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The Great Walk

Leading up to the Capitol's south doors is the Great Walk. This beautiful walkway is 25 feet wide, 500 feet long, and connects the Capitol to one of Austin's most important streets - Congress Avenue. The Great Walk was completed in 1889 and is lined with breathtaking monuments and statues that remember some of the most important moments and people in Texas history. The Capitol is surrounded by lush grass and tall trees where you're sure to spot a squirrel or have the chance to feed some birds!

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