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“Makes one PROUD to be a TEXAN”

Texas 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.
Reviewed March 2, 2013

The Halls echo with history everywhere. If Legislature is not in session, it is nice to walk onto the Senate and House floors to see the paintings etc. Parking is a bit of a challenge.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

very interesting information from the 15 minute narrated tour. look inside the senate rooms - architecture explained...well worth your time.

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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!

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

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

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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.

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