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“A nice way to learn Texas history.” 5 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 #5 of 403 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A nice way to learn Texas history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Friends from Austin took us here. It is a lovely museum and does a great job of conveying Texas history. The movie Star of Destiny is well worth the extra fee!

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Totally Texas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Even if you aren't enthusiastic about museums, you will LOVE this place. Everything Texas kitsch is in there from Cadillacs to NASA artifacts. The exhibits change so even on a second visit, I saw new things. The store is awesome for souvenirs, including the Homesick Texan Cookbook. And don't miss the chocolate bars wrapped as tamales! They were favorites with my crew.

Visited April 2013
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San Francisco CA
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“State History Museum a must-see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The Texas State History Museum is a model for combining a wide variety of exhibition techniques with historical facts. There were wonderful videos, re-creations,recordings--such as from of those who faced the problems of making a living on a ranch in West Texas--short movies, etc. It was both fun and easy to learn something. You didn't feel overwhelmed by a ton of boring old dates and facts. The building is huge, as befits Texas; there are a nice cafe and a gift shop on the first floor.

Visited April 2013
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Corinth, Texas
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“A must if you love history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This was the favorite place we visited in Austin. Even our teenagers liked it. A definite must visit for any history or Texas lover!

Visited June 2012
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Round Rock, Texas
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“Trip with the Grandkids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My greandsons not only loved the I-Max theatre but their favorite was the Spirit of Texas Threatre. The novie about the weather is excellent and the Spirit of Texas movie is a source of pride for all Texans!!!

Visited June 2012
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