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Capitol Park Museum

660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5342
+1 225-342-5428
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Best Museum in Baton Rouge!

If you are interested in a comprehensive Museum that covers Louisiana history and culture, this is... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Katy1755
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Well worth it!

This is such an interesting museum, please set aside plenty of time as there is a lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Kris B
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With thematic exhibits on diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture, the museum includes two permanent exhibits: Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5342
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"full size"
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in a comprehensive Museum that covers Louisiana history and culture, this is it! I have been so many times I can't count and I learn something new with each visit. I live in Baton Rouge and when I have out of...More

Thank Katy1755
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This is such an interesting museum, please set aside plenty of time as there is a lot of information to be found. I especially liked the very far corner of the top floor where you could sample examples of all the different musical genres typical...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best done museums I've been to ever. It is a must see if you are anywhere close by. I learned about the LA Purchase years ago but had forgotten a lot about how critical it was to the expansion of...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

This museum has done a tremendously good job depicting the history, culture and regions of this state. Worth taking the time to see if you want to learn about this state.

Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great history of the state, covers many topics & aspects. Best if you look at the guide first then try to go on the time line, based on the numbered displays. The displays were fairly close so easy to move to another section before completing...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

I spent about two hours and did not see a single visitor, on a Saturday afternoon. It is a pity, because it is a superb museum, from the museography viiewpoint. One learns a lot about Louisiana history, the obvious like the sale of half a...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

One of the best museum's I've seen. The staff are great - super friendly and helpful. The museum itself is really fun and entertaining - not stuffy. I've taken my kids several times and they always enjoy it. Every time we go, we see something...More

Thank Whitmeyer
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Being raised in Louisiana is a great life. Understanding the diverse cultures, especially of south Louisiana makes it even better. Not sure what areas are covered in the current educational curriculum, but if it's not covered, you'll learn it here. This is a must see...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The modern shiny silver building looks out of place for downtown Baton Rouge but like many things, it's what inside that counts. It's amazing how so much history and "all that is Louisiana" can be assembled in one large room and it not seem jumbled....More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

I lived in Baton Rouge most of my life and visited this museum for the first time a few weeks ago. It was a great experience. The museum had some great exhibits outlining the story of Louisiana as well as its culture. I recommend to...More

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Response from Juanita W | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember for sure but I'm thinking $5. It wasn't much and was so worth it.
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