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Texas State Capitol: Tours & Tickets

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If it's in Texas, it must be bigger and better. That is the motto that architects followed with the Capitol Building in Austin. At one time, it was the tallest capitol building in the nation. Others might be taller now, but this is still a beautiful...more
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1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1728
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It has the highest dome of all Capitol state buildings and one of the largest, beautiful grounds and really Grand

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank maherakh
Reviewed 3 days ago

We got there just in time for the tour. There is one every half hour. Our tour guide was exceptional! Very articulate and congenial. I highly recommended taking the guided tour. Beautiful building and facilities.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank billr488
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked to the capital and happen to get there just as a tour was starting. The building was very impressive and so well kept. Everything sparkled. The tour was great and we learned many things about Texas.The tour was about 45 minutes. Then we...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Betszeglin
Reviewed 4 days ago

Building contains a lot of texas history, is sometimes a bit too crowded but worth the wait and walk.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Erick M
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you go do not go on the weekend. EVERYTHING is closed except the rotunda which is impressive but you walk a bunch to get there and nothing else is available to the general public.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mike G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very informative tour I wish I could remember our guides name she was bubbly and intelligent and knew her Texas history. You could tell she loved her job so it made us more invested. I would recommend for anyone. Tour lasts less than 1 hour.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 751darryld
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like neat buildings, check it out! The interior and exterior are both cool, and open later than you'd expect. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank abillinghurst
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been with both of my kids on field trips and with family visiting twice. I learn something new with every visit. Tons of history and just cool to be in the building where the state's business is conducted.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 213jason
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting place for numerous reasons. Definitely a must if you are in Austin. Beautiful building

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Scot S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The state capitol building is an Austin landmark, visible from every part of the city. We didn't spend a great deal of time but got the sense that Texans are proud of their capitol and planned the city around it.

Date of experience: October 2019
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23 January 2019|
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Response from BlueberryBuckle | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. One does not have to take the guided tour, can roam on your own.
5 April 2018|
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Response from Bobolina2014 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but website will have the answer.
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Response from Aggietraveler1980 | Reviewed this property |
Only the CHL holder can use the quick line.