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Texas State Cemetery

909 Navasota St., Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)
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Ranked #24 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
67 helpful votes 67 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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52 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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329 reviews 329 reviews
69 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
347 helpful votes 347 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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