Texas State Capitol

1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
111 reviews

Just one mile away. Tours daily. Beautiful grounds.

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    0.18 mi

    Gethsemane Lutheran Church

    0.18 mi from Texas State Capitol
    1 review

    Gethsemane Lutheran Church was built by Swedes who has made Austin their new home. There is an interesting story surrounding this beautiful Church that bears telling. In 1881, the Texas State Capitol was destroyed by fire. The Gethsemane parishoners scavaged through the destroyed capitol building, and took the bricks and other materials and proceeded to build this Church a few ...

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    0.06 mi

    Texas Capitol

    0.06 mi from Texas State Capitol
    1 review

    Be sure and take the time to visit the beautiful Texas Capitol in Austin, just a short drive away!

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    0.11 mi

    Cloak Room

    0.11 mi from Texas State Capitol
    1 review

    We all know a lot of political issues are worked out behind the scenes. In this case, some is bantered over underground. This dark basement bar promises nothing more than a drink in your hand, always refilled in quick fashion. It dates back to the 1970s. Though many of today's political frontrunners steer clear of a bar a block from ...

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    0.19 mi

    Texas Historical Commission

    0.19 mi from Texas State Capitol
    1 review

    The Texas Historical Commission was established in 1953 in order to advance tourism and historical preservation.

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    0.84 mi

    Bats Underneath Congress Bridge

    0.84 mi from Texas State Capitol
    61 reviews

    A lot of freaky visitors pass through Austin, but the most notable crowd might be the city’s seasonal population of inner city bats. Each spring, more than 1 million Mexican free-tailed bats inhabit the dark nooks and crannies underneath downtown’s Congress Avenue Bridge, constituting North America’s largest urban bat colony until migrating again in October. Every night around dusk, hundreds ...

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    0.57 mi

    6th Street

    0.57 mi from Texas State Capitol
    62 reviews

    Yes, you've heard of it, now go check it out! Check out Esther's Follie's for a show, shot bars to loosen up, then Ivory Cats for fun piano bar!

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  • 7
    0.92 mi


    0.92 mi from Texas State Capitol
    47 reviews

    Be in the heart of the Best Music Festival with 1000s of bands and acts all right in the neighborhood

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  • 8
    0.82 mi

    University of Texas at Austin

    0.82 mi from Texas State Capitol
    47 reviews

    There is so much to do at the University of Texas - basketball, football, concerts at the Super Drum, Bob Bullock TX History Museum, the Texas Tower and much more!

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  • 9
    0.57 mi

    Alamo Drafthouse Austin: Downtown

    0.57 mi from Texas State Capitol
    38 reviews

    The Drafthouse (1120 S. Lamar) is a unique one-stop shop for movies, food, and drinks. Every other row in each theater has been removed and replaced with a long table. Throughout the show, you can place orders for food (pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and more) and alcoholic beverages (primarily beer). You just write your order on paper that is provided to ...

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  • 10
    0.81 mi

    Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

    0.81 mi from Texas State Capitol
    29 reviews

    Austin music at its best.

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  • 11
    0.35 mi

    The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

    0.35 mi from Texas State Capitol
    29 reviews

    During the summer, on Sundays they have live music in front of the museum. Fun museum where you can learn all about our huge state. The Bullock Museum also houses the IMAX theatre where you can see amazing movies and documentaries.

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    0.93 mi

    Austin Convention Center

    0.93 mi from Texas State Capitol
    32 reviews

    Good wifi throughout building. stake out outlets for powering your devices during conferences.

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  • 13
    0.82 mi

    Violet Crown Cinema

    0.82 mi from Texas State Capitol
    24 reviews

    Violet Crown is a great place to catch a movie. I like that you they offer drinks/cocktails and food, which you can eat outside or take into the movie with you. The seats are also assigned so that way you know exactly where you are seated. There is no need to find or reserve seats. An added plus is that ...

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  • 14
    0.79 mi

    Austin Children's Museum

    0.79 mi from Texas State Capitol
    21 reviews

    Brand new museum and location!

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  • 15
    0.87 mi

    Waterloo Records

    0.87 mi from Texas State Capitol
    22 reviews

    I try to visit a local record store whatever city I am in. This is one of the good ones. They have a good record selection and I was able to pick up some ear plugs for my friend in a handy key chain container.

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    0.62 mi


    0.62 mi from Texas State Capitol
    20 reviews

    Antone's was Stevie Ray Vaughn's second home. The man now has a bronze statue of himself down on the shores of Town Lake wailing on his guitar into perpetuity. Antone's births legends. And if they're still living and gonna play a show in Austin, Antone's is it. I'll never forget witnessing Roky Erikson of 'Thirteen Floor Elevators fame (basically the ...

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    0.79 mi

    Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium

    0.79 mi from Texas State Capitol
    17 reviews

    Incredible place to watch a football game! After the end-zone expansion the stadium gets so loud during games. Fans flock to the city on game-day and turn the downtown area into a giant tailgate. Just before the football game begins people converge on this stadium and it becomes one of the best places to watch a football game in the ...

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    Texas State Capital

    0.6 mi from Texas State Capitol
    14 reviews

    Clean, pristine. It's were the politicians work. Beautiful building with a wonderful complimentary tour provided as well.

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    0.42 mi

    Blanton Museum of Art

    0.42 mi from Texas State Capitol
    14 reviews

    Amazing museum.

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    0.28 mi

    Congress Avenue Bridge

    0.28 mi from Texas State Capitol
    13 reviews

    Home to more than a million Mexican Free-tail bats, Austin's Congress Avenue Bridge provides a picturesque landmark with great views of the Capitol, the Colorado River (Lady Bird Lake), downtown and all those bats, which emerge at dusk each day in a stream that baffles many visitors. That faint smell? It's guano - bat droppings. But don't let it scare ...

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