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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 143 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is an outstanding museum and a must-see in Austin. The exhibits are comprehensive, interesting and engaging, and the films are terrific. But if you go on a weekday, definitely call ahead and see if school groups are scheduled. Right after we walked in the door, about half a dozen school buses pulled up, and there were so many kids... More 

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Lubbock, TX
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great musuem which gives you a lot of information about Texas history. The videos located throughout the musuem were very informative and entertaining.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Bob Bullock Texas Museum is not just a museum. It is an experience! With both a multi-sensory theater and an IMAX with a 60 foot tall screen it is quite an experience. This is a great place to take family when they visit or just your family for a day outing.

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is a blast. The films cost extra but are well worth the money. There are so many interesting displays, you need to allow at least 3 hours to take it all in.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fantastic experience. The IMAX movie was great. I really enjoyed the exhibit on the history of oil exploration in Texas.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I learned so much about Texas at this great museum! Did you know that Texas was a country at one time?! Visit here to learn about the fascinating state that is Texas (there's more to Texas history than the Alamo!).

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Berkeley
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tons of stuff to see in this huge museum that covers all of TX history. Great pieces to look at and also lots of engaging/interactive computer screens to dig deeper into the artifacts and also the lives of Texans throughout history.

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Austin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is an attractive white-wash of Texas history that venerates the wealthy and ignores the racial and economic problems that state has in abundance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

top notch theaters and enough exhibits to keep you busy for 6-8 hours. Special effects in the Texas theater were terrific and they even offer regular full feature films at IMAX theater. La Belle ship exhibit and film were exceptional.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

No expense was spared in this beautiful museum with great multimedia and easy to under stand historical exhibits.

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