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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 #9 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Situated just at the rear of the state Capitol building, this was a excellent museum, with so much detail it was difficult taking it all in. Lots of staff dressed in period costume explaining conditions that existed at that time. Excellent museum and a must visit. {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252 {\fonttbl\f0\fnil\fcharset0 HelveticaNeue;} {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;\red0\green0\blue0;} \deftab720 \itap1\trowd \taflags0 \trgaph108\trleft-108 \trmarl3780 \trmarr3780 \trbrdrt\brdrnil \trbrdrl\brdrnil \trbrdrt\brdrnil \trbrdrr\brdrnil... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Texas State History Museum was a terrific way to learn about the history of Texas. I spent about 2 hours, and would have stayed longer except I had a plane to catch. The displays are all clean, all the ones with electronics work, and they have just enough content. By the end, I knew what Texas produces, how it... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I attended at night as museum was used as venue to a conference dinner I attended. I managed to find a short time to stroll through the museum sections opened for us. They conveyed very informative and interesting exhibitions including short films, giving very nice background to Texan history.

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Tomball, Texas, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The museum is very well organized and the staff are informative and friendly. There are plenty of opportunities for engagement either through films, informational screens, and staff stations. A must for anyone who loves Texas history!

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fort lee , new jersey
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223 reviews 223 reviews
56 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Modern and on several floors, it depicts Texas history. Well done with artifacts, displays, etc. Short movies are really terrific. Helpful docents will answer all questions. Texas pride!

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Gatesville, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I took my daughter here who is a bit of a history buff and we had a great time. Spent most of the day there and then followed with a movie in the I-Max. All of the presentations are well thought out. My daughter really liked the inactive theater with the wind and such. The museum traces Texas history and... More

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

First of all: it is a museum, if you don't like museums you won't like this one. There are other "attractions" offered, but I did not take advantage of them. The museum is very interesting, if you like history. It is very factual with little visuals to keep you interested. Some objects were very cool, like the flintlocks and uniforms...... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lots of great stuff, charting the history of Texas from the very earliest landing up to late 1970s. I learnt loads of facts, which all went quite a long way to explaining the Texas Pysche to me. Unfortunately most facts were simply presented - no real explanation, analysis or discussion. As far as I could work out, over c. three... More

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Salem, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Visited this museum after hours as part of a conference event. Plenty of interesting history and displays on three floors. Thoughtfully organized and worth a stop if you have time; it's near the capitol building.

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Bob Bullock Museum gave a fantastic history of Texas. Very clear and very well laid out. Lovely building too.

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