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Louisiana State Capitol

State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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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.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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93 reviews 93 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The State Capitol grounds in Baton Rouge are enjoyable, and the focal point is Huey Long's gem of a capitol building. You will be screened through a metal detector at the entrance. The security guards and the guides and staff are all very pleasant. Be sure to note the front steps that mark the fifty states, have a view of... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
79 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Why not go to the top of the building to enjoy the whole view of the city. Learn about the history of the building and politic story about it. Must stop in town

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 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

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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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.

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Helmetta, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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130 reviews 130 reviews
60 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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

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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.

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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

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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 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

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