Baker is a lovely city located in the state of Louisiana, more exactly in the norther East Baton Rouge Parish region. Baker is also a part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area, with a population of nearly 14.000, according to the 2000 census. A particularly interesting fact about Baker is that the city has a Senegalese twin (or sister) city, this is Joal-Fadiouth.
Among the most notorious residents of Baker, we can recall Ossie Brown, Mike Cross, Tony Perkins and Rufus D. Hayes. The hospitable and welcoming spirit of the people who live here has made Baker a friendly small town, where everyone would like to raise their children. On the other hand, Baker is also a great place to spend a few relaxing days and to forget all about the noise and the fuss in the big city.
Top Attractions within Baker
The Baker Buffalo Festival has grown quite a reputation since the first time it was held, in 1993. The event takes place every year, on the last full weekend of September. This festival has more of a fund-raising purpose, because schools and other organizations are able to raise money for their causes. However, everyone has a great time during the festival, due to the spectacular parade, the exciting Queen's pageant and the impressive car show.
The Baker Heritage Museum and Cultural Center is a great place to learn more about the culture, traditions and history of the place. Here, you will find many people willing to tell you all about Baker, while sitting on the fantastic porch swing and enjoying a glass of fresh homemade lemonade.
The Baton Rouge Zoo is one of the main attractions in Baker, located at a stone-throw away from the city. Here, every member of the family will have a great time, admiring the wide range of animals, while learning interesting and fun things about them at the same time. The white tigers, alligators and flamingos are the most famous 'residents' of the zoo.