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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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  • Took a short tour that included the capital building. The rotunda is spectacular as is seeing all the governors' photos. The grounds are average but well maintained. You sort of have to see it when in...  more »
  • I've been to three state capitols (Illinois, Wisconsin, and Texas), and Texas's is my favorite. The grounds are lovely with plenty of interesting historical information, and the building itself is gra...  more »
  • I recommend go out and visit the beautiful gardens, adorned with beautiful monuments that represent and explain the history of the State. Inside is beautiful, with the particularity that go up floors, no doubt an unforgettable architectural time dome
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