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Texas State Cemetery

909 Navasota St., Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)
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Ranked #26 of 182 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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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's Texas history, so if you're a real buff, enjoy. For the rest of us - find something more interesting to do.

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Austin, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Beautiful. Beyond imagination. Some of the most important Texans from many generations are buried here. Texas icons! Plan on spending at least an hour here. Parking is limited to say the least. READ UP ON IT before you visit. The history is so rich. The most famous people are buried in the middle of the cemetery on the top of... More

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McQueeney, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One can't help but get goosebumps when visisting the Texas State Cemetery. Makes one proud to be a Texan and walk amoung other well noted Texans. I was so happy to see Tom Landry's gravesite. If you enjoy visiting cemeteries, please go to this one.

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Austin, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a beautiful, parklike cemetery with grassy knolls, a stream and tall, shady trees. You can't help but feel Texas pride when strolling through these hallowed grounds. Many very important Texas historical figures are buried here. Barbara Jordan, 3 Legged Willie, Ma and Pa Ferguson, Ann Richards, Jacob De Cordova, James Michener, James Frank Dobie, Fred Gipson, many Texas... More

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 reviews 27 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
47 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
57 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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