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Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512-936-8746
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Ranked #9 of 182 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Oxford England
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is a spacious, well laid out and informative museum that provides a very good overview of Texas history. I have to say I was particularly pleased to see such a large number of senior citizens working here. They made a big contribution to the success of our visit.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent exhibit in a very nice Texas museum. Full of history and artifacts. Nice gift shop, too. And, parking on a Monday morning was on a shady side street.

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My mom and I went on a Saturday to check out the museum as I had never been even though I live in Austin. The exhibits were well done and informative. It is a good place to visit if you want to learn more about the history of Texas!

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Roseville, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

lots to see. If you really are interested in Texas history from Spain to date this will take some time to study it all. Well done.

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Craponne, Rhone-Alpes, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

it is the best place to learn history about Texas revolution. You must spend 2 or 3 hours for discover 3 levels dedicated to Texas history.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

3 floors crammed full of history presented in the most interesting way possible. Too bad our schools make this exciting info so dull.

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Long Island, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Free admission every first Sunday of the month. Was planning on visiting anyway so it was a nice surprise. The 1968 exhibit was neat and I also loved that it was three floors of information.

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Limerick, Ireland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

OK - I didn't actually know about the free admission until I got there and entrance fee is only $12 normally. There are additional fees for IMAX. It's quite a large museum and has three floors of exhibits plus IMAX and areas for special exhibitions. Does a good job showing the history of the state with good exhibits, recreations and... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great way to spend a hot summer Texas day with the kids. IMAX theater and numerous floors of interactive Texas history

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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44 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

If you love Texas history then this is the place to visit. To see everything it had to offer four a family of four it was cheaper to buy a membership. This included free entrance to the exhibit (1968), the two shows they have, four free parking passes to their garage ($8 normally), and four free IMAX tickets. We ended... More

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