Texas State Capitol

Type: Architecture, Historic Sites, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Best Attractions & Activities: Austin is not only the home of the University of Texas, but the Texas State Capitol Building. The Capitol is an extraordinary example of late 19th century public architecture and is widely recognized...  Read More
Historic Sites, Sightseeing: A grand, red-granite edifice befitting the Lone Star state, this building was completed in 1888 in Renaissance Revival style. The nation's largest state capitol, Austin's landmark can be seen from...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Visitors: Center; Mon-Sat; 9am-5pm,; Sun; noon-5pm
  • Tours: available; Mon-Fri; 8:30am-4:30pm,; Sat; 9:30am-3:30pm,; Sun; noon-3:30pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Grab a Self-Guided Tour pamphlet in the Visitor's Center, and watch the action when the Texas Legislature is in session."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Texas State Capitol is the symbol of Austin's position as the capital city, and with a major renovation is impressive to visit.

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