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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: 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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We are visiting all state Capitol buildings, so we made a special trip to Baton Rouge to do just that. Well worth it! Magnificent views from 27th floor observation deck. Helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We are visiting all state Capitol buildings, so we made a special trip to Baton Rouge to do just that. Well worth it! Magnificent views from 27th floor observation deck. Helpful, friendly, and informative employees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Definitely want to add this to your trip. Beautiful rotunda and great view from the observation deck.

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Daphne, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Walked here after visiting the Old State Capitol and having lunch. We entered the building from the park at the lower level, I didn't see any sign showing me where an elevator was so asked a woman in the parking lot, who said she worked in the Governor's Office and I could enter the building where I was already headed.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On taking the lift up to the observation deck, we had a superb view of Baton Rouge and the river. The walkway extended all the way round so that the whole area was visible. There was a limited area inside the building which you could visit

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Impressive presence on the Mississippi River. Lots of history, very interesting. Tied in with a visit to the Old Capital Museum which was really cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It is a very beautiful Capitol, with high-value marble everywhere. The main interest is still the Floor 27 from where you can have a 360° view over Baton Rouge. Do not miss it if you stop by Baton Rouge! Free parking and Free self guided tour. There's also a shop for souvenirs on Floor 27.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've taken a number of visitors to the observation floor and they invariably enjoy the views and my standard lecture on Louisiana geography, with the dominance of the Mississippi River and its floodplain. Then we spend some time looking at the historical exhibits on the main floor and the exhibits in the back corridor where Huey Long was shot. Weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed our trip to the Louisiana state Capitol. The architecture is beautiful and the interior decor is fascinating. The hall where Huey Long was shot was especially interesting. The Capitol employees (which I believe we're volunteers ) were super friendly to our family and seemed especially glad to share information with our children. Although the grounds are... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love the state capitol. When you go up to the top of the capitol you feel bigger than the city of Baton Rouge itself. It is so peaceful and serene at the top of the state capitol. There is also a nice cafeteria where you can find a nice hot reasonably priced meal.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The stained Glass dome and the the huge spiral Staircase are worth the visit alone. The chambers for the legislative branches are now used for functions for groups and weddings.

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Additional Information about Louisiana State Capitol

Address: State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone Number: 225-342-7317
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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