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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
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Description: Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits...
Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.
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Great Historical Museum

I love History and have been to many an historical museum. I am not saying this because I am from Texas, but this is the best at telling the story of a state. You will find an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I love History and have been to many an historical museum. I am not saying this because I am from Texas, but this is the best at telling the story of a state. You will find an excellent mixture of historical items, multi media presentations, and learning experiences. An IMAX theater is attached to the building and an excellent café... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Very good exhibits. Second floor contains the earliest history through the revolution, war, and early years as a state. There are a number of short movies also. The top floor is the more current history with brief exhibits of the things that Texas is known for: space launches, cattle ranching, cotton (earlier), oranges, etc.

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milton keynes, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Large modern museum covering Texas history up to the Moon Landings. Comprehensive coverage with stories and artefacts set over two large floors of exhibits. There's not much more to know about a texas when you toured it. Only criticism was there was no real story of the Texas professional sports teams or musicians, particularly those in the late 20th and... More 

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Dumas, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to Austin countless times, and had to take me grandson to the museum this week to sell his lamb from the livestock show the previous week. I was totally amazed as to what Austin has that I had never been to in all my years of going there. I definitely will make this one of my first... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

a lovely well planed and engaging museum that covers the history of all of Texas. You could stay hours and hours! Don't miss this museum if you have a chance to go- even if you're a native Texan.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Love the Star of Texas theater and the wonderful historical visits. Really brings history to life in an exciting way for children and adults!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Definitely a must see on your visit to Austin! Very well done and lots to see. We have been many times with family and friends and it is always a treat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It's not a big museum but good enough to cover the history of Texas. They are now restoring the French ship they found under the ocean from 17th century and said they will display it in the main hall in the near future. They have a good souvenir store.

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Houston, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We mainly went there to see the LaBelle which is in the main floor of the museum. Lost in 1685 it was recovered from Matagorda Bay and is being preserved and re-assembled in front of your eyes. It is a great story about the battles between the French and Spanish over the middle of North America. Amazing that this ship... More 

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Big Island, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a very well done museum. I particularly appreciated the film in the Alamo reproduction with Seguin. Super!! I really thought the museum was very well done. And although they often managed to condense a couple of decades of history into 2 paragraphs, I would not recommend this museum for kids under 10. There's just too much reading for... More 

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