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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
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Awesome museum about the Lone Star State

This museum is really great. The building itself is a sight to behold from the mosaic floor all the way to the rotunda like ceiling. They are currently assembling La Belle which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This museum is really great. The building itself is a sight to behold from the mosaic floor all the way to the rotunda like ceiling. They are currently assembling La Belle which was found in Matagorda Bay and the volunteers were so knowledgable and enthusiastic about this ship with such a unique history. We saw the short movie with our... More 

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Austin Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Reading History can be boring, but learning history at the Bullock Museum can be fun - for all ages. Walk through the various exhibits and take a walk through the ages or take in a movie at the theatre. The Restaurant in the museum offers a good selection of good food so you can plan on staying most of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very impressive collection presented to tell the story of Texas. Authentic items are presented to help understand the lives of the original settlers and natives.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

For such a beautiful building, the information provided was good but for the size and history of Texas, not amazing as anticipated. It does highlight the struggle of the early peoples well. The mediocre lighting didn't highlight the exhibits in some cases. Glad we went but enjoyed the LBJ library much more.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I visited this museum specifically to see the exhibit "And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations" which features works by contemporary artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network. I have rarely been so moved by quilts, but these were not just quilts, they are the story of the struggle for respect, dignity, and freedom.... More 

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Best value in Austin!! if you LOVE Texas or want to learn the state History in a beautiful venue!! this is the place! and the Gift shop is awesome!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Well-organized exhibits, layout follows a nice chronological order. Definitely recommended if you're in Austin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great array of exhibitions for the small kid who doesn't care to the adavanced history scholar. Texas' history approached from all different perspectives of all peoples that have lived there. Don't miss the Texas Star Theatre which has fake rattlesnakes in the seat and hurricane rain mist to make it real! Seen it 5 times and still enjoy jumping in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The grand facade and giant star out front give the impression that this museum will be as big as Texas, but I was not impressed. I'm saying this as a native Texan who knows something about Texas. If you are visiting from out of state, you may enjoy this, but if you are from Texas, the lack of substance and... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very well thought out museum. Lots of good exhibits. 3 levels. We enjoyed our visit greatly. Nice gift shop. Beautiful building. Parking in the deck costs $8. There was no sign until you pulled in. We were there about 2 hours. Good value

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Additional Information about Bullock Texas State History Museum

Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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