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Louisiana State Capitol

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Address: State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone Number: 225-342-7317
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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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Absolutely beautiful, free, landmark! Contains great historical information about the structure and Baton Rouge as a whole.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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bunnlevel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, free, landmark! Contains great historical information about the structure and Baton Rouge as a whole.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The bottom floor has some good art but the real goodness is the awesome view from the very top of the state capital, count on seeing tiger stadium and the beautiful gardens below.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is always fun to go to the top of the Capital. My granddaughter who is now 8 loved it. The building in it self is gorgeous.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone coming to Baton Rouge should see the state capitol. School kids will enjoy seeing where the state legislature meets. Everyone enjoys the ride to the top of the building to look out over the city. The old elevator that goes to the top only holds about 6 people at a time, so if you see a group ahead of... More 

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Stroud, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To think that Huey Long was able to bring Louisiana into the modern age in such a short time is breathtaking. Though he still has his detractors, the evidence is right there for you to see. A beautiful, functioning capital nestled by the mighty Mississippi, crossed by a bridge also constructed by Huey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stop at every capital building we can. This summer we were able to make 6 on our trip to Texas. It is one of the tallest capitals in the country. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get to the observation deck because of some repairs. This capital has some dramatic history. Senator Huey Long was assassinated in its halls. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its actually very beautiful. I went there after louisiana state museum. So had a little knowledge about the place and took lots of pictures. Then visited the huoy long Memorial and the indian mound around it.

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Springfield, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tall sleek granite building with the many, many steps that one must traverse to reach the bronze doors are only the beginning of the balance and structure that lead to the halls and chambers were the senators and representatives attempt to find balance for Louisiana's citizens. The old & young, The wealthy & poor. The working & retired. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entry is free here so not to forget to visit the place. However areas where legislators sit are protected and your are not allowed to enter, still lot of place to be seen inside and should be a must visit if you are in Baton rogue. We enjoyed the view from top at observation deck. It’s a bit tricky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place and hard to believe this was built in one year. Great reading about historical figures who affected history and direction of social and economic policy in the state

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