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Texas State Capitol

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1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1728
+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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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1728
Downtown
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+1 512-463-0063
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"beautiful building"
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"free tour"
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"guided tour"
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"house and senate chambers"
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"pink granite"
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"lots of history"
in 131 reviews
"open to the public"
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"great history"
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"walk around"
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"gift shop"
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"visitor center"
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"great place to visit"
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"visiting austin"
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"dome"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Located at the end of Capital avenue,lovely green gardens with statues sorrounding the building. When in Austin must visit,history at its best!

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed yesterday

It’s an interesting building to visit, however the guided tour was a bit hard to follow with all the noise of those not on the tour as they are also moving around in the same area as the tour.

Thank vonthree
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Reviewed yesterday

It's not enough to just drive by and take pics. Go inside to appreciate the history of the capitol building. Recommend a tour. Grounds are adorned by statues of historical events. Worth the time.

Thank Ramona I
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Didnt do the tour or go inside but I did walk around and observe from the outside. This building really stands out against its surroundings and has beautifully kept grounds.

Thank Dylan G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Got to see the state capitol before you can say, you've been in Austin. On a hot, summer day, do not stay too long on one spot or the mosquitoes will have a feast day.

Thank belrog122017
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very informative guides in this iconic building. Very dedicated to the founding of Texas and it's history. Learned a lot.

Thank Patricia H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to the Capital before, but this was the first time taking our kids, 8 and 12. We took the free tour and learned a lot about the building, etc. Got to see both chambers of the government and different places in the...More

Thank B26Marauder
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The State Capitol - the largest in the country - conducts timed tours of it's premises and luckily I was the only one that January morning and hence got a private tour of the building - the senate & the house chambers, the rotunda, the...More

1  Thank Traveleator
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The 30 minute guided tour provides interesting history. If you want good pictures, go again after the tour when the crowd has moved on.

Thank Raj D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was entertaining at first but got old real quick. Also not much to see inside other than main hall as most are closed offices. The court rooms are cool too. We were in and out.

Thank Kateryna G
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Response from Manolo M | Reviewed this property |
It's downtown Austin. Can't miss it and there places to park nearby.
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