We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

State Capitol

Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-463-0063
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Capitol of Texas Segway Tour
More Info
and up
Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour
More Info
and up
Ride The Segway Austin Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
If it's in Texas, it must be bigger and better. That is the motto that architects followed with the Capitol Building in Austin. At one time, it was the tallest capitol building in the nation. Others might be taller now, but this is still a beautiful building that shows off many of the natural resources which are so prevalent in Texas, such as limestone and the landscapes.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“free tour” (219 reviews)
“guided tour” (247 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-463-0063
Write a Review
Reviews (5,394)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 5,394 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Capital was impressive and very beautiful and informative, lots of walking but had elevator availability.

Thank HeatIsOnII
A TripAdvisor Member
Bryan, Ohio
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did not spend that much time here because we were on a tour but it was an interesting building. Please do not take your firearms or weapons in this building, you have to go to security before entering.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a Texas Treasure. This is interesting both historically and aesthetically. The rotunda ceiling is worth the walk up Congress Street. It is air conditioned and free. Our guide was very approachable and quick to answer questions. It took about an hour to tour....More

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 2 days ago

You could spend 45 minutes or four hours exploring the Texas Capitol. Just walking around the grounds outside you'll come across interesting statues and memorials as well as historical descriptions with some fascinating details (like where the lake used to be and the Capitol greenhouses)....More

Thank KramerOn
Reviewed 3 days ago

With the Texas State Capitol being designed with a likeness to our WH in DC and being taller than the WH, you can't help but stand in aww as you look at this majestic building from any angle. One of the most beautiful views of...More

Thank calderon2370
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

this was a really beautiful building and stunning view looking up at the dome - a huge and impressive building!

Thank Bert W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time for this native Texan to take the free tour. Learned a few new and interesting facts. Best time to tour is when the legislators are not in session. Very well preserved building. Beautiful grounds.

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Only visited the grounds and visitors center. Well worth visiting. Variety of trees, benches for resting.

Thank CuzICan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want to see a beautiful building and see history about Texas I recommend it. You can pay for tour or just walk around. Food available air conditioning we went in June

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 4 days ago

During my last visit, there was a choir performing in the Capitol Rotunda - the acoustics were amazing and could be heard throughout the entire building complex! Would love to see another vocal performance here again.

Thank sallen512
Nearby Restaurants
Texas Chili Parlor
398 reviews
.34 km away
Quattro Gatti
111 reviews
.36 km away
Sushi Junai
36 reviews
.54 km away
Capitol Grill inside the State Capitol
41 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Capitol Complex Visitors Center
218 reviews
.02 km away
St. Mary's Cathedral
54 reviews
.34 km away
Paramount Theatre
84 reviews
.56 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I understand there is a 'quick' line for Concealed Handgun License holders only. Can all in the CHL holder's party go through this line with him or will he have to wait for the rest of his party to go through the regular line?
2 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Aggietraveler1980 | Reviewed this property |
Only the CHL holder can use the quick line.
How to get there on foot
20 January 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from manuelmF3027KR | Reviewed this property |
It's downtown Austin. Can't miss it and there places to park nearby.
Elizabeth W
What bus number takes you from ResIdence Inn - Univ Area 1209 E 51st St., Room 216 Austin TX 78723 to the Austin Texas state capitol?
28 November 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Gregory P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Elizabeth, but I was in Dubai, UAE when you submitted the question. The #37 bus would have taken you from your location to 8th & Guadalupe. Only a few blocks from the Capitol.