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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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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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Love the view and interiors

1) The views from observation deck are amazing 2) Interiors are awesome 3) Very unusual design of Capitol building 4) A lot of history

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

1) The views from observation deck are amazing 2) Interiors are awesome 3) Very unusual design of Capitol building 4) A lot of history

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been there a few times and it is very interesting place to visit. Very nice observatory on top of Capitol.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Baton Rouge for couple of days on a trip and happened to stop at the state capitol. We had no idea how incredible it would be. It's definitely one of the more unique capitols in the country and you can go up to the observation deck on the 26th floor and get amazing views. Probably the best... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alas I didn't have a chance to go on because it was closed but it's architecturally impressive from the outside with its Art Deco symmetry rising high into the skies. The surrounding grounds are also pleasant. One of the things to see on Baron Rouge.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide told us about Huey Long, the man and his vision for Louisiana and construction in the depression. The building from the outside can seem out of context with the surrounding area. However things look up when you get closer and see the ART DECO detailing, the steps with every state in the Union written on the face of... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to go here on the weekends when we were bored, just to go to the observation deck and look out at the city. Be sure to ask about the pencil in the ceiling from a bomb and see the bullet in the wall where Huey P. Long was shot.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love going up to the state capitol. Its always fun going up to the top observation deck and getting a great view of Baton Rouge! I highly recommend anyone to take the trip there!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The state capital is interesting and a beautiful building. Great grounds for taking photos. Any Louisiana resident needs to visit at least once in their life.

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baton rouge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! just frolicking on the steps and reading the states name- how much fun for a child. Then going in and witnessing the amazing architecture. Ride the elevator up to the top for a view of Baton Rouge and the Mighty Mississippi. This is something not to be missed and should be done often. After all we do have the... More 

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Beachwood, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The top of the Capitol is an excellent place to go to take pictures of Baton Rouge and the boats scurrying up and down the river.

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