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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 #8 of 178 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We always take our visitors to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. I think it's a necessary part of any visit to Austin as it is not only beautiful, it tells the story of the state and how it came to be. Of course, I love history, so I am inclined to love museums, but this is a terrific... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you want to learn about Texas, this is a great place to start. You can skip the IMAX theater because, frankly, you can go to those anytime anywhere. Spend your time in the museum proper. A great place to spend a few hours when it's cold and rainy or too hot to be outside. Lots of history presented in... More

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Austin, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There are 3 parts to this museum; The IMAX theater, the Texas theater and the static museum. You have to purchase separate tickets to each, or buy a combo ticket. In either case, you have to make a decision on what you want to see. The IMAX theater shows great films, but it is like any IMAX theater and can... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in learning about Texas, this museum has it all. A multi-sensory show of Texas history, IMAX theatre and floors of displays, artifacts and stories. You will spend hours learning about the origin of Texas and its history. Look into prices for admission and parking before visiting.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We ended up visiting the museum because we were headed there for an Imax movie. We were pleasantly surprised. I had a bunch of teen boys with me and they enjoyed the museum and were genuinely interested with most of the exhibits. We ate lunch in their cafe and it was very good food. Over all we had a great... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful exhibits and movies. Next door is a 3D theater. Great place for family entertainment. Located near the Capitol.

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Austin, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you're a Texan or just a wannabe, this is a place you need to visit. Great permanent collection with interesting traveling exhibits. IMAX is right in the building, so no need to drive around to see THE SPIRIT OF TEXAS on the big screen. Reasonable admission fees.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots to learn about the history of Texas and a great IMAX Theater. There is a small theater that also has a film of the history of Texas along with many displays.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The history of Texas seems endlessly fascinating to Texans. If that is not you then you may find the Bullock to be of limited interest (just like another famous landmark in San Antonio). The positives are the location and the building -- you are right next to UT in a welcoming, comfortable space with nearby parking (take that for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Kids will love the excellent exhibits of early settlers and Indians. Close to the Capitol so a good combination.

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