Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Texas State Capitol

Texas has numerous attractions worthy of a visit, either by groups or individuals. But with all the media talk about the "economic crunch" many folks are experiencing, how about learning of one that is rated as a AAA "Gem" attraction, and is absolutely free! The Texas State Capitol building in Austin is famous for its exterior, made of "sunset red" granite that is assembled together in an architectural style known as Renaissance Revival. The upper levels of its beautiful rotunda dome are open to the public and accessible by either stairs or elevators (Cowboy hats are not required for entry, but helpful to capture the spirit of the occasion!) In a separate building, known as the Capitol Visitors Center, you can take advantage of interactive exhibits, theaters, and literature containing visitor information. Phone 512-463-0063 to confirm that you will get that big Texas "Howdy" at the time you want to be there. Happy Trails!
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