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Louisiana State Capitol

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State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
+1 225-342-7317
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Great views!

The 27th floor has an observation deck that is open and free to the public. The views are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frostburg, Maryland
Great views!

Great views from the observation deck! Stop on the first floor first and look at both senate and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This art deco masterpiece has been the site of a bombing, an assassination and the infinite machinations of state kingpins and politicos.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
+1 225-342-7317
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 27th floor has an observation deck that is open and free to the public. The views are fantastic and all directions.

Thank BarbAWS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views from the observation deck! Stop on the first floor first and look at both senate and house chambers. The first floor detail and artwork is really impressive. The observation deck is on the 27th floor and accessible via elevator. The walkway goes all...More

Thank Semuteh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice experience to see the Capitol building. It shows how Americans are proud of their nation. Every step on the stairs to the Capitol has the name of one of American states, like in every Capital in every state :) Very beautiful inside...More

Thank 344Anastacia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth visiting just for the visit to the observation deck. You have to go through security scanners (understandable in this day and age), then take the elevator to the 24th floor and switch to the elevator to the 27th for a splendid vista over the...More

Thank HighlanderIV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth the visit, going through security and elevator ride up for the magnificent view of Baton Rouge.

1  Thank SweeTee W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a quiet Sunday in downtown Baton Rouge we went to new state capitol building took elevator to 24 floor,then you get out and take another short ride on a different elevator to observation deck, really amazing view in all directions. Was a cloudy off...More

Thank Susancara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to spend a hour to look round this impressive building. There is an observation deck on the 27th floor. We were shown round by an elected representative which was so kind of Steve Phew. Thanks Steve for your time.

Thank StuartRon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the 27th floor was spectacular!! It was very crowded, since both the Senate and House of Representatives were in session, but neat to witness.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can get a hands-on experience on how politicians work. They look like human beings (except for the ties). You can visit the senate and the house of representatives. On 27th floor there is a viewing platform which gives you magnificent views on the city...More

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great places all together. Museum, Library, Capital and beautiful Parks. Friendly and safe. Walking distance to see the Mississippi River

Thank Renee' B
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Was planning to visit this Monday 8/22 . If anyone is local wondering if the capital area has been impacted by the awful floods? I've tried to call, no answer which I completely understand. Thank you!
August 18, 2016|
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Response from zstargazer | Reviewed this property |
No, the state capitol was not impacted. Anything downtown Baton Rouge, the museums, etc, are good
Is it only open for tours on weekends? Do we have to buy tickets, if so how much? Are there student and teacher discounts?
June 2, 2016|
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Response from Aflossiegirl | Reviewed this property |
It is open daily 9:00am to 4:00pm, except on major holidays. There is no fee for admission.
Where do I park?
February 24, 2016|
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Response from 351traveler351 | Reviewed this property |
There is a free parking across the street from building, on the corner of 3rd and Capitol Access rd