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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Cypress, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Historical museums always make more sense to me when exhibits are presented in chronological order, as they are here. I was enticed to make the trip to Austin to see the visiting "Texas Vietnam Heroes" exhibit. It was worth the trip. We spent only an hour and a half at the museum, but we could have easily taken the entire... More

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Chappell Hill, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

History told in a entertaining way that kept our whole group engaged. Our grand kids ranged from 6-12 years old on this trip and all had a great time. The adjacent IMAX theater added to the afternoon fun and gave us a break from the August heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You will not get a better sense of Texas' history than the Bob Bullock Museum. Besides the special exhibits there is the IMax theatre as a part of the museum

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Georgetown, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great way to spend an afternoon on a hot summer day. Near state capitol building, Congress Avenue, University of Texas.

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Extremely detailed and in depth coverage of the history of Texas is well displayed and easy to follow. We found it very informative and interesting!

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The current exhibition about 1968 was well presented and a trip down memory lane. The iMax movies are a comforting escape from the heat while sightseeing. The exhibits about Texas history are well mounted.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A nice museum to visit with or without children Beautiful staircase inside. Friendly staff. Nice gift shop.

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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had so much fun! Wish every 7th grade in Texas could come to this museum for a school trip. It is AWESOME!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have very likely spent the equivalent of a week or more wandering around at various exhibits at this museum. Since I wasn't raised in Texas, I visited the BBTSHM very soon after it was opened and have been back many, many times. There is so much about Texas I didn't know and am always fascinated to visit. One of... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this is the first place we take all of our out of town guests. The exhibits are wonderful and the theatre is always a hit.

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