Texas State Capitol

Texas State Capitol, Austin

Texas State Capitol
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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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Jackie D
4 contributions
This is an excellent tour and give you a greater appreciation of the importance of our state capital.
Written August 19, 2022
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Larry L
3 contributions
Couples
Took the free walking tour. Was interesting and the guide was knowledgeable. Saw the senate room and the house of representatives room. Along with many other things.
Written August 10, 2022
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Ricky Jobes
World1 contribution
Solo
Hey “wheels” keep being an azzhole and you getting around on wheels will be the best thing to happen to you. You’re a feeble and petulant little man.
Written August 8, 2022
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Micheal F
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Beautiful building. We learned a lot of previously unknown facts about the building's history and that of Texas, and it took us all over the structure. 
Written August 2, 2022
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Jason S
Canada2 contributions
Family
Had a very nice to leaning Austin history. Can’t wait to bring the kids and the family to see it . Parking was easy to find !!
Written August 1, 2022
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Laura D
McKinney, TX480 contributions
Definitely worth a stop! The State Capitol Building is a beautiful and historic stop. The architecture itself is magnificent and the pride and beauty is evident in even the smallest detail. The history is clear and tours are available although if you go during the right times you are free to walk through any rooms which are open. There are exhibits in the basement levels too.
Written July 15, 2022
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Maura H
Shelton, Nebraska, USA152 contributions
We are not from Texas, but we enjoyed joining a quick tour of the capitol. There was a "sit in" in the center of the capitol, so we were not able to do the stand in the middle; look up and enjoy part of the dome area. We got to see both sides and the additional areas below. Our guide was knowledgeable and helped explain several areas of the building and the additions over the years.
Written July 12, 2022
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Shauna B
West Palm Beach, FL89 contributions
I learned the building was made using Sunset Red Granite and it is absolutely stunning. There are skylights around the back grounds that provide natural light to the basement. Beautifully designed gardens too.
Written July 4, 2022
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framic69
19 contributions
Lots of history and plenty to see, the tour is free. The tour is about 3/4 hours to see it all. A must see.
Written June 28, 2022
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Travels With My HP
High Wycombe, UK275 contributions
Impressive building and gounds standing at the top of Congress Avenue. Also features a number of memorials to various campaigns
Written June 27, 2022
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Texas State Capitol is open:
  • Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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