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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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Great FREE way to spend the afternoon.

Spent my afternoon exploring the Capitol building and grounds. Parking is free, tours are free, or you can explore solo. Definitely recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spent my afternoon exploring the Capitol building and grounds. Parking is free, tours are free, or you can explore solo. Definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Awesome experience. Never been to Austin. Being able to go into the building was great. Learned so much about Texas. Really great time. Definitely going back!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Very impressive state building…Go down into the basement and find the skylight. Stand in the center of the circle and hear your echo for a memorable experience.

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La Porte, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We've been to the Capital many times. Since all the beautiful restoration has been completed, we are astonished , and, proud to take anyone for their first time. Being Native Texan , I can promise you'll learn something new when you go.

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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Capitol has 2 rotundas, the big pink granite dome on the South, and the newer inverted rotunda for the underground expansion. Historic display inside, but more at the Visitor Center on the west grounds. Grounds have lots of shady oaks and is worth a stroll after your visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I had some time after my business meeting so i decided to get some history lessons about Texas. The tours in the State Capitol were just what I was looking for. Very educational and well conducted. Highly recommended to everybody of all ages.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The capitol building is wonderful and the grounds are kept nicely with good lighting and many paths. We strolled around after 9PM and enjoyed the walk. There were many others doing the same, even families with children. It felt safe. If there's a next time, we will go inside.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Visiting Texas Capitol building...even for a New York born Texan...was a great experience. Lots of history packed into the attractive building, and very interesting guided tour of the facilities. Well worth a visit to Austin to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A must place to visit. I learned great things while over there. The building and grounds are very picturesque. Texas was once a separate Republic and it can be its own country with its very rich natural resources.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing..the Texan state capitol building in 14 ft higher that the United States Capitol building making it the tallest in US. A majestic imposing brown coloured granite structure right in downtown Austin. Lots of information provided by the guide., best thing after security check you allowed to carry your bags along with you , we even attended the Texan Parliamentary... More 

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Additional Information about State Capitol

Address: Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512-463-0063
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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