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Louisiana's Old State Capitol

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Address: 100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1502
Phone Number: +1 800-488-2968
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Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 am
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Once described by Mark Twain as the "ugliest thing on the...

Once described by Mark Twain as the "ugliest thing on the Mississippi," this neogothic building, situated atop a bluff, contains a stained-glass dome, an impressive spiral staircase and a museum covering state politics.

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Really interesting--and free to boot!

When you see this structure at a distance, you'll probably be curious as to what it is. It looks like a cross between a castle and a church. It's free to visit--but you really... read more

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Central Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you see this structure at a distance, you'll probably be curious as to what it is. It looks like a cross between a castle and a church. It's free to visit--but you really, really ought to part with the $3 it takes to see a very creative and interesting film about the building. You should also stop by the... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Louisiana Old State Capitol during the Festival of Lights and the Christmas decor in the building was beautiful. It was a nice place for families with kids.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is beautiful and very old. Could use some renovations but still the winding staircase is a great place for wedding shots.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Louisiana Old State Capitol building in Baton Rouge is a National Historic Landmark of Gothic Architecture. Whether passing through or staying in the area, don’t miss this beautiful, old building. The political history of Louisiana is very interesting to read especially that of Huey Long. There is also an movie about the Ghosts of the Castle which is an additional... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to be here and take some pictures. But unfortunately, I went there when it close, so I didn't have chance to see inside of.

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Calgary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are Canadians so visiting the state capitol did not really have a lot of meaning for us. We really enjoyed the observation deck on the 27th floor which gave us amazing aerial views of the area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this beautiful old building and really enjoyed the rich history that I learned. I was given a free audio guide and spent a very informative hour learning about the history of this lovely, interesting building (the spiral staircase is beautiful).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went to my godsons wedding here omg a beautiful venue i think alot of my friends would love this spot for a wedding

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Constantine, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to do the audio tour it really adds to your experience. We also liked the "Ghost of the Castle" 4D movie. We picked up the book and it is very informative.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wands are provided with a self-guided tour and get the information regarding about a dozen displays. The building is quite impressive in the history is fascinating.

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