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Bullock Texas State History Museum

Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
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Ranked #5 of 161 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
Hours:
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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Albuquerque
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Really enjoyed the movie. Not to much into the history, but the museum was free the day we went so the group explored it quickly.

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Helsingoer, Denmark
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9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very informative and intuitive, with lots of small histories that gives you, as foreigner, a good understanding about the rise of the Lone Star State. Very friendly employees all with additional knowledge, good histories and suggestions for further experience in and outside Austin.

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Texas History Museum is an amazing and engaging way to learn about all aspects of Texas history. It is a gem in the heart of music country and very visually exciting. We only had a couple of hours to spend there; I could have stayed all day.

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Inverness, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This museum was less than a 15 minute walk from the Capitol. Numerous exhibits and video presentations. Everything was very professional, and exceptionally well done. Not to be missed if in downtown area of Austin.

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Dallas, Texas
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383 reviews 383 reviews
237 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I love me some Texas, so forgive me if I'm prejudice, but I'm a serious museum fan and have been to them all over the world - all kinds. When it comes to history museums, this is one of my favorites - and not just because it's about Texas. The way they exhibit the information is unique. What they exhibit... More 

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Texas City, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Texas history is taught in 7th grade and if you want your kid to truly understand it come here. You will leave beaming with pride to be a Texan! You need to set a side some time to do this. Read it goes from way back to modern as you move through the floors and a side exhibit for Texas... More 

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east texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I am really not much for history or museums but my husband wanted to go here. It was an enjoyable activity while we waited for my son to finish his freshman orientation at UT. We walked right over. You really need at least two or three hours to take in the entire museum. The first floor covers native texans through... More 

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Austin, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is such a cool place. The exhibits are always well done, great gift shop, wonderful architecture and also an IMAX theatre. At times they also host concerts by local Texas musicians.

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Cedarburg, WI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I've done so many museums it really takes something special to stand out to me. I liked it and could have gone through it in an hour but my boyfriend likes to read every single plaque. The exhibits were interesting and there were some really beautiful old relics I had never seen before. I liked the way the museum created... More 

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The building was huge with loads of exhibits and a lot of interactive ones. Its a bit dark walking around but not so much it makes things difficult. The price is fair.

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