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History Museum

Bullock Texas State History Museum

233 locals recommend ·
About this place
A dynamic educational institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of programs and exhibit experiences in Austin.
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Patricia
Patricia
December 06, 2019
This attraction will help you check the required museum off your to-do list. It's also close to Univ of Texas (across the street) which is excellent for people watching.
Angela
Angela
October 07, 2019
Great for a little TX history. Great exhibits
Christopher
Christopher
September 17, 2019
Close to downtown and on the outer edge of the UT campus!
Robyn
Robyn
September 12, 2019
If you are interested in Texas history, this is w really cool museum. It also has an IMAX theater that shows cool documentaries and feature films.
Brandon
Brandon
September 06, 2019
big Texas State history museum and IMAX

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Location
1800 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone+1 512-936-8746
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:00 AM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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