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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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Fantastic Texas History Record

My wife and I took my mom and my aunt, both retired school teachers raised in Texas, and we all enjoyed our day there. I disagree with the review that says one can see the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Charles M
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Leander, Texas, Usa

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Leander, Texas, Usa
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I took my mom and my aunt, both retired school teachers raised in Texas, and we all enjoyed our day there. I disagree with the review that says one can see the museum in two or three hours. Impossible. If you really want to see Texas history, and certainly if you love Texas history, you will want... More 

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Austin, TX
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97 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you have the time to absorb it all and have an interest in Texas history, this is a top-notch museum. Definitely too much to take in with one visit unless you spend all day there.

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Somerset, NJ
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a great find in Austin, the Bullock is a great way to teach yourself and youngsters the history of Texas. The movies were great and fun. We spent about 3 hours there and really could have been there another hour.

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Thank GWtravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The La Belle is an incredible feature at the Bob Bullock Museum. They are rebuilding the ship and should be finished in May. There are interesting artifacts as well as a scale model of the ship. This is a MUST SEE! I have also attended four of the night time talks at the museum. Each has been about different themes,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I really enjoyed appreciated the history we learned here, the ship wreck was the coolest thing seeing all the history of this ship and them putting it back together after many hundreds of years being in the ocean. They have a great store and caree plus check out there film theater.

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Calgary, Canada
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not knowing much about the history of Texas, this facility proved to be most insightful. A must for any visitor to Austin.

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Take a walk through Texas Sate history. I was very impressed and learnt a lot. Displays were well presented and informative.

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Thank Mato96
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Well worth the time and money to go see. We enjoyed the whole place. We only went to the exhibition rooms as we did not go there to sit and watch a movie. It is right down the street from the capital, which is free, so the cost evens out.

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Montgomery, Texas
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is one of the best museums I have ever been to. Maybe I'm biased as a native Texan in a Texas history museum, but I really love everything that it has to offer. From the 4D movies to the 3 floors of in-depth history, the museum is spot on. I've been here twice, and I would love to go... More 

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Clermont, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have had a membership at the Bob Bullock since it opened. I moved to GA but still kept my membership for a couple years. Now I'm visiting Austin again and plan to rejoin the museum. I love the exhibits and the museum store where I've purchased many Christmas presents and Texas souvenirs. The 3rd floor music corner of TX... More 

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