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Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge

660 N. 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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Ranked #5 of 33 attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 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
16 reviews 16 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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41 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Jabbeke, Belgium
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited the museum on June 11th. There is a free parking lot on 702 N. River Road across the Capitol Visitor Center. There are 2 levels; the first level is about the river, famous people and the history of the state. The second level about Louisiana Culture.

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Cleveland, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you're in the area, this is a good way to spend the day. Lots of old buildings to tour and some excellent old artifacts. A lot of history here and some friendly helpful people to tell you all about it and answer questions.

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Lafayette, LA
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289 reviews 289 reviews
37 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I would have NEVER thought of using a museum for a wedding reception. It was fabulous!!! The indoor/outdoor environment was perfect as the weather at the start of May was cool. The state capitol on the background made for an amazing backdrop. The museum area was very nice. Overall this visit was a strong 10 out of 10!

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