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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Houston, Texas
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204 reviews 204 reviews
14 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a good time - even after a long day seeing Austin. Don't miss "Star of Destiny" (also makes for a nice break from being on your feet if it's been a long day of site seeing) The building is stunning and worth a visit on it's own.

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very interesting, well laid out and maintained. The special exhibit on 1968 the year that changed the world, - brought back so many memories.

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Austin, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This museum provides a very good overview of Texas history. There is a lot of information here. If you want in-depth coverage of an event, era, or region, then you will need to supplement your visit here with a visit to the historic site or another museum. But this museum does a great job of covering the huge range of... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great Museum. A must for Texas history buffs if you visit Austin. The galleries are spacious, well laid out and informative. Fun and interesting place to visit if you are a fan of history.

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Dallas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful museums with all of the Texas History, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Lots of life sized exhibits that are both fun and interesting. Being a child of the late '60's & '70's, I loved the 1968 - 1975 section. Plan to see the Spirit of Texas film. It was well worth the price. And... More

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Austin, TX
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The exhibits are well done; the history of Texas is well documented; it's very interesting and worth a trip. parking can be a problem some days.

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by how hands on the exhibits were and how extensive the collection was! My five year old ran all over all 3 floors and was not bored at any time. Figure 3-4 hours if you plan doing any of the movies as well. Ask for the free search and find guide for kids at the front... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

As first time visitors to Texas this place explained a lot,from early settlers through to the space age.There is a decent restaurant and everyone was helpful.Well worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
107 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Close to the Capitol Place. Kids will love this place as it is very interactive and informative. one to 2 hours is enough to tour this place.

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