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Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge

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Address: 660 N. Fourth St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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+1 225-342-5428
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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One of the best museum's I've seen. The staff are great - super friendly and helpful. The museum itself is really fun and entertaining - not stuffy. I've taken my kids several... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best museum's I've seen. The staff are great - super friendly and helpful. The museum itself is really fun and entertaining - not stuffy. I've taken my kids several times and they always enjoy it. Every time we go, we see something we missed before. It's one of the greatest assets of Baton Rouge!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Being raised in Louisiana is a great life. Understanding the diverse cultures, especially of south Louisiana makes it even better. Not sure what areas are covered in the current educational curriculum, but if it's not covered, you'll learn it here. This is a must see for all especially those not from here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The modern shiny silver building looks out of place for downtown Baton Rouge but like many things, it's what inside that counts. It's amazing how so much history and "all that is Louisiana" can be assembled in one large room and it not seem jumbled. The layout takes you through time with sights and sounds and there's even a full-size... More 

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Thank Mike H
Louisiana, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I lived in Baton Rouge most of my life and visited this museum for the first time a few weeks ago. It was a great experience. The museum had some great exhibits outlining the story of Louisiana as well as its culture. I recommend to all Louisiana residents and those interested in the history and culture.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Overall a very fine experience. Liked the overall structure of the museum: first floor dedicated to history and geology and the second floor for the culture of different geographical areas of Louisiana. And, of course, Mardi Gras is represented as well.

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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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