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Louisiana State Capitol

Closed Now: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Great views

Free parking is available on site. The entrance is free and from the top you get great views of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Big and tall

This is a memorable state capital due to the shooting and the size of the building. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Charlotte, Florida
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“observation deck”(145 reviews)
“bullet holes”(35 reviews)
“art deco”(23 reviews)
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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State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
+1 225-342-7317
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Free parking is available on site. The entrance is free and from the top you get great views of the city. .Worth a-visit.

Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a memorable state capital due to the shooting and the size of the building. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank clausrock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should visit this place if not for anything else, for the view from the roof top. The view over Baton Rouge and the river Mississippi is a good view. Mighty Mississippi seen from above gives you perspecitve. Inside the building you have marble and...More

Thank Eva M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to the state capitol exceeded our expectations. The building is not all that attractive on the outside (kind of fascist, actually), but the interior on the main floor is absolutely fantastic -- it's just over-the-top art deco with amazing murals, sculptures, and other...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like to visit the state capitals when we travel. There was some problem with the main entrance to the state capital building so signs direct you to enter through a lower level door. As with any state capital you must pass through a metal...More

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Our Sunday morning visit was free and we did the self guided tour and checked out the Senate & House Chambers. The panoramic views from the 27th floor Observation Deck were fabulous. The mighty Mississippi River and the ‘Red Stick’ laid out before you. Great...More

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I love their exhibits - especially the art shows. The staff is always helpful. The cartoonist, Handleman was a terrifc speaker and very entertaining. This place is a real gem and a great location for a meal and drinks after.

Thank isabel l
Reviewed 19 August 2018

You can watch the traffic moving up and down the Mississippi and see for miles. Our tour guide had been part of the Press covering the Capitol so he had some great stories to tell. He showed us bullet holes and wood fragments from a...More

Thank Marjorie M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I visited the State Capitol to see the view from the top of the city and surrounds. It was quite easy to find my way to the top. There is plenty of parking over the road for visitors. Staff are helpful when you first walk...More

Thank Patricia1209
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

So much history. A lot to see and learn. Wow. I didn't realize how much happened in Louisiana. The observation desk was great. Hit crowd but a beautiful scene.

Thank 694joyw
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19 August 2016|
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Response from zstargazer | Reviewed this property |
No, the state capitol was not impacted. Anything downtown Baton Rouge, the museums, etc, are good
3 June 2016|
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Response from Aflossiegirl | Reviewed this property |
It is open daily 9:00am to 4:00pm, except on major holidays. There is no fee for admission.
25 February 2016|
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Response from 351traveler351 | Reviewed this property |
There is a free parking across the street from building, on the corner of 3rd and Capitol Access rd