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State Capitol

Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512-463-0063
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As featured in Daytrips from San Antonio
Ranked #7 of 179 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: If it's in Texas, it must be bigger and better. That is the motto that architects followed with the Capitol Building in Austin. At one time, it was... more » Owner description: If it's in Texas, it must be bigger and better. That is the motto that architects followed with the Capitol Building in Austin. At one time, it was the tallest capitol building in the nation. Others might be taller now, but this is still a beautiful building that shows off many of the natural resources which are so prevalent in Texas, such as limestone and the landscapes. « less
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Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The capitol building was amazing and beautiful. Even the doorknob and hinges are pretty. Would love to visit again.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Looks beautiful when lit up at night. The grounds are quiet and inviting, recommend the tour in order to get the most out of your visit.

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Ada, MI
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous capital, tours daily and some nights. It is beautifully lit at night and much to my surprise the capital is open in the evening so that you get a different beautiful perspective on this historical site! Loved it...easy walk from everywhere in downtown Austin.

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Houston, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This is our second time visit the capitol. Last time, we didn't have the luxury to have a good tour guide. This time, we have a young man who is really good at explaining the history of the capitol. We also enjoy the capitol expansion at the north side. The design is great. Highly recommend anyone to pay for a... More

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Dakar, Senegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Deeply into the History of Austin Texas! Monument and architecture are outstanding! And the guide is simply GREAT!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The kids got to see where the leaders make "rules". Saw pics of governors past and present. Took nice pics on the lawn. Walked around the senate room.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW via mobile

Interesting history and magnificent architecture with well-manicured gardens. Guided tours available or just wander around with one of pamphlets. A great point at which to start a walking tour of Austin. Well worth the visit.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The Texas Capitol is one of the most beautiful sites to behold in the State of Texas. You have to take in it's majesty and beauty when in Austin.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The Texas State Capitol in Austin is a stunningly beautiful building. We walked around it for quite a while, inside and out, admiring the design, materials and workmanship. We hope to make time for a tour next time we visit.

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

The Texas State Capitol building and the grounds are breathtaking. The tour is really good and is given free of charge by volunteers. You really learn a lot of Texas history and the tour lasts about 45 minutes. The rotunda is exquisite and the floor you have to see to believe. The grounds are a few well kept acres with... More

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