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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 180 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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Magnolia, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The D-Day film was awesome. The whole place is informative and interesting. We will definitely be going back soon

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

we check in to see what's new at the museum frequently. went to see the "1968" exhibit this weekend. Well worth the $12.Esp. if you were born before 1968. (we were!). lots of memories. the exhibit is laid out very well. from history to pop culture to politics. it's a great outing for those born after 1968 to get a... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It not only has a wonderful history of the state, but docents, in costume, who are happy to give you even more in depth information. The museum is totally worth a visit for grownups or children. We spent several hours there and didn't see everything. I would go again and I think children would really enjoy it as well. We... More

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austin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I wasn't impressed. Lots of painted exhibits and little of the real thing. Really set up for families with children Don't go expecting to see an adult presentation.

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Nowhere
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Texas is rich in history and this nice, well laid out museum does the state justice. There's little for me to add about this museum which other reviewers haven't already stated. It's a great place for out of towners, and in-towners to explore. Given it's location near the capital, and the UT campus, the Bob Bullock makes a great stop... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Texas State history museum is excellent if you would like to know more of how the state of Texas was born and what influenced the history and culture. Three floors of exhibits starting 250 years ago and going through from Indian and Mexican influence to the the French, Spanish and English influence. The history of cattle and oil industries... More

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Leander, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was a good place to take out of town visitors. The 3d movie was great and the wild weather movie was great, but the actual displays were not very complete. We were there when they had the 60s display which was awesome! But the rest of the museum fell far short of the cowboy museum in Oklahoma. The cafe... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a great museum experience! This is a not-to-be missed museum while in Austin especially if you are not from Texas. The exhibits allow a quick reading or more in-depth information which is always welcome. Everything is presented so children as well as adults can enjoy being educated about Texas history. The only negative was the woman who sold us... More

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a great museum for those of us who need to learn a little Texas history. First class exhibits and facility.

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Houston, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is probably the best state history museum I have ever visited, and I have visited a lot of them. Part of it may be the wealth of material available in presenting The Story of Texas (as the museum bills itself) but also in large measure stems from the quality manner in which the story is presented. The museum essentially... More

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