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When French explorers first came upon the site of Baton Rouge in 1699, they found poles smeared in animal blood to designate the separate hunting grounds of the Houmas and Bayougoulas Indians. The area on these shallow bluffs therefore appeared on French maps as Baton Rouge – "red stick." Now capital of Louisiana and the fifth biggest port in the US, Baton Rouge is an easy-going city for its size. Even the presence of the state's largest universities, LSU and Southern, has done surprisingly little to raise the town anywhere much above "sleepy" status. Surrounded by fifty acres of …
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Blue Bayou Water Park

Blue Bayou Water Park has over 20 water attractions like the High Water Slide, a triple seven story serpentine slide. There is also the Ragin' Cajun twin eight story speed slide, six story Mad Moccasin water slide ...

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Chimes Restaurant

Located in Baton Rouge, La., The Chimes restaurant offers patrons a variety of menu options including crab cakes, Buffalo wings, spinach and artichoke dip, soups and salads, shrimp, crawfish, baby back ribs, seafood pasta, pork chops, oyster, catfish, turkey burger, Portobello sandwich and hot fudge sundaes. The Chimes boasts a diverse list of more than 130 different varieties of beer from throughout the world. The Wine Cellar located beneath The Chimes main lobby, seats nearly 40 people for a served dinner and will accommodate 50-55 patrons for cocktail parties.