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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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THE BEST CAPITOL IN THE COUNTRY

If you love american history this place has it all. The Capitol here measures taller than our capitol in DC, which is the way they do things in Texas. The staff and security is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you love american history this place has it all. The Capitol here measures taller than our capitol in DC, which is the way they do things in Texas. The staff and security is very nice, we walked our dog around the grounds int he evening and the all wanted to say high to him. He had as much fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Although we arrived after the last tour started it was well worth it to catch up to a group. The guides take you through out the building and are very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

That's a really nice place you have to see! Very very great construction. Very simple parking (free). The visit was on Sunday and maybe there fore the entrance and the guid were for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We wandered into the State Capitol building just to have a look and saw that there was a free tour starting in five minutes. We stuck around to check it out, turns out the tour (our guide was named Nick) was amazing. It was so good. He was very knowledgable & passionate about the building and had a booming voice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The building is gorgeous! And the landscaping is very well maintained we walked all of the inside and it was very educational. Then walked the grounds, it was fun to see they had Tyler roses growing in the garden, as I live not too far from Tyler! Parking was the hardest but that's just because us small town folk are... More 

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

a very cool capital building, plus it's air-conditioned in the summer.....That's a big plus in Austin! Anyway, some very cool photos, a beautiful rotunda. It's free, the grounds around the capital are also very nice, with several areas dedicated to military and law enforcement personnel.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Just a 20min walk from downtown, this building is old, beautiful, and still being used. The tour was informative, just 30min, and for FREE. Surprising detail if you stand in the star on the floor under the rotundra, everything you say will echo and only you will hear it. It freaked me out when I tried it in our tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We reached this place in a hot July day passing St Mary Cathedral and had to join a small queue and have our baggage searched. Despite this, people are extremely friendly, unlike our big UK and the building is simply majestic. We decided to join a tour however, as I could hardly understand what our tour guide was saying, also... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This elegant, stately structure is one of the most beautiful governmental buildings in America. While there, one is first awestruck by the beautiful rose pink color of the structure. I don't recall ever seeing anything quite like it. As I approached the building, I remember thinking how much I wish the designers and architects had allotted an additional 75 to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It's alright, just like any other State Capitol. Not too exciting but if you're the type to enjoy State and Federal administration sites then you would probably enjoy this too. It's supposedly the largest State Capitol in the country. Something about state capitols not supposed to be larger than the White House but Texas was an independent state at some... More 

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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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