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State Capitol

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Address: Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
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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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Great place to visit!

I like how well they maintain the building. History of Texas, identity of the people and city icon in one place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like how well they maintain the building. History of Texas, identity of the people and city icon in one place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Texas State Capitol is the most large capitol building in US. It is beautiful and impressive. You must visit it.

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We rented segway vehicles to tour the capital and surrounding area one afternoon. The guide was entertaining and professional. My family and myself felt comfortable and safe. There was a training session before the tour began and it was very easy to learn since most of us had not ridden on a segway before. Awesome

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Without much time, my husband and I found metered parking nearby and walked past the manicured grounds to the entrance of the building. The architecture was amazing and apparently is the tallest capital building in the US. There was much to see and little time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited as part of of our one day stop in Austin. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. We did one of the guided tours and didn't regret it. Texas has a deep and proud history and it was interesting to learn some of the highlights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting the State Capital is a must, especially if your a history buff. I think this is the greatest highlight in Austin. Start on south Congress just as it gets dark and travel down South Congress towards the Capital. All lit up, it's beauty is amazing.

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I try to visit the state capitol every few years. Be sure to see the two large paintings of battles in the war for Texas independence in the Senate chamber.

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Take time to do the guided tour. You will be surprised how much history had been restored. Even the brass knobs and wood, marble in the restrooms is authentic. The Senate and the House are in session now, but of session you can walk the floors of the Senate. Christmas is a glorious time to visit and tour the Capitol.... More 

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Great place to visit when friends or family are in town- the grounds were beautifully lit for the holiday season - the tree of rotating colors was amazing. Unfortunately, the menorah was not out 😒 Also, of you like Pokémon Go you will LOVE walking the grounds!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This gorgeous pink granite building is grandiose in stature. The grounds are immaculate all year round, don't forget to stop by the rose garden to see if they are in bloom, they smell amazing. The architecture is something to be admired. It has intricate wooden staircases, the seal of Texas door hinges can be found on all of the doors,... More 

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