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Louisiana State Capitol

State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225-342-7317
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Ranked #9 of 33 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
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Owner 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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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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597 reviews 597 reviews
270 attraction reviews
447 helpful votes 447 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I made a quick stop to the Louisiana State Capital and the surrounding grounds. You are able to walk through the first floor of the building and see both chambers of the legislative branch on each side. You will go through a metal detector at the entrance which might slow down the process a little, however the entire process was... More

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Eustis
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was seen before the old Captiol. The information is good but I would think it is similar and other State Capitol

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a good place to visit, staff is friendly and courteous. You will pass thru a metal detector before entering so if you tend to carry a pocket knife like my husband, leave it in the car. The lobby is large and impressive with an info booth and several sculptures depicting men in Louisiana's history. Do not miss the... More

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You have to go up to the observation floor and go outside to see the wonderful views on the Mississippi River and Downtown Baton Rouge. If you are afraid of heights, I would suggest you stay inside.

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Somewhereselse
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Don't miss out on the bullet holes! The staff is very friendly and they will tell you all you want to know about Louisiana history. Beautiful building inside and out.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Like most capitol buildings lots of granite and cultural displays but this one comes with the bullet holes caused by the assassination of Huey Long.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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96 reviews 96 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The State Capitol grounds in Baton Rouge are enjoyable, and the focal point is Huey Long's gem of a capitol building. You will be screened through a metal detector at the entrance. The security guards and the guides and staff are all very pleasant. Be sure to note the front steps that mark the fifty states, have a view of... More

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Top Contributor
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93 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Why not go to the top of the building to enjoy the whole view of the city. Learn about the history of the building and politic story about it. Must stop in town

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by while passing through on a road trip. The garden out front was beautiful. We do not know much about architecture, but the inside was grand and capitol-ish. The staff was friendly and helpful getting us set up with a self-guided tour. However, the reason to stop by is for the amazing view of the Mississippi River from... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We did the self guided tour which was very educational. The people who worked there were very helpful and friendly. The view of Baton Rouge and the Mississippi River from the top of the capitol was amazing. This is a must see attraction for tourists and the locals.

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