"State Capitol Building: Best thing in BR!" State Capitol Tip by IronLenz

State Capitol, Baton Rouge: 10 reviews and 23 photos

The best thing to see in Baton Rouge. Architecture, Art, History, Murder Mystery, Bombings, Altitude?if you like any of these you will like the state capitol. And it?s FREE!

Take the elevator to the top and soak in the view from the balcony. Not quite the Empire State Building, but you can see downtown, the Mississippi River, the town of Port Allen on the other side of the river, Capitol gardens, and of course the oil refineries which underlie Louisiana in many ways. Tallest state capitol building in the US!

Inside you can get a lot of history as well as see the House and Senate chambers, the bullet holes from Huey P. Long?s assassination, and a pencil stuck in the ceiling from a bombing in the 70's!

Sugar Cane, Indians, Many symbols of the state can be found all over the interior and exterior.

Directions: Downtown BR
Phone: 225-342-7317
Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/pio/virtualtour/lacaphistory.htm

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  • Written Apr 3, 2007
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