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State Capitol

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Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-463-0063
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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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Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-463-0063
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped at the Visitor's Center first and they gave us all the information we needed to tour the Capitol. The grounds and building are beautiful. You can spend as much or as little time as you want here. Lots to see and learn!

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a delightful tour of the State Capitol building. Be sure to check the times for the tours before you go to the capitol. There is a parking deck about a block away with 2 hour free parking. The tour guide was delightful and...More

Thank shnpan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a very nice time at the Texas state capital building. We did the tour and learned a lot about the building as well as some state history. Our tour was very large so I do think we would have learned more had we...More

Thank brian e
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our time at the state capital! Normally, this would not be something that I would enjoy, but there is so much history and the building is just amazing I cannot wait to take my kids to Austin to experience...More

Thank Anthromom439
Reviewed 2 days ago

With the population of Austin growing, it is hard to imagine a time when Texas was trying to encourage people to come and giving them a "headright". Waze gave me directions to the Texas Capitol Visitors Parking Garage which is right across from the Capitol...More

Thank shashi b
Reviewed 2 days ago

The free tour was very well done. The tour guides were very professional and easy to understand. The exquisite nature of the capital building was mind blowing.

Thank yardranger
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting here. Great architecture, art and historical venue. Even saw a wedding party setting up for pictures inside just prior to leaving. Wonderful self guided tour but free tours are available. Shouldn't miss this if you can do it!!

Thank Anita R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Last time I came to the State Capitol, I didn't know that you can go inside the building, so you pass some basic security check up, and you have access to almost all the rooms in the building, from the House of Chamber, the Senate...More

Thank Luis B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building. Interesting tour. Free parking (if you follow signs to the specified garage)-- & very affordable rates if you stay longer to see other nearby sites.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday it was a little crowded but not too bad. It was so pretty inside and you truly get to see almost all of it. The grounds have nice statutes and memorials. Worth a visit.

Thank Braley C
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March 2, 2017|
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Response from Aggietraveler1980 | Reviewed this property |
Only the CHL holder can use the quick line.
January 20, 2017|
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Response from manuelmF3027KR | Reviewed this property |
It's downtown Austin. Can't miss it and there places to park nearby.
Elizabeth W
November 28, 2016|
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Response from Gregory P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Elizabeth, but I was in Dubai, UAE when you submitted the question. The #37 bus would have taken you from your location to 8th & Guadalupe. Only a few blocks from the Capitol.