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“TABPHE Legislative Day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of State Capitol

State Capitol
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Best of Austin Small Group Guided Tour
Ranked #1 of 297 things to do in Austin
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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.
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“TABPHE Legislative Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I loved being able to go to the capitol and speak with the Senators/Representatives and/or their aides whom all provided feedback and some ideas on why thiings are they way they are for education in the State of Texas.

Visited February 2013
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Must-see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I've lived all over the country, but in my opinion the Texas State Capitol building is the most beautiful of all.

Visited March 2012
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Amarillo, Texas
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“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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“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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