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Texas State Cemetery

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Address: 909 Navasota St., Austin, TX 78702
Phone Number: 512-463-0605
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Description: Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this...
Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this cemetery.
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A Place You Can Find the Movers & Shakers of Texas History

I know most people don't exactly get excited about visiting a cemetery, but this one, located near downtown Austin, is one to visit if you like Texas history. Some of the biggest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Georgetown, Texas

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Georgetown, Texas
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266 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I know most people don't exactly get excited about visiting a cemetery, but this one, located near downtown Austin, is one to visit if you like Texas history. Some of the biggest names in Texas are buried here including Stephen F. Austin, Trammell Crow, Tom Landry, Chris Kyle, Barbra Jordan, Darrell Royal, John Connally, John Tower, Bob Bullock and many... More 

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Aurora, CO
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118 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cemetery. So well cared for and lots of history. Would like to go back again when it is not so hot so I can spend more time.

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stopped by here to pay respects to Chris Kyle. This is a very peaceful place that is very well taken care of.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went on Sunday morning and could easily have spent longer here (stayed about 1 1/2 hours) had it not been so hot. The cemetery is really immaculate and nicely planned so that walking through/around is not confusing and one can see everything that one chooses to. Don't miss this bit of Texas history! I especially liked the gravestone of one... More 

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Quanah, Texas
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

So much history of the great state of Texas in this cemetery. Grounds are very well kept and the cemetery is easy to move around in. Grave sites from the Civil War to current Legislators.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Grounds are beautiful and there is a small "visitors center" with little exhibits with some historical information. We looked around there and then walked through the cemetery.

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Austin Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Texas State Cemetery in Austin offers a final resting place for generations of Texans including war heros, elected officials, and prominent leaders. It is a beautiful place to just visit and walk. Take your time and read the headstones and monuments. It's a history lesson in a beautiful setting.

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are interested in history or simply want to take a serene walk through beautifully kept grounds, this is the place to visit. We saw many final resting places of Texas and American heroes. We were both unusually quiet when we left. It will make you stop and reflect how blessed we are and how our good fortune comes... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Liked that it contains the shorted highway in Texas and of course the serenity and beauty of the cemetery. The visitor's center was closed when we visited, so were not able to obtain any information about location of historical figures. Not much signage or historical markers for information.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Interesting looking at the markers and the names on the stones, including Chris Kyle, The American Sniper.

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