We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Louisiana State Capitol

State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 33 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Government Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Description: This art deco masterpiece has been the site of a bombing, an assassination and the infinite machinations of state kingpins and politicos.
Write a Review

175 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped by while passing through on a road trip. The garden out front was beautiful. We do not know much about architecture, but the inside was grand and capitol-ish. The staff was friendly and helpful getting us set up with a self-guided tour. However, the reason to stop by is for the amazing view of the Mississippi River from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We did the self guided tour which was very educational. The people who worked there were very helpful and friendly. The view of Baton Rouge and the Mississippi River from the top of the capitol was amazing. This is a must see attraction for tourists and the locals.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helmetta, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went to the top. Amazing view. Wife and I aren't into architecture so there's not much I can tell you about that. Gift shop on the top. Worth the half-hour just to see the view.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
59 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a sight to see, both inside and out. The art deco statues flanking the entrance are perfect. The 48 steps to the entrance are engraved with the states' names in the order they were admitted. The first 13 are the original colonies. The 49th step has the national motto so they engraved Hawaii and Alaska on either side... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

See where Huey Long was assinated! Walk the halls of the Kingfish. One of the most beautiful (and tallest) State Capitals in the US, the Louisiana Capital is not only breath taking in it's architectual beauty, the surrounding grounds are spectacular. Well worth taking time out of your day if visiting Baton Rouge.

Was this review helpful? Yes
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This has been a go-to destination for me ALL of my life. yes, since I was 6 years old. Then I very often took my children, and now my grand children. The exterior rises above all of the city and can be seen from miles away. 32 stores tall. the art deco facade and historical sculptures that greet you are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mobile, Alabama
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We really enjoyed this building. The architecture is interesting and worth seeing if in the downtown area

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The capitol complex in Baton Rouge is a great place to visit. And it is all Free!! Mapped out and created by former Governor Huey Long, the grounds are immaculate and well preserved. The capitol building, a real depression era work of art, offers a free observatory some 35 stories above the city. Even on a hot day, the breeze... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This isn't a "stay all day" attraction, but the architecture and design work that went into the State Capitol building is certainly worth absorbing for a couple hours. Beautiful work both inside and out, in stone and in paint. The more interesting aspects involve the site of Huey Long's assassination, and on the day of our visit, there was a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottetown, PEI
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
121 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

There was a long line up to get through security however we were glad we waiting. A bit disappointed the observation deck on the 27th(?) floor was closed as well however enjoyed the beautiful art deco décor of the lobby and being able to see the chambers. Do try to ask the custodian about the lobby. One gentleman was especially... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Louisiana State Capitol also viewed


Been to Louisiana State Capitol? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Louisiana State Capitol, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing