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Louisiana State Capitol

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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great venu

I love their exhibits - especially the art shows. The staff is always helpful. The cartoonist... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
isabel l
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The view from the top is fantastic!

You can watch the traffic moving up and down the Mississippi and see for miles. Our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marjorie M
Union Grove, Wisconsin, United States
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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.
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State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
+1 225-342-7317
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love their exhibits - especially the art shows. The staff is always helpful. The cartoonist, Handleman was a terrifc speaker and very entertaining. This place is a real gem and a great location for a meal and drinks after.

Thank isabel l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can watch the traffic moving up and down the Mississippi and see for miles. Our tour guide had been part of the Press covering the Capitol so he had some great stories to tell. He showed us bullet holes and wood fragments from a...More

Thank Marjorie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the State Capitol to see the view from the top of the city and surrounds. It was quite easy to find my way to the top. There is plenty of parking over the road for visitors. Staff are helpful when you first walk...More

Thank Patricia1209
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So much history. A lot to see and learn. Wow. I didn't realize how much happened in Louisiana. The observation desk was great. Hit crowd but a beautiful scene.

Thank joy w
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful building! The statues and murals are stunning. Bullet holes remain where Huey P. Long was assassinated and and a pencil still hangs from the ceiling from when it was blasted from a failed bombing attempt. This is a great family...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Given that it is the tallest thing in town it looks grand. From the Capitol Park Museum, you get a nice frame of view with the building boxed in around the entry of the museum and this provides a nice prospective. Being a big city...More

Thank smokeater55
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We had never been. The first floor rooms are breathtaking. Like the Palace of Versailles. Beautiful ceilings and historical sculptures. The 27th floor has a cool view of the river and the bridge and the gardens. The staff was super friendly. There is tight security...More

Thank Janellyn C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I brought my kids to visit the Capitol as they were part of the Teenpact Program. It is a beautiful building and my kids learned a lot about it. Worth the visit.

Thank travellerboost
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Our family stopped here for a quick excursion. I wish we had more time to explore this building! It's beautiful and historic. Make sure you leave pocket knives/pepper spray in the car.

Thank MrsKidd594
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

I visited with my nine and ten year old grandkids. They learned and saw where laws were made. Additionally we took the elevator up the top of the capital building to get a view overlooking the city. They got a thrill from that experience. Each...More

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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
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.
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