1100 Congress Ave. Austin, Tx
Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-10 p.m. | Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sightseeing - Historic
Opened in 1888, this pink-granite landmark stands 14 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The structure underwent a large-scale restoration starting in the 1980s, the restoration also included a 667,000-square-foot underground extension of the capital. Tours are offered daily; Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m. The building itself operates on different hours (it's open until 10 p.m. throughout the week and 8 p.m. on the weekends). Parking is free for the first two hours.