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Best of Austin Small Group Guided Tour
"This intimate small group tour is the only tour in town where you get out of the van several times for a guided tour. This differs from a Double Decker tour where you are dropped off. This tour allows you to pop into the most important places for just a stop at our famous graffiti park take a photo in front of the Austin postcard and enjoy a sweet treat at the food trucks!You'll learn about art music culture food
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Heart of Austin Bicycle Tour
"The two hour tour starts at 9:00am and it is recommended that guests arrive 15 minutes early for an orientation before hitting the road. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes for biking and it is suggested to bring a bottle of wate stopping to talk about it's long storied history and it's connection to the formation of Texas. On the way to the University you'll stop at one of the last remaining moon towers that lit up the night in the late 1800's and that was made famous in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. Upon arrival on campus you will visit the Tower made famous by the Charles Whitman mass shooting before heading to see the Santa Rita oil well and talk about how oil played a roll in the university's history. The tour will then head to Sholtz's beer garden where you will learn you will coast through the State Capital grounds stopping to talk about Texas' inception and Austin's role in it.You'll have the best seat in the house to experience Austin from a perspective that you just can't get any other way. Your informative local guide will not only teach you about the h
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Best of Austin Small Group Guided Tour
"This intimate small group tour is the only tour in town where you get out of the van several times for a guided tour. This differs from a Double Decker tour where you are dropped off. This tour allows you to pop into the most important places for just a stop at our famous graffiti park take a photo in front of the Austin postcard and enjoy a sweet treat at the food trucks!You'll learn about art music culture food
From $38.00

Texas Capitol & Capitol Building Tips (42)

Civil War Units From Texas

There were a number of units from Texas that fought in the Civil War. Two of the most famous were The Texas Brigade (also known as "Hood's Brigade" or "General Hood's Texas Cavalry Boys") and the 8th...
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Basaic
Apr 20, 2016

Other Monuments and Memorials on Capitol Square

There are several other monuments and memorials located on Capitol Square. Some of them include a nice monument dedicated to Tejanos (Texans of Mexican Descent) and their contributions to the culture...
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Basaic
Apr 20, 2016

Remember the Alamo!

This impressive sight was sculpted to remember the brave men who died at the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. The Alamo was places under siege by General Santa Ana of Mexico and approximately 1500...
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Basaic
Apr 20, 2016

Texas State Capitol - FREE

The Texas State Capitol Building is located in an area set aside in 1839 for the Capitol Square, that consists of 64 acres of well landscaped lawn, trees, and bushes punctuated with statues from the...
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Basaic
Apr 20, 2016

Veterans Memorials on the Capitol Square

There are several memorials on the Capitol Square dedicated to veterans. A few of them I will give their own tip; but here are some of them. I always feel it is important to remember the sacrifices...
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Basaic
Apr 20, 2016

Museum in the Texas State Capitol VC - FREE

There are several rooms inside the Texas State Capitol Visitors Center that house displays about various aspects of the culture and history of Austin and the state of Texas. They are definitely worth...
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Basaic
Apr 20, 2016

Texas Capital

The Texas Capitol is an extraordinary example of late 19th century public architecture and is widely recognized as one of the nation's most distinguished state capitols. It was placed on the National...
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apbeaches
Jun 18, 2015

State Capitol of Texas

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its "significant contribution to American history," the Texas Capitol is an impressive example of late 19th century public architecture. The largest...
bhencey
Apr 04, 2011

Highest Capitol in US

I went with a tourist guide group to visit the Capitol and it was worth it. There are too many things to know about it and too many things happened here. I did not know that were the Spanish who took...
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pginer
Feb 15, 2011

Capitol Building Visitor Center

My first idea, when visiting the Capitol, was to visit the Visitors Center first as it was closest to the parking lot, but on Sundays it doesn't open until later. So, I discovered the Capitol Building...
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msbrandysue
Sep 11, 2009

The State Capitol Building(s)

I didn't know if I wanted to visit the capitol on a Sunday afternoon but I found to like it very much. On a Sunday there weren't huge groups of people and many of the rooms were open to view. That's...
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msbrandysue
Aug 16, 2009

Visit the State Capitol

Free Capitol tours are conducted daily beginning in the Capitol South Foyer and concluding in the Capitol Extension. Tours are generally 45 minutes in length Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30...
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Feb 12, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Texas Capitol & Capitol Building

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The Paramount Theatre

This theater was completed in 1915 using a design by Chicago architects, Eberson, Fugard and Knapp and was originally called the "Majestic". It was remodeled and renamed the "Paramount" in the 1930s....
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The Driskill

The Driskill Hotel is Austin's most famous and classiest hotel. If you're like me you probably can't afford to stay there but that shouldn't stop you from going in to have a look at the beautiful...
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Austin Visitor Center

A good place to stop first is the Austin/State Capitol Visitors Center located in the state capitol complex. I parked my car and decided to walk around downtown Austin and the parking area was right...
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O. Henry Museum

William Sydney Porter was born in Greensboro, N.C. in 1862. He moved to a ranch near Cotulla, Texas in 1882 and to Austin, Texas in 1884. Porter was a pharmacist, a draftsman, a bank teller, and a...
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Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Bullock Texas History Museum is outstanding! It has a variety of multi-media displays that teach kids of all ages the history, the present, and the future of Texas. They are rebuilding the ship...
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Frank Erwin Center

This huge center is home to Texas Longhorns basketball but also to many varied performances of all kinds. I have included photos that a friend snapped of a performance there by the Trans Siberian...
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Getting to Texas Capitol & Capitol Building

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1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

Hours

  • Sunday 09:00 to 20:00
  • Monday 07:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 to 22:00
  • Thursday 07:00 to 22:00
  • Friday 07:00 to 22:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 20:00

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