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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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  • We had a large group of students traveling through TX and we made the state capitol a stop and we learned a lot. The tour was very short since the house and senate were in session, but we then got to ...  more »
  • Take the guided tour. I've visited before and the tour points out things you wouldn't notice otherwise. We enjoyed a tribute to the fallen with accurate costumes and live musket fire on the front lawn...  more »
  • Beautiful Building and a great history lesson. Everyone is very nice and a great way to spend the afternoon.  more »