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Texas State Capitol

1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1728
+1 512-463-0063
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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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  • Average5%
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1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1728
Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday

Go to the Bullock Museum first to learn a little bit of Texas history, then take the free tour of hte capitol building. Really interesting.

Thank southerndrive
Reviewed yesterday

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour through the capital. Christmas decorations wee up and beautiful! The dome was a site to see and the incredible art work was amazing. Don't miss touring this beautiful building

Thank Susan T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a beautiful State House. The dome is amazing. It was fascinating to see the two chambers and all the governor portraits. I had no idea Texas had two female governors around 1930. I also thought the memorial to the Confederate soldiers was fascinating. Definitely...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Texas state capital is beautiful and easily accessed for free. The tour was excellent and we got to see how the capital works.

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly place visit. Some capital staff wouldn’t take my photos because they to busy. I did get one staff members that went above beyond she got on the floor and took my photos so you could see the Capitol Texas Star on the ceiling roof.

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The building is beautiful. We took what was labeled the "holiday" tour, but that just meant we got to see the Christmas trees in the House and the Senate chambers.

Thank Foodie P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really liked going into the Senate and House chambers. I also liked some of the factoids on the walls. Just being in that main atrium below the dome is pretty cool. If you go up to the third floor, it can be a dizzying...More

Thank elliemessenger
Reviewed 3 days ago

We seem to visit the Capitol every time we have friends and family visiting from out of town. In addition to the typical chambers that you would expect, there are excellent paintings and sculptures which display Texas history. Parking is free across the street.

Thank Roy Michael M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I almost gave our experience 4 vs 5 stars, but the parking / traffic problems weren’t the festival’s fault. And the atmosphere was perfect for families with children of all ages. We went with our grandson, his mom & dad, plus the other grandparents and...More

Thank Adan_Lerma
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is such a beautiful capitol. Its huge. I really recommend going inside and checking it out. They have free tours inside and you can really walk around anywhere you want. Beautiful architecture. Free really fast wifi also!!

Thank icecube320
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lenmerchant
2 March 2017|
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Response from Aggietraveler1980 | Reviewed this property |
Only the CHL holder can use the quick line.
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carolinefoose
21 January 2017|
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Response from manuelmF3027KR | Reviewed this property |
It's downtown Austin. Can't miss it and there places to park nearby.
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Elizabeth W
28 November 2016|
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Response from Gregory P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Elizabeth, but I was in Dubai, UAE when you submitted the question. The #37 bus would have taken you from your location to 8th & Guadalupe. Only a few blocks from the Capitol.
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