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Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-936-8746
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Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-936-8746
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

It's a lovely building in a great location, but honestly the exhibits were sort of random -- it's such a great state, and there's so much history, they could do better. My guess is that they're just really under-funded.

Thank lhq
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The latest special exhibit is "State of Deception. The Power of Propaganda. It's an interesting exhibit but I'm not sure why it's in THIS museum. It doesn't have anything to do with Texas history. With that said I did go and learned a few new...More

Thank lois f
Reviewed 12 October 2016

So much history, so little time. It's likely not great for smaller kids, under 9. Even my 9yr old didn't want to read all the things or learn, but was intregued about all there was to see. He asked a LOT of questions. Luckily the...More

Thank incrediblySmart
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Here is the incredible history of the most historic state in the Union. Beautifully done It's the history and the people, the myths and the legends in historical fact. If you're a Texan you need to go here to know your heritage.

Thank Jimmers2014
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Bullock Texas State History Museum was quite entertaining and educational. A little rah rah feeling though touting wars, leaders and industry. But I enjoy history and old pictures, etc. so I enjoyed it. The oil industry part was pretty enlightening but looked like a...More

Thank 5jaguar5
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Exhibits we saw included 1) The Rise of the Nazi Rule 2) American Flags 3) Texas History including an Austin City Limits video retrospective 4) The La Belle Shipwreck We loved every minute and also found many treasures in the gift shop! In depth and...More

Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I love Texas history but to hear it told by the role players took on a whole meaning. Loved the exhibits .

Thank Roy R
Reviewed 9 October 2016

half closed for a refurb and not really fair to the staff who were sooo bored. I would have gone to the IMAX if it was open.

Thank mikesbike123
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Museum worth seeing. Need a couple of hours to see and read all the history. Very clean and laid out in a chronological order.

Thank tursigirl
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We all had s great time. There is something for everyone. I strongly suggest IMAX. The 5 and 7 year old and the 40 year old too!

Thank marvinaryan
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Benson L
30 September 2016|
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Response from mscara | Reviewed this property |
We went on a free day. Think it was sponsored by HEB. One Sunday a month??
16 September 2016|
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Response from Lorraine R | Reviewed this property |
Seemed to be a good experience for children but no hands on activity noted.
Kim M
23 March 2015|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
Maximum prices (without discounts) for exhibitions $12 for Imax documentaries $9 for Imax Feature films $13 for Spirit theater $7 - details of discounts check the... More