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Harry Ransom Center

Address: 21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
Phone Number: 512 471 8944
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Ranked #2 of 59 Shopping in Austin
Type: Art Galleries, Libraries, Shopping
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A description of some of the items that are contained in the center
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Type: Art Galleries, Libraries, Shopping
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
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
Owner description: A description of some of the items that are contained in the center

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Lexington, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Harry Ransom Center is NOT shopping. It advances the study of the arts and humanities by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible original cultural materials. With extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. I walked from the Brackenridge hospital on 15th street to see the Gone With the Wind Exhibit. This beautiful building on... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I'm not sure why the Harry Ransom Center is categorized under shopping. As part of UT Austin, its mission is to advance the study of the arts and humanities by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible original cultural materials. It contains extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Running through Jan. 4, 2015 is an... More 

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Putnam Valley, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were recently in Austin to visit family and had some time free, someone had told me about this exhibit. Free (donations accepted) and huge exhibit, including costumes, the history of the acquisition of the film rights, casting of characters, many original letters and documents. It was well thought out and organized. We found a pay lot across the street... More 

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san diego ca
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went to the Gone with the Wind exhibit down town Austin It was great and free. If you drive to UT you will pay for parking - better to park away from the university on a parking meter and walk there . Expect to spend at least two hours walking through the exhibit if you enjoy the details. The Center... More 

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Laguna Beach, CA
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16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Harry Ransom Center, located at the UT campus, is a photographer's dream. When I was there they had some great exhibits, an amazing reference center, and quite an impressive archive of very well-known photographers. I was there with a Magnum Photos workshop so we definitely saw more than the average person. Glad I didn't miss this one.

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St Paul Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Was alerted to the Harry Ransom Center during a talk at the Texas Book Festival and ventured on campus lured with the possibility of seeing the earliest surviving photograph ever taken. As a photographer it was a thrill to see the photograph which dates back to 1826. After viewing the photo, I stayed for the daily noon tour of the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed the exhibit. It was a little to much reading for my taste but still very enjoyable. The dresses were beautiful and I learned a few things I never knew.

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Texarkana, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Went to the Gone With the Wind exhibit here. It was beyond my expectations. The archives of this film were phenomenal. So much history here & letters & documents pertaining to the monumental undertaking of making this brilliant film. It brought it all to a personal level as one begins to realize the sacrifices & arduous work that it took... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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168 reviews 168 reviews
41 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Went to the Ransom museum to see the Gone with the Wind exhibit. It was great and free. However, if you drive to UT you will pay for parking - we paid $9 in their parking structure. Expect to spend a couple hours walking through the exhibit if you enjoy details. The Center also houses perpetual exhibits of one of... More 

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Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas is a treasure whether you're doing research or there to see an exhibit. We made a trip to Austin just to view their "Making of Gone with the Wind" exhibition which opened in September 2014 and closes at the beginning of January, 2015. Even if you don't see this retrospective, exhibits... More 

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