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Texas State Capitol, Austin

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At the time of its construction, Texas' 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. For Texas State Capitol and beyond, use our Austin trip itinerary website to get the most from your Austin vacation.
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  • It's a good place to visit to understand the Texas state and it's government. Very insightful and the tour guides provided lots of information that are helpful.  more »
  • We visited the State House while exploring Austin. I loved the architectural details. Like many capitol buildings, there is a lot of symbolism throughout the building. The grounds are also a nice brea...  more »
  • First day we were here but our guide didn’t tell us that we can go inside that’s why on our last day we decided to go back just to enter. It’s a nice place, i like the dome, it’s almost perfect and al...  more »

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