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“The Visitors Center is an Overlooked Gem”

Capitol Complex Visitors Center
Ranked #21 of 326 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: The state's oldest office building now houses a tourist center, full of brochures to help you get the most out of your trip.
Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The Visitors Center is an Overlooked Gem”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

I highly recommend visiting not only the Capitol building itself, but also the Visitors Center on the southeast corner of the grounds. It has a wonderful (yet brief) overview of early Texas history, and is in an architecturally significant building to boot. Don't pass it by!

Visited October 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Go and have a look at it; you know you wanna!”
Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

I've been here a few times, and it's always fascinating. Beautiful grounds with a park-like atmosphere, followed by an impressive tour. Great way to work off lunch if you're downtown. Might wanna bring some money for the gift shop, as the souvenirs are very good quality, and distinctly Texan. And bring a camera.

Visited March 2013
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Great place with historic feeds”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

It was a hot summer day. Spent a couple of hours strolling along the Capitol state building and surroundings. This is a great place to take a break while feasting on historic feeds it has to offer! Admission is free. Staffs are incredible, courteous and helpful. Ample of great photo opportunities, for shutter bugs like me.

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
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“Great!”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

After D.C., to me this is the best Capitol. The overall building and architecture are magnificent. You must see it if you are traveling to Austin/San Antonio.

Visited June 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Everything's Bigger in Texas - Right?”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

I've seen lots of state capitols in my life and yep, this is just another one, except for the fact that this is Texas, my home state. Even so, it is a beautiful capital and yes, somebody made sure it was bigger than everyone else's. Come on down and see it.

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