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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
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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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Our first trip ever to Texas, and this was a perfect way to introduce us to the history Texas, The museum informative, fun, and beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our first trip ever to Texas, and this was a perfect way to introduce us to the history Texas, The museum informative, fun, and beautiful.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Large open spaces accent this museum. Staring with the preservation of the explorer La Salle's river ship Le Belle being restored on the ground floor, you move on to the second and third floors following the timeline of Texas history. This museum is a first class information packed place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and easily walkable museum. There is something here to appeal to everyone. The exhibits are fun and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum has a shipwreck boat that had hundred of years old history. It was exciting to see how they were assembling the boat. There was a guide who gave the history of the boat. It had lots of history about Texas.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Tip: First Sundays are free. So if you've got a big family, that's the time to go for a visit. I've always enjoyed stopping by the Texas State History Museum. They change up the exhibits frequently enough to where you can enjoy your "favorites" and still be interested in what they have to offer. This time around we saw the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This Austin museum is filled with Texas history from early Indians through today. Good exhibits, Great IMAX film.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

A 400 year old shipwreck was restored & is now on permanent display - amazing The othe displays are excellent too IMAX is newly updated - huge screen - super

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love the history of Texas....this is the place to learn about it. Although we had stopped at a few roadside smaller museums along the drive this one is the real deal. We spent about 90 minutes there and didn't see it all because they close at 5pm. Great place to visit.

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I so wish we had gone earlier in the day. The museum is three floors of detailed exhibits on the interesting history of Texas, little known to me. It also has films in 4d, rotating exhibits, and an Imax theater. We spent two hours and could have spent double that or more with the films. I came away with a... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful museum! The artifacts from the actual Texas heroes and events were wonderful! Loved the IMAX theater also!

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Additional Information about Bullock Texas State History Museum

Address: Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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