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Address: Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
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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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Beautiful Capitol Building

Even if you do not have time to go inside the building, please visit the capitol grounds. You will find statues and information that explain Texas history. Definitely worth the... read more

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New Berlin, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Even if you do not have time to go inside the building, please visit the capitol grounds. You will find statues and information that explain Texas history. Definitely worth the time.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful Austin landmark that stands strong and beautiful If you are a Austinite or you are visiting Austin. This place is a must must visit destination. This beautiful historic yet so stylish building is the State Capitol building. Reflects the Texas state history. Located right in the heart of the city. I love that you are freely able to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to Austin several times but always saw the capitol building at a distance, but on this trip I was able to visit (as I was staying close by) and it was really cool to see it up close, both inside and outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are tours every 30 minutes. You have to see it for yourself. Pictures cannot do it justice. Standing in the rotunda and looking up takes your breath away. Seeing all the pictures of the governors was heartwarming, especially Ann Richards and George Bush. It's amazing from a distance but breathtaking from inside. So glad we took the time to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a very nice day at the Capital today. The grounds are always pretty and green. The history is great!

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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As Texans we considered this a "must see". We went inside briefly and looked around. Texas spared no expenses on this building! Really neat to see (you don't see impressive buildings like this much like you might in Europe for example).

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful building lots of history, knowledgeable guides. Be sure to go when the Legislature is in session and you will get a real Civics lesson. Good for all ages.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Anytime you visit a historical site, there's always something to be felt and said. This building has amazing history and artistic work throughout. Climbing the stairs to the upper levels isn't for the faint of heart. There are elevators for those who choose to go the easy way up. Once inside and upstairs, you can look down and see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The State Capitol is all lit up at night and beautiful to walk around. Tons of people are out and about there so it's completely safe.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked here from Hamton Inn. What a magnificent structure and history lesson. We could have spent few days walking around inside and outside . Plant to spend at least a full day here.

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