Everything is Big in Texas
Everything seems bigger in Texas and its no surprise that the Texas State Capitol touts the title for the largest state capitol building in the union (in floor-space at 33,000 square meters). The building is spectacular and houses some historical paintings. The capitol dome is an incredible chamber. The capitol grounds are a nice place to stroll around with fountains, old trees, and sculptures depicting historical Texas figures. The capitol grounds also offer a great view of downtown to the south and another view of the University of Texas to the north. The Texas landmark is definitely worth a visit on a trip to Austin.
By Rey Madolora, AFAR Local Expert
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I like it when my trips are educational and not just fun. So when I was in Austin some time ago I insisted on visiting the Capitol building. The architecture is great and it had plenty of 'Texas' detailing, from the light fixtures in the main hall (pictured) to the door hinges to the flooring.
By Ryna Dery
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