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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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A great way to learn about Texas

Parking garage beside museum $8/day. 3 floors of history of Texas. From the top of the statue of the State Capitol Building to the oil rigs and cattle of Western Texas. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parking garage beside museum $8/day. 3 floors of history of Texas. From the top of the statue of the State Capitol Building to the oil rigs and cattle of Western Texas. There are many mini-films and IMAX movies. A must see for about 3 hours. This was a great place for a hot summer afternoon. Of course, also during a... More 

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

The Bullock Texas History Museum is a very nice facility, an impressive building that still looks and feels like new even though it is 10 or 12 years old by now, I think. It felt clean and well maintained and was fairly easy to navigate. The exhibits were decent. It had a good variety of artifacts and did a nice... More 

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

Went to the museum with six small kids older adults and parents. None of us got bored and all ages were amazed with how well the museum was done. The "La Belle" boat exhibit and Big Bend exhibit were my favorites. Actually learned a lot about Texas. The movie/short films were done very well. Excellent museum on Texas history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone who lives in Texas, grew up in Texas, or just visiting Texas should visit! Our 3 favorite exhibits: 1) la belle shipwreck 2) Austin city limits history 3) a walk thru Texas from when it was a Mexican territory thru to becoming a state. Original documents, letters, and artifacts.....way way cool!!!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We learned so much about Texas at this Museum. It was a great find and entertained my 9 year old son.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is somehow interesting if you want to understand Texas history. We only saw the main exhibition and it was ok.

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There's a lot of Austin and Texas in this museum. The IMAX. Theatre is a definite place that you do not want to miss . Mr Bullock was a graduate of Baylor University, you will uncover his legacy! Don't want to spoil the visit. So you need to go.

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

This place is, of course, a history museum so the information and visuals are excellent. We, however, enjoy the iMax theater. We were there recently to view a movie, a matinee, and the theater was virtually empty. Great seats !

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. What a museum. Dedicated to all things Texas. From a French ship that sunk in 1686 off the coast of Texas to how Texas became a republic, and then a state to the formation of the computer technology industry, NASA, cattle drives, all things grown or raised in Texas this is the place to visit in Austin. Special exhibits,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself looking for something to do with the family, look no further. The collection of Texas-specific artifacts is wonderful. And the IMAX theater is a huge plus.

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