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Louisiana State Capitol

State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Ranked #8 of 33 attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Government Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Description: 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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Katy, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

An absolutely lovely art deco style building, open to the public. Incredibly beautiful interior. You can go into the Senate and house chambers. A 27th floor observation deck, lovely grounds, Huey Long's grave, the Arsenal Museum...and it's all FREE!!!!!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting architecture and nice grounds. Taking the front steps and seeing when each state entered the union is cool. The marble and the art deco of the building is amazing considering that this was built so many years ago. Go to the top for an amazing view of the city and the river. If you are in the area don't... More

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Baton Rouge
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

TALL building for Louisiana - get to the top and you can see almost all of Baton Rouge and a large slice of the Mississippi River. For a history buff, this is a day well spent.

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Brussels, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

No need to repeat what's written in Wikipedia about this remarkable art deco monument. History has left its mark with Huey Long's assassination bullet holes and traces of the 1970 bomb in the senate room. The view from the top of the builing should not be missed. If you have time, try driving to the other side of the Mississippi... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Incredible view on the city and way beyond. You can also view the Senate (do not miss the pen in the ceiling - a janitor explained that it was planted there, after an explosion) and House of Representatives chambers. A french speaking janitor (M. Chatelain thanks again!) told us a lot about the history of this building and its"architect" Huey... More

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Baton Rouge, LA
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145 reviews 145 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

For travelers who seek a bit more knowledge during their travels this is a great attraction. Stilted in history and replete with beauty it is one of Baton Rouge's crowning accomplishments. The brainchild of one of our most colorful govenors (Heuy Long) this "skyscraper" building holds a plethora of secrets. From the bullet holes in the wall from Governor Long's... More

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Oxford, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Our family visited the state Capitol in hopes of going to the observation deck and looking at the city. Boy did we get much more. When we checked-in at the desk, one of the representatives (Terry Brown) overheard us speaking and he came over and unselfishly gave us a tour of the lower level. He treated our children as the... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The boys are fascinated by the pencil in the ceiling, the bullet hole and the observation deck. This is one of their favorite stops when we visit Baton Rouge! The views from the observation deck are incredible.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I enjoyed looking out from the observation deck, but it was a bit cloudy that day. The art deco style of the capitol is amazing along with seeing where Huey Long was shot.

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Beaumont, Texas
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208 reviews 208 reviews
41 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is a beautiful Art Deco building, the tallest State Capitol in the country. Huey P. Long was assassinated in this building in 1935; you can see a bullet hole in one of the columns. Be sure to go up to the observation deck for some great views. Free parking near the railroad tracks by the river.

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