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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 142 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We spent all day here with our two teens and grandmother. We saw the "Jerusalem" movie and it was one of our favorite things all day. The museum connected us to our Texas (9 generations) heritage and wonderfully showed our state's relevance to the world. There are many short films that you can sit and watch, and take a little... More

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Bridgeton, Missouri
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend this museum. The exhibits are well organized and informative. Even if your not from Texas it provides an interesting insight into the history of our nation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is a short 45 minute film. I enjoyed it. I wished it was longer but my teenagers were bored. The 3d glasses were dirty and one lens was popped out. I tried to clean it but the smudges were there to stay. I wonder if they clean them?.... Can you say ...ew!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to understand the history of Texas. It is brilliantly done (don't miss the 'Spirit of Texas' film) and the cafe is great too.

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Houston
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24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A top venue to visit in Austin. Go during the day to enjoy the outdoor grove that divides the museum from the gift shop and cafe. Had a great docent tour. The spaces are as intriguing as the museum itself. Park in the Brazos garage..there is no other option.

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Ontario
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37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Didn't know much about Texas when I went in. Learned quite a bit. Everything is presented in a high quality manner - no dusty exhibits or displays with cracked glass. The sunken ship exhibit is quite compelling and will undoubtedly become the signature attraction for years to come.

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lausanne suisse
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Other than the space, not much to commend this museum. Nothing here that couldn't be learned on wikipedia.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had some hours to kill before our flight home and decided to visit this museum. Great price for seniors, $10! Very enjoyable and full of great facts and artifacts. So glad we had the oppotunity to vist.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Beginning with the earliest arrival of the Spanish, continuing on to the native American, to the immigrants, then to the founding of oil, to cowboys and ranchers and trail rides to today's oil exploration you've got yourself about 3-4 hours of fun. There's lots of interactive stuff, to videos and photos and replicas. You'll also see why Texans are so... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Visit this museum if you have a week in town, and need tons of things to fill up your days. If your only visiting for a few, skip it. It's pretty boring even for a nerd like me.

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