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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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Great exhibit on Texas history

As locals we like to come here for the special exhibits, and IMAX shows. When we have museum-oriented visitors, we bring them here for the main exhibit that focuses on Texas. So... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

As locals we like to come here for the special exhibits, and IMAX shows. When we have museum-oriented visitors, we bring them here for the main exhibit that focuses on Texas. So far, everyone has really enjoyed it, and had great things to say. We also really like that the covered parking is attached to the building. This is a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a great clean & affordable way to learn about Texas!! We spent a couple of hours here & watched 1 of the feature 4D movies. My family enjoyed our afternoon. Very easy to see state capitol & this museum in same day.

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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was limited by time, but if I wasn't I could have easily spent my entire day here. I'm an international student, so couldn't get reduced admission, but the adult prices are still reasonable. It was pretty empty when I went on a Monday, and I could take the exhibits at my own pace. The wealth of information about native... More 

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Austin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Texas-NASA-The Wild Frontier-IMax 3D-Guided tours. The options are as big as Texas. You can get a real feel of how Texas began and where she is going. This is a large museum with good parking. Plan on staying at least 2.5 hours.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Regardless of your age and regardless whether you live in Texas or elsewhere, a visit to Austin is a must. Everyone visits the huge and beautiful Capitol building and grounds. However, if you really want to learn about this great state a visit to the Bullock History Museum is a must. It begins with the original inhabitants - various Native... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

As newcomers to austin I felt like this is a logical spot to go on a 100 F day. The seasonal display on the 60s was very good and actually the highlight of the visit. The older history displays were good. A focus on the military activity of the state. I suggest you skip the IMAX experience on Texas. Other... More 

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Luling
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Giant Texas star out front and a beautiful mural on the floor of the rotunda. Not good for very young children. Seemed to me to focus on too many of the wars of Texas. We really enjoyed the 1968 exhibit, our party spent most of the time at this part. Im always surprised at how much Texas themed stuff for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a spacious, well laid out and informative museum that provides a very good overview of Texas history. I have to say I was particularly pleased to see such a large number of senior citizens working here. They made a big contribution to the success of our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent exhibit in a very nice Texas museum. Full of history and artifacts. Nice gift shop, too. And, parking on a Monday morning was on a shady side street.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My mom and I went on a Saturday to check out the museum as I had never been even though I live in Austin. The exhibits were well done and informative. It is a good place to visit if you want to learn more about the history of Texas!

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