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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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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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They don't build building like this any more. There is so much detail on the building and inside that you could spend an hour just looking at the details. If you can go up to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

They don't build building like this any more. There is so much detail on the building and inside that you could spend an hour just looking at the details. If you can go up to the tower, do it -- the panoramic views of Baton Rouge are breathtaking.

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Baton Rouge, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A piece of history but everything is old, very old. Its like stepping back to the 30's or 40's. Its morbid to see the bullet holes in the marble where Governor Huey P. Long was assassinated right there on the first floor. The legislative pages were pretty nice looking though. They grow them pretty in Louisiana ya know.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful old office building with history. Hopefully you will get a chance to go into the office area of you congressman. Across form the river with spectacular views.

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Alexandria, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Free trip to the top, where you can see all of the city. Great view for kids. You can even see LSU Tiger Stadium. Inside you can see where Louisiana's most notorious governor, Huey P. Long, was shot. You can even put your fingertips in the spots where bullets ricocheted off of the marble walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Louisiana possesses the tallest state Capitol and is home of one of the craziest governors of all time. For these reasons alone the building is a must-see. From the top you can see for miles of downtown Baton Rouge or the gross oil industry that is the economy of the state. You can also see bullet holes from Long's assassination,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ever wonder where Huey Long was assainated? Well, it was here and you can still see the bullet holes. This magnificient building hold so much Louisiana Political History. Fabulous must see!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I have read that the Louisiana State Capitol was the last great Art Deco building built in the USA. Whether that is true or not, the building is a masterpiece of Art Deco design. One of the most important aspects to notice is the attention to detail and symbolism inside and out. From doorknobs to ventilation grates to mammoth sculptures... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was pretty cool. There were a few rooms you could look into but the best part was the observation observation area. You to the up there and you can see so far. It goes all the way around the building and is very nice.

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Colmesneil, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great site and landscaping. The inside was really nice and it was great that they allow visitors to ride to the top of the tower for free. Beautiful trees and walkways and plenty of free public parking close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We are visiting all state Capitol buildings, so we made a special trip to Baton Rouge to do just that. Well worth it! Magnificent views from 27th floor observation deck. Helpful, friendly, and informative employees.

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