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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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  • This place is amazing. The architecture was awesome, Beautiful! This place had such detail with even the tiniest things. The tour was very interesting and informative.  more »
  • The building is located in a beautiful park and it gets very crowded. The floors are beautiful and the previous Governors (and the few Presidents) of Texas hang on the walls of the central area. Everywhere there are information boards.
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  • Beautiful building. Great historical information. Take a guided tour or there is a pamphlet to guide you through a self-guided tour. Tip: certain parts of the building are closed on the weekend, so if...  more »

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