What to do and see in Zachary, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 7, 2017 Misti Hsu

Zachary is a city in East Baton Rouge parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies 16 miles (26 km) north of the city of Baton Rouge, and had a population of 14,960 at the 2010 census, up from 11,275 in 2000.
Restaurants in Zachary

1. Port Hudson State Historic Site

236 Highway 61, Jackson, LA 70748-4217 +1 225-654-3775
Excellent
47%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Port Hudson State Historic Site

Reviewed By LisandroVoyager - Washington DC, District of Columbia

You can absorb the fascinating exhibits in the visitors center then hike to various spots to see additional panels and exhibits, including the cliff over what used to be the Mississippi River where battle action took place. It has many trails for hikes so taking lunch or major snack along is recommended since the scenery is peaceful and there is no food or drink in addition to the drinking fountain at the Visitors Center.

2. Teddy's Juke Joint

16999 Old Scenic Hwy, Zachary, LA 70791-8504 +1 225-658-8029
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 14 reviews

Teddy's Juke Joint

This is a classic Blues Juke Joint

Reviewed By BMarquette - Wakefield, LA

Teddy's is the last of its kind... featuring fantastic Blues musicians from around the country. The bar has as much of a character as Teddy does! They have the largest chicken wings I've ever eaten, too. If you want to experience a true Blues concert, Teddy's is the place!

3. Port Hudson National Cemetery

20978 Port Hickey Rd, Zachary, LA 70791-6722 +1 225-654-3767
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Port Hudson National Cemetery

Reviewed By Allen M

The keepers of the Port Hudson National Cemetery were very cordial, understanding, and professional. They were truly wonderful. Though it was a difficult time for the family and friends, they make it more pleasant.

4. Capitol Park Museum

660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5342 +1 225-342-5428
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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4.5 based on 200 reviews

Capitol Park Museum

With thematic exhibits on diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture, the museum includes two permanent exhibits: Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America.

Reviewed By Cia1964 - Wauconda, Illinois

This place is stuffed with information in thorough, interesting, detailed displays. You can go through it more quickly if you need to and still take away some good knowledge, but the best thing is to allow a few hours to really take it all in....or...MoreThank you for your kind review! Check out our website for information on our changing exhibitions and free/low cost programming.

5. CoConut Willy's Zachary

20377 Old Scenic Hwy, Zachary, LA 70791-7366 +1 225-570-8465
Excellent
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80%
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4 based on 5 reviews

CoConut Willy's Zachary

Reviewed By Robert B - Zachary, Louisiana

The wife and I decided to have Daiquiri for Mardi Gras Day. Coconut Willy's in Zachary is relatively new, so we decided to give it a try.

Location:
In the Zachary Commerce Center located SW corner of Hwy 964 (Old Scenic) and Hwy 64.
Same center as Sammy's Grill.

Parking:
Plenty of parking, but you may have to walk a bit.

Seating:
Not a large bar. Self seat. 4 tall tables with 4 chairs each and 5 tall chairs around the bar.

It appears they do a healthy carry-out business.

They have 10 daiquiri machines, beer, and mixed drinks.

There is no table service so you have to order at the bar.

The bar attendant was very nice and did not mind providing numerous samples until the wife and I decided on Jungle Juice and Strawberry respectively. Very fast service!

Happy Hour is Mon - Thu till 7 pm
Mon - Thu Domestic beers $2.00 and Premium beers $2.50
Mon/Wed Med Daiquiris are $5.50. Tue/Thu Large Daiquiris are $6.75

Domestic beers are Bud, Bud Lite, Coors Light, Miller Light
Premium beers are Ultra, Bud Lime, Corona, Corona Light, Abita, Heineken.

Beer Buckets everyday are Domestic 5 for $11 and Premium 5 for $13.

We did not see a food or appetizer menu.

There are 2 large flat screen TV's on the walls

Restrooms are very clean

Also smoking is allowed.

Overall, a nice little bar for a quick stop or watch a sports game.

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6. Copper Mill Golf

2100 Copper Mill Dr, Zachary, LA 70791-7358
Excellent
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Good
67%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Copper Mill Golf

Reviewed By MichaelK614 - Atlanta, Georgia

The course is built in/around a nice, growing neighborhood. Rate was only $25 on a Tuesday afternoon with hardly anyone else on the course.
First the not so good, the greens. The condition in/around the greens wasn't too good due to lack of water. Not sure if they are having drought issues, but they could use some water. In no way is this a game stopper, but if the greens were in better shape I would've given a 5 instead of 4 rating.
Now the Good - 6 Par 5s - are you kidding me??!! Sprinkled in a couple drivable Par 4s and you'll be falling in love with this place like I did! The Copper tees (whites) play 6,190 so each of those Par 5s were reachable on 2nd shot for me (18 handicap) which was fantastic. Some holes had slightly tighter tee shots (#14 was the worst), but most had generous target areas. Highly recommend purchasing a yardage book ($2) for first timers.
It got 'buggy' later in the afternoon, but not too bad.
If you're in the BR area, make the drive - you won't be sorry.

7. USS Kidd

305 River Rd S, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-6220 +1 225-342-1942
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 515 reviews

USS Kidd

Reviewed By Allen21096 - Chicago, Illinois

The U.S.S. Kidd is a Fletcher-class destroyer that was built during World War II. She was commissioned in April 1943. At the time, the U.S.S. Kid was the six hundred & sixty-first destroyer to be built for the Navy. She was named after Rear Admiral Isaac Kidd, Sr., who was killed at Pearl Harbor, as he was was aboard his flagship - the U.S.S. Arizona. She served the Navy well and even though she sustained battle damage, she was repaired and went on to serve in Korea and was decommissioned in June 1964, after 21 years of service. Buck was the docent. He was very friendly, personable and very informative about the U.S.S. Kidd. The U.S.S. Kidd is located on the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge's Riverfront Plaza. Besides the ship itself, there is also the U.S.S. Kidd Museum and the Louisiana Memorial Plaza is immediately adjacent to the museum. We happened to be there on a day when there was heavy fog, so at the beginning of our tour, the ship almost appeared ghostly. The U.S.S. Kidd has been designated a National Historic Landmark and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

8. Planet Beach

4783 Secretary Dr, Zachary, LA 70791-4070 +1 225-570-2178

Planet Beach takes pride in offering a variety of automated services and quality products that work together to achieve your beauty, wellness, and fitness goals. Whether you want a full body transformation or more targeted results, our spas provide everything you need for maximum results.

9. Louisiana's Old State Capitol

100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1502 +1 800-488-2968
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 540 reviews

Louisiana's Old State Capitol

Once described by Mark Twain as the "ugliest thing on the Mississippi," this neogothic building, situated atop a bluff, contains a stained-glass dome, an impressive spiral staircase and a museum covering state politics.

Reviewed By alpw - Albuquerque, New Mexico

My husband and I were in Baton Rouge on our New Orleans trip. We drove over to Baton Rouge to see the capital building. We went over to the old capital, which should been open, but we couldn't get in. The outside looked beautiful, though.

10. Louisiana State Capitol

State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 +1 225-342-7317
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 588 reviews

Louisiana State Capitol

This art deco masterpiece has been the site of a bombing, an assassination and the infinite machinations of state kingpins and politicos.

Reviewed By darthgrim - Cedar Park, Texas

I stopped by to check off another capitol on my way back from Mardi Gras in New Orleans and did not think this would be a highlight, so I was pleasantly surprised. The skyscraper design is really interesting; it was Governor Long's idea to show that the state was progressive. He considered a dome/rotunda as wasted space and offices in the tower could be rented out. The day I visited they were not offering guided tours, but all of the staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and two people even left their desks to show me their favorite details and other points of interests.

Some interesting things to check out include: Huey Long's grave in the front, the many bullet holes in the hallway where he was shot (ask staff to point it out), a fragment in the ceiling from a bomb that exploded in the 70s as part of a labor dispute, the detailed Art Deco lobby, and the free observation deck with view of the capitol lawn and Mississippi River.

When I visited there was some restoration work concerning the limestone going on in the front of building, but the building was still open from a side entrance. I was able to find a free street parking space in the back of the building, but I'm not sure how many free public spaces are available.

The staff made the visit fun, educational, and memorable, and it's been one of my favorite capitols to visit. This place is definitely worth a stop!

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