The slogan states that “everything is bigger in Texas,” and if you look at its capitol, the phrase rings true. ... More
Texas State Capitol
The slogan states that “everything is bigger in Texas,” and if you look at its capitol, the phrase rings true. Standing a stately 309 feet (94 meters) and modeled after the nation's Capitol in Washington D.C., the Texas State Capitol owns the distinction of being the nation's tallest capitol building. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers and constructed using red granite, the capitol took more than seven years to complete. It was finished in 1888, at a total cost of more than three million dollars, an extravagant price even by today's standards. The perfectly landscaped grounds reflect the languid pace of life under the Texas sun, inviting you for a quiet stroll or a lazy day under a tree.
Wow this is a very beauitful and amazing place. The architectural is wonderful. This is my first and i am hoping to bring my parent next time.. My friends and I walk around the inside all the way to the top floor wow when you look down you get a little dizzy bcuase of the structure. It is great place to see..
It was amazing ! The biggest state capital and only 2nd to the US national capital ! The main attraction in the city , most definately. You can go inside and walk around. It has portaits of all the governors of Texas . Inside you will find 4 levels . It is huge !
This is the most beautiful building in Texas, if you ask me. We went on a Sunday morning and there were no crowds, which was perfect. We took tons of photos and enjoyed the friendly security guard. Definitely a must-see.
Having worked there for 6 years and now living in DC, I love the fact that the TX capitol is soooo accessible to the public. You walk in, you walk around, you go watch hearings, you walk onto the floor of the House and senate and into the galleries, all without being stopped and told, "you can't go there." Try doing that in the US Capitol. You can't! Its a beautiful building and Texans should be proud that their legislature is truly theirs, and not some inaccessible, secret place.
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As one of Austin's most important streets, Congress Avenue's entire district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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