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Texas State Cemetery

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Address: 909 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702-3322
Phone Number: 512-463-0605
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Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this...

Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this cemetery.

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Small-Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country

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Beautiful and interesting

Stunning cemetery on the east side of downtown. It is beautiful, interesting and immaculately maintained. I enjoyed seeing not only historical greats but also more recently lost... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning cemetery on the east side of downtown. It is beautiful, interesting and immaculately maintained. I enjoyed seeing not only historical greats but also more recently lost greats like Chris Kyle, Darryl Royal and James Street's final resting places.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to stop and pay respects to Chris Kyle, a good stop for any dedacated military people, and what a beautifull place

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Austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just off the freeway and next to the baseball stadium downtown. Not particularly morbid to me. Graves are very old. Lots of big names are here. Beautiful place to walk or sit.

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Llano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the State Cemetery and were very impressed with how beautifully maintained it was. It's a interesting walk, and many famous people in Texas History are buried here, as well as local celebrety. There are nice concrete sidewalks and many large trees to shade you while walking around. Overall, worth a visit if you are interested in Texas History.... More 

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Fort Worth Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We initially went to visit Chris Kyle's monument. Once there we walked around for an hour or so and came away thoroughly impressed by the beauty and serenity of the grounds. Lots of historical figures from Texas history have made their final resting place here.

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a US holiday and this was a must stop. Had a good walk around in a very warm day. Gardens in excelent condition and well looked after. Some history here and to see all the names in the old part that shaped the history.

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Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked through the cemetary out of sheer happenstance. It was in the neighborhood we were staying in, and thought we should at least check it out, and we were glad we did. One of the most prominent sites we visited was Chris Kyle's - Navy Seal veteran and sniper. That was so surreal, yet special to give our respect.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The State Cemetery is a peaceful oasis in the middle of a bustling section of Austin. You can see the graves of Stephen F. Austin, Albert Sidney Johnston, Ann Richards, and Coach Darrell K. Royal. One note - the gates are locked at 5pm each day.

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Leeds, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I've visited many cemeteries, mostly in the South East, but never one that was an official state cemetery. It was a really cool mix of military and civilians. If you're a proud native Texan, or just enjoy history or statuary, this place is definitely worth the visit.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

On our family trip, when in Austin I wanted to go the Texas State Cemetery to pay my respects to those laid to rest. It is free to the public, the grounds are well kept and beautiful. There are many monuments to war campaigns, civil war soldiers, generals, 6 medal of honor winners and so much more. A must see... More 

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