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“Beautiful area”
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State Capitol
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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.
Saco, Maine
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful area”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The State Capitol was a fun visit. So much to learn and look at. I enjoyed learning of all the important people who have passed through this building. Fascinating!

Visited September 2012
Thank Liz04072
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Longview, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Extra time”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

I was impressed with the State Capitol....never been inside before and was awe-struck! The grounds were immaculate.

Visited February 2013
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“Very impressive”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is a very impressive place to visit. The building looks somewhat like the capitol in Washington DC. On the day that we visited, a mariachi band was playing on the first floor and one could hear the music reverberate throughout the building. The band was playing a lively tune. In fact, I thought to myself that if someone jumped from the top floor and landed in front of them, they would not skip a beat and would change to some somber funeral tune. Having said all of that, I would like to add that the place is beautiful inside. The more ornate the building, the better laws that can be enacted inside of it. And the grounds outside are very attractive. There are cannon and monuments throughout. One is to firemen and another is to Mexican-Americans. There are a couple dedicated to the Confederacy and those who fought and died for states rights. It was a gorgeous day when we visited and we enjoyed our visit.

Visited February 2013
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Iconic Austin landmark”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Must see for out of towners. Helpful to get a tour if you've never been. I'm a lobbyist, so I spend a lot of time there. It's one of the better places in Austin to take visitors. It's a beautiful, historic building and free to all. Be prepared to go through metal detectors, and feel free to ask for directions inside the building. People are friendly in general.

Visited February 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“TABPHE Legislative Day”
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
Thank Tina B
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