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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.
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1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
+1 512-936-8746
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Reviewed today

A great source of historical information on the state of Texas. The video loops were great. Huge volume of info and will take the day or more if you want to review it all.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jim G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a newish museum that covers the history of Texas from its earliest route. There is a lot of multi media and video in the museum; it’s in beautiful condition. It’s a bit pricey so if you were on a budget, make sure to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarcoSeattle_WA
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is so worth visiting. The exhibits are well done and very interesting. Staff was helpful and friendly and has a great gift shop!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elizabeth Q
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interactive exhibits. Multi-level exhibits. Several theaters. Enjoyed learning about this history of Texas. Beautiful tile by front door. Big gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 244laurib
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a grand place. Just the gift shop is quite an attraction. I love the movie theater with its gusts of rain, rattlesnake bites, etc. The exhibits are constantly changing to keep them fresh. Good for all ages.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This beautiful museum is complimented by a series of movies situated throughout the exhibition spaces. The short films do a wonderful job on a variety of subjects related to Texan history, from music to historic battles. The gift shop is filled with everything Texas. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're a history buff or teacher, it's a must-see. Does a good job of summarizing the various eras of Texas history and the contributions of many cultures to the Texas of today.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LrnEveryDay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was on our to do list in Austin. Although the entrance was pretty expensive for us, it was 2,5 hrs well spent. The museum depicts everything from native Americans, over inhabiting the area, cowboys, rodeo to newer era. A nice short movie explains...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank B1714D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group enjoyed all the various exhibits in the three story museum. It had great diversity, including the salvaged shipwreck of La Belle, chair from Astrodome, etc. It also had interesting films being shown that we did not watch but will on our next visit!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank perfectlyPaced
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing new interactive virtual reality view of the historical ship on display. They emerge you in Texas history in such a fun way with films and displays.

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 19, 2019|
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Response from sjwsjw579 | Reviewed this property |
IMAX-$14. for features (& well worth it) while there are varying prices below that for exhibits. Parking in the garage is $8. and during construction of the new garage next door, street parking is limited. There are some... More
Martin A
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Jeff A | Reviewed this property |
Given 4 - 17 $9.00 then under 4 are free but you should call the museum to confirm.
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we also arrived around that time. We saw the whole museum but toward the end we were rushed. Depends on how much you read but I would think 3 hrs is ample time. Have fun.
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Glad you had a great trip - sounds like you hit a lot of our great spots!
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Recommendations for Dec 19 - 21st in Austin (3 Replies)
We (40ish couple - no kids) will be arriving in Austin late on the 18th and will be there until the 21st -- here are some of our travel ideas: Free Guided Historic Walking Tour (the Congress Ave & 6th Ave version) Bullock State History Museum Zilker Botanical Gardens (okay in Winter???) and someone has already recommended the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. We also enjoy wine tasting -- we have the list of wineries in the Austin travel guide -- but no sense of whether you can visit...More
December 13, 2009|
Response fromJewelSpice|
Thank you for the wine map link. Do you know anyone who has taken the free tour? Just wondering if it's worth it or not. Thanks.
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Trip report. January 2016 (1 Reply)
Thanks to everyone for their advice. DH and I (active seniors) stayed 2 nights Best western IH 35. Someone on forum suggested this when we found downtown hotels booked or expensive due to big convention. Location is convenient to roads into downtown. Hotel is basic and clean. Definitely Stop at visitor center by state Capitol. Learned about parking garage with 1 hour free parking. Sorry I don't remember address but it's on street next to visitor center. Also suggested German restaurant and...More
April 03, 2016|
Response fromMrTed|
Thanks for coming back and telling how things went! Sounds like you had a good time. 6pm on a weekday is too early for music on 6th Street. The Continental Club on South Congress is the only place I can think of that does early shows.