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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 museum & overview of Texas

We started our vacation at the museum & it was a great choice. We learned a bit about the state & it's history so that as we ventured out to other places we already had a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Durham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We started our vacation at the museum & it was a great choice. We learned a bit about the state & it's history so that as we ventured out to other places we already had a little background. Our travel book said 3 hours & we actually spent closer to 5 hours there. We included the "Star of Destiny" movie... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you are in Austin and have a few hours, I'd strongly recommend you visit this splendid museum! It even has a reasonably priced cafeteria... The exhibits are professionally done and the whole building is awesome. Plan to go back there with our grand kids again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Whether you live in Texas or not, put this on your list of MUST SEE things to visit. And plan to spend serval hours. This is TX history at its best! There is so much to see and do here. At present, the LaBelle exhibit is fascinating. Great place for kids, too. I only rated it 4 stars, however, because... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum! We saw the IMAX on "History of Flight" and "Shipwrecked" in the smaller theater about the sinking of La Belle. Great walk through Texas History upstairs on the second floor. Lovely little cafe where you could sit on the veranda and look at the Austin skyline. We ran out of time before we ran out... More 

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Piqua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I made my third or fourth trip to The History Museum this time specifically to see the "La Belle" exhibit. It was very worthwhile and although a work-in-progress, (literally, they are working on it on a daily basis) this newly-found wooden ship raised from The Gulf of Mexico is amazing. To see how the vessel was constructed, to see how... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was visiting austin and wanted to see this museum but after seeing field trip children everywhere on the grounds, I decided to ask the admissions counter "how many were inside". I was told between 500 to 1000 kids!!! I just didn't see the point of paying full priced admission to go fight 1000 six year old kids to see... More 

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have two degrees in history, so when I visit museums of this type my standards tend to be very high. A word of warning is in order - the museum in being renovated to contain a major exhibit to be located on the first floor. It is a major archeological discovery of one of LaSalle's ships during his ill... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a truly awesome museum, because it uses a variety of entertaining methods to provide education about the history of Texas. There are many short films along the way. Some of the exhibits make you feel like you are there. For example, when you're learning about the Alamo, the walls and floor are made of stone, and when you're... More 

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Harker Heights, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

this is a great museum it's entertaining and interesting. It keeps you interested and well done and clean there was construction going on so it was loud and dusty. The piano tuner was there to add to the noise.

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the Spirit of Texas movie. We thoroughly enjoyed the history. A lot of school kids, but overall a good experience.

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