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IMAX, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Address: 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
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+1 512-936-8746
09:00 - 17:00
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a rainy day option in austin

we came for the stevie ray vaughn exhibit and stayed to enjoy the history of texas. a great overview for tourists, hinting at the richness of our past and culture. well worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joy L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we came for the stevie ray vaughn exhibit and stayed to enjoy the history of texas. a great overview for tourists, hinting at the richness of our past and culture. well worth the price of admission.

Thank joy L
Addison, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to enjoy various exhibits in one area. Musical, historical and some art. Mostly documents and some visual. Has Stevie Ray Vaughn exhibit, slave exhibits and aerospace and plane exhibits. Schools visit alot during the week. Three floors of exhibits and IMAX section is nice.

Thank getupradio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is truly impressive especially the IMAX theater. Very big theatre with comfy seats and even popcorn available. There are several short films to choose from showing at various times so I'm sure you can something that works for you

Thank Melissa H
Austin TX
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194 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Overall a total history of Texas from Native Americans to yuppies. Start the day by parking in the underground parking garage or if during the weekend/federal holidays across in the surface lot for free. Depending on the weather take your family photo of the huge Star in front, and then head inside. Inside the lobby is a huge rotunda with... More 

Thank Homestyle68
Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to know about the history of Texas in an informative and fun way, this is the museum to visit. Excellent exhibits and state of the art technology!

Thank Linette913
Austin TX
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you want to know more about Texas must visit this museum. We enjoyed all the history and movies they play. The building is beautiful starting with the big star. A must see in Austin.

Thank Bleu27
Buda, Texas
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Since this place has been remodeled I have seen two movies here. It is a visual and audio experience. 3-D and 4-D viewing. Every seat is a good seat. Also, they now have their own popcorn and sodas.

Thank daddymo2
Austin, United States
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

A must see. A museum any city would be proud to have. The architecture is wonderful. The largest free standing star and a mosaic on the ground floor of the history of Texas. NASA, American Indian and traveling exhibits are on separate floors. Historians give tours throughout the weekend. 'Highlighted' exhibits change throughout the year. Quirky trivia of Texas., "Stevie... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Getting our annual state ornement. Local crafts & members, vendors, great sound and festive music . IMAX3D

Thank Eric O
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Visited with a member of the museum. Paid parking underground. Admission fee and further fees for presentations in the I-Max Theatre and regular theatre which must be purchased in advance. The in-house cafe is under renovation but the boutique is open for business. Watch out for large school groups. The 3-D I-Max documentary sponsored by Subaru used the 3-D aspect... More 

Thank Garth M

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