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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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Many informational exhibits to see

This is a solid museum that takes about a day to go through. The exhibits are old-school great (well-done and informational, NOT super flashy and mostly interactive). I only went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Conroe, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It was the last week for a marvelous exhibit of African American quilts. Magnificent work. Also there is the ongoing construction of the sunken ship, La Belle.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a solid museum that takes about a day to go through. The exhibits are old-school great (well-done and informational, NOT super flashy and mostly interactive). I only went through half of it in a half-day and will likely return. I also liked the Star of Texas film.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Just go. The Texas history is at least three floors of fascinating historical exhibits. There is also an IMAX theater and usually a special exhibit on the first floor.

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is the place to go Great art and sculpture, excellent exhibits with clear information and folklore built in. photographs were amazing and other exhibition was about roller derby - brilliant great for all ages and has IMAX too!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful building with so many exhibits it's almost impossible to see all with one visit. Even longtime Texans will learn many new facts about the state while enjoying the exhibits which have been thoughtfully arranged. There's a cafe, gift shop, theater, and IMAX theater. Street parking (meters) or parking garage. Located between the Texas Capitol and the University of Texas... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Bullock Museum features two movie theatres, an iMax and the Story of Texas theater, both with great offerings. The exhibits and Texas history is very interesting. Talk to a docent and learn that much more. A nice family outing. Educational.

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Santa Clarita, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was most interesting - well laid out - really the highlight of my Austin Visit - a MUST SEE FOR ALL

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very interesting and worth the visit, from Texas history to ship wrecks. No line, staff excellent. When staying in Austin, take in Bullock State History Museum

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very comprehensive exhibits about early Texas and settlements here. Interesting rotating exhibits and an IMAX movie theatre as well. Very nice building, great for kids. In the summer, there is a free music series out front by the star.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Really interesting exhibitions and easy to follow. I really enjoyed learning more about Texas history. It was obvious that a lot of care has gone into the creation of the varying exhibitions and it's almost worth coming again to make sure you can take in all the details.

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