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“Visual but disappointing”

Bullock Texas State History Museum
Ranked #4 of 321 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Visual but disappointing”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We have visited the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rogue and the Florida one in Tallahassee and this one came up short compared to those. The details on the history was fine...but the flow was awkward going from date to date. It was almost superficial. The real bad part for us was that we could not take any photos!! That was a real bummer as there were some good visual displays. The entrance was grand and, as Texas would be, HUGE. Lovely museum....just not terrific.

Visited February 2013
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globeseeker007
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“Tribute to a great state”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

What a great museum this is!! It's a tribute to a great state - TEXAS. This state was once a nation of its own and a part of another nation, the Confederacy. The history of Texas is more interesting than the history of some nations. There is both war and revolution in its history and the state has been under several nations in its past. This museum covers this state from its beginnings and on up to the present. There are many life sized exhibits here as well as an actual aircraft. The three floors contain firearms, cannon, and other relics of the past. There are several videos that one can watch and all are interesting. One can easily spend several hours in this museum. To visit here is almost like taking a history lesson.

Visited February 2013
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Odessa, Texas
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“A must see for Texans and visitors alike!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This museum is a true gem and should not be missed on a visit to Austin. The Spirit of Texas theater and the IMAX are great, but the exhibits are a must see for Texans and visitors to Texas. This is a great place for people of all ages!

Visited February 2013
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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“A lot of info about Texas”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

There sure is a lot of history in Texas. Not much of it is from the Mexican point of view. There was very little said about why the Texans were unsatisfied with Mexican leadership, other than that they wanted their own state and representation in Mexico City.

Visited February 2013
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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“Worth the visit for any age!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

A great way to learn about the history of the area beginning with First Nations people. We saw 2 shows in the IMAX theatre: the Migration of the Monarch Butterfly was exceptionally well done. It was ironic being Canadians in Texas learning that the full story on the butterflies migration was discovered by a Canadian from Toronto! The museum cafe was good. Tried the catfish!

Visited February 2013
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