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Bullock Texas State History Museum

Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
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Ranked #5 of 161 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 older children, Activities for young 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 older children, Activities for young children

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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building, quality exhibits, extremely friendly staff, convenient location. Don't miss the iMax movies!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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45 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Come see a piece of Texas history, like you have never seen. Quite a display of Texas here.Truly a one of a kind site.

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KINGSLAND
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Thought you knew about Texas? My husband did, he's a Texan, & he learnt quite a bit more from visiting this museum. Not quite sure "museum" is the totally correct term but it's very interesting. We took a British friend who was visiting and can honestly saw we got as much out of it as we did.

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Owego, New York
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The Bullock Museum has 3 floors of exhibits, some rotating, some so elaborate that they will never change. They ship they are restoring on the 1st floor is going to be moved to a larger area of the museum.so that may place some limitations on what you see. The 2nd floor was ok - but it contains a lot of... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice displays taking you through pre-Spanierd Texas until today. Get a feeling for Texas culture and why! Recommended!

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Centrally located next to the Capitol building and UT Austin. IMAX museum. Very interesting museum for all ages.

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Explored the Bob Bullock museum and was very impressed. It is large and can take up to 2 or 3 hours. It is 3 floors and gives you the history of Texas from beginning to end. Great exhibits. Also they have 2 movies which we did not see that appear interesting. A must if you are exploring Austin.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We've made several trips to the Bullock Museum and each has been new and exciting. They always have a new/updated exhibits, and all are very well done and professional. Plenty of material to keep young and old visitors busy. A perfect place for Texans (like me) to learn more about the history of this great State, but also a good... More 

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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Texas State History Museum is, to all extents and purpose, the full history of Texas from the first settlers through to the (more or less) present day. The first floor is all about the early settlers and the natives that they encountered, and it's interesting. There's a (rather lengthy) video about a meeting between these two groups and how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The whole museum, all 3 floors, was a very interesting picture of Texas from its early days through to modern times. As someone who knows very little American history, everything was laid out well and explained easily, but not boring at all. The section from 1900 onwards was a little dry but that's all.

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