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

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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 days ago

I like to look at architecture and historical stuff, so this was great. It is the state capitol, so why not visit? You can join a tour group, or do a self tour (with an information brochure/guide). The grounds are lovely. Take time to read...More

Thank Chelsea G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Free Tour of the capital. it was very well done and informative. really cool to see they still use the original desk for the seniors to sit and work from.

Thank Bpager
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ll open by saying I’m a geocacher and came here in part to get a few of the geocaches associated with the monuments on the grounds. Have to say a very impressive set of grounds and monuments! I love the openness and the tributes to...More

Thank Nathan2403
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An interesting place to know, we can learn many things about the place itself and texan history by visiting this building. I recommend it.

Thank andreamorrissey61
Reviewed 3 days ago

Free parking (just a few cars can be accommodated in the parking lot across the street from the State Capitol), the tour guides are very knowledgeable and it is a beautiful building.

Thank LauraR4040
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent an hour or so here. Stunning architecture. As a foreigner I had known little of the history before getting a tour. It was nice to see it with lots of Christmas decorations around. I recommend getting a tour as it helps ensure you...More

Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way to San Antonio and was pleasantly surprised at how cool this place was! Really amazing history here! Take time to walk through and see everything! Don’t forget the library!

Thank freachie
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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.
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
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.