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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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A must see

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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579 reviews 579 reviews
228 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Los Angeles, California
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575 helpful votes 575 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We arranged to take the 11am building tour. We called regarding parking options nearby and Audrey was most sweet and helpful, but with the large construction projects on-going it is a headache, especially if you are in a wheelchair or using an assistive device. We could find only metered street parking a 5 minute walk away. When you enter the... More 

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Concord, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Louisiana State Capitol is simply gorgeous. The grounds, the architecture, the grounds, really everything, just makes this landmark a must-see. You can see tidbits of Louisiana history in plaques here and there. There are statues of the prominent men of the state's history. There are also ushers who would alloy visitors to peek through the Senate and House of... More 

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Austin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Beautiful architecture and surrounding park. Nice quick rest stop on the way to New Orleans and worth the exit. Also, drive by the Old State Capitol and neighborhoods nearby. Nice surprise. Beware of city construction. Looking forward to a return visit when construction is completed.

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