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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
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$69.95 per adult
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Fun Tour of the City
Great tour of the city of Austin. You get to see a lot of the downtown Austin area near the Capitol. Todd was a great guide. Very engaging and knowledgeable.
Bang_N, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Austin

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Great company!
Angela_S, Aug 2022
Capital of Texas Segway Tour
We had family visit from Germany and thought this was the best way for them to experience downtown Austin. It was! The owner was our tour guide and made sure to spend time with each of us to make sure we were trained well in the Segway. She was a great tourguide explaining important historic buildings and statues. We definitely recommend this.
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Segway Tour Fun!
David_R, Jul 2022
Capital of Texas Segway Tour
Had an amazing tour of key Austin landmarks today! Our tour guide, Sebe was fun, friendly, and informative! This is my second time to do this tour and I would highly recommend it!
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First time on a Segway....
John, Jul 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
First time on a Segway. Really easy to learn. Great experience. Would recommend it to anyone. Fun tour of downtown.
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Super
Deea_F, May 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
Guide was fantastic. Tour was fun. Great day overall. Saw a lot of Austin neighborhoods. Worth our time.
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It’s a must do in Austin
Brooke_B, May 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
We had the best time with the Segway it was super fun and easy It was really hot and we did have to stop for a water break which was perfectly fine with our tour guide
star-5
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.
star-5
Such a fun way to explore
Julie_M, May 2022
Austin Sightseeing and Capitol Segway Tour
Great afternoon, met some great people, and my guide Alex was awesome. Such a great way to get to know downtown Austin.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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