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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 #8 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You can walk the halls freely to see where the lawmakers keep the great state of Texas great. We were in awe of the architecture both inside and out.

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San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit to the State Capital in Austin Texas. The access the where the legislature takes place, the information about the history, all make the visit worth while.

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Co.Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were in Austin for the weekend and the weather was awful so this seemed a good place to visit. Unfortunately a couple of the rooms were not available to visit but those that were, were very interesting. Having recently visited parliament in the London it was fascinating to see and learn about the similarities and differences. Unfortunately the cafe... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Really, the Capitol is a must see in Austin, and i would almost say a must see in Texas. Beautiful park around the historic paces and statues erected.

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The free tour was informative. You are free to walk around everywhere. Make sure you have coins for parking

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I am not much of a history buff, but this was fun to see. Took my young daughters who were impressed at the mere size of the state capitol. Something you should do at least once if you have time while visiting Austin.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A place to visit if you wanna know more about American History. The place has some thoughtful architecture, paintings and dont forget to look up at the beautiful Capitol's dome . You will surely notice TEXAS engraved in many places as you go around and dont miss those too...

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have been to the capital many times, but it was the first visit for my niece. It is an awesome building made out of pink granite. Huge and stately-it sits in the middle of downtown Austin. Parking is a couple of blocks away (first two hours are free)- unless you have a handicap sticker- then you can park close.... More

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Fort Hood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful capital for the contiguous US largest state. If you are ever in Austin you need to check this out!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Capitol is a must see if you're I'm downtown Austin. Nearby are plenty of shops and restaurants to make it a worthwhile destination. Plenty of sculptures on the grounds.

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