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Texas State Capitol

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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...more
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1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1728
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We enjoyed the free guided tour of the State Capitol. Our tour guide was very informative and presented the history of Texas very well. We were able to sit in the visitors gallery to view the sessions in both the Senate and House of Representatives....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank paulgrantconsulting
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such beautiful building, extraordinary architecture, really must visit while in Austin. I love that visitors mingle here with government employees. Every 15min there is free tour available. Don't miss that, it's great. Our guide was Marsha, charming lady, and her tour was 2:15pm, themed as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank alfons55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the building at our own pace and even sat in the back as the lawmakers were in session. It is an architectural beauty and we loved the experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 187suzannev
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was unaware you could just walk around inside by yourself. It was so cool. And so beautiful. We could walk right in the congressional chambers. The attention to detail in the wood and stone work was amazing. And the access just superb. The elegance...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Texanist
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The capital is cool to see. I like that it is a tad bigger than the US capital building. That is classic Texas.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank alisad651
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed the tour of the building and then going up to visit the Senate gallery while it was in session.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BCChristian
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed the walk through the capital and were surprised by how pretty it was inside.The paintings on the wall were really beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kathymcallen
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visting Texas from North Caroline and was impressed by how much Texas pride the Texas Capitol had. It door handles had the Texas star and said state of Texas. In the building at the top there was a big star that said the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jackson m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Austin for business and we decided to stop at the capital with our little family and my mother-in-law the lawn and walk up was so beautiful and there were tourist it seemed that everyone was enjoying the shaded walk way and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sula S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very interesting building with a lot of information which gives a sense what was happened hundred years ago on those territories. It was beautiful sunny day, we enjoyed going through stairs which keep the secrets of that era.

Date of experience: April 2019
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January 23, 2019|
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Response from BlueberryBuckle | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. One does not have to take the guided tour, can roam on your own.
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Bobolina2014 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Aggietraveler1980 | Reviewed this property |
Only the CHL holder can use the quick line.