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State Capitol

Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
+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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Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-463-0063
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great first stop in Austin! The tour was very informative, and it is one of the most well-cared-for Capitol buildings I've toured. I recommend it!

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed yesterday

This is a texas landmark which is worth seeing, it is kept immaculate and very clean. Everyone can enjoy this site during this visit to Austin

Thank Ysaac1234
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this beautiful building on a Friday night at 7 pm. Apparently the capital is always open to visitors, impressive.

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Haven't been here since I was a kid and I am from here. Tour was nice to take my girlfriend on. So much history. I remember in the 80s when they added the offices underneath the capitol and it was in the news all the...More

Thank MasterGohring
Reviewed 2 days ago

This has to be one of the prettiest capitols around, at least among the nicest we've visited so far. Tour with a guide and enjoy the rich stories they will share. This building deserves time, not a zip tour to check it off the itenerary....More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 2 days ago

we normally like to walk at our own pace but the tour was so nice to hear interesting facts. make sure to clap under the dome.

Thank Alisa C
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed the beautiful grounds of this building first. There are two rose gardens, many outdoor statues and monuments, and a beautiful, green, park with lots of trees and benches on one side of the building. We even returned after our visit...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went with just my daughter. She didn't want to stop long enough to take the guided tour but the snippets I heard from the guides was very interesting. We just did a self guided tour and were satisfied. And it's free

1  Thank Cheeks100
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped here while in town with family. They offer a guided tour but we opted to go it alone. Beautiful building and lots of rich history! You will learn more about the building by taking the tour. Loved seeing the senate and house chambers. Enjoyed...More

Thank Cclovell
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Texas Capitol is just like the state....large and impressive. The rotunda is like nation's Capitol's only larger. The red stone walls are breathtaking. At night the lights in the rotunda are pretty tonsee all over town. It is free to visit.

Thank Nancy H
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I understand there is a 'quick' line for Concealed Handgun License holders only. Can all in the CHL holder's party go through this line with him or will he have to wait for the rest of his party to go through the regular line?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Aggietraveler1980 | Reviewed this property |
Only the CHL holder can use the quick line.
How to get there on foot
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.
Elizabeth W
What bus number takes you from ResIdence Inn - Univ Area 1209 E 51st St., Room 216 Austin TX 78723 to the Austin Texas state capitol?
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.