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State Capitol

Address: Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 512-463-0063
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Ranked #4 of 160 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: If it's in Texas, it must be bigger and better. That is the motto...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

the Tx State Capitol building is one of my very favorite places on this planet. It's got great history, great architecture, great tours, great views, great grounds .... I really love it. Stand in the very center of the rotunda floor and discover the miniature echo chamber. The dome and rotunda are built so well, there's an amazing echo in... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

First things first - the building itself: It's massive. I mean, the above ground section itself is impressive, but then the underground sections just sprawl out seemingly forever. Unfortunately, you can no longer access the top of the dome, but, you can still get pretty far up inside and enjoy yourself. There is a cafeteria for the senators, representatives, and... More 

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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was interesting to know the history of Austin, and the park is nice for a walk. I liked this visit.

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Alpine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you visit Austin, make time to tour our Capital. Guided tours or self tours are available. I suggest the guided tour so you can hear the history and details of the building. Climb the stairs to the top and take pictures of the flags which flew over Texas beautifully marbled in the floor below. Visit the Senate and Representative... More 

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New Delhi, India
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

At first thought, we wanted to give it a skip. Strolling down the street in front of the Capitol, we decided to walk in. The place is huge and is well maintained. It is a must visit and is to be seen to be believed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Austin, you might as well drop in and see the place. Admission was free and so was parking (visited on a Sunday) The grounds outside of the main building are very nice and we spent a long time running around the hills on what was a beautiful day. I only gave it 3 stars because overall,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Texas Capitol building is magnificent. You can wander around on your own or have a tour. Both houses were in session during our visit , so there was a lot of activity in the building. Great for photos. Put it on your list of things to see and do when in Austin.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The building is beautiful. the free tour was too short. Maybe they could make a movie about the history of Austin to make it more informative

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I brought my parents to see the state capital for the first time. It was amazing to see our states head of government. The view was impressive approaching from congress street as we drive up to the gate. Although you can't drive in, signs are conveniently posted directing you to the visitors parking garage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed an hour wandering around taking some photographs of this beautiful building that obviously reminds you of the more famous equivalent in Washington DC. Set in 20 acres of grounds so a peaceful downtown location. Didnt go inside.

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