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“Beautiful and stately Capitol” 5 of 5 stars
Review of State Capitol

State Capitol
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$35*
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Best of Austin Small Group Guided Tour
Ranked #1 of 296 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Amarillo, Texas
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Beautiful and stately Capitol”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If visiting Capitol buildings is your cup of tea, this one is not to be missed. In typical Texas fashion, the Texas Capitol rotunda is the tallest in the land (including the US Capitol building), and the facility and grounds are beautifully maintained. There's a large, newer annex, where much of the committee work is done. Texans are very proud of their history, and the Capitol in Austin is a great place to spend a little time learning about it.

Visited February 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Full of History. Beautiful Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A must see in Austin. The Capitol is kept in perfect condition and features some of the most important works of art in Texas. The Architecture and engineering leaves nothing to be desired, and it's free to visit. Try to take one of the free, guided tours if available.

Visited March 2012
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Hickory, North Carolina
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“pretty walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Took a stroll through the Capitol grounds. Great place to walk on a warm day and take in some history.

Visited January 2013
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Abilene, Texas
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“State Capitol”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Always nice to see the Capitol building. if you have not been, you should try it at least once. They have guided tours and self tours. you can always stop in to see your representatives.

Visited February 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Great visit for family and friends.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great visit for family and friends. Lots to see inside the capitol. Go into the chambers and don't miss the Governor's office.

Visited December 2012
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