Get your growl on at Tiger Stadium on the Louisiana State University campus, billed as the loudest stadium in the USA: the cheers of the crowd of more than 102,000 people created an earthquake reading at a 1988 game against Auburn University. You’ll have another reason to cheer when the Baton Rouge stadium hosts the Bayou Country Superfest on Memorial Day Weekend each year – and performers such as Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes and Luke Bryan come to town. Don’t miss a visit with Mike, the Siberian/Bengal rescue tiger, who has his own habitat across the street – he’s the only tiger that lives on a college campus. Planning your visit? These are the best hotels near Tiger Stadium – bookable on Culture Trip.
Stay close to all the LSU sports action at the Cook Hotel. It’s so close to Tiger Stadium (only a half-hour walk or a six-minute drive), both the LSU football and basketball teams stay here before home games. Relax before the game in a triple-sheeted king-size bedroom with subtle tiger-striped draperies, or choose a one- or two-bedroom suite, complete with granite countertop and stainless-steel kitchen appliances. Perks include a huge outdoor pool and a complimentary hot Southern breakfast – with biscuits. You won’t forget who to root for: the pancakes are stamped with LSU and there’s a life-size brass tiger in the marble lobby.
This classic riverboat casino with its lovely cast-iron balconies, gaming tables and slot machines is sure to come up a winner when you visit Baton Rouge. It’s moored on the Mississippi River, a short walk down a well-lit covered pier. The hotel features dining options under a glass atrium, shady outdoor patios, and clean, comfortable guest rooms. We bet you’ll enjoy the five-minute drive to Tiger Stadium, too.
This former cottage, in the heart of St Francisville, about 40 minutes by car from the LSU campus, has been transformed into an 11-room boutique property. From the complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival to the bedside Fiji water and L’Occitane bath amenities, it’s the attention to detail that makes guests feel special here. With a pool, a bar, and a fine-dining restaurant that’s always booked up, it’s a popular place. Take a seat in the courtyard or a rocker on the white-painted porch and experience Southern hospitality at its finest.
This former plantation house in St Francisville, built in 1796, has been dubbed one of the most haunted hotels in America – but that’s part of the charm. Ensuite rooms occupy the former nursery, bedrooms, and dining room, furnished with four-poster beds, antiques, and reproductions. Enjoy a view of the pond, the landscaped grounds and a gazebo from a rocker on the porch of a rustic cottage built of cypress and heart pine. You won’t find a coffee maker, television or alarm clock in your room, but Mystery Tours and a full Southern breakfast are free.
Recover from the roar of the crowds at Tiger Stadium in the serenity of the Lodge at the Bluffs in St Francisville, a 45-minute drive away. This historic property fronts an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, where you can enjoy a round of golf before heading for the rocker on your private veranda. Choose from a one-bedroom suite with a kitchenette or a two-bedroom suite with a full kitchen. Contemporary decor and a high-end restaurant overlooking the golf course makes this lodge a winner.
A Union Army stockade during the Civil War, this two-story brick inn offers privacy on your balcony, and company in the great room, where you can relax in front of the large woodburning fireplace. The artistic owner of this five-room bed and breakfast has gathered together paintings, antiques, and vintage finds to carefully curate each space, including the shaded patio and extensive gardens. Each room has an ensuite, a four-poster or cast-iron bed, and comfortable chairs for lounging. Tiger Stadium and the LSU College of Art & Design are a 12-minute drive from this idyllic spot on the Fountain Bayou.
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