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Capitol Complex Visitors Center

112 East 11th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512 305 8400
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Ranked #34 of 178 attractions in Austin
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: The state's oldest office building now houses a tourist center, full of brochures to help you get the most out of your trip.
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were limited on time so we didn't have time for the 90 minute free tour of the gigantic Capitol building. But we did have time to tour the grounds and the interesting visitors center where a very nice gentleman gave us some great tips on where to visit in the city.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,200 reviews 1,200 reviews
584 attraction reviews
614 helpful votes 614 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We joined a tour but after a few minutes we got lost. It didn't look well organized or very interesting. First we went to the 2nd floor and after a couple of minutes we went to the 1st floor again.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We got to Austin and decided to visit the capital building, and very glad we did. The tour is free and meets about every 30 min given by a tour guide. The lady who we got was wonderful, she knew allot of Texas history and was a great story teller. The capital building is a beautiful place and the gift... More

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

I highly recommend visiting not only the Capitol building itself, but also the Visitors Center on the southeast corner of the grounds. It has a wonderful (yet brief) overview of early Texas history, and is in an architecturally significant building to boot. Don't pass it by!

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I've been here a few times, and it's always fascinating. Beautiful grounds with a park-like atmosphere, followed by an impressive tour. Great way to work off lunch if you're downtown. Might wanna bring some money for the gift shop, as the souvenirs are very good quality, and distinctly Texan. And bring a camera.

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Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

It was a hot summer day. Spent a couple of hours strolling along the Capitol state building and surroundings. This is a great place to take a break while feasting on historic feeds it has to offer! Admission is free. Staffs are incredible, courteous and helpful. Ample of great photo opportunities, for shutter bugs like me.

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

After D.C., to me this is the best Capitol. The overall building and architecture are magnificent. You must see it if you are traveling to Austin/San Antonio.

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Dallas, Texas
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360 reviews 360 reviews
226 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I've seen lots of state capitols in my life and yep, this is just another one, except for the fact that this is Texas, my home state. Even so, it is a beautiful capital and yes, somebody made sure it was bigger than everyone else's. Come on down and see it.

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Malaga, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Plenty of info, free information and maps to take away, even nice stickers for free. Then you can go on to the capitol building which is also free, either self or guided tour.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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386 reviews 386 reviews
134 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Lots of great exhibits here and friendly folks as well. Pick up maps of the capitol building and the grounds and other local info as well.

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