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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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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The Bob Bullock Museum gave a fantastic history of Texas. Very clear and very well laid out. Lovely building too.

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We also went to the IMAX and saw the story of Texas - amazing movie - very well done and worth the cost. We did not have enough time to spend here - this place is huge - certainly reflects Texas!

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austin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

we had a great time, brought friends had some day passes needed to use them , we had a enjoyable day would recommend to any visitors, to spend a day.

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Lemont, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Nice set up. It's a 3 story museum. The 1st floor was the started with Spain and France fight to control the region, and the 3 floor was NASA. It was worth the visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I've been to a lot of museums, but this place tops most of them. It is really well done. Easy to maneuver. Lots of history brought to life by thoughtful displays. Took my sister and brother-in-law there when they were in town and we spent hours learning Texas history tid-bits. My only complaint is that we went once when there... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Its a great place to take the family to learn about Texans and why they're so proud. The gift shop has a variety of souvenirs for all ages and the prices are reasonable too. The IMAX theater is a great experience and has a few choices of shows to watch. I like to visit in the spring when the trees... More

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Highland, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Three stories of history, can spend one hour or 5 if you read everything. Short movies were great. Learned a ton about Texas. Don't miss the Capital a short walk away.

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Not the greatest museum? I found it sort of boring and a repeat of the wars to Texas independence. Displays were not that great. They did have a cool Imax theater.

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Round Rock, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was a pleasant visit to the Museum with my family. I particularly liked the way the exhibits are organized: ancient Texas history in first floor, exploring the Indians and Spanishs and the battles to make Texas what it is today; the second floor exploring the late 19th and early 20th, the wars and Texas contributions; and the third floor... More

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Makakilo, Hawaii
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

From the first staff we encountered, we were greeted with warmth. The exhibits gave us a better idea of what Texas is all about and why our friends love their home. This was a great combination with our visit to the LGB Presidential Library the day before. We're looking to return and spend more time. We spent most of the... More

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