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State Capitol

Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512-463-0063
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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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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Be sure to take the tour each time. Each tour guide adds their own personal touches. Good for locals and visitors, kids and adults.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I am a Texan and even though my husband is from the NE we both love this Capitol building. The architect alone will amaze you. If you are a fan of history you can spend hours here. The lawn in front has many statues and markers as well as beautiful trees. Bring a blanket and relax in the shade! Meter... More

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Capitol of Texas at Austin es a very well preserved place, very educational visit, they have guided tours for free every 30 minutes.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Whether you have time on your hands or just a few minutes to spare, do not miss this treat. The Capitol is a fascinating visit and you can pick up a leaflet and take yourself on a self-guided tour. The foyer is most impressive with its marble statues. You can also visit the house of representatives chamber, the senate chamber,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We are not from Texas, and wanted a "highlight" tour. This is what we got. The tour guide gave us the highlights, and the option to explore afterwards on our own. Perfect to learn a lot about Texas in a little bit of time.

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Longview, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed walking around the capitol with my wife. We took lots of pics and read the monuments then headed over to the governor's mansion and down to the Driskoll Hotel. Had a great time in Austin and love going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Perhaps the most underused legislature in the world ....but the guided tour is well worth it ...and the building is impressive

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Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Texas Capitol Building is like no other in the Country. I believe it actually has the one in Washington DC beat out.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The 30 minute tour was free, you get what you pay for. They encourage you to explore the capitol building on your own which is pretty cool. But I wish they had a real tour that went into more details of the building and history of Texas rather than the self-guided tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Free tours! What else could a person ask for, I could roam around this place for the whole day. The grounds are absolutely beautiful.

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