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!
Not to be outdone, the floor is beautiful, too. Be sure to 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 “Keep Austin Weird!”
And weird, it is! You’ll find more tattoos, unusual hair colors, nose rings, and dogs in stores than any place else!
Austin’s official motto is Live Music Capital of the World! (Yes, you can have an official slogan AND an official motto!)
Visit Sixth street for late night fun! Live music flows from every door it seems!
Don’t miss this old-fashioned candy shop – Big Top Candy Store on South Congress. It is such fun for the whole family.
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 to brush my teeth after using this floss but the kids love it! Great quirky gift, too!
Austin is a 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.
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