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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 #6 of 178 attractions in Austin
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Don't visit Austin without going to the State Capital. It's not just big. It has beautiful details. Every hinge is engraved, every doorknob. The woodwork is beautiful. Standing in the center and just looking upwards to the many levels towards the ceiling is worth the visit all by itself. This is just a beautiful historic building.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This has to be the most beautiful capitol building in the states. Nice grounds. I live in NC and the capitol here is small and ugly.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I cannot believe how massive this building is and it's rich history. The tour is great and you get to visit places that you don't normally see. You also have to stand on the start below the rotunda to actually experience the sound of a lifetime.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

You can tour the interiors of the Capitol for free. The guards are really polite and courteous. Once inside, enjoy the massive rooms that houses all the historical figures in Texas and the nation. Take notice of the beautiful woodwork of the interiors and also view the floors from up above. The grounds are well kept and landscaped with all... More

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Israel
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I am not from Texas (not even from USA) , It was an educational and interesting experience for me to learn about the history of Texas and Austin The place is marvelous and the guide tours are great. The whole place is kept in an excellent shape,

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Go on the tour the history of the building and it's construction is very interesting. The building is gorgeous and the grounds surrounding it make for a lovely walk. Family and date friendly.

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Austin, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Impressive capitol building with a beautiful view all the way down congress avenue. The capitol building is taller than the capitol building in DC

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

When you see the state capitol, you want to be on the bridge over town lake, that way to can get a distance view of our state capitol. Take your first picture. Then movie all the way up congress ave. And enjoy the capitol up close, there is no fee to enter, Stand on the Texas state shield and look... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great capitol building to visit. Great history, like a museum. A must see when in Texas and Austin. Go see the Catholic church nearby here too and the Gov. Mansion. All so wonderful and in walking distance. I love the statue/memorial of the Tejanos on the Cap. grounds. you learn so much.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building on lovely grounds. Great place full of history you can view at your own pace. Take special note of the little things like the door knobs and hinges, all emblazoned with the Lone Star. Great place for a picnic. Beautiful at night too.

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