Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701| Map |
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The Texas State Capitol is the fourth building to be the house of Texas government in Austin. It houses the chambers of the Texas Legislature and the office of the governor of Texas.
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It's the Capitol of Texas. 'Nuff said. Go there or you suck. No seriously... Many people who are here everyday take the Capitol and it's great facilities for granted, but this is one top notch state building. The lawns surrounding the Capitol are immaculate, with 100 year old oak trees shading the lawns for kids and picnics all year ...
I love visiting the Capitol. I actually used to work here for about 4 months in '97, as a Senate Messenger. This is a grand, old building. Beautiful grounds. Took the family this summer for a day visit and my kids loved running up the stairs. We sat in the House chamber and watched them work. I explained to my daughter what they were doing and watched them pass some resolutions. We saw the old Supreme Court room, and walked down to the new annex. Since it was lunchtime we ate at the Capitol restaurant in the annex. My wife was thoroughly impressed with the prices for the amount of food we got (we had the brisket and sides and my kids had sandwhiches and we had leftovers it was so much.) The food ...
Regardless of how you feel about the politicians who frequent the Capitol building, you have to admire the building itself. My wife and I used to take our three-year-old daughter to the Capitol building every weekend. The Capitol grounds are beautiful. We'd take a bag of pastries, eat them at a be...
I spent my early years rolling down the lawn at the State Capitol building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when my aunt worked for the governor and she'd take me to work. Just seeing that building evokes strong emotions for me, so I'm a weird sucker for government buildings. But I'm a Texan for most of my life, and so Austin is my new capital of choice. And even though there are morons in there making terrible decisions (education, anyone?), it's a great building with fantastic public access and a strong sense of history (even if you have to tolerate seeing W's and Perry's faces on the wall). I've been here a handful of times with varying degrees of publicness. This last visit was for the education rally (easy ac...