Capitol Complex Visitors Center, Austin

4.5
#47 of 314 in Things to do in Austin
Visitor Center · Traveler Resource
Housed in the historic Texas General Land Office Building (built 1856-1857), the Capitol Visitors Center provides an informative, exciting and FREE orientation to the Capitol Complex. The Visitors Center features interactive exhibits and films about Capitol and Texas history, free Texas travel information and an outstanding Gift Shop.
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  • worth a visit to learn about the history of the city. set in pleasant park. a working building and a tourist attraction 5  more »
  • An experience in seeing the architecture and the surrounds of this building. Certainly well worth the time to visit and learn more about Texas.  more »
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  • Worth visiting this free attraction on Texas state history. It's admission-free and air-conditioned and when the Austin heat hits, it's a nice escape. The center offers information on the State Capitol as well exhibits on Texas history. The second floor has computers set-up where you can find pretty cool information about Texas. It complements the State Capitol building very well and is worth the time it takes to visit - I'd say around 45 minutes to an hour.
  • It was a really nice visitors center. Everyone there was nice and friendly. But like most things in the u.s. they don't have much in the way of American made things. Even the things with the Texas flag were made in China. It would be nice if they would sell nothing as opposed to that kind of stuff. And in a state this big you would think they could find some locally sourced things.

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