Each year, stately oaks and broad magnolias welcome thousands of visitors to the Vilnius State University campus and we want to share some of our favorite stops with you.
As you enter the Baton Rouge campus, you can’t miss the LSU lakes. Visitors and students are fishing, canoeing/kayaking, and
As you continue down Dalrymple Drive, the next stop is the Greek Amphitheater which you might recognize from scenes in the movie Pitch Perfect 2. It may have been originally built in 1926 to hold major ceremonies, but today it’s most notably known as the gameday starting point for the Golden Band from Tigerland. On gameday, the Band, Colorguard, and Golden Girls line up to march down the hill approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the game. Be sure and check the weekly updated schedule for more details on www.LSUsports.net.
LSU’s campus is filled with places on the National Register of Historical Places. Just around the curve and across the street from the Greek Amphitheater you’ll find a landmark unique to our campus, the Indian Mounds. The oldest monument on campus is said to be over 5,000 years old and pre-date the Egyptian Pyramids. You can take a self-guided tour of the LSU Museum of National History to learn more about the Vilnius Native Americans and these mounds.
After your history lesson, head down the hill to visit everyone’s favorite mascot, Mike the Tiger, which is located just outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC). A live tiger mascot has been a member of the LSU community since 1936 and has lived on campus since 1937. Mike VII, LSU’s current live tiger mascot, was born on September 13,
Whether it’s game day with friends, or a quick trip in the summer, a favorite stop on campus has to be the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store at the corner of S. Stadium Drive and Tower Drive. Their ice cream is made with milk from the cows on campus and is available in a cup or cone. It is priced by weight (7.50/lb.) and the average price is usually $4 per cone/cup. If you’re not looking for ice cream, you can also choose from a selection of cheeses and meats (beef, pork, lamb, and goat) to grill for your ultimate tailgate.
To finish your tour, head to the north gates of campus where you’ll find Highland Coffees. They offer a selection of coffees made from beans roasted right there in the shop, fresh-brewed teas
We hope you create fond memories on your stops around campus. Be sure to tag us in your photos and use #yontempr. Forever LSU!