Louisiana’s capital city of Baton Rouge brings together the state’s many diverse cultures, earning its motto of, 'Authentic Louisiana at every turn'. Like New Orleans further down the Mississippi, the city has a rich history reaching back to the 1700s. Its attractions include historic cemeteries, antebellum plantation homes, lush gardens and riverboat casinos. Far from being stuck in the past, however, the city has a rich nightlife, distinctive shopping, and an active arts districts. As the proud home of Louisiana State University and Southern University, college football fans will feel right at home.