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Public Golf Courses in the Baton Rouge Area That Offer Premier Golfing Amenities

By | February 22nd, 2019|

If you are a golf enthusiast visiting the Baton Rouge area, and you are looking for a place to to play golf, look no further than the outstanding public golf courses of BREC’s Santa Maria Golf Course and Beaver Creek Park and Golf Course.

Santa Maria 

Enjoy playing golf surrounded by magnificent greens under a blue Louisiana sky at Santa Maria Golf Course, an 18-hole course that is 6,969 yards

Experience Scenic Trails and Awesome Animal Encounters at the Delightfully Swampy Bluebonnet Swamp

By | February 22nd, 2019|

Snakes, turtles and alligators, oh my! This is what you’ll find when you visit BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp, where the hikes and trails are authentic, and the wildlife is plentiful. Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m., it is the mission of this 103-acre all encompassing nature center, located just off Bluebonnet Boulevard on North Oak Hills Parkway, to connect

Highland Road Park Observatory Offers Astronomy Activities For Adults and Children That Are Out of This World

By | February 22nd, 2019|

Who knew that Baton Rouge has a collection of amateur astronomers and volunteers who are cultivating a passion for astronomy and space science right here in our community? And when you see the “red lights” illuminated between historic Highland Road, and the Highland Road Park Observatory, whose main building is a wondrous octagonal structure, you can be sure that a scheduled night time viewing of the “majesty of

An Historic Glimpse of French Creole Plantation Living Hidden In Plain Sight

By | February 22nd, 2019|

Bordering a busy Nicholson Avenue at the advent of downtown Baton Rouge is a historic gem that simply must not be overlooked. There, peering from behind sweeping magnolia and oak trees, is what once functioned as a 900-acre plantation operation, and is currently open to tourists and school groups as BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation. Here visitors are treated to the experience of French Creole life from the colonial

Coushatta Casino Resort Celebrates Lunar New Year with Dragon Dance, Concert, Red Envelope Giveaways

By | February 1st, 2019|

Lunar New Year celebrations abound at Coushatta Casino Resort! Beginning with the Chuc Xuan Lunar New Year show on January 26, a Dragon Dance through the casino floor on February 3 and culminating with the $20,000 Lunar New Year Giveaway on February 5, plus weekend lunch service at Noodles starting February 8, there’s plenty to do and see.

Back by popular demand, this year’s Lunar New Year show in

MARDI GRAS STAYCATION

By | February 1st, 2019|

Carnival season is upon us, and Louisiana is ready to roll! From the Chic-a-la-Pie Parade in downtown Kaplan, to the Cajun Muddy Gras in Sarepta, good times are in store for revelers across the Bayou State. The 2019 season kicked off on January 6, the feast of Epiphany, also known as the Twelfth Night. Grand balls and parades aplenty set the tone for this unique celebration that continues

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