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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
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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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Great place to learn about Texas history.

We spent a morning going through the exhibits and learning more about Texas. We picked it on a day that was raining so it was a good way to pass the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum was good, with three floors of displays. The first floor houses a Nazi propaganda display that was interesting. We enjoyed the IMAX theater (which is not fully around you; it has just three screens); the program was only 20 minutes long. The museum is a good place to go to learn more about Texas history.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a morning going through the exhibits and learning more about Texas. We picked it on a day that was raining so it was a good way to pass the day.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As out of state visitors, after spending 2-3 hrs we left having a good understanding of Texas history. Also, there was a bonus of a disturbing display on Nazi propaganda.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum in general good place to visit you can bring your camera after you read some facts about Texas and Austin to be familiar with the old things you will see it inside

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St. Augustine, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazed with the amount and quality of material they have displayed for Texas' history. Very well organized, staff was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has so much to see it's hard to pull yourself away from it all! Amazing displays, grea content, and a wonderful way to spend the day. This would make a great rainy day destination.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to learn the history of Texas. The Museum is a beautiful building and the history timeline laid out in an easy manner.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the "openness" of this museum's arrangement; it was an excellent way to take in Texas unique impressive history. There are also interesting historical movies available there, that we wish we had time to see. :

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Darby, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Museum of Texas History. Plenty of exhibits on Texas history, culture and the Texas economy. Learned a lot I did not previously know. Personnel working there were very helpful not only about the Museum but also about other things in the area to see and do. Museum has a parking garage which was $8 to park for several hours.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained and layout museum on Texas History near the University if Texas at Austin. The exhibits are entertaining and educational. Great presentation on Texas Cowboys, Texas Centennial, Big Bend National Park and Austin City Limits. I understand the IMAX is about to be updated. Beautiful mosaics entrance floor that is beat viewed from the third level. Good place to... More 

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