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Photo Adventure : Texas State Capitol Grounds

Photo Adventure : Texas State Capitol Grounds

Spanning an impressive twenty two acres, the Texas State Capitol grounds are located on 11th Street in Austin, between Lavaca and San Jacinto streets.  Even if you don’t have time to go inside the building and take a tour, you should check out all the statues and tributes around the Capitol building.  Here are just a few of the things there for us to see :

Directly across the street at State Archives and Library Building

The 1891 bronze Alamo memorial is the oldest statue on the State Capitol grounds.

This bizarre baby fountain depicts a confusing scene. Snake in bag? I don’t know.

This monument to the Confederacy is exceptionally grand…

… and sharply worded.

Separation of church and state is apparently not an issue with this statue.

Unfortunately this is a winter photo. Tyler roses are beautiful and deserve this tribute!

Memorial to the spirit of the pioneer woman.

Not a statue, but I’m a sucker for squirrel photo ops.

The Boy Scouts in the 50’s made sure that you didn’t have to leave the state to see the Statue of Liberty.

While Texas may be the Lone Star State, the State Capitol grounds contain about a million.

I would definitely suggest making a stop at the Texas State Capitol Grounds in Austin.  The visitor’s parking garage had free parking for 2 hours or less, and there were a lot of things to just wander around and look at.  It is a great stop on a road trip!


  1. Yvetta Silzel 2 February, 2013

    Have lived in Burnet, TX (near Austin) 3 1/2 yrs….and was pleased to see these pics of the capital…Have not visited, but this causes me to put this on my list of “things to definitely see this year!”