As the state capital, Austin is the hub of Texas state government. Many buildings that are crucial to the functioning of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government are here, along with many state office buildings. Some of these structures date back to the early days of the Texas Republic. Those interested in Texas government, politics, or history will not want to miss visiting these iconic buildings.
Texas Governor's Mansion. Let your kids' imaginations run wild with the hands-on activities at ACM. With over 12,500 square feet of displays, there's plenty here for children and adults to play, learn, and think.
Texas State Capitol
The Texas State Capitol is the largest in the nation and holds a commanding place in downtown Austin. The capitol building and grounds are a can't-miss attraction.
112 East 11th St., (512) 305-8400 (Capitol Visitors Center) map