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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 today via mobile

A great visit to an amazing building . Awesome information to whet the appetite for a more informed visit at a more relaxed pace .

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 502jackieb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kinda okay, really not much to see. Since they only meet every two years for a few months I'm not sure why they need this building. They should meet at Dennys and save the taxpayers the expense of running this place.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JamesR5435
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to visit the Capitol, we happened upon a tour (South entrance), which leaves every 15 to 30 min and lasted about 35 minutes. Our guide, Darcy, was super friendly and knowledgeable. Greatly enjoyed seeing the beautiful architecture and learning about the Capitol history, such...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank pmpkn219
Reviewed 2 days ago

I pop in the visitor information and discovered that there is a walking tour free for visitors every 15 minutes. The building is impressive as well as the tour coordinator that will supply you with the full history of Texas and the capitol. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Patricia032
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everything‘s bigger in Texas including the capital! This is a massive sprawling Capitol building. Lots of history. Definitely take one of the tours. Each month they have themed tours which are pretty cool also. Check out the gardens on the north lawn. Plan to spend...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank schmittie215
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s really a beautiful place....inside and out. When you go in be sure to check out the times for the tours. Very educational and just really nice to see. Tour is about 20-30mins if that.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank zonkey99
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Texas State Capital is a beautiful building! I would give the building itself 5 stars, but the free tour we tried to go on a one star. There were a lot of people for our tour on Saturday. Our tour guide couldn’t project her...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 918brittanyw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even though I am a Texan, this was my first visit. Austin Detour guide, Steven, brought this incredible building and it’s history shiningly alive.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TexKat13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the state Capitol. Good to see Texas hasn't succumbed to the way of liberal stupidity. The statues on the outside were awesome. The walk around the building was very nice.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank alafans
Reviewed 5 days ago 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
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24 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.
6 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.