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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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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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A comprehensive museum for a state with a rich history

The Texas State History Museum covers the history of Texas from the French, Spanish, Mexican, Texican, Texas Republic and the American eras. Quite a variety of exhibits that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2016
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Clarkston, Michigan
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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Texas State History Museum covers the history of Texas from the French, Spanish, Mexican, Texican, Texas Republic and the American eras. Quite a variety of exhibits that depict all of these periods in an interesting and engravings way. If you are in Austin this is a must see! Also, just a short walk to the State Capital which is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We spent all afternoon at the museum it was a great way to learn our Texas history. Highly recommend

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Our entire family from age 3 through 86 years of age thoroughly enjoyed the museum together. It has many interactive parts with films to really help remind everyone about the vast Texas history. We had to go a bit fast due to the 3 year old but we will definitely go back. Would love to attend a gala or wine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I took my husband here to the FREE weather day on his birthday. He turned 30 but we had a BLAST learning about the weather and watching experiments from the presenters. We also liked walking around the museum inside. It doesn't matter how old you are...this museum is awesome!

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Bellaire, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We have been looking forward to hitting some historical spots in Austin when we had time. That would include the Texas State Museum. I wanted to go to the iMax to see the National Parks iMax film, but found out my wife had seen it in Houston with one of her friends. Darn! They had an iMax movie of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Texas has a great and colorful heritage. The relatively new Bullock Museum showcases, through Imax, static displays and dioramas, the many peoples and phases of Texas through the years. Go see the La Belle exhibit. Breathtaking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

I stopped by this museum while I was visiting Austin for business. I only had about 3 hours to explore this museum, which meant that I only had time to visit the temporary exhibit and the gift shop. If you are a casual museum goer (i.e., don't take the time to read or understand the exhibits) you can easily cover... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

The Bullock museum is a great museum. It is easy to navigate, family friendly, and designed for the visitor to better understand why Texas was a country rather than a state at one time. I will return as I couldnt read everything that I wanted to in the 90 minutes my wife gave us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We went to view the IMAX presentation on our National Parks which was outstanding. Many exhibits are extraordinary. If you are interested in Texas history, this is a fine choice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I'm a Yankee, so I really didn't know anything about Texas history (except "Remember the Alamo"). This museum made me feel like I was more familiar with the struggle Texas went through to become a part of the United States and the growing pains it had trying to be inclusive with the Mexican population that was there when it became... More 

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