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Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge

660 N. 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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Ranked #8 of 33 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
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95 reviews 95 reviews
93 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The museum is free (3 stars) and the exhibition is really good and comprehensive about the state, LSU football, state culture (+2 stars) get yourself a one hour or two to enjoy the museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Exhibits nicely done, but sparse. American Indian exhibit could have had more detail, artifacts. Only brief mention of Acadians, nothing on the deportation. However, a good way to pass time. What bothered me most was that there was no museum parking. There was a choice of very limited free parking or meter parking. Had to watch time to feed meter.... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I went up to see a specific item, only to find that it was not there. The odd thing was that no one seemed to be available to give me any information about it. I had tried calling before I went, but since no one called back, I went ahead and drove there from New Orleans anyway. The kind gentleman... More

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

we were not expecting much from this small museum, but we ended having a good time. it's interresting and for all ages

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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We showed up only to find out that the hours we had noted on a brochure was incorrect. Call & verify before making a special trip to see the museum. We wasted gas & time relying on false information

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Louisiana State Museum is a great place to visit, whether your here on vacation, or a native or Baton Rouge. This museum showcases lots of different exhibits and subjects all pertaining to Louisiana. There are different areas for hunting and fishing, slavery memorabilia, civil war memorabilia, and many other areas of Louisiana history. The Louisiana State Museum is an... More

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Elgin, South Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lots of stuff to see here. We enjoyed walking around the exhibits, which are very thematic and fun to look at. We all learned a little something here. It is located right near the Capitol park complex so it is perfect addition when planning some time to explore this area.

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Marietta, Georgia
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21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was one of the best "Subject Museums" we have visited in many years. It's showing was directed to the history of Louisiana and they did an exceptionally good job of doing this. The displays were both well done and educational - and seemed to be directed to adults and mature young people. The displays covered politics, economics and history... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The displays were amazing. After reading the literature that the museum forwarded me it was discussed with the students that would visit. Students were given particular sections of the museum to visit first according to the questions that were provided by the museum. They enjoyed looking for the particular points of interest and we later discussed all of their findings.... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This self guided museum is one of the best. It houses a full size shrimp boat and a civil war era submarine, Mardi Gras costumes and all the music of Louisiana, information on Poverty Point and a Huey Long exhibit. It will explain the difference between Cajun and Creole, North and South Louisiana, and slavery and sharecropping. Plus there is... More

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