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“Texas in a capsule” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bullock Texas State History Museum

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
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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
Fairfax, Virginia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Texas in a capsule”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Very good location to get a sense of the history of Texas. It's full of information, exhibits, and a wonderful IMAX theater. You leave with a deep appreciation of why Texans are so proud of their heritage.

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Very well organized museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I really enjoyed this museum. It isn't so huge that you have to spend a whole day (3 easily negotiated floors). A pleasant hour or two will work. It is well organized, there are good displays and some interactive material. It really tells the story of Texas history in a very interesting way. I would have liked a bit more lighting on the displays, but otherwise, I give it a thumbs up.

Visited October 2012
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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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“If in or going through Austin, worth a stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Most of the negative comments talk about the fact that the displays contain reproductions, not originals. WHO CARES! The idea is to relate Texas History. The how and why. The displays just enhance the experience. We found this museum to be very well done and interesting. If in or going through Austin it is definitely worth a stop.

Visited October 2012
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Worth the Price of Admission”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

A great place to visit to really understand the origins of Texas. Geared toward the common man (or the droves of elementary students that were there the day we were) this is an approachable museum with interactive activities to keep all enthralled. Well worth the price of admission.

Visited September 2012
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“Very kid friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Always a great place for the kids; my youngest son always loves this museum. Very easy to get to from Cedar Creek.

Visited June 2012
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