The town of Gonzales is located in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. While it's an independent city, Gonzales is part of the Baton Rouge metro area. The town has a population of 9,553 as of 2009, and offers attractions that include nightlife, restaurants, golf and a museum to area visitors.
Gonzales offers several different golf courses. The Gonzales Country Club is a medium-length course with nine holes. The par-36 location covers 3,262 yards and includes a driving range. The Pelican Point Club has 36 holes and 6,500 yards of golf available. This course was built in 2002 and has a par of 71. The location includes a practice facility and a pro shop.
A variety of bars, lounges, and clubs are located in Gonzales. The Rendezvous Lounge is an upscale bar with modern decor. The X Treme Daiquiris nightclub is known for its late-night parties. People who are more interested in relaxation than parties can visit Junction 44 to enjoy casual decor and comfortable surroundings.
Louisiana is often known for its seafood, and Gonzales is no exception. Mike Anderson's Seafood Restaurant was founded in 1975, and is named after the former college football star who started the restaurant. This location offers seafood such as catfish, shrimp and oysters. Sno's Seafood & Steak lives up to its name by providing dishes such as fried crawfish and filet mignon.
The city of Gonzales is home to one museum. The Tee Joe Gonzales Museum is located in the home of one of the city's founding members. Antique furniture, clothing and pictures recreate early settler life in the region. The museum is free to the public, but appointments are required.