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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: 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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Great photo op

Didn't tour or anything, just had to get some pics, as seen in many movies. Cool structure and nice gardens surrounding area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Stonewall, Canada
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Stonewall, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Didn't tour or anything, just had to get some pics, as seen in many movies. Cool structure and nice gardens surrounding area.

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Atchison, Kansas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We usually make it a habit to tour state capitals when we are near. This one was interesting. Very art deco as it was built in 1932. Beautiful and the veiw from the observation tower is amazing.

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Louisiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Tour the chambers of government. Photograph the pencils still in the ceiling that are evidence that a bomb went off here. See the bullets still in the wall from the Huey Long assassination. Look at gorgeous brass doors with historic scenes in them. Marvel at carved marble. Wonder at magnificent statues. Climb the stairs come in around the back. It's... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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228 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is such a cool Capitol building. Like the one in Bismarck, ND or Lincoln, NE, it's a non-traditional dome-type building which makes it so much more interesting, in my opinion. There are tours which are definitely worth your time, and the grounds are gorgeous.

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Baton Rouge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nicely landscaped grounds, that include a gravesite, museum and other surprises; A grand stairway leading to a grand entrance hall. On the left is the State Senate chamber with an unusual feature that resulted from a bomb that was set off in the 70's. Leaving there you can see bullet blemishes in the marble walls. Then get on an elevator... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
66 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This art deco building is the tallest and most unusual state capitol building in the US. The gardens are beautiful and you'll pass by Huey Long's grave. Inside on the first floor, you can see the House and Senate chambers, as well as the corridor where Huey Long was shot. Make sure to take the elevators to the observation level... More 

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Marshall
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33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

From the entrance, architecture, statues, huge chandeliers, the metal work throughout the building, the marble and other stone that was used, the observation deck that looks over the lovely final resting grounds of Huey P. Long, it is beautiful. The craftsmanship, both inside and out, is impressive. Being Northerners, we didn't fully understand, but quickly learned, what an imposing figure... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Even after all these years this state capitol still has it! You can take a tour and learn of its legendary (and sordid!) history. If you can visit during a legislative session, you will get the personal experience how bills are introduced, debated, and passed.

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Gainesville, Ga
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building and grounds. Very nicely done statue of Huey P. Long which faces front of capitol building.

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I travel all over the country and I always like to visit the state capitols when I can. This is one of the few that is actually a high rise. It is very pretty.

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