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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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High Rise Capitol

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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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Clearwater, Florida
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317 reviews 317 reviews
101 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was so surprised when I went inside. I loved the old capitol and almost passed on the new one. Sure glad I didn't. I could not believe how marvelous it is. Observation floor is fun to visit and look down on the grounds, city and the river. The marble work in this building is wonderful. I loved the front... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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222 attraction reviews
430 helpful votes 430 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Taller than the capitol in Washington, but not as imposing as either that capitol building or the state capitol in Austin, it is still worth a stroll around this building. Catch the views of the Mississippi and enjoy the cool breezes. In the end, I think you will find 30 minutes more than enough.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is NOT very often that you get to see an attraction that is free. Paid for by the tax payer. But, a BIG thank you to Louisiana for having a very relaxed atmosphere in which to see your amazing building. 200+ nights and many things seen... And this was very pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Read the novel The Lobbyist" by Murphy to learn more about the inter working of gov. in this great build.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A visit to the spot where Huey Long was shot is always part of a visit to Baton Rouge. Views from the top of the capitol give excellent views of Baton Rouge and the River. However, don't forget to visit the Old State Capitol. This building is a gem even though Mark Twain thought it quite ugly.

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Zachary, LA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a grand old building that can't be missed as you look at the Baton Rouge Skyline. In Louisiana politics is the a sport only bested by football, and Louisiana politics are just as rough.This building is packed with History and a few gunshot holes that still remain from the Huey Long shooting. If you go, take the elevator... More 

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