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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-463-0063
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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed the free tour of the State Capital. Our guide was entertaining and very informative!

Thank Celia S
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to tour. Still Free. There are guides that start a tour every 45 minutes. Find parking for at least Two Hours. You'll enjoy it. Great paintings.

Thank Vmanfromtx
Reviewed yesterday

I take all my visitors to see our beautiful State Capitol and they are always grateful we took the time. I doesn't seem like a very exciting place to go, but you will just have to see it to understand the beauty and feeling of...More

Thank MarsyG
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not only am I biased being a Texas Native, it is just a beautiful and historical place. It is the focal point of the City. And to see it at night lit up in its glory you can't help but be in awe. An Austin...More

Thank _sliderockstudios
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really pretty building and grounds. See it at night for a special treat. Also makes a great photo op if you travel down Congress and take a quick photo as you are crossing Congress from one side to the other (building is perfectly aligned down...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed yesterday

The capital grounds are easily accessible and include a very nice native plant garden as well as a couple of rose gardens. There is also a nice walking trial with large trees.

Thank April G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always take visitors here. The pink granite architecture is beautiful and so is the interior. If you can catch a guided tour, they are free and worth it. The guides impart interesting history and fun stories. Be sure to explore from top to bottom...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Planned a "texas day' for our full day in austin and this was our first stop Fascinating building and grounds the tour was excellent. Reasonable walking distance to our next stop the BSTHM. Don't try to rush this activity. Enjoy it.

Thank bobretired
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went early on. Sunday morning. Crowds are minimal. Air con was great - it was 100F outside. The self guided tour was excellent. An amazing building. We were there over two hours. Thoroughly recommend this as part of your Austin visit.

Thank Seagull90
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been going there fom many moons. Definately worth the trip. The Rotunda floor and ceiling (dome) are way cool as are the staircases and chambers -- from the Floor and the Gallery.

Thank jstanreid
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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
20 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.