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on the 27th floor affords a spectacular view of the city.

4) The LSU Museum of Natural Science

Murphy J. Foster Hall, 119 Dalrymple Drive LSU is not just for sporting events. The LSU Museum of Natural Science, located on campus, includes dioramas depicting Louisiana wildlife, early Native American life in Louisiana, and some 350 mounted native birds. Stop by the LSU Dairy Store for some Tiger Bite ice cream while you’re on campus.

5) BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center 10503 N. Oak Hills Pkwy.

The Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is a 101-acre facility that includes walking trails and 9,500 square-foot Nature Center with live animal exhibits, delighting young and old alike.

6) LSU Hilltop Arboretum 11855 Highland Road

The arboretum showcases an extensive collection of Louisiana native trees and shrubs.

Visitors can cross an old footbridge overlooking a 20-foot deep ravine and wander into the tree cathedral developed and donated by Mr. and Mrs. Emory Smith. Located on Highland Road, the arboretum is open to the public during daylight hours.

7) Main Street Market and Red Stick Farmer’s Market 501 N. 5th Street

Main Street Market is located on one side of Galvez Parking Garage in the center of downtown. It’s a public marketplace for local farmers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Red Stick Farmers Market operates every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The Arts Market takes place here the first Saturday of the month.

8) Capitol Park Museum 660 N. Fourth St.

Located at Spanish Town Road and 4th Street, this museum portrays Louisiana’s cultural heritage and milestones with exhibits and displays of history, music, cuisine, and agriculture.

9) Louisiana Arts and Science Museum 100 S. River Road

Housed in an old Railway Station, LASM includes special art galleries, exhibits, sculpture, an Ancient Egypt gallery, and the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium.

10) LSU Rural Life Museum 4560 Essen Lane

The Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens is a major outdoor folk museum with an extensive collection of tools, household utensils, vehicles, furniture, and farming implements. The grounds have more than 25 authentic log cabins, cottages, and farm structures dating from the early 1900s. Windrush Gardens features 25 acres of semiformal gardens filled with azaleas, iris, and native plants designed by Steele Burden.