Capitol Visitors Center

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Facility:Capitol Visitors Center
Description:The Capitol Visitors Center is located on the southeast corner of the grounds of the Texas Capitol. It is housed in the restored 1856-57 General Land Office building. The three-story castle-like structure reflects the mid-19th century mock-medieval revival architectural style and is the oldest state office building in Texas. The Visitors Center features exhibits and videos on the Capitol and Texas history as well as travel information and a gift shop.

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A D D R E S S
Address 1:112 East 11th Street
Address 2:
City:Austin
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:78701
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5:00 pm
Admission:Free
Telephone:(512) 305-8400
Website:www.texascapitolvisitorscenter.com
R E V I E W S
Missy P, Co-op Member
The tour guides are very informative and know their TX history. They also make plenty of political jokes. If you can stomach those (and I did my best to smile) you will have a fun time. The best part of the tour is seeing the gallery. The grounds of the Capitol are also gorgeous. Kids can run around and take pictures in front of all the statues and canons. We went during Christmas and got to see the tree in the chambers. It's right next to many other fun activities. You can spend days in the downtown Austin area finding fun things to see and do.
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