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Texas State Capitol

1100 Congress Ave, 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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Hours Today: 07:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-463-0063
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Reviewed yesterday

Wife and I opted to stop here during our 1 day visit to Austin which was a great idea to get out of the extreme heat of the day. AC works great in here. After going through metal detectors, we were able to just walk...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here in the middle of the week, early in the morning. We walked in and waited in the main lobby for a free tour. I'm glad we did, our guide was very knowledgeable and offered a lot of insight. We were able to...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The architecture of this building is fascinating. The fact that in order to get more space, they dug underground creating a basement is remarkable. The staff here is friendly and knowledgeable. A must see if you're in Austin Texas.

Thank Akmk1212
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I make it a point to visit every Capitol when I have the opportunity. I live and work in Austin. The Capitol offers informative tours that are free. Highly recommend a visit. Use Visitor's Parking on 13th and San Jacinto or have fun walking around...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an absolute delight to visit. The interior was magnificent, with historic artifacts of all types. The grounds were beautifully laid out and maintained, full of historic statues of all sorts.

Thank logan03
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a stop on a tour I took. Well worth the time and effort to see this building and hear the many stories about it.

Thank Kimberly P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The capital of Texas is so full of history. It's beautiful. It's great to visit in the evening too as it's less crowded.

Thank Lalania T
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were pressed for time so we did not take the free guided tour but we did stop in the visitor office just past security and got a map and toured around. The map has a lot of information in ti along with a map...More

Thank amz94102
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone enjoys the lawn and entrance as well as the tour of floors and offices in the Texas Capitol.

Thank 685selenab
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've been to the Capital many times but it never ceases to awe. Beautiful craftsmanship! And today I saw things I'd never seen before. Take the docent lead tour, its free every 15 minutes. Don't miss the underground floors.

Thank Alena W
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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.