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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
As featured in 3 Days in Austin and 2 other guides
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Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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 Family Attraction

Affordable, educational, interactive... what else can you ask for in a family attraction. The museum has lots of exhibits that are all very well curated and together do an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Affordable, educational, interactive... what else can you ask for in a family attraction. The museum has lots of exhibits that are all very well curated and together do an excellent job of telling the story of Texas. It's not just walking around and looking at things, though. There is a good amount of interaction, via puzzles, games, interactive audio/video, etc.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must stop in Austin, So much history and this museum tells much of it. Lots to see and keep your attention. More for the adult than the kids, that love history

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Dacula, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not every state history museum presents all of their history...good and bad. While history can be presented in sanitized ways or focus on one perspective or the other, the Bullock museum does an excellent job of walking a person through Texas history through all of its moments, even those like the interment camps for German and Japanese immigrants and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tells great history of Texas. Would love to see it be the single source for documents like the Texas Declaration of Independence or the Travis Letter. Still the museum does a good job of telling the Texas Story.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened to visit on the first Sunday of the month so it was free.Wow what pioneers the Texans are.They packed in a huge amount in less than 200 years- a lot of fighting involved- Mexicans,Native Americans.I would have liked a bit more info on the Alamo. There was so much information to digest and being jetlagged did not help... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Museum Friendly, Good Theatre, near UT austin fun place to go on weekends. Texas State History. and In expensive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish this museum is awesome. Our intended purpose was to learn the State's history, geography and begin to get the flavor of as much of the range of the State's history as we could. This museum delivers that. Enjoyed the Ray Benson interactive videos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum. Many staff and volunteers who make the place very good to visit. Texas has a long history and it is well presented here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a museum that had some of the old and some of the new history of Texas. They hit it out of the park, the kiddos were engaged, only wished they had a questionnaire or scavenger hunt pamphlet for the kids. They loved the history of the ship and they were surprised on how many items survived. They enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our son's school had a tour of the State Capital and this was included. Super friendly and VERY knowledgeable staff/volunteers greeted us on each level of the place. LOTS to see and learn about. The Imax movie about the national parks gave us ideas on places to visit. The spirit of Texas movie is AWESOME!!( my kid's input there)...I feel... More 

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