Monday, January 10, 2011

New State Capitol Building

There are many Baton Rouge things to do for fun and entertainment. It all depends on what you're in the mood for.

Baton Rouge things to do could include a trip to our state capitol building downtown. My son Tyler and I took a day trip to see the Louisiana State Capitol building in downtown Baton Rouge when he was about 7 or 8. We had a fine morning on that hot summer day. It had been quite a while since I had been there and Tyler had never been. We took pictures on the steps of the capitol and inside the impressive foyer entrance. We also road the elevator 27 floors the top of the building to the observation deck. We got some great pictures overlooking downtown and the Mississippi River.

There's a picture of Tyler on the observation deck of the capitol towards the top right column on this page. He was squinting because the sun was in his eyes but he thought it was cool to be up so high, 27 floors. This is the largest state capitol in the United States.

After going to the top we explored the first floor better and got to stand at the entrance to the House of Representatives chamber to the right side of the first floor. I tried to explain to him about how laws were made but he said the classic, "I don't get it."

The photo below is Tyler in front of the first floor Huey Long exhibit. This is the location where Huey was assassinated. Many people have said that Huey could have well been president one day. We had a good little trip and I suggest going to see the new state capitol building as a fun thing to do in Baton Rouge.