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Harry Ransom Center

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Address: 21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
Phone Number: 512 471 8944
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Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: A description of some of the items that are contained in the center

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So much to see here!

This was an unexpected find during my tour of the UT campus. I could have spent a very long time here, but settled for a few hours. They have so many fascinating historical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was an unexpected find during my tour of the UT campus. I could have spent a very long time here, but settled for a few hours. They have so many fascinating historical documents, I am sure I only saw a small portion of what's available. Check back to see the special exhibits they have planned. This is a very... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I would highly recommend visiting the Harry Ransom Center. Well worth your time. They have some amazing art and historical documents. Great place to visit for history buffs.

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Viera, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Gutenberg Bible was a great thing to see It is the first book printed from movable type on a printing press. The Ransom Center has one of five complete copies in the US. It also had the First Photograph ever take. It was taken in 1826. It was very dark but you could see the window frame. The rest... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Ransom always has fascinating exhibitions featuring items from its vast archive relative to modern culture from design to films. Always a must see in Austin

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Ridgewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Ramsom Center at the University of Austin shows only a small part of its collection. As befits an academic institution, there is a comprehensive research facility beside the gallery. We were there at the time of the Alice in Wonderland exhibit which showed just a small portion of the artifacts available. One part of the exhibit showed the differences... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went during the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. It was spaced out. Looked a little empty, but we had a good time. We took some great pictures. The people working there were really rude. That was the only downfall.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have not had the opportunity to schedule a visit to the upper floors archives but I know that they store a literal TREASURE of historical archives here. The last time I visited they were presenting a historical collection changing 2 or 3 times annually. I've seen Edgar Allen Poe's writing desk, his handwritten manuscripts, the Gutenberg Bible, some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to see the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. We were very pleased with it. We were also impressed to see the Guttenburg Bible as well. A little perk was the "Hi How are you" frog mural across the street! A nice photo opp the tween girls loved!

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Cedar Creek, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The exhibits are wonderful and the staff well informed. Ramps and seats for those who get tired are appreciated. Parking is non-existent to be prepared to a walking approach. Located close to Guadalupe Street better known as "the drag" so lots of shops and eateries are close by.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Reasonable small sized museum. There was a nice Alice exhibition when i visited, the gift shop was somewhat limited.

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