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Louisiana State University Introduction

Set on a 650-acre plateau on the Mississippi River, the Louisiana State University (LSU) is a flagship state university in the heart of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Built in Italian Renaissance style, the university is home to several historic buildings and 8 museums. It’s renowned for its Quadrangle and Memorial Tower, as well as for the live oak and magnolia trees on its campus. A member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the university’s athletics team is represented by a live Bengal tiger, named Mike the Tiger, who lives in his own habitat on campus.

Hotels near Louisiana State University

There’s a wide variety of hotels near the Louisiana State University, most within 1 to 3 miles of the campus. You’ll find plenty of 3-star and mid-range hotels offering pools, bars, and restaurants. There’s also a good selection of budget hotels, inns, motels, and suite hotels. The best time to get a hotel bargain in the area is from October to January, when the weather is mild and the streets and hotels less crowded. Summers are very hot and humid. February to May is peak season with large queues and plenty of festivals, including the famous Mardi Gras.

Where to stay near Louisiana State University

The Louisiana State University is in the historic town and Louisiana capital of Baton Rouge. Downtown Baton Rouge is a lively urban spot, rich in history, culture, music, and architecture. There’s plenty for both families and individual travelers to see and do, including sampling its Cajun and Creole cuisine. The city of Port Allen is 4 miles from the university. It’s home to the Mississippi Riverfront Development, an atmospheric area with a paved promenade, viewing benches, and panoramic views of the river and Baton Rouge. Sherwood forest is a sprawling neighborhood with historic buildings and plenty of budget-friendly hotels.

Things to see near Louisiana State University

You can visit the Old State Capitol, a historic building overlooking the Mississippi River. It houses the Museum of Political History and has a stained glass cathedral dome. It’s about an 8-minute drive from the Louisiana State University. You can tour Plantation Country and explore its antebellum mansions, including The Myrtles Plantation and its alleged haunted house, about 34 miles away. The Baton Rouge Zoo is 13 miles from the university. The Louisiana Art & Science Museum and the Shaw Center for the Arts are both just under 3 miles away.

How to get to Louisiana State University

The Louisiana State University is located off the I-110 and Interstate 10. Paid parking and metered parking is available for visitors. The campus is a pleasant place to walk and bike around, and is about 3 miles from downtown Baton Rouge. A free bus service runs between the university and downtown, while the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) offers city-wide transportation. The LSU Parking & Transportation Services operates a door-to-door shuttle service that runs nightly up until 12 a.m. Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is a 20-minute drive away. Some hotels in the area offer an airport shuttle service.

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