State Capitol Welcome Center, Baton Rouge

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  • The building is very impressive, and the view from its 27th floor is really great. We can see the entire city, the activity on the Mississippi River, and well beyond. Just get in and enjoy !!  more »
  • We arrived at the State Capital to find a book fare in progress. We had a wonderful time. The building is beautiful, the grounds are just lovely. The statue of Long is also a must see! If you in town ...  more »
  • All Louisiana students should visit this place and see where history is and has been made. Don't forget to visit the hallway where Huey Long was assassinated. Guided tour available.  more »
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  • Fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable staff on the present happenings and on the history. The view from the top of the building is spectacular and the grounds are beautiful. I've brought my kids here countless times and they love it as much as i do.
  • I loved this stop of our trip. The gardens are beautiful when viewed from the top of the capitol building.
  • The mini downtown area with all the government buildings is really well done, and towering above them all is the State Capital. Walking onto the property the hedge design is lovely. As you get closer to the building itself, minute details start to pop out. Carvings in the stone are truly picture worthy...as is the impressive building itself (tallest State Capital in the country at 450 feet). Upon entering there are some cases with artifacts. Relatively bland and government building-esque. You head up to the 1st floor (you start out on the ground floor), and the room you walk into is absolutely gorgeous. Everything from the beautiful paintings on the walls of the outside of the Senate and HOR (both are lovely but your typical government rooms) chambers to the seal on the middle of the floor showcasing LA and its parishes and what goods are grown in each. There is beautiful marble and stone everywhere. Make sure the tower is open and head up 2 elevators to the top. An expansive 360 view outside awaits. Being that high up with no other real obstructions in the way was really lovely and worth seeing.
  • “Great Place to Visit” The Louisiana State Capitol is one of only a few without a dome. The building is a skyscraper with an observation deck. From the deck you get a good view of the surrounding area. The interior is beautiful and filled with history from a bomb to the assassination of Governor Huey P Long.
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