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Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge

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Address: 660 N. 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-342-5428
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great museum with so many fascinating exhibits related to all aspects of Louisiana present and past.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Illinois
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128 reviews 128 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great museum with so many fascinating exhibits related to all aspects of Louisiana present and past.

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Marshall
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

What a colorful, fun, entertaining museum. This is how all museums should be done. It was visually exciting and you were entertained as well as informed. The displays were creative and many interactive. We arrived at 4:00 and they close at 5:00, and we were able to see it all, but had we had more time, we would have made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I love to go to museums! I can't say enough about this museum. WOW!!!! Please do yourself a favor and make this your first stop in Baton Rouge. It has a little bit of everything. The first floor is loaded with information about the history of Louisiana. (politics, Mississippi River, civil rights, slavery, Louie Armstrong and a real shrimp trawler)... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I took a class full of High School students on a field trip, and even THEY loved it! I will definitely return when I have more time to spend with my family. Bravo to this gem of a museum.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a good museum for an overview of the culture of Louisiana. Exhibits change and new exhibits are featured.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent place to learn all about the history of Louisiana. They have wonderful exhibits. Even the kids loved it here.

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

music and mardi gras featured....great. history of cajun/creole was fun One raised area played a movie of the mardi gras crowd catching beads (and you felt like you were on a moving float throwing beads to them)- awesome.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The museum of LA history (state museum) was something I liked as well, as it gives you a perspective into the state history. The 2nd floor exhibit provides an angle to undertstand better various parts of the state as it is quite diverse. At least an hour should be allocated for this place.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

this is a great museum in the downtown area next to state capitol and state library. really nice exhibits, lots of written info, a thorough history of LA, its culture, food, music (lots and lots of music on the second floor!) free parking ...call 1st to determine parking lot. I wouldn't recommend for young kids. happy trails.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The museum is very well done. It has a number of artifacts, some very large including a modern shrimping boat and a submarine from the Civil War. How long you spend at the museum largely depends on your interest level in history as it tends to be more of a "reading" museum with more pictures and explanations than actual artifacts.... More 

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