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State Capitol, Austin

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At the time of its construction, Texas' State Capitol was billed as the seventh largest building in the world. The massive Italian Renaissance Revival building was completed in 1888 and is home to the chambers of the Texas Legislature and the office of the governor. You can take a self-guided or guided tour of the building and grounds. Don’t miss the rotunda, displaying a portrait of every person who has served as the president of the Republic of Texas or governor of the state. The 8.9 hectare (22 acre) grounds boast a variety of monuments. Two of the oldest are dedicated to the Heroes of the Alamo and Confederate soldiers. The visitor center contains a gift shop and exhibits about the Capitol. Use our Austin itinerary maker to add State Capitol and other attractions to your Austin vacation plans.
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  • You can't miss it ir you are in town.. it is actually higher than DC capitol, but the one in DC is on a Hill so it looks taller. 
  • The capitol building is the centerpiece of Austin. You can see it rise from the skyline from various parts of the city. The best view is from South Congress at night when it's lit up. There is metered...  more »
  • I really enjoyed visiting the Texas State Capitol. The entrance is free. The building is very beautiful!