Texas Capitol

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Texas Capitol
Description:The 1888 Capitol is the working seat of Texas government. Including its new underground Extension, it is the largest statehouse in the nation. The building houses an impressive collection of historical Texas artwork and antique furnishings. Ten spaces have been returned to their turn-of-the-century appearance.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:Congress Avenue at 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 - Friday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Admission:Free
Telephone:(512) 463-0063
Website:http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/spb/capitol/texcap.htm
R E V I E W S
Teresa S., Co-op Member
The Texas State Capital is truly a magnificent structure! It is the largest capital building in the USA! There is an elevator if you need it or you can climb up all those stairs and see each office sometimes the legislature is in session! There are many historical areas throughout this wonderful building. At the top floor you can look down onto the rotunda and get a flavor of what it must have been like when Stephen F. Austin was there, and what it must be like to be Governor Rick Perry. Great history adventure!
Jackie Penn, Co-op Member
You can't be Texan without visiting the capitol. The last time I was there, it was Christmas and the decorations were beautiful. The opportunity for kids and grown-up alike to see our government in action is priceless. There is much to do in and around the area as well.
Missy P, Co-op Member
We had a great time visiting the Capitol during Christmas. The tour guides were interesting and fun. Our guide gave his own political commentary, and if you can stomach that, you will enjoy learning facts about the history of TX. The Capitol grounds are also beautiful and the kids love having their pictures taken in front of the statues and cannons.
S. King, Co-op Member
Be prepared to have your walking shoes. There is so much to see. Depending on the day you go, you're able to go the senate or house or representatives meeting room.
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