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“Grand Old Building in American State Style”

Texas State Capitol
Ranked #7 of 286 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 building that shows off many of the natural resources which are so prevalent in Texas, such as limestone and the landscapes.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

It presents a royal image of the parliament. State capitol gift shop offers many items to cherish the memory of the visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank drmsp2
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Capitol reminded me of a smaller version of Washington DC. The building was cool and the rooms were even more impressive. You can do the tour for free or just walk around by yourself. I really liked how there were many elevators and restrooms because my grandma would not have been able to get around with all those stairs. It is very educational, which I am not a fan of history, but worth going at least once to see a bit of history.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

They have guided trips through the building all day long. The guides are very knowledgeable and narrate the historical data and other things of interest along with answering questions. It is a short walk on Congress from downtown and there is no fee for the tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Slow_Mustang
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The building inside looks amazing. The government provides tour to explain many hisyory and things inside out of the building.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank adelakwan
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

If you're visitor to our beautiful city, do not leave Austin without a tour through the Capitol, it is simply gorgeous and the accompanying history will leave you in awe.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank marianwils0n
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