Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

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See the original wooden gate of the Alamo, one of the most prized possessions, at Bullock Texas State History Museum. The permanent exhibit spreads over three floors and tells the story of Texas, from the earliest Native American communities and Spanish missions to the struggle for independence and the modern era. Through numerous artifacts and multimedia presentations, you can see how the land was shaped and cultivated, and how different cultures and ideologies blended together to form the Texan identity. The museum regularly hosts temporary exhibits that cover different aspects of Texan culture and history. If you’re visiting with kids, check for the special programs for families. Plan my day in Austin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • This well done museum is built around a chronological history of Texas. It is well displayed with actual artifacts, scenery and backdrops. The remnants of an early sailing vessel are a high point of t...  more »
  • One of the best Imax theaters I have ever been to certainly the best in Austin. Also some very intersting exhibits if you are interested in Texas history or current facts about Texas and its governmen...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed visiting this museum. It has a lot to offer concerning the history of Texas. There are movies, hand on exhibits for the kids, plenty of displays and a helpful staff to direct you. We didn't even get to see everything in the few short hours we had to visit. I highly recommend at least one visit.
  • Great museum that explains Texas history from the start. Plenty to read, and enough highlighted to do an overview tour. Great changing exhibit on "games" and electronics. Very cool visuals to go with the words. Really enjoyed the top floor. The sunken boat that they dug up on the 1st floor is interesting too.
  • Having just recently been to the State History Museum in my home state of Washington, I was excited to see what Texas....where everything is bigger and supposedly better...had in store. Unfortunately...it wasn't much. We wandered through the exhibits pretty quickly and then were left looking around saying "where's the rest?". They did have a cool temporary exhibit on video games which was fun because you could play all sorts of games that I grew up on. But, that was just a temporary exhibit, and to be fair, I could play all those games at home.
  • This was my first being there it was so awesome seeing the different things they had way back in time we even saw the first original monument of the lady on the capital. My son's whole class enjoyed their field trip. There is just so much to see from working in the oil, Austin City Limits, WW1,WW2,and so much more
  • Park in the underground garage for $10 all day. Good location to leave car if visiting the capitol building. Get your TX history on two floors. Ground floor has remains of 'Le Belle' a French ship. Ship was failed attempt to settle along coast in 17th century. History starts on 2d floor and 3d floor has modern era in TX. 3d floor had special exhibit in 2018 on video games 'Pong to Pokemon. We went out for lunch although there is cafeteria on 2d floor.

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