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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown
As featured in 3 Days in Austin and 2 other guides
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Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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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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Beautiful building

We didn't actually see the museum in our short visit (came for the IMAX). The building is impressive, inside and out. Huge Texas star outside is a great photo opportunity. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't actually see the museum in our short visit (came for the IMAX). The building is impressive, inside and out. Huge Texas star outside is a great photo opportunity. The beautiful floor mural in the lobby is amazing. We walked through the huge gift shop, and they have a wide variety of clothing, housewares, jewelry all celebrating Texas!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came into Austin to see the Texas capital it was so crowded we stopped by the office and asked if there was something close to see in walking distance from the capital, and the Bullock museum is within 2 blocks, so we headed that way. It was an eye opener! We had no idea the history of Texas and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous! Physically beautiful museum with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Saw the special exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. That was at the Bullock for some 4+ months - outstanding! Can't wait to go back and explore more if this fine Austin museum located very close to the State Capital building

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have lived here 30+ years, but the Texas State History Museum never fails to please out of town guests. Easy to park, interesting to see, and you can really do the whole museum reasonably well in 2 to 3 hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent ride through the entire history of Texas, from prehistoric to latest story of Texas. There are often side exhibits and the Six story tall IMAX theater. IMAX shows tend to sell out at popular times. Catch the various short history movies throughout. This museum is well laid out and with the informative displays one can learn quite a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bullock Museum is a "Must Visit" experience. The programs are constantly changing. But no matter the exhibit, which will always be a 5-star experience, the visit will be the most treasured experience while visiting Austin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is top-knotch! It's easy to follow and provided several video clips to reinforce what we were seeing. We spent a lot of time here and never got bored. I would go back!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Austin my family chose to visit the Bullock on a rainy day. First we went to the IMAX theater and watched a documentary on the National Parks. This was amazing and made me want to embark on a road trip. The museum itself only takes a couple hours to go through but it is well worth it and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool museum. We specifically went here for the WWII Nazi propaganda exhibit on loan from the Holocaust Museum. Very informational.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of this museum is the extensive exhibits on the history of Texas. I didn't enjoy it as much as the LBJ Library, but it was worth seeing.

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