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“Well done”

Bullock Texas State History Museum
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USD 19.95*
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Austin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #4 of 319 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Well done”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Very informative displays and a quick overview of the History of Texas. Gift shop has many books on the subject for further exploration.

Visited February 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Disney-World Cheesy”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Like so many other things in Texas, the Texas State History Museum is BIIIIIGGGG, grand, and more than a little bit corny. Yes, it's interesting to see how quickly a great State has developed, and to have historically-accurate views of how such an economic and political power-house emerged. But you have to read between the lines in the Texas State History Museum to understand how much racism, slavery, and jingoism influenced the course of events in this state. I give it a B+ for historical interest and a C- (no, let's make that a D-) for its honesty about slavery and the role of black Americans in its history.

Visited March 2011
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United States
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great museum even if your not too excited to live or visit Texas”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We are "just visiting" Texas for 15 years now, this museum is all about Texas, it is done very nicely, and there is an IMAX in it, (you can just go there, and not the museum). In the museum, for a small extra charge is the Spirit of Texas theatre, there is a 30 minute interesting movie, and the special effects are great, from lightening to a spray mist, to other surprises, (some young kids may panic, but they will survive). We cruised through it in one hour, and had a great lunch in the restaurant there, excellent food. (you can just go there too). The gift shop is nice too. Parking is underground for $8.00, a good deal, we parked there all day, and walked to the Capitol building and around Congress Street, and to the Driskill bar. Not a bad parking deal, considering parking around Austin is terrible.

Visited February 2012
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toronto
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“Everything you wanted to know about Texas”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We didn't know much about Texas history and this certainly was a great suggestion from my cousin - go see the Imax film first - it has great tunes!

Visited February 2012
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Charlton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“If you want to know the history of Texas”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Great place to learn about the history of Texas. They have a film that traces the history and gives a perspective of what it took to settle Texas. Lot of artifacts that are very interesting. A great addition to visiting the Alamo.

Visited November 2011
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