State Capitol Welcome Center, Baton Rouge

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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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  • This was truly a fantastic stop. I went on a Sunday morning and had the place to ourselves minus a few people working there. The observation deck is closed on weekends, so keep that in mind when... 
    This was truly a fantastic stop. I went on a Sunday morning and had the place to ourselves minus a few people working there. The observation deck is closed on weekends, so keep that in mind when...  more »
  • Awesome building and we only walked around the grounds. Nice that its not the traditional capital look. Some awesome history here too. Check it out! 
    Awesome building and we only walked around the grounds. Nice that its not the traditional capital look. Some awesome history here too. Check it out!  more »

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