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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 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 young children, Activities for older children
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cambridgeshire england
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Really interesting museum. Easy to understand for a non American and I was able to wow my American buddies with facts about the Alamo they didn't know.Spent a good couple of hours here. really good.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I was visiting a friend at the time and he wanted to show me around of what Austin has to offer and this was one of them. The museum was okay, nothing much -- just roaming around and reading the history of Texas. Maybe it's just me that I am not as into museum as other people -- it was... More

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Wallingford, CT
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222 reviews 222 reviews
73 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My kids aren't usually into museums but it was cold and raining and we needed something inside to do. This was an interesting little Museum. We even learned that Moses Austin who Austin is named from was from Durham Ct which is only 10 minutes from our house. You learn something new everyday

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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