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State Capitol

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Address: Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number:
+1 512-463-0063
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Today
09:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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If it's in Texas, it must be bigger and better. That is the motto that...

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.

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Amazing! Just got to explore! Was a Saturday so not much going on but such a beautiful place!!!!! The dome is breathtaking and seeing the different sections such as the Texas... read more

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Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing! Just got to explore! Was a Saturday so not much going on but such a beautiful place!!!!! The dome is breathtaking and seeing the different sections such as the Texas Supreme Court etc was great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth the time spent. Amanda, our tour guide was great! She spoke clearly and loudly and everything she said added to the enjoyment of what we were seeing. From Pointing out the Lone Stars to discussing the procedures in the Texas Senate and House, she made this a more interesting tour than doing it on your own. Even if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit to the capital building was interesting and is a brief introduction to state history. The portraits of all the governors hang in the rotunda which is so incredibly high and features a 'lone star' at the top. You will need to go through security and while you are waiting, you should check out the original old hinges on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was absolutely amazing. The building is beautiful and the stories behind everything make them really come to life. I was in awe. I highly recommend.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very clean, pleasant gorgeous surrounding.. Approaching the building was breathe taking and full of culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took public free tour, which was short but good. What a fascinating history Texas has! The building is gorgeous and very impressive. So glad we visited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not a Texan (I'm from Jersey, originally), but I was fascinated by this guided tour through the inner workings of the Texas state government. We got to see the Texas Senate and House, and learn how laws get passed (in one of them, the congressmen actually still raise their hands to vote "yes"--crazy!). We learned about all the interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to several state capital buildings and this building offered a large amount of history and was beautiful to tour. Very glad we took the time to go see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you come to Austin, take the time to go on the free 1/2 hour tour. Beautiful building full of history. Enjoyed seeing it.

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Did the tour today and found it to be very informative. Beautiful architecture, Beautiful building. Nice restaurant downstairs and gift shop to buy souvenirs. The grounds are awesome.

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