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Louisiana State Capitol

Address: State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone Number: 225-342-7317
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Ranked #9 of 27 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Owner description: This art deco masterpiece has been the site of a bombing, an assassination and the infinite...
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Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Buffalo, Wyoming
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's free, easy, and doesn't take long. Worthy of the detour; park, and walk in. Captiol building is beautiful inside. Elevator ride up to the stop (16th floor I believe) Walking around on the balcony outside is kind of exciting if you're afraid of heights. Really cool view of the city, Tiger Stadium, the Mississippi, and all of Baton Rouge.... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A fantastically beautiful building, holding skyscraper in the true sense of the word. Surrounded by absolutely gorgeous grounds even in the winter sunshine this building has to be for me one of the most memorable places i went to see. With its surprisingly stunning views given by a mere 27 floors up it was for me the hidden gem of... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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156 reviews 156 reviews
99 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I visited the state house with my dad and 5 year old son this past December and enjoyed touring the grounds and seeing what it had to offer. Each time I visit a new state I try and see that state's capitol and must say that this state house is quite impressive. It looks to be modeled after the Empire... More 

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Cincinnati
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316 reviews 316 reviews
128 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is a skyscraper built back in the early 1930's. It is a great Art Deco example. Take a ride to the observation deck on the 27th floor. Though only 30 or so stories, it is very tall and a true skyscraper. The grounds are very beautiful too.

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chioggia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Well you can't miss to visit this majestic building. History starts from the stairs that lead you to the entrance. The greatness of the sculptures, the beauty of the ceiling, the doors that tell the story of the Red Stick with representations of steamboats, pioneers, native Americans. Everything in here tells a little piece of history of this Southern Beauty... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Well, I say okay, but the grounds and the outside are much more breathtaking and worth the stroll than the inside. The only thing inside of interest is the bullet holes that took out their former King Governor -- which was a little creepy. If you want to see lobbyists bribing legislators, go on inside.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent scenery around the Louisiana State Capital, including its Interior. Great Tour Guides will show you around in the Senate Chambers, the House of Representative Chambers and the observation deck on the 24th Floor! Awesome View from the tip top!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful old building. Very unique and different architecture. Wonderful view from the top observation deck. Can take guided tour of entire building which includes the assassination story of Huey Long. The arsenal is located on the grounds which is open daily for viewing. The grounds surrounding the building are beautiful and well kept.

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