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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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  • I had friends coming over to Austin - I didn't mind going to visit the Capitol again with them. Actually before going in, the park in the front offers a tribute to the Black Americans slaves absolutel...  more »
  • Austin is a great place to visit if you're traveling with a tight budget. The food and activities are affordable and the city has a great culture. The Capitol is a beautiful building and includes some...  more »
  • After going through security we were allowed to go most anywhere in the capitol. It is the largest state capitol in the country. We did a self guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed it.  more »