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Bullock Texas State History Museum

Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
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Ranked #5 of 400 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A well thought out museum that takes you through the basics of Texas history. Unless you went through Texas State History in a Texas elementary school, you should spend several hours here. It's well put together exhibits will put all the pieces together, from "Texians", to "Remember the Alamo," to "Come and Take it," to the batlle of San Jacinto...... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum on Texas history. The museum is very well done in a beautiful building. I've even seen weddings done there. The films shown in the theaters are also interesting. I saw "D-Day" in the Imax there, and found it very informative. Allow maybe 3 hours if you see the films. The "Story of Texas" cafe had the best food... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I recently spent a week in Austin and spent several hours at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. On their web site, under education it suggests 45 minutes per floor (3 floors). I agree, if not an hour, we spent more than 4 hours in the museum. On the first floor the restoration of the ship La Belle is very... More 

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Illinois
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141 reviews 141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you have time to do only one thing in Austin, this is it. The engaging spaces and interactive exhibits transport visitors through Texas history. IMAX films tie in with exhibits, to tell the story of Tejas. I highly recommend taking children to see the La Belle film prior to visiting the ship's reconstruction/preservation area, where they will see the... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A must see for history buffs and if you want to learn something about Texas. The La Belle exhibit as well as the film depiction of the story behind it was great. Lots to learn at this place.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you love Texas here is the place for you to learn about its wonderful history. Learn about the Texas Republic and why we should secede.

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houston
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54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you have kids...or if you a newcomer to Texas and want to see some pretty nice artifacts about the state and its history, this is the museum to start with. Bright and airy with fun exhibits, children can usually find something they are interested in. I have taken kids from ages 15 to 7 there either in groups or... More 

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Plano, Texas
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you at all interested in Texas history, the Bullock Museum is worth the visit. It is located just a few blocks North of the Capital and the easiest parking is in the basement of the Museum. Start on the top floor and work your way down. When you first enter the building, decide if you want to see the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Here's what you should do: Park in the Bob Bullock paid parking garage which is by the day not hour. Then go into the La Belle Exhibit. It's the greatest archeological find in North America. Fascinating story! You might actually get to meet the people who have been working to conserve this ship for 18 years. They're rebuilding it right... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Its a great place to know about Texas history. lot of videos and shows are run which makes learning fun and easy.

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