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State Capitol

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Address: Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
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+1 512-463-0063
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7:00 am - 10:00 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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Nice building and tour

Tours are given with lots of history. Tour guide was very informative. You are allowed after tour to explore the capital. It is very large and beautiful. It is a worthwhile couple... read more

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st louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tours are given with lots of history. Tour guide was very informative. You are allowed after tour to explore the capital. It is very large and beautiful. It is a worthwhile couple of hours.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really imposing building in the middle of Austin which is very impressive indeed. Well worth a visit although not much parking nearby that we could find so take a cab

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Larchmont, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As our taxi driver said, you don't have to be a huge fan of the laws written inside the State Capitol building to appreciate how beautiful and impressive the building is. Definitely take the elevator up to the fourth floor to get a good look at the rotunda, and spend some time walking around on the beautiful grounds. This is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Big and beautiful and VERY Texas. You can listen to a tour guide, which is very informative. There was no wait, and the tour was interesting. The building is beautiful and has a lot of history. The doorknobs and hinges are even emblazoned with Texas statehouse and are a work of art in themselves. It is full of art and... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can park in the parking garage near the capital building for 2 hours for free. Stopped quickly at the visitors center then headed back to the capital for the tour. Our guide was great. He was interesting and engaging. It was hard to hear him because the capital was very busy. The tour was great. Definitely recommend it it... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take the tour as the guide is excellent and explains what you are seeing. The senate and House of Representatives has some great art work.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What's better than doing something FREE and educational? Get to see the inside of the beautiful Capitol. Go see the TX Supreme and Appeals courts as well as the legislative branches. Worth seeing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place! Unlike many other capitol buildings, this one is made out of granite. The inside is absolutely gorgeous! It may be a good climb up the stairs to get to the top of the dome for the elderly and little children. You have the option to view the treasury, the room where the senate and the house of representative... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw the capital on part of a Segway tour which we really enjoyed...very impressive for the sixth largest capital...parking was a challenge

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked around the Capitol on our own rather than taking a tour. We visited the legislative chambers and the other common areas of the building. It was very interesting. The artwork that is displayed in the Capitol does a good job of capturing the essence of the key events and milestones that occurred during the early years of the... More 

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