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You’ve heard of Southern hospitality. Add some Cajun seasoning to that and you are on your way to discovering West Baton Rouge’s secret sauce. Everything here is unique. Warm welcomes are nice, but they’re nothing compared to West Baton Rouge rolling out the red carpet. We all love a good restaurant, but few compare to our destination’s down-home fare. And, most of all, everyone loves to be treated like royalty, but wait until you see the services the convention and visitors bureau provides. You’ll feel right at home here. West Baton Rouge’s history... more
Kite Fest was a huge success this year, thanks in part to good weather on Friday and Saturday.  "We had one of our best years ever, with 1,000 students on Friday  We had a packed field on Saturday and a huge crowd staying for the fireworks display Saturday night", said West Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau (WBRCVB) Director Kathy Gautreau. This year's event was dedicated to Gayle Woodul, who was instrumental in helping establish the festival, and was a volunteer each year.  She also operated the Go Big or Go Home Kite Team.  The team was out... more
According to the story told by Floyd Prejean, owner of Morley Marina, Horatio Morley came to Louisiana from Michigan in 1907, starting a cypress logging business in what would become known as Morley, Louisiana, near today’s Brusly, in West Baton Rouge. A generous gift of a Model T from Morley’s friend, Henry Ford, would spell his doom. A car wreck killed Morely and his uncle-in-law, George Coswell. Without Morley guiding his business interests, the company and the town soon dried up. All that is left of Morley’s town, however, is definitely not dried up! This bar/... more