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“Impressive Capitol”
Review of State Capitol

Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512-463-0063
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Ranked #6 of 178 attractions in Austin
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Impressive Capitol”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

There are docent guided tours which are only about 1/2 hour and will give some great highlights. Definitely worth an hour of your day.

Visited February 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Makes one PROUD to be a TEXAN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The Halls echo with history everywhere. If Legislature is not in session, it is nice to walk onto the Senate and House floors to see the paintings etc. Parking is a bit of a challenge.

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central pennsylvania
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“take the tour - only 15 minutes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

very interesting information from the 15 minute narrated tour. look inside the senate rooms - architecture explained...well worth your time.

Visited February 2013
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Saco, Maine
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“Beautiful area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The State Capitol was a fun visit. So much to learn and look at. I enjoyed learning of all the important people who have passed through this building. Fascinating!

Visited September 2012
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Longview, Texas
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“Extra time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I was impressed with the State Capitol....never been inside before and was awe-struck! The grounds were immaculate.

Visited February 2013
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