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Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512-936-8746
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Ranked #9 of 179 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Fleet, Hampshire
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296 reviews 296 reviews
54 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The museum really does trace the history of Texas from before European colonisation through to today. It is packed with interesting exhibits and lots of information. I'm not great with museums and tend to glaze over with information overload after about 2 hours, but this was good and I only wish I had more concentration!! I came away with many... More

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Austin, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Don't forget the IMAX or cafe when you visit. You will find everything from the first settlers of Texas, to native Indian tribes to NASA. It is a little pricey, so if you live near, you may want to invest in a family pass.

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Thought we could see Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in an hour or 90 minutes. After 3 hours and still yearning for more, we had to head out. Truly worth it and the docents could not have been more helpful and informative. They provided insights we had never heard before, as well as a true understanding of the times... More

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San Bernardino, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I actually did not take he tour, it cost and was filled with school tours, way to many people and kids for me. this must have been the last week(s) of school

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I encourage anyone teen and older interested in the history of Texas to visit. It was also a good way to escape the heat.

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Midland, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum can take all day if you attend the special exhibits. we attended the 1968 exhibit in June of 2014 and got so wrapped up that we didnt realize we had spent 2 hours in that exhibit alone. Great atmosphere, great history. At first we thought we'd just pop in and spend an hour, which you can easily do... More

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London, UK
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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The museum was just around the corner from our hotel, so we felt that we ought to pop in. We were a bit taken aback by the $12 entry charge given that there wasn't that much information on display about what was available on each of the floors. In the end we decided to get a ticket as we needed... More

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I really loved learning about the beginning of Texas. I would recommend anyone with any interest in early American history to go see this. I got bored after the second floor though. But I was there for about 4 hour's.

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Austin, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is an amazing look into the history of Texas. The replica of the statue on top of the capital building is interesting to see. It is not designed for small children. For anyone who wants to learn more about Texas this is a wonder option.

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Hyderabad, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

see this well maintained museum to know more about the History of Texas. It is in the down town near the Capitol building. Do not miss a film show which throws light on the historical aspect.

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