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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
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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Don't miss this. Awesome. See all the films they provide, experiance the exhibits, spend time strolling and reading. Sucha a welath of knowledge in thid one location. Should be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't miss this. Awesome. See all the films they provide, experiance the exhibits, spend time strolling and reading. Sucha a welath of knowledge in thid one location. Should be a must for families, a real gem. Friendly staff, great history, well laid out. Spend some time here so you can get it all.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our granddaughters to visit this museum. It was their choice over the LBJ Library. The museum is laid out in an easy-to-follow layout, so it flows through our history showing the struggles to be free of Mexico and ALL the heros, we'll known and those who were not so we'll known. Make sure you take at least 3... More 

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Leicester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great few hours spent in this museum - so much to see and so well set out. Great films to watch on the way round and so much information. Would recommend to anyone visiting Austin. There is an entrance fee but it is well worth it.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to take the children. It is not on a serious adult level. The displays are OK, and you will not be bored. If you have been to some of our great historic museums--think DC--then skip this and enjoy the really great stops in Austin. This is a "cliff notes" approach to Texas history--nothing more. Parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to learn about Texas History and more. Love all the interactive features in the museum and especially the movies. Great place to take guests.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Austin is very proud of the Bob Bullock Museum, and rightfully so. Many wonderful exhibits, terrific variety of movies, including 3-D.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was very interesting to learn about the history of Texas in this modern museum. I would recommend it to anyone from Texas or visiting Austin.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best State History Museums I've visited. The La Belle display was phenomenal. Great self guided tour - there were museum staff throughout to answer questions and give in depth commentary. A full spectrum of Texas history with interactive displays. $12.00 admission was very reasonable and there is a paid parking garage in the basement. Allow at least... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently took guests, who have 3 children under 10 years old, to visit the museum. Everyone loved it! The exhibits were very well done. There were guides throughout the museum that provided additional information about every exhibit. One talked about the La Belle shipwreck and what the people would have endured to cross the ocean. Another was an engineer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This brand new museum is a not miss activity if you're at all interested in Texas history. It is like a mini Smithsonian and has one of a kind items of American history. The LaBelle ship of LaSalle, the man who claimed the Louisiana territory for France which we bought from Napoleon, is not a 400 year old replica but... More 

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