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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
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+1 512-936-8746
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 for Texas history

The best thing to view for me was the actual uniform worn by Santa Anna, but that was among a myriad of objects and descriptions of Texas history

Reviewed 18 June 2016
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

The best thing to view for me was the actual uniform worn by Santa Anna, but that was among a myriad of objects and descriptions of Texas history

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Enfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

So much to see and learn, great for all ages. Cafe inside had really great, reasonably priced food. Was really big but everything was laid out really nice. Must see in Austin.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

How do you know someone's from Texas? Wait 10 seconds and they'll tell ya! This is a must do in Austin if you're visiting from out of state. And if you're from Texas, well it'll just make you proud! A lot of really neat stories and displays about Texas history and the museum does an amazing job of creating new... More 

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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

If Texas history interests you at all this cute little museum is a must see while in Austin! Although they said you only need about 45 mins a floor I would definitely get there early and spend as much of the day as you need to.

Thank Marissa Y
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

So Texas his claim to fame is it large it. Also that it won the Alamo which it didn't fit lost. The history here is this museum shows the settlers the white German and Irish settlers who frankly segregated the local Mexican and African American populations and engaged in racism. The exhibits are boring there's very little interactivity it's a... More 

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Port Arthur, Texas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Very nice place to visit. Any history buff will love this place. Each floor is filled with Texas themed items. The movie is also very informative. Its a great place for a day trip.

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Multiple floors covering every era of Texas history. Plenty of hands-on exhibits, as well as movies, and statuary.

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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The building is really quite impressive. And the Lone Star outside is picture worthy. I overall found the museum somewhat hokey however. It is dummy downed so that may be an advantage to families - but probably low interactive would be a disadvantage. Surprised rated so high - I would probably suggest worth reading a summary - drive by -... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

La Salle's ship "La Belle" has been beautifully restored and is housed in a dedicated, custom-designed gallery. One of many interesting exhibits. Good for families.

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Edna, Texas
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Okay for a standard museum but I expected more from a museum that's supposed to represent the great state of Texas! Way too much reading and not enough interest keeping artifacts for me. Also it seemed to linger too long on some topics in the course of Texas history and not enough on others. Not a destination spot but an... More 

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