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“Should not be missed by a Baton Rouge visitor”

Capitol Park Museum
Ranked #7 of 81 things to do in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: With thematic exhibits on diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture, the museum includes two permanent exhibits: Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America.
Reviewed April 16, 2012

In the shadow of the current state capitol building, this large museum is a little know gem. It is free and comfortable and a real introduction to the history, cultural and people of Louisiana. You can visit briefly and hit the high spots or immerse yourself in the exhibits (including an impressive recorded array of musical styles and performers) for a day. Each region of the state is represented by an independent exhibit set and there are some large exhibits, like an entire shrimp boat, that makes one wonder how they got it into the building. I have not been there when it was crowded. It is a pity that there are no tours run by informative guides, but maybe that can happen with increased visitor volume.

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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Interesting, well-balanced review of Louisiana history. Was crowded with school children when we visited, but still delightful to walk through. Its a bit small, but still brimming with interesting bits of information. The gift shop, also small, is delightful.

1  Thank Smiles3usa
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

The free museum was a great place to learn a little about Louisiana's history and culture. We enjoyed the third floor culture area the most.

1  Thank Melissa80020
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

I didn't find out about this in time to plan time to see it all. I breezed through the Culture and People part which was fasinating. This is an outstanding museum, located across from the State Capitol. It was MUCH better than the capitol. Plan to spend 2 or 3 hours here. And it is FREE!!!!

2  Thank JoAnn70820
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

An absolutely wonderful museum about Louisiana's history. My favorite is the cultural section upstairs with the history of Cajun culture, language, and music and the Mardi Gras costumes.

3  Thank faithdaisy
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