Whether you live in Austin, or are just visiting, do make time to visit the Texas State Capital buildings. It’s well worth the trip.
We have been to quite a few state capitals, and of course, the buildings in Washington, D.C. In fact, I used to work in the Utah State Capital building. So when I say that this is one of the most beautiful capitals, I have an excellent basis for comparison.
The view up into the dome alone is worth the visit. And make sure you head upstairs to see the House and Senate chambers, too. Not only is the architecture exceptional, but the murals and art work depicting Texas history are a great way to get to know just what went into the building of this state…er, um, Republic now known as Texas.
An online planning guide makes it easy to schedule your visit for days and times when its easy to see everything. And parking information is also online…most days parking is free and only a few blocks from the Capital. On-street metered parking is also an option on weekends.