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Louisiana State Capitol

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Address: State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone Number: 225-342-7317
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This art deco masterpiece has been the site of a bombing, an assassination...
This art deco masterpiece has been the site of a bombing, an assassination and the infinite machinations of state kingpins and politicos.
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We feel the history each time we visit. Students and Seniors love it. I love working with the guides here. They love and understand tourism. Our groups love going to the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We feel the history each time we visit. Students and Seniors love it. I love working with the guides here. They love and understand tourism. Our groups love going to the top to enjoy that wonderful view of Baton Rouge and the Mississippi River. And the wonderful thing is----it's free! Thanks to all. Allons À Lafayette, Inc. .

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

...limited as it's still a working government building. It has some beautiful statues and some interesting murals outside the House and Senate chambers. The view from the 27th floor is well-worth the elevator ride up. I'm glad I stopped in, but the Old State Capitol is a more interesting place.

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Apopka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I was just expecting a boring government building with a small display of where Huey Long got shot and an observation deck on the top floor. It was so much more than that! Walking up the monumental steps to the building gives you an impression of grandeur but it doesn't stop there. The lobby is magnificent with its high ceilings,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Liked the approach steps with all the States names. Self guided tour but always someone around to help. Few areas where you're not allowed. Even offered coffee in a small side room where the Governor gives his press briefings. You can go in a lift right to the top with good views all round. Nice gardens surrounding, pleasant lake. Worth... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

The grounds are beautifully kept. Starting at the front steps,the carving of each State's name and year they were part of the USA. All of the statues outside our beautifully done. We were craning our necks to see the pelicans at the top. Inside the foyer on every wall is another masterpiece painting. Marble and carvings are everywhere, even the... More 

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Kirkland, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

On a recent visit to see friends in Baton Rouge we spent one afternoon touring around downtown. One stop was the capital building. It was pretty cool to see that much history. I love the steps leading up to the Capital building. They've got all the states on in stone on the steps

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Louisiana State Capitol is the tallest state capitol building in the United States. It does not have a dome. There is a look out area at the top and you can see the LSU football stadium and other land marks for Baton Rouge. There are ten different flags representing the counties which had control of the area above the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Louisiana State Capitol is an incredibly interesting building. I just stared and stared at it. You can’t hold a neutral opinion about its looks. You are either going to think it’s wonderful or you are going to wonder “what were they thinking?!” You really do need to see it for yourself. Like its looks or not, you’ll likely find... More 

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Platte City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It wasn't in session, while we were there so both chambers were open. It was fun to compare to the Old Capitol. Must ride to the top. The view is absolutely amazing of the city. The steps up the Capital are unique in that they have all the states engraved on each one. It was beautiful.

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Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This structure is impressive, not only for its architecture and being the tallest building in the South, at the time, but for the fact that it was constructed during the depression. Governor Huey Long believed in keeping Louisianians working, rather than on the dole and much of the state's infrastructure, including roads, schools, hospitals and bridges, were built, thanks to... More 

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Additional Information about Louisiana State Capitol

Address: Address: State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone Number: 225-342-7317
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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