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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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+1 512-936-8746
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Learn the History

one of my favorite things about travelling is learning the history and Texas is much more than the Alamo. Great museum. Very enjoyable.

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

one of my favorite things about travelling is learning the history and Texas is much more than the Alamo. Great museum. Very enjoyable.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first day in Texas so decided to seek a historical background which was provided most thoroughly by the comprehensive displays in this modern museum. Car parking seemed a little expensive at $8 but the entrance fee to the museum was reasonable. The exhibition around the ship "La Belle" was fascinating. A great way to set the scene for our... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this museum. Great attractions, excellent exhibits. Could not ask for anything better, including the specific places in which the history of Texas is presented.

Thank Dambreaker
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The day we arrived was Science Day so there were large numbers of school groups, but that was not a problem because there were so many docents & great teachers & parents with the students, they were terrific. We had wonderful, knowledgablec docents who obviously love what they do. This is a magnificent museum.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the exhibits, especially the shipwreck and the space exhibits. Wish that the cafe would have been open, the website didn't indicate that it was under a renovation.

Thank jennifer s
Climax, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent over 2 hours here. So much information but displayed as to not be overwhelming. Be sure to take the time to watch the videos throughout for more information. Well worth the money and time!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is well done, and naturally focuses on the History of Texas. It's a good review for those not from the state, and kind of ironic in light of current political themes of immigration, relations with Mexico, etc. AAA recommended 3 hours minimum. We'd say 2 was enough for us (we tend to move quickly through museums). The museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a couple hours here. The exhibits they have are done very nice. Disappointed that they did not include the 1900 Galveston disaster, the 1966 tower shooter on the U.T. Campus., and the 1993 Waco Branch Davidians incident. We understand it's a new museum so hopefully in the future more will be included.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extensive treatment of Texas history through its permanent exhibits, augmented by numerous periodic special interest exhibit on a wide array of topics.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum offers a insight to multiple facets of Texas history. A good destination for both locals and tourists.

Thank Cameron M

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