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Louisiana State Capitol

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Address: State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone Number: +1 225-342-7317
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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Fine Looking Building

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Halifax, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank ainaroosda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Kalamazoo, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place with Huey Long history. You can go to the top of the tower and walk around the balcony. Great views of the city, Mississippi River and the entire area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent an hour walking through the first floor of this very interesting capitol building. I had a very informative tour guide who shared some VERY colorful local history with me (including a bullet hole from the assassination of, then Senator, Huey Long).

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tours are limited to the first floor and the observation deck. Peeking into the legislative chamber's is interesting. Activity was not busy when we were there, so he friendly and informative guide provided some interesting stories. However, I'm not sure that is typical treatment. It's worth a look if you have an hour and they're in the area. Nearby parking... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique for a state capitol. The building is more reminiscent of a Big city office building than a seat of government. Also, among the least friendly of any of the capitols we've visited. The view from the 27th floor observation tower, though, is pretty phenomenal.

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Baton Rouge for the Louisiana Book Fair. It was a great fair! And I also got a chance to visit the State capitol. Very cool building and the staff was very helpful and explained a lot of what goes on in the state capitol. I recommend going to see it.

Thank Tim G

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