State Capitol Welcome Center, Baton Rouge

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Government Building · Tourist Spot
The Louisiana State Capitol (French: Capitole de l'État de Louisiane) is the seat of government for the U.S. state of Louisiana and is located in downtown Baton Rouge. The capitol houses the chambers for the Louisiana State Legislature, made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as the office of the Governor of Louisiana. At 450 feet (137 m) tall and with 34 stories, it is the tallest building in Baton Rouge, the seventh tallest building in Louisiana, and tallest capitol in the United States. It is located on a 27-acre (110,000 m2) tract, which includes the capitol gardens. The Louisiana State Capitol is often thought of as "Huey Long's monument" due to the influence of the former Governor and U.S. Senator in getting the capitol built. The building's construction was completed in 1931. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1982.

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  • When they say this is the tallest state capitol building in the country, they aren't kidding. It looks like a skyscraper, very unique. Sadly we arrived in the evening and during Covid, so the...  more »
  • I had a complete, and satisfying, tour of the Capitol Park and up close view of the intricate designs and carvings on the exterior o fthis magnificent structure. The presentation of the key figures.....  more »

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