A city that welcomes all visitors, Baton Rouge offers some of the best accessible attractions in Louisiana. Those of all abilities can find a good time here, including travelers with mobility, hearing, visual and special needs. Every day, more of Baton Rouge’s hotels, attractions and events are becoming ADA compliant by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Knowing where it is safe to travel within a city is important and these attractions and things to do in Baton Rouge have passed the test.
- The Louisiana State Capitol
No trip to Louisiana is complete without a trip to its capital city and to its capitol building. The “New” Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge boasts the tallest capitol building in the nation and is accessible for all even to the top observation deck that overlooks the beautiful grounds and gardens.
- Capitol Park Museum
The Capitol Park Museum features incredible exhibits on Louisiana and Baton Rouge history, industry and culture, and all spaces are wheelchair accessible. See Louis Armstrong’s childhood bugle, a Mardi Gras float, shrimp boat and more at this top-rated museum.
- Mississippi Riverfront Levee Path
Outdoor adventure without limitations can be found along the Mississippi Riverfront Levee Path. Accessible ramps at major trail heads (such as the River Road intersections at Skip Bertman Drive and Florida Street) lead you to the top of the levee where you’ll find a wide asphalt path that meanders along the river throughout Baton Rouge.
- The Knock Knock Museum
This children’s museum is filled with interactive play and learning zones for children of all ages. (though they also even host adult nights). Knock Knock was specially designed to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn through play. From a Quiet Cabin for children to take a break, to braille picture books, this museum offers access to inclusive and accessible play.
- The Baton Rouge Zoo
One of the top attractions in Baton Rouge, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, has paved paths connecting you to animals from around the world. See indigenous wildlife to Louisiana like the crocodile, and animals from far away like the zoo’s newest member, a baby giraffe named Burreaux after LSU’s championship quarterback. The zoo also offers wheelchair rentals on site for a small fee. Read more about our favorite things to do at the zoo.
- Accessible Festival: The Ebb & Flow Festival
Baton Rouge’s spring festival season hosts many music, food and art festivals. But the Ebb & Flow Festival combines all three, plus sets itself apart with a sensory- sensitive zone. Mahli’s House is an area that uses soothing lighting and items for a relaxed environment for those on the Autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. Sound-reducing headphones and sensory tools are also be available for checkout and use around Ebb & Flow.
Feel comfortable traveling to Baton Rouge and enjoying your vacation. VisitBatonRouge.com has even more information on ADA travel in Baton Rouge, including the best accessible hotels. Share your photos enjoying Baton Rouge’s accessibility by tagging @visitbatonrouge and adding the hashtags #ExploreBatonRouge and #OnlyLouisiana!