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Texas State Cemetery

909 Navasota St., Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)
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Ranked #25 of 178 attractions in Austin
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Type: Cemeteries
Description: Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this cemetery.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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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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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291 reviews 291 reviews
62 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This place is located 3-5 minutes by car, 15-20 minutes by foot, away from the Capital Building. It is a wonderfully peaceful place, with beautifully kept scenery and well kept. Many historical figures are buried here, along with many head figures from not only the Texas government, but from the University, also. I recommend coming here early in the morning,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You can reach it easily from downtown. It is a manageable size to walk its entire area. It is quiet and beautiful and historical. Individuals of importance to Texas are buried there - John Connally, Barbara Jordan, Stephen Austin - Revolutionary War veterans and a Civil War section. We visited on Veterans Day. The office were closed that day as... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The TX state cemetery is close to downtown, but once you are there you'd never know it. The grounds are beautiful. There are several monuments to various wars that tell stories. Famous people from Texas's history are buried here.

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San Antonio, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my wife went to Austin for a couple of days. My wife likes museums but opted for the cemetery. It was a great choice. I am not much if a history buff but this was interesting. They had two scrap i-beams from the world trade center that was a pretty monument, Darrell Royal's grave site and many war... More

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Ogden, Utah
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is the second time I have visited this cemetery while in Austin. It is full of Texas history. This cemetery is very peaceful and very well maintained. The 911 memorial is very unexpected, and quite interesting. There is a nice section to the veterans of this country.

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