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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: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
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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Unique Looking Building

This is a very unique looking Capitol building because it's 30 stories tall and actually looks more like an office building. There's a very good observation deck on the 27th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very unique looking Capitol building because it's 30 stories tall and actually looks more like an office building. There's a very good observation deck on the 27th floor offering views of the city and the Mississippi River. A lot of the building is closed to the public, but the senate and house chambers are open for viewing.... More 

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Ennis
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34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a 34-story skyscraper in Art Deco style and you can go to the observation deck on the top floor to have a great view of Baton Rouge. In this building Huey Pierce Long was assassinated in this building and if you look closely you can still see some of the bullet holes in the wall. Please note that... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fun place to visit and learn about Louisiana history and politics. You are able to go to the top of the capital. There are places to walk along the levee nearby. There is also a museum nearby to visit.

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Baton Rouge
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The La. State Capitol is a blast. You can go up very high and walk around outside, where you can see for miles. Inside, there are many people who will assist you and give you historic information. Or you can just wander around on your own. When the house and senate are not in session, you can go in those... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Probably the highest point you can get in and around Baton Rouge. Try to pick a clear day with no breeze. Much of a wind and it it not pleasant at the top. Also, if it is winter I would find something else to do on a cold day unless you bring a heavy coat. View of the city and... More 

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Watervliet
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We haven't seen a lot of state capitol buildings but compared to the few we have seen this one is awesome. The lobby is great with all the marble and cast bronze doors, etc.. The view from the observation deck on the 27th floor overlooking the Mississippi River and Baton Rouge is great. The staff there is very friendly and... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota, USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Lance was a great tour guide. The unknown history is always fun to learn. He showed us the only bullet hole that wasn't covered up where former govenor Huey Long was shot. The piece of wood left from the 1970 bombing. How Baton Rouge got it's name & my favorite, the history of the song "You are My Sunshine". It... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I've never seen another capitol building like this. It's super tall and there are almost no public accessible areas. We could walk around the lobby area - which is very elaborately decorated - but the gold-doored elevators aren't accessible - they go up to all the offices and you can only look into the house chambers if they're open. The... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I am from Nebraska and got to finally visit the capital of Louisiana, which in some part is patterned after the state capital in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was lovely and we had a great view from the observation deck on the 27th floor.

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Miami, Fl
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

First off the building itself is a nice site to see, from the moment you walk in you see the hallways adorned with marble and various statues all along the first floor, also be sure to visit the hallway where former governor Huey Long was shot, you can clearly see the bullet holes from the gun fight that day, then... More 

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