Thursday, May 27, 2010

Texas Capitol Visitors Center (and Capitol)

This past weekend, Cyn and I decided to do some tourist stuff and check out the Capitol Visitors Center (and Capitol). Yes, we've been up to and wandered around the Capitol a few times (usually during Texas Book Festival), but we'd never been to the Visitors Center before. Also, during Book Festival weekend, one never really gets the chance to take a leisurely look around.

Artesian well/drinking fountain on Capitol grounds.

The Visitors Center is in the old General Land Office building and contains various displays about the construction of the Capitol (including original blueprints, a video on the XIT Ranch, and samples of the stone that had originally been selected to be used) and the functioning of the General Land Office itself (a highlight was the O.Henry room).

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