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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
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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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We really enjoyed this building. The architecture is interesting and worth seeing if in the downtown area

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The capitol complex in Baton Rouge is a great place to visit. And it is all Free!! Mapped out and created by former Governor Huey Long, the grounds are immaculate and well preserved. The capitol building, a real depression era work of art, offers a free observatory some 35 stories above the city. Even on a hot day, the breeze... More

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Mississippi
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This isn't a "stay all day" attraction, but the architecture and design work that went into the State Capitol building is certainly worth absorbing for a couple hours. Beautiful work both inside and out, in stone and in paint. The more interesting aspects involve the site of Huey Long's assassination, and on the day of our visit, there was a... More

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Charlottetown, PEI
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220 reviews 220 reviews
121 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

There was a long line up to get through security however we were glad we waiting. A bit disappointed the observation deck on the 27th(?) floor was closed as well however enjoyed the beautiful art deco décor of the lobby and being able to see the chambers. Do try to ask the custodian about the lobby. One gentleman was especially... More

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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A nice building, but it felt like going through the airport to get in. A very different architecture.

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Nederland, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited the state capital and it was amazing!!! The architecture is incredible and if we'd have had a bit longer... we'd have loved to have gone inside. Just seeing the outside and taking pictures was good enough for now, though.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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192 reviews 192 reviews
135 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited this Capitol on June 10th. There is free parking available in 948 N. River Road. You can visit the House of Senate and Representatives on the 1st floor. Afterwards you can go to the 27th floor to get a splendid view of the city and the Mississippi.

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Chula Vista Ca
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The senate and house chambers are impressive old classic style, interesting exhibits and statues on the ground floor and the view from the 36th floor observation deck cant be beat.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I think anyone visiting Baton Rouge, LA, should definitely take the time for themselves and children. It's history is startling1

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California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We came for the view and stayed for the law-making. Be aware that the observation deck with the great views closes at 4 p.m. The House and Senate begin considering bills at 4 p.m. I'm not sure if that means anything. While we expected that we would enjoy the views (which we did), we were surprised at how interesting the... More

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