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Louisiana's Old State Capitol

100 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
800-488-2968
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Ranked #7 of 33 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Once described by Mark Twain as the "ugliest thing on the Mississippi," this neogothic building, situated atop a bluff, contains a stained-glass dome,... more » Owner description: Once described by Mark Twain as the "ugliest thing on the Mississippi," this neogothic building, situated atop a bluff, contains a stained-glass dome, an impressive spiral staircase and a museum covering state politics. « less
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been to the Old State Capitol several times and it always looks awesome when driving up. The medieval style architecture is out of place in the middle of town and that is what makes you want to pull over just to see what it is. The spiral staircase and stained glass is gorgeous. After my daughters first visit... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful stained glass, gorgeous staircase, great Huey P. Long information, and don't miss the movie, "Ghost of the Castle."

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very well preserved building that housed the Louisiana Legislature and Governor's Office. Well worth the stop.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Toured the old capital building on our recent trip to Baton Rouge. Great free activity. Loved the self guided tour.

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Adelaide
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A great multimedia presentation starts the tour of this beautifully restored building. The upstairs stained glass windows accessed via a gorgeous spiral staircase is impressive. The Huey Long display is well done.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There for a wedding and it and it was so beautiful and you could feel the aura of the past governors and their families and events held there.

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Sedona, Arizona
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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is worth a visit when you are in the area. It's free and wonderful. The restoration work is exceptional. Exhibits are very informative. We learned alot about the former governor. I was reminded of the episode of Fawlty Towers where Basil has a concussion. They had German customers and he kept telling everyone "Don't mention the war!" Probably a... More

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Arizona
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75 reviews 75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is beautifully restored and has great art and video exhibits. There is so much on Huey Long that was absolutely fascinating. We loved it.............and the gift shop, too.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
72 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed the audio tour and seeing the Gothic Revival details inside. The stained glass is awesome. I could have done without the glorification of Huey Long included.

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NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The architecture is a wonderful to look at and so are the gardens, but mostly it offers a wonderful view from the top of Baton Rouge.

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