Baton Rouge Travel Guide

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Baton Rouge Overview

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. It owes its location and historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi delta. In addition to the natural protection, the city has a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and the southern agricultural areas.

Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, and port center of the south. It is also the location for Louisiana State University.

With a cast of historical characters that have been political leaders of Louisiana, Baton Rouge has been a locale for movies based on former governors like Blaze (Paul Newman) and All the King's Men (Sean Penn).

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