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The Atlas Obscura Guide To Baton Rouge

4 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Updated August 13, 2021

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Restless Spirits of Louisiana

If ghost stories help us confront a harrowing past, it’s no surprise that Louisiana is filled to the brim. From the swamplands to the pine forests, the state reverberates with tales of fortunes won and lost, untimely demises, and some of the darkest chapters of early American history. Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, the stories below reveal the hidden histories behind this mystifying state—place by place, spirit by restless spirit.

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