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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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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1728
+1 512-463-0063
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a scavenger hunt and one of the places on our quest was the Capital. It was so beautiful to see at night, but being able to go inside during the evening was incredible. Security and the DPS officer were all friendly, which made...More

Thank ginatx94
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our free guided tour was very detailed and showed us much of the main state capital building itself. The history is amazing and the current political state situation was presented to us as well.

Thank JALToronto
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon browsing the spacious Capitol Building. Free tour guide to help recognize the historic locations within the building.

Thank Soonergolfer
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just like you would expect in Texas-this place is huge, but also very interesting-with so much history. Beside you go into the legislative chambers-stunning.

Thank Hal C
Reviewed 1 week ago

visiting after 16 years has passed from the last visit always holds a place in my heart. This time with kids i took bit more in on the historical value of the building and the architecture that i didn't when i was 24. nice to...More

Thank ceri672017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the tour as it is quite educational. Very impressive building and surrounding grounds. There is no admission cost and the guided tour is also free. A good history lesson should you be interested in the lone star state’s origins.

Thank Mac S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited the Capital building December 28th. We took the guided tour that started at 9:15am with a young gal that had been a tour guide for a couple of years. She was very knowledgeable, well spoken and made the tour fun....More

Thank mommagoose_63
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great building to visit on your leisure time. take a stroll in the park around it...too bad we could not get inside this time, but still worth visiting.

Thank vera h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a beautiful walk around the capitol in the evening. Very charming, very picturesque. Makes you proud to be a Texan.

Thank texas_forrest
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can’t help but feel the pride of Texas walking around here. Take a free tour; it’s about 30-45 minutes.

Thank Cobiztrvlr75
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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.