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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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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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Great Texas artifacts

I had a fun time there, seeing all the artifacts and the Imax theatre. It was amazing seeing the labell Being reconstructed. I hope I can come back soon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had a fun time there, seeing all the artifacts and the Imax theatre. It was amazing seeing the labell Being reconstructed. I hope I can come back soon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is located in an immense building that was opened in 2001. It is well laid out with galleries on three different levels. The upper two levels contain a chronological history of the state (go through each in clockwise order) and are presented in a clear and concise way with plenty of artifacts and informative... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not far from downtown, this museum offered a fantastic insight into the history of Texas, the various wars, changes of hand etc right up to the modern day, country music etc. There are also other exhibits such as the shipwreck on the ground floor. Nice mix of video and documentary exhibits. Was quite busy with schoolchildren the day I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

one of my favorite things about travelling is learning the history and Texas is much more than the Alamo. Great museum. Very enjoyable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our first day in Texas so decided to seek a historical background which was provided most thoroughly by the comprehensive displays in this modern museum. Car parking seemed a little expensive at $8 but the entrance fee to the museum was reasonable. The exhibition around the ship "La Belle" was fascinating. A great way to set the scene for our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved this museum. Great attractions, excellent exhibits. Could not ask for anything better, including the specific places in which the history of Texas is presented.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The day we arrived was Science Day so there were large numbers of school groups, but that was not a problem because there were so many docents & great teachers & parents with the students, they were terrific. We had wonderful, knowledgablec docents who obviously love what they do. This is a magnificent museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the exhibits, especially the shipwreck and the space exhibits. Wish that the cafe would have been open, the website didn't indicate that it was under a renovation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent over 2 hours here. So much information but displayed as to not be overwhelming. Be sure to take the time to watch the videos throughout for more information. Well worth the money and time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well done, and naturally focuses on the History of Texas. It's a good review for those not from the state, and kind of ironic in light of current political themes of immigration, relations with Mexico, etc. AAA recommended 3 hours minimum. We'd say 2 was enough for us (we tend to move quickly through museums). The museum... More 

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