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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 have my State Capitol passport and really enjoyed stopping and visiting this Capitol. Very Texas in it's design and construction details.  more »
  • Spend a few minutes or an hour or two in this beautiful building which is a treasure to view! Elevators available, grandkid friendly, several very nice memorials in the courtyard area.  more »
  • We were visiting Austin and the kids wanted to walk into the Capitol. It was not on our list of things to do but we we thought it would be a great experience for them. You have to go through security ...  more »