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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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  • Free guided tour with lots of good info. Very interesting for us strangers. Loads of info on the start of the state, the history and governors The building is as TX is ;) Super good maintained and goo...  more »
  • I had a few hours to spend, and this was definitely a good way to spend them. First, I visited the welcome center across the lawn from the Capitol building. The woman there was helpful, offering me a ...  more »
  • The Capitol is a beautiful blend of old and new, and stunning to see from South Congress. Lovely to see with Christmas lights.