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Texas Capitol

Texas Capitol

Free admission
1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas

The Basics

To get a solid understanding of Texas’ past and present, stop by the capitol—zip by for a photo or, better yet, walk in for a guided tour. The building is part of most downtown Austin small-group tours, and some Segway and bike tour guides can explain the history of this important building and its presence in Texas politics throughout the years.

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Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
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Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
$69.95 per adult
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Such a fun way to explore
Great afternoon, met some great people, and my guide Alex was awesome. Such a great way to get to know downtown Austin.
Julie_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Austin

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Fun tour!
Jordan_Y, May 2022
Capital of Texas Segway Tour
Great tour guide! Fun tour! Learned a lot about Austin! The tour guide made riding the segways easy for first time riders.
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New way to see Austin!
Deepti_S, Apr 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
Our guide was great, he took us to some really cool spots around downtown and was extremely accommodating and friendly. It was a wonderful experience, definitely recommend it as a fun and new way to see this part of Austin!
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Great way to explore Austin
Brandon_K, Apr 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
Great fun for our entire family. Fun to see all the neat areas of Austin. Riding the segways was exciting and Alex was a terrific guide!
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Quick tour of Austin
Dana_M, Apr 2022
Capital of Texas Segway Tour
Kelsie was patient with us making everyone of varying abilities comfortable. Great way to see Austin !
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Best way to zoom around Austin!
Mia_C, Apr 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
This was an amazing tour! Lots of places to see in a short amount of time. Our tour guide, Robby, was the best! He really made sure that we were all comfortable on the Segway’s the entire tour. Definitely wear comfortable shoes!
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Fun and informative
Mary_H, Apr 2022
Capital of Texas Segway Tour
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide helped us learn how to ride safely and knows all about Austin. Highly recommend this tour!
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What a great way to see Austin!!
William_R, Apr 2022
Capital of Texas Segway Tour
Everything about it especially seeing sites we would never have seen from a car or a tourist bus. Our guide Emma was a pure delight and took excellent care of us.
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Amazing Experience
Ami_P, Apr 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
Great experience. So much fun. Tour guide was so patient and good. We went around downtown Austin and he explained key landmarks.
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Great for first time visitors
Amanda_P, Apr 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
Great way to get familiar with the downtown area as a first time visitor. Learned alit. Great tour guide.
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The tour guide Alex was...
Yaakov_B, Mar 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
The tour guide Alex was amazing. He was very personable and made the tour great. What a fun way to tour a city in the Segway. Thank you
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Thank you!
Jenny_F, Mar 2022
Capital of Texas Segway Tour
Such a fun way to tour Austin! Took our entire family including our nervous 12 year old and two teens and everyone picked it up quickly and had a blast! Kelsie was the best tour guide, making sure everyone was having a great time while still learning so many interesting things about this unique city. Highly recommend this tour and this guide!
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Fun way to see Austin! ...
Linda_M, Mar 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
Fun way to see Austin! Our tour guide, Brie, was great. We’ll definitely take another Segway tour We were able to cover a large part of downtown in a fun new way.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Texas Capitol is ideal for fans of history and politics.

  • Free 30-minute guided tours of the capitol’s interiors are available every 30 to 45 minutes, seven days a week.

  • The Capitol Visitors Center, located east of the main capitol building, houses various artifacts and information for visitors, as well as a gift shop.

  • All capitol buildings are accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The Texas Capitol is located on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, between 11th and 15th streets, just west of I-35. Parking is available at the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage on San Jacinto Street. It’s usually free for the first two hours, but there may be a fee during events.

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When to Get There

The capitol is a busy building throughout the year, filled with visitors, constituents, and legislators when in session. Tours are available between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm Saturday, and 12pm to 3:30pm Sunday. Specialty themed tours, such as women in Texas history, heroes of the Texas Revolution, African-American trailblazing Texans, and a Halloween ghost tour, are offered at various times during the year.

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Part-Time Legislature

The Texas state legislature is in session for only five months every two years, and legislators earn just $7,200 per year. That arrangement began in the 19th century, when Texas lawmakers had a more difficult time traveling from their districts to Austin. Despite modernized transportation, there is little indication that lawmakers will change their biennial schedule.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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