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Louisiana State Capitol

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Address: State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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This art deco masterpiece has been the site of a bombing, an assassination...

This art deco masterpiece has been the site of a bombing, an assassination and the infinite machinations of state kingpins and politicos.

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Not your standard stae capitol building

At 450 feet tall this is the tallest state capitol in the country. There is an observation deck on the 27th floor that affords great sweeping views of the city and outlying areas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The interior of this state capitol is more elegant than its modern and unremarkable exterior. My road- trip travelling companion and I walked to the State Capitol from down town and this tall 34 story landmark building is visible from a distance. The front has a landscaped garden with a statue of the assassinated governor, Huey P Long, whose brainchild... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At 450 feet tall this is the tallest state capitol in the country. There is an observation deck on the 27th floor that affords great sweeping views of the city and outlying areas. The building sits in the beautiful capitol garden. They are a delight to walk and relax in. The building was a favorite project of the famous Louisiana... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our elementary - school-aged children on a self-guided tour and they loved it. Observation room at top of the tower is a wee-bit dated, but provided a great view of the city. Viewing the senate and house chambers, resplendent in Christmas decorations, was great,

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Louisiana State Capitol is one of only a few without a dome. The building is a skyscraper with an observation deck. From the deck you get a good view of the surrounding area. The interior is beautiful and filled with history from a bomb to the assassination of Governor Huey P Long. And be sure to check out the... More 

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Saint Gabriel, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Great history site of Louisiana. Beautiful building inside and historic site on the grounds of the old arcinal

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

A great looking Art Deco style building. We parked up (for free) opposite the building. The front steps were out of bounds (don't know if they still are) due to some stonework problem higher up. It would have been good to have taken a tour but they weren't running when we were there. Fortunately I had printed a guide from... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I went to State Capitol and it's very beautiful. I can see the scenery from far away is very awesome. But it;s too bad, that state capitol is very empty and quiet. But overall the officer is very kind, every room is beautiful with special details.

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York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

This was our tour guide's home town and the tour, though short, was very interesting, giving an insight into the history and governance of Louisiana. The building is beautiful and ornate with a huge tower and you can enter the legislative chamber for a quick look. The bullet hole can still be seen where Senator Huey Long was assassinated, ending... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

The building and grounds are absolutely beautiful. The building is interesting and shows the history of Louisiana.

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We are on a road trip which include a stop at each of the 48 state capitols in the continental United States. We've have been to over 40 now, and this is definitely in the top ten. The Art Deco style 1930s construction and decor are magnificent. The detail work sculpted on bronze doors, stone friezes, column capitals, murals, and... More 

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