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Address: Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512-463-0063
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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
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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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I looked at TripAdvisor when preparing for my trip to Austin, and was surprised to find the number one rated attraction was the State Capitol. It was so highly rated that I had to... read more

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Lebanon, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I looked at TripAdvisor when preparing for my trip to Austin, and was surprised to find the number one rated attraction was the State Capitol. It was so highly rated that I had to check it out. The building is impressive to say the least. It is huge, with interesting and somewhat imposing architecture. The dome seemed to be a... More 

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Walked to the state capital from our nearby hotel. Definitely worth a visit imposing impressive building and worth visiting

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New York City, New York
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A wonderful place to visit while you're in Austin. The Capitol is a great place to see, very beautiful inside.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the visit to the State Capitol and our boys loved it as well. Lots of information to read and learn about and the architectural work is a view for the eyes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Austin, the State Capitol complex should be on your "must see" list! The park-like campus was stunning and would be a relaxing & scenic place to sit for a while. There's a fair amount to see in the visitor center on-site. And the Capitol building is awesome (and I do mean that in the sense of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very nice tour of the Capital and the sites around town. Children enjoyed it too. Lots to see.. Lots under construction there, but very informative too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see if you pass by through Austin alongside with the University and bridge of 100 Congress Ave. If possible it must be seen at night also. Entrance is free and is interesting modern history of Texas, but also you can see the badges of countries that conquered Texas teritory

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Beaumont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a good time. Made a memory with the family they will never forget. Go on the tour. cant beet it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, if you aren't from Texas you still can appreciate the Capitol from a purely architectural standpoint and the fact that it is one of the most beautiful and majestic buildings you will ever go in. If you are a native Texan...nuff said!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Austin,Texas capital tour. This tour is free and a lot of good information about the state of Texas and the beautiful architecture! The building is made from pink stone and is really cool to see in person. The grounds around the capital would be nice for a picnic lunch or just to hang out, but not in July it's too... More 

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