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Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge

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Address: 660 N. 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: +1 225-342-5428
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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Great FREE museum!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Mike H
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. The layout takes you through time with sights and sounds and there's even a full-size... More 

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Louisiana, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 all Louisiana residents and those interested in the history and culture.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Overall a very fine experience. Liked the overall structure of the museum: first floor dedicated to history and geology and the second floor for the culture of different geographical areas of Louisiana. And, of course, Mardi Gras is represented as well.

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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The museum is very well organized with interesting exhibits. We especially enjoyed the Mardi Gras section and the music exhibit.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Baton Rouge was one of our last places we visited while driving through Louisiana and I still found that I learned even more by visiting this museum. I was also happy to see that we'd visited many places featured in the museum including New Orleans and Poverty Point and would soon be headed to Natchitoches. The exhibits were bold and... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A great place for children of all ages. There is always something fascinating to see at the LSM in BR. My children just love going here and it expands their mind on so much.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I was actually pretty impressed with this place even though I'm not a big fan of museums, really captures the old Louisiana times.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This museum covers all the industry in the various areas of LA. The grands enjoyed it as well as my son and I. It's well put together and educational with many pictures and models of the industry in the state, the layout an how things work. Run by the state, affordable. Makes a great afteroon, close to the capitol. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I really liked it here. From mardi gra to jazz funeral lots of cultural trait belongs to louisiana. And they made it fun. The prices Werent so high either. Also you can learn about the history of state. A very well designed museum.

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Yardville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Two floors jam packed with wonderful and informative displays.Answers many questions on the cultures found in Louisiana and the history of many things. Large display on the music and musicians of the area and other Louisiana contributions. The other floor is dedicated to showing how early settlers and the Mississippi has effected life in this state. A fine overview of... More 

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