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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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Louisiana Life

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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70 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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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220 reviews 220 reviews
38 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you're a big museum fan like me and you have the time, you may want to take two days to see this museum. One day for the first floor and one day for the second floor. I was literally burned out after seeing everything on the first floor and because of that, just kind of rushed through the second... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

lovely, open, airy museum. superb displays of Louisiana history. Went for a home school field trip and they did a great job educating.

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Beaumont, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was in town for my daughters dance competition.. When we had time off I wanted to check out some local museums. This one was free for kids and maybe 3dollars for adults. It was more geared for adults down stairs and had a lot if history items well displayed. My kids are 7 and 9 and they enjoyed the... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This museum has so many different sections and topics, each one more fascinating than the next. We learned about civil rights, shrimping boats, Mardi Gras, Governor Huey Long (surprisingly interesting), New Orleans music, an old fashioned submarine and more. We couldn't get to everything in the time we had available, but I would have liked to. This museum peaked my... More 

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