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Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
+1 512-936-8746
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Ranked #8 of 143 Attractions 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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Atlanta, GA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

State museums tend to be a bit self-centered but this one does a good job of downplaying the "everything is bigger in TX" schtick. Layout is open and easy to navigate and the exhibit of the excavation of French ship La Belle was especially interesting. Ticket prices are modest and there are several short film options as well. We thought... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I love this place!!! Interesting, fun, and very well maintained! I went with my parents and there was interesting things for all of us-

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Visited this interesting museum while on vacation in Austin Texas. I spent over half a day here & found it fascinating. So much to see and learn about. At the end of my visit I had a great lunch in the cafe and then spent some time buying souvenirs in the gift shop. A great day spent learning about the... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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132 reviews 132 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The museum is a walk through Texas history and the late Lt. Governor would be super proud of what has been built in his memory. On the grounds of the State Capital, this impressive museum has something of interest for everyone from the very young to the older citizens. Entrance fee's are not bad, but parking is a major issue... More 

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Lanai, Hawaii
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58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Every trip to Austin must also include a stop here. From the salvaged galeon "La Belle" to the original Goddess of Liberty (circa 1888) that graced the top of the Texas Capitol until it was removed and replaced by the current replica in 1985. The collections will guide you through the amazing history of the State of Texas and you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My best friend and I really enjoyed seeing this site. Among all the things we did this was one of our favs

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Belton, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We are new comers to the state of Texas and this was just the place to go to learn about our new home. The building is beautiful and well designed. It took you on a tour of Texas history and the "La Belle" display was amazing. We took my three kids ages 15, 10 and 8 and they all had... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I live in Austin Texas, but I am originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. If you really want to know about the history of Texas, you must visit the Bob Bullock museum. He was one of the most powerful and revered Lt Governor's, and the museum is a reflection of his commitment to Texas. I was totally impressed with every aspect of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was the first time we visited this Museum...we should have come sooner! This was just very informative and interesting. One of my favorites. There is an exhibition about oil exploration (of course-you are in Texas!), the struggle for independence, an IMAX theater etc. Plan at least half a day if you would like to see everything.

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Putnam Valley, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was a wonderful museum, history of Texas from earliest settlers to the present day, including many exhibits about technology and the oil discovery that helped to shape Texas.

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