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Bell County Museum

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Address: 201 N Main St, Belton, TX 76513-3160
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+1 254-933-5243

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Outstanding Bell County Museum highlights history and archaeology

This museum had a modern addition attached to an historic building as well as a reproduction of a log cabin. There were loads of interactive exhibits. A huge focus was on... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This museum had a modern addition attached to an historic building as well as a reproduction of a log cabin. There were loads of interactive exhibits. A huge focus was on archaeology. We learned that they have evidence of people living in central Texas as far back as 13,400 years ago! The exhibits were kid-friendly--you could open drawers and view... More 

1 Thank Karenesq915
Belton, Texas
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Bell County Museum is a wonderful day outing for anyone interested in history, art, science or just about anything! The traveling exhibits are always outstanding and presented in a friendly and fun way.

1 Thank skiingnene
Belton, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I live this place! They have scavenger hunts for the kids, they even have non reader ones. They change out exhibits often, but they also have permanent ones.

Thank Wendy C
Belton, Texas, United States
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70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Not old and stale, but interesting subjects covered about Bell County and other displays shared by other museums. They care what they do here !

Thank Melinda G
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264 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little museum near downtown Belton. They have some artifacts and history of the history of Belton and Bell County.

Thank Chad W
Belton, Texas
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

The Bell County Museum is always bringing something new or should I say "old" to Belton. If you love history and seeing it up close, stop by.

Thank judithtrader
Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I only agreed to go there to appease my spouse, because is a man's wife isn't happy, she will make his life crappy, while a happy wife is a happy life. The museum isn't flashy, but it is comprehensive, including excellent exhibits on area geology, climate, and history. We spent an hour and would have stayed longer, but the staff... More 

1 Thank PopeyeSailorman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Richard and I joined about 40 other people at the Gault Archaeological Site in Florence, TX this morning! What an adventure back in time! Our tour guide was Dr. Clark Wernecke, Executive Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research! He was so informative, but made it interesting and entertaining! If you live in the central TX area, check this... More 

1 Thank Linda H
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The Bell County Museum brings amazing traveling exhibits to its already excellent local exhibits. Currently, the partnership with the Gault Site makes this a must plan and see experience. Go to the museum website and schedule a tour of the Gault Site. Learn about this earliest of human settlements located nearby.

1 Thank alflinn
Belton, Texas
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77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This was a VERY interesting museum (especially as a new comer to town), high quality and free. I learnt a lot and had a lovely time. An added bonus with visiting exhibits- currently one from Washington DC

1 Thank Alison K

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