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Texas State Cemetery

909 Navasota St., Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)
512-463-0605
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Ranked #24 of 181 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries
Description: Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this cemetery.
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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautifully maintained cemetery where many famous people of significance to Texas are buried & honored... from Stephen F. Austin to Tom Landry. Plus Civil War section, similar in appearance to Arlington National Cemetery. Free and excellent displays and video at visitors center; free admission; free audio tour. We wished we'd had more time to spend there. Would definitely go back... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Many famous Texans are buried here. There is a large Civil War plot area. The one northern soldier from Texas who died during the Civil War is buried away from everyone else in a corner by himself. The audio is well worth renting and the people who work there are very knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds are beautiful and well... More

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Gladstone, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Well maintained, easy access and colorful history of texas in one spot. Take the time to grab an audio tour handset from the office (free) to gain more information on some of the monuments and graves. Great blend of early historical and more recent texans are interred there.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
47 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a good place for a quiet stroll. The graves are lovely and interesting. The cemetery is very large and kept clean and well landscaped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visited Texas for the first time with emphasis on visiting the grave of Chris Kyle to pay respects. What a beautiful place, and having visited learned so much more about the heroes of Texas. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the caretakers very helpful. Hope to return one day.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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46 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Rode our bikes thru this cemetery. Steven F Austin has a large monument here as well as a lot of military gravestones. We spent 15 minutes riding around which was enough time to see everything. Good for quick stop if you like cemeteries. Great view of the State Capitol from the cemetery too!

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Zhuhai, China
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74 reviews 74 reviews
69 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I have visited a couple state cemeteries and have to say the one in Austin is one of the best. It is clean, in a nice neighborhood and planned with visitors in mind. Very respectful tributes to the leaders and important figures of Texas. Very enjoyable visit.

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Irvine, CA
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69 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a very pretty setting and just a short distance from downtown Austin (walkable, but probably better as a short drive or cab ride). It's a venue for Texas' contemporary political elite to hob nob after death. Wandering around the cemetery is a trip down memory lane for conversations about Texas's leadership over the past 50 years or so.... More

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Walking in the cemetery is peaceful. But it's just like many other cemeteries. Some famous historical figures were buried here and some of the tombstones are designed with a unique layout. However, unless you're nearby, I wouldn't make a special trip to see this cemetery. Once you've seen one, you've essentially them all. (I know there are exceptions like the... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I am the kind of person that LOVES cemeteries, and I love to read different head stones. This is one of the most beautiful ones I have been too, with the rolling landscape and the tress. At this cemetery you will find Texas greats like Stephan F Austin, Darrell K Royal and many others. At this cemetery they also have... More

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