Baton Rouge, LA
Family Fun Attractions
Africa Safari Park
The park is located about 35 minutes north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From
Baton Rouge take Plank Road north (17.5 miles from Metro Airport) turn
right onto Highway 959, Travel 4.7 miles, turn right on Highway 409, the
park entrance is 1.5 miles down on your left.
Carload Day - Every Wednesday, you may bring as many people along as you
Open to individuals and groups, the Africa Safari Park has over 750 animals
with 80 different species being displayed on 168 acres. The park is open to
individuals and groups. In addition, the park has 3 safari vehicles which
can accommodate larger groups.
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
3601 Thomas Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Discover Baton Rouge’s #1 family attraction! Over 1800 animals, including
white tiger, elephants, giraffes and alligators await you in the
beautifully landscaped Zoo. . Visitors of all ages will love KidsZoo,
complete with a playground and hands-on animal encounter with farm animals!
Your visit is not complete without a scenic ride on the Cypress Bayou
Railroad or a narrated tour on the White Tiger Tram.
BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Conservation Area
Exit I-10 at Bluebonnet Boulevard; 1 mile south and turn right to:
10503 North Oak Hills Parkway
Explore a unique natural area near the heart of Baton Rouge. Self guided
nature trails wind through a magnolia-beech upland forest and into a 65
acre cypress-tupelo swamp. Elevated boardwalks provide complete
accessibility. The nature center includes educational exhibits, picnic
area, and restroom facilities.
Enchanted Mansion, a Doll Museum
190 Lee Drive
This museum offers a magical and educational doll exhibit for all ages. A
unique museum that entertains and informs its visitors through animation
and spectacular exhibits. Afternoon tea is also featured.
Louisiana Arts and Science Center and Challenger Learning Center
100 South River Road
Housed in a reconstructed train station, the Louisiana Arts and Science
Center offers several exhibits that change each year, as well as a
permanent Egyptian tomb exhibit. For the children and "children at heart,"
there is a hands-on art and science exhibit.