"Louisiana State Capitol" State Capitol Tip by keeweechic

State Capitol, Baton Rouge: 10 reviews and 23 photos


This is the tallest capitol in the nation at a height of 450 ft with 34 floors. Designed in an Art Deco-style, the building was completed in 1932. The Observation deck is on the 27th floor (closes at 4pm) and you can get panoramic views of the city and the Mississippi. Senator Huey Long's was assassinated here in 1935. Twenty-five hundred rail cars were needed to bring in the limestone that was used on the exterior. The marble for the interior came from distant places, including Vermont and Italy. The cost to complete the building was only $5 million. Louisiana's state symbol, the pelican, decorates the side of the steps and is used extensively elsewhere in the building.

Daily 8am-4:30pm. No Admission

Address: State Capitol Drive
Phone: +1 225-342-7317
Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/pio/virtualtour/lacaphistory.htm

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 5, 2003
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