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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.

Closed on Monday & Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Last car at 4 p.m.)

closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years

Carload Day - Every Wednesday, you may bring as many people along as you like,

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

(225) 775-3877 or visit:  9:30 a.m. - 5 -p.m. Daily

9:30 a.m. - 6 -p.m. Weekends (during daylight saving time)

Closed New Years, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & Christmas

Wednesdays 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Free Admission

Discover Baton Rouge‚Äôs #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

(225) 757-8905

Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sundays, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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

(225) 769-0005

Monday, Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

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

(225) 344-9478

Monday - closed Tues - Fri, 10 - 3

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

First Sunday of the month admission is Free.  

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. 


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