Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center To Reopen Historic 'Tunnel'

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The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is reopening a downtown dining venue that was once a tunnel.

The location, which is appropriately named 'The Tunnel,' will be transformed into a luxury private event and dining area.

The underground passageway was discovered by Governor Huey P. Long in the 1930s and connected the then Heidelberg Hotel to the former King Hotel across the street.

Governor Long used the tunnel to dodge the media as he traveled to and from the buildings.

A soft opening will be held mid-November and guests will be able to make reservations by the beginning of this holiday season.

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