut down probably 2 years ago for renovations and never re-opened

PM me if you need recommendations on what/where to eat
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:30 PM   #21
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CDA shut down probably 2 years ago for renovations and never re-opened

PM me if you need recommendations on what/where to eat

Well that sucks. I wanted some turtle soup!!


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Old 08-10-2018, 07:33 PM   #22
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Lafayette is known for it's food, festivals, culture, and music. Here are some options if you have 3-4 hours to burn: Children's and/or Science Museum (both downtown), tour Avery Island where Tabasco sauce is made (25 min. South on Hwy 90 near New Iberia), Swamp Tours to see alligators and old cypress trees (Henderson area - just before you get on Basin Bridge - 15 miles East of Laffy), visit Acadian Village or Vermillionville which are replicas of Lafayette in the 1800's where the Cajun people settled after their exile/genocide from Nova Scotia, Rock-n-Bowl … downtown on Jefferson St. , more of a adult friendly place to drink, listen to live music, and meet members of the opposite sex who want to bump uglies ,

Baton Rouge - BR has respectable food but sadly not much else from a visitors or tourist standpoint. Bass Pro Shop is 8 miles east of BR on I-12 heading towards Hammond/FLA


There’s North Baton Rouge. It would be like touring a 3rd world country but you don’t have to leave the country.




There will be a top golf soon.
L'Auberge is fun if you like to gamble.





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Old 08-11-2018, 10:03 AM   #23
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Avery Island is definitely worth the short detour!
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:11 AM   #24
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Also near Avery Island - Tabasco is Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:59 AM   #25
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WWII museum in New Orleans, but your could spend a couple days there.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:36 AM   #26
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Try not to even slow down at Baton Rouge.... Stop at Lafayette. Way better options.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:37 AM   #27
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Eat some catfish and red beans with rice
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:29 PM   #28
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Leave and go back to Texas

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Old 08-11-2018, 09:25 PM   #29
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Visit Port Fourchon!!!
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:31 PM   #30
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Say what you want about folks from Louisiana, they know how to have fun.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:34 PM   #31
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Steamboat bills seafood for the win! We stopped there on our way back from Destin for lunch today!!! Quick and easy off and on for I-10 as well!

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Old 08-12-2018, 07:34 AM   #32
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Try the jacked up oysters also!
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:59 AM   #33
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Stop by my parents...…….they will feed and entertain everybody on the trip for free!!
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:17 AM   #34
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There’s North Baton Rouge. It would be like touring a 3rd world country but you don’t have to leave the country.




There will be a top golf soon.
L'Auberge is fun if you like to gamble.





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yeah wear some body armor if you stop in baton rouge! Blake has great advice about lafayette.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:40 AM   #35
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Ditto on Prejeans, great food. Another good stop is exit 87 in Rayne at the Frog City Cafe. Oyster Poboy is dynamite.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:42 AM   #36
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Steamboat bills seafood for the win! We stopped there on our way back from Destin for lunch today!!! Quick and easy off and on for I-10 as well!

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Next time take I210 and stop at Darrells for the best poboy bar none. Get a darrells special and add shrimp. Thank me later.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:42 PM   #37
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Lafayette is known for it's food, festivals, culture, and music. Here are some options if you have 3-4 hours to burn: Children's and/or Science Museum (both downtown), tour Avery Island where Tabasco sauce is made (25 min. South on Hwy 90 near New Iberia), Swamp Tours to see alligators and old cypress trees (Henderson area - just before you get on Basin Bridge - 15 miles East of Laffy), visit Acadian Village or Vermillionville which are replicas of Lafayette in the 1800's where the Cajun people settled after their exile/genocide from Nova Scotia, Rock-n-Bowl … downtown on Jefferson St. , more of a adult friendly place to drink, listen to live music, and meet members of the opposite sex who want to bump uglies ,

Baton Rouge - BR has respectable food but sadly not much else from a visitors or tourist standpoint. Bass Pro Shop is 8 miles east of BR on I-12 heading towards Hammond/FLA
This guy is spot on but he forgot to tell you something...Deep Woods Off
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