Capitol of Texas – Visiting Austin, Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas

Texas is a really big place and Texans are so proud that ‘everything is BIGGER in Texas’. Check out this map and see how Texas is bigger than many European countries.


Right smack in the middle of Austin, the capital of Texas is the Texas’ State Capitol building. The large building is made of Llano granite, cleverly named because it is from Llano, Texas.


This statue tells the story of Tejanos during the early history of the state.


The Goddess of Liberty stands on the tippy-top.


Texas is the Lone Star State – and stars are everywhere! Look for them on doorknobs and door jambs, too!

imagesInside the Capitol Building look up!  The ceiling is very ornate.


Not to be outdone….look down at the detailed art on the floor!


There are stars in the state seal, too! How many state seals can you find during your visit?


The Texas State Capitol Building is in Austin, the city who loves to be weird!


In fact…Austin’s official slogan is:


And weird, it is! You’ll find more tattoos,


unusual hair colors,


and dogs in stores than any place else!


Austin’s official motto is: (Yes, you can have an official slogan AND an official motto! ) Live Music Capital of the World!


Visit Sixth street for late night fun!


Don’t miss this old fashioned candy shop – Big Top Candy Store on South Congress. It is such fun for the whole family.


where you’ll find a real soda fountain, just like the ones your grandparents enjoyed,


with real soda jerks!


The Big Top Candy Store has every type of candy you can imagine…


and some you things you can’t imagine like….bacon flavored everything!! Bacon flavored floss? I think I would feel like I need brush my teeth after using this floss.


Austin is wonderful place for family vacations with lots of amazing things to see and do. Read these related posts for tips to make your Texas sized vacation even BETTER.

Hope Outdoor Gallery – Make your Mark with Spray Paint

boy creating art with spray paint, Hope Outdoor Gallery,

Bats! – See the Largest Urban Colony of Bats in the World

Top Tips for Visiting Austin, Texas with KIDS

If you bring the kids be sure to download your Adventures in Austin book by The Educational Tourist. Written just for kids by a teacher/mom!

Need help planning your vacation?  The Educational Tourist helps families plan their adventures of all kinds!

The newest addition to The Educational Team is Laura, the Pixie Dust Queen who will plan YOUR Disney adventure FREE of Charge. Let us know when you’d like to add a little Disney to your travel plans.

Laura Baustian, PIxie Dust Queen wearing a crown

Happy Travels,

Natalie, The Educational Tourist



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