Baton Rouge Charter Bus

Welcome to the home of Mike the Tiger, the mascot of LSU, Baton Rouge or Bâton Rouge if written in French. The name “Bâton Rouge” means “red stick”, which refers to a blood-stained cypress pole discovered by Pierre Le Moyne D’Ibervilled in 1699 on the Mississippi River bank at the current site of Baton Rouge that marked the boundary between the hunting grounds of the Houma and Bayougoula tribes. Like its interesting origin story, the red stick city has much to offer its visitors, from historic sites to the abundant wildlife of the swamp to numerous tantalizing southern delicacies. Our Baton Rouge charter bus is dedicated to give visitors an amusing journey exploring through a selection of distinctive destinations within the Red Stick City.

Baton Rouge Charter Bus Stops

Magnolia Mound Plantation

The first stop on our Baton Rouge charter bus takes visitors to a destination that dates all the way back to 1791. What originated as a modest settler’s sprouted into a sprawling 900-acre farming enterprise, lasting until Louisiana’s statehood in 1812. Today, Magnolia Mound stands as one of Louisiana’s oldest and most well-preserved plantation estates. Discover locally crafted Colonial-era furniture, exquisite decorative arts imported via the historic Port of New Orleans, indigenous textiles, and unparalleled French Creole architecture that defines the region. Magnolia Mound Plantation is more than just a landmark; it’s a monument of the rich history of southern Louisiana, boasting remarkable collections and restorations. Presently, this plantation plays a vital part in the community with their mission to illustrate and interpret the lifestyle of French Creoles that formed the distinctive and charming culture in southern Louisiana by providing programs, workshops, lectures, festivals, and other special events.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

On the next stop, our Baton Rouge charter bus brings visitors to Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, a 103-acre facility dedicated to conservation, education, recreation and tourism. Be sure to explore the award-winning exhibit building that displays live animal exhibits, photographic presentations of flora and fauna on the site, natural artifact and mineral displays, and a vintage waterfowl decoy carving collection. Not only is it a showroom of natural wonders, this 9500-square-foot exhibit building is also an impressive structure blending the earth tones of wood and the illuminating effects of light to give an outdoor feeling to the space. The abundant wildlife at Bluebonnet Swamp makes it the perfect spot for hiking and bird watching. Here, visitors can observe hundreds of bird species utilizing the site throughout the year. With over a mile of gravel paths and boardwalks, visitors can enjoy various habitats such as the cypress-tupelo swamp, beech-magnolia and hardwood forests on their walk through the trail. If visitors are coming with young children, the trail here is an opportunity for kids to see different species; as snakes and turtles are commonly seen here, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, armadillos, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, deer and otter are also known to live in the site. turtle walking on the ground outside

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol

“If walls could speak, our walls would have much to say!”, is a message from the next destination that our Baton Rouge charter bus offers to bring visitors to. Located in downtown Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Old State Capitol is a standing testament to the resiliency of the Pelican State and its people. From the historic House Chamber where Louisiana seceded from the Union in 1861 to the impeachment proceedings of Gov. Huey P. Long in the Senate Chamber, this old State House has witnessed it all. Discover the importance of voting and what it means to be a good citizen throughout their various interactive exhibits, and learn more about the interesting past of Louisiana governors. Don’t forget to look up and be amazed by the breathtaking stained glass dome! The Old State Capitol does not only offer visitors adept understanding into the past and marvel at the stained glass, visitors can enjoy a spooky moment of the south by booking the Ghost of the Castle Show. drone view of the louisiana state capitol

LSU Rural Life Museum

Recommended by locals, the LSU Rural Life Museum is another stop on our Baton Rouge charter bus adventure in Baton Rouge. Visitors will have the chance to explore the rich history and heritage of rural Louisiana through their adventure at the LSU Rural Life Museum. Nestled within the serene landscapes of Baton Rouge, this museum offers a captivating glimpse into the lifestyles and traditions of the region during the 18th and 19th centuries. From the expansive collection of artifacts showcasing daily rural life to the well preserved historic buildings, every visitor will find something interesting to only themselves. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a student eager to delve into the past, or simply someone curious about Louisiana’s cultural roots, the LSU Rural Life Museum provides an immersive experience. Here at the LSU Rural Life Museum, visitors can step back in time as they explore the 19th-century Plantation area, marvel at the diverse architecture in the Folk Architecture section, and uncover fascinating stories within the Exhibit Barn.

USS KIDD Veterans Museum

For the next stop on our Baton Rouge charter bus, visitors will have the chance to step back in time and immerse themselves in the living history of the USS KIDD. This battleship is a relic of the nation’s World War II past, and today stands as a monument to those who fought in the Pacific theater. Docked majestically along the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, this restored destroyer, affectionately known as the “Pirate of the Pacific.” Upon exploring the USS KIDD, visitors can retrace the footsteps of servicemen and women aboard the decks of this fascinating ship, and delve into the compelling narratives of those who experienced the pivotal moments of this defining chapter in American history. As for groups, it’s advisable to book in advance to secure your preferred time slot. A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to confirm your tour date, which will be deducted from the final tour balance. Please note that all tour reservations are considered tentative until the deposit is received. Failure to submit the deposit within 10 days of booking will result in the reopening of your selected date for other bookings. The USS KIDD museum operates daily from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, with group tours available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Spend the night aboard the USS KIDD with a reservation as well. With affordable admission rates including tax – $14.63 for adults, $12.54 for seniors and veterans, and $10.45 for children aged 5-12 – a visit to the USS KIDD promises an enriching journey through history for visitors of all ages.

Elsie’s Plate & Pie

When in Baton Rouge, one shall not miss out Elsie’s Plate & Pie! On the next stop, our Baton Rouge charter bus brings visitors to the place that offers robusting flavor and delight desserts. Elsie’s Plate & Pie is named in memory of the beloved Elsie Marie Campeau Rupe of Lockport in Lafourche Parish, maternal grandmother of Proprietor and Chef Paul Chauvin Dupré. With a speciality in Cajun and Creole cuisine, and a vast selection of pies for customers to choose from, Elsie’s truly earned the praise from every customer. Elsie’s serves brunch, lunch, dinner and kids meals, so no matter what time customers might arrive, Elsie’s will welcome them with warmth and unbelievably good food. Upon dining at Elsie’s, customers will be in awe with the different amount of dishes offered. From appetizers like Cajun crawfish queso or hearty soups to sandwich delights such as the Bayou BBQ Burger, Blue Oyster BLT, or Arlington Special Po-Boy, there’s something to tantalize every palate. Main courses like the Honey Chop or Chicken with Red Beans burst with the rich flavors of southern Louisiana. Don’t miss the chance to savor savory pies like the Louisiana Poulet pot pie or Natchitoches Meat Hand Pies.  Elsie and Paul Dupre, the current owners of Elsie’s, are proud to share Elsie Lafourche legacy and Paul’s own creations with locals of Baton Rouge as well as with visitors from across the States.

Tin Roof Brewing

After a day of adventure, what you might need is a cool, aromatic glass of craft beer at Tin Roof Brewing. This destination is known as the largest craft brewery in Baton Rouge, located between downtown Baton Rouge and LSU campus. Tin Roof is proud to serve their variety of delicious beers and serve them in a comfortable setting. At Tin Roof, visitors will get to try their flagship, seasonal, and even experimental signed batch of beers. Visitors can also take a look at some brewing action in their tap room; tap room hours are as follows: 3 PM – 9 PM (Wed-Thurs), 12 PM – 9 PM (Friday – Saturday), 12 PM – 8 PM (Sunday). Besides touring the brewing process at Tin Roof, visitors can participate in some yoga action. With the courtesy of Leela Yoga Lifestyle, Tin Roof organizes free yoga every Wednesday. If you are a fan of craft breweries and also a fitness fan, Tin Roof might be the place for you. Tin Roof does not only offer special and interesting batches of beers, they also host rotating food trucks. That’s right, food trucks! Tin Roof almost always has food trucks parking on-site serving up some tasty specials. So what are you waiting for and not add this awesome brewery on your Baton Rouge charter bus itinerary. close up of a woman's hand holding a glass of beer

Baton Rouge Charter Bus FAQ

How do I book a charter bus in Baton Rouge, LA?

It’s advised to book your charter bus in advance of visiting Baton Rouge. Although the booking process is straightforward, you can request a quote of Baton Rouge charter bus with Louisiana Motor Coach.

How much does it cost to rent a Baton Rouge charter bus?

The cost of renting a Baton Rouge charter bus depends on several factors, including the type of bus, the duration of the trip, the distance traveled, and any additional services requested. It’s best to request a quote tailored to your specific needs with Louisiana Motor Coach.

How do I get around in Baton Rouge, LA?

Nestled along the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana. Baton Rouge is flocked with tourists due to its rich historical significance as well as being a cultural and economic hub for the region, blending southern Louisiana charm with a vibrant, diverse community. The best way to get around Baton Rouge is via a Baton Rouge charter bus. You can request a quote for a Baton Rouge charter bus for your group with Louisiana Motor Coach.

Can I customize my Baton Rouge charter bus itinerary?

Absolutely! We offer customizable itineraries to suit your group’s specific needs and interests. Just provide us with your desired destinations and schedule.
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