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State Capitol, Austin

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • So we came to Austin to see my daughter that goes to the University of Texas. We came to the tower and walked the campus of the University then walked up Congress Avenue to the Capitol. The public tou...  read more »
  • The capital building was quite impressive up close from the lawn area. There are lots of historical plaques and statues around the building. The grounds are very well taken care of. 
  • We started our day at the visitors center. The people there are unwise helpful and gave us even info about other things to do in the State were (from the big bend to aliens in New Mexico) then we started to our tour of the Capitol. It is full of history and tour guide unwise possessed much knowledge. We have learned a lot about the history of the building and the city. Sure do if you're in Austin!
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