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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)

The Capitol Building

When strollling through Austin, it's virtually impossible to miss the tall, imposing dome of the Capitol Building. Atop the dome rests a 16 foot tall Goddess of Liberty with a five pointed star in her...
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VeronicaG
Aug 08, 2008

Monuments at The Capitol Grounds

The Capitol Building sits on nearly twenty-two acres of grounds encircled by a sturdy iron fence. Within the fenced area sits many monuments commemorating historic events. (Please enlarge photo to see...
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VeronicaG
Aug 08, 2008

Capitol Building

The Texas Capitol building has been designated a National Historic Landmark The Texas Capitol stands the tallest in gross square footage of all state capitols. Only the National Capitol in Washington,...
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SmileyLeSa
Dec 07, 2004

The State Capitol

Built in 1883, at that time, it was said to be the 7th largest building in the world! This is obviously the main attraction of the city. Austin is the capital of the Texas state and this building is...
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Djinn76
Aug 19, 2004

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

Texas State Capitol

Whenever I visit a new state I like stopping by the state capitol because it's always a good starting point to learn more about the history and culture of the place - and because tours are free!...
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Jefie
Jun 16, 2005

Texas State Capitol Building

In a state where just about everything is BIG, the Texas Statehouse is huge - larger in gross square footage than any other state capitol in America. In height it exceeds the United States Capitol...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 09, 2007

Old State Capitol Building Ruins

The remains of Austin's First Texas Statehouse can be seen on the Capitol grounds, near the present State Capitol building. This was also the site of the first classes ever held by the University of...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 12, 2007

State Capitol

Well, it is the State Capitol - and formerly the capitol of the nation of the Republic of Texas when Texas was a country instead of a state. If course you have to see it. Don't miss the guided tour,...
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scott_txguy
May 06, 2003

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

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

Capitol

Capitol in Austin is taller than the US Capitol, the Texas State Capitol and Capitol Grounds are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the capital of Texas and a favorite spot for the locals...
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May 26, 2007
 
 
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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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