On Father's Day my family went to Alligator Bayou, which is a few minutes drive from Baton Rouge. I strongly recommend a visit for Louisiana folks or any of you visiting the Baton Rouge area. Are any of you fans of The Crocodile Hunter from Australia? This tour which includes both walking and cruising parts of the bayou is reminiscent of those TV specials! They hold and feed alligators while you stand and watch. Then the cruise includes stops where you get to see babies and hold older ones yourself! Their focus is understanding Louisiana wildlife and conserving our bayous. On the boat tour you get to hold and see many animals (I won't spoil the fun by disclosing their names). My 1 and 3 year old grandchildren, my son, and daughter-in-law and myself all thoroughly enjoyed this. So my conclusion this is something that appeals to all ages and is a great family outing. If you're looking for a quaint place to stay they even have cabins for rent.
Fifteen years ago I moved to Louisiana. How many of you can tell me what a bayou is? (Answer in a future post)