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Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge

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Address: 660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5342
Phone Number: 12253425428
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice History Museum

The museum is very well organized with interesting exhibits. We especially enjoyed the Mardi Gras section and the music exhibit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Whitehouse, Texas
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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very well organized with interesting exhibits. We especially enjoyed the Mardi Gras section and the music exhibit.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Baton Rouge was one of our last places we visited while driving through Louisiana and I still found that I learned even more by visiting this museum. I was also happy to see that we'd visited many places featured in the museum including New Orleans and Poverty Point and would soon be headed to Natchitoches. The exhibits were bold and... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

A great place for children of all ages. There is always something fascinating to see at the LSM in BR. My children just love going here and it expands their mind on so much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I was actually pretty impressed with this place even though I'm not a big fan of museums, really captures the old Louisiana times.

Thank Brady A
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This museum covers all the industry in the various areas of LA. The grands enjoyed it as well as my son and I. It's well put together and educational with many pictures and models of the industry in the state, the layout an how things work. Run by the state, affordable. Makes a great afteroon, close to the capitol. You... More 

Thank zstargazer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I really liked it here. From mardi gra to jazz funeral lots of cultural trait belongs to louisiana. And they made it fun. The prices Werent so high either. Also you can learn about the history of state. A very well designed museum.

Thank Ülkü Hüma A
Yardville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Two floors jam packed with wonderful and informative displays.Answers many questions on the cultures found in Louisiana and the history of many things. Large display on the music and musicians of the area and other Louisiana contributions. The other floor is dedicated to showing how early settlers and the Mississippi has effected life in this state. A fine overview of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Very neat museum. We all enjoyed it. A lot of Louisiana history as well as a lot of historical information about then and now in Louisiana.

Thank Ayla M
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This showcases the history of Louisiana a state with very many influences and people making up its special character. The displays and narrative are good, but the music section is more than that. It’s brilliant. Each type of musical influence from swamp pop to country, from zydeco to R&B and jazz has its own dedicated area talking of the origins... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Really great museum divided onto two floors, lifts available, down stairs deals with History of area, cival rights etc , fishing industry, cotton industry etc, you will understand when seen ,but upstairs is the Jewel which deals with music in area, Mardi Gras festival and local jazz music. Fantastic costumes, interactive music areas, dancing area, ha ha , and other... More 

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