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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1728
+1 512-463-0063
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Reviewed yesterday

I've came here solo then brought my international friends here. Its a quick and easy visit (plus the air-conditioner inside makes it very pleasant in summer!!). Its a very interesting insight into politics with nice architecture.

Thank Babs666
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While we did the red bus trip, the visit to Capital Hill is the one I would strongly recommend. Apart from being a beautiful building, tours are free and our guide was very interesting and informative. We are not Americans, so get a much better...More

Thank kitthekat
Reviewed yesterday

nice to watch and be walk around, there is not much to explain, and not much to explain and there is no entrance to capitol

Thank fdiazmex
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is hard to believe this is a seat of government at night. The grounds are well groomed and appears very safe.

Thank mariaoA7378JB
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was interesting but the 30 minutes or so on the official tour are all you need. It also assumes that you have a good insight into Texan history.

Thank Guy A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Please take the time to tour the Capitol. Well worth your time. Lots of history to learn and is amazing.

Thank NRosenbaum
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is practically a must. The place is beautiful. The grounds are spectacular. Historical statues on walking paths, cool architecture of the building, very nice inside and out.

Thank plz2meatu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A free docent-led tour begins every 30 minutes or more frequently if demand is high. Go directly to the State Capitol building for the tour, not to the Visitors Center. Well worth 30 minutes of your time.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 days ago

very nice free tour I would say to definitely take so you get a little more understanding of the inside of the building. Cafe also very good if you are there and want to eat. A MUST if you are in Austin!

Thank kjmayb
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful building. Set in it's own lovely grounds and completely free to the public. The inside is certainly worth a visit if you want to spare a couple of hours. Very friendly staff too.

Thank Alan S
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2 March 2017|
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Response from Aggietraveler1980 | Reviewed this property |
Only the CHL holder can use the quick line.
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
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.