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Address: Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512-463-0063
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: If it's in Texas, it must be bigger and better. That is the motto that...
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.
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To tour the state capital in Austin is a must see and is also free. There is no need to pay for a tour. The tour guides that are provided are experts in their fields and give a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

To tour the state capital in Austin is a must see and is also free. There is no need to pay for a tour. The tour guides that are provided are experts in their fields and give a very interesting tour. I've been on the tour twice and have enjoyed the tour both times. There is even free visitor parking... More 

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Austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Full of all things Texas. Really cool to stand on the star, under the dome and listen to the echo. Don't miss this stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very nice experience. The building itself is very nice and you can take a free tour of the capitol. The tour takes about 20-25 minutes and you get to learn a lot about the history of Austin and Texas. If you are into history, art, politics or just doing something educational and family oriented (I don't have kids), it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to be if you want to see what's going on with your tax dollar's. Pack light as you have to go thru security check point.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great landscaping, beautiful statues and buildings. We stopped by while biking from UT to SOCO, and it was a nice little break from the hills

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building.must go to the top of stairs and photograph the Texas star on the bottom floor. It was so clean and the grounds were beautiful

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My son and walk up and around the building which is a lovely walk day or night - .We took the guided tour the guide was great and answered all our questions. The building itself is stunning and you can enjoy it with or with out the tour.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend the afternoon. We say by the welcome center and watched the world go by. Beautiful architecture and nice history!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The building has beautiful detail. You can learn a lot of the history of Austin/Texas. Part outside has a lot of states.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We took this tour so our young son can learn more about Texas history and government. At first his interest level was low, but he warmed up to it as we made our way up the building and visiting the different chambers.

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