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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
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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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

And I should add, above and below. Take the guided tour, which I believe is available every 20min. It's short, very informative and it takes you to the places you NEED to see once inside this enormous place and you can ask questions!. Then you can take pictures and do your own exploration. Very informative for people that like history.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Capitol building is clean and excellent looking. Great location, close to decent hotels and other city attractions.

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texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Artwork in the building,very nice,Lots of history lessons as you walk through the halls.Clean surroundings.Self explanatory

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Ciudad Queretaro, Queretaro de Arteaga, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Every body should visit this capitol its the main attraction of Austin. Parking on Sunday its for free and the gardens are beautyfull

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Jasper, Tx
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The State Capital is a beautiful building. There are also several beautiful buildings in the immediate area. Must see if you are visiting Austin!

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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97 reviews 97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The capital building and the grounds are very beautiful and impressive! Great detail work everywhere you look from the woodwork to the cool door knobs and hinges. Great tour, a must if your in town!

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I walk by the Capitol building a few times a week and I still think it's a beautiful place. It's just a shame that it was built for politicians. Tours are interesting and recommended but also take some time to just wander.

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tx
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The State Capitol of Texas is a must see for all Texans! The building itself is magnificent in its rich wood, beautiful marble, huge dome ceiling, and beautiful staircases. And then there are the chambers for the house and senate! Totally magestic!

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Mansfield, Texas
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The entire area around the State Capital is worth visiting. History abounds everywhere and as a very proud Texan, I was appreciative of the openeness of the Capital building, the law enforcement memorial, and many other's as well. I felt safe the entire time I was in the downtown Austin area.

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Round Rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great day trip, very educational, and interesting. The only down fall to this trip was the group of war protesters outside the Capital that were rude, and semi-aggressive even going to the point of trying to take photographs of our children while yelling obscenities at us.

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