Land tells the story of the Encounters on the Land featuring the first explorers of Texas. The exhibit that fascinated us the most was La Belle, a boat and it's contents from the 1600s.
Identity tells the story of how Texas became an independent nation in Building the Lone Star Identity. From the Texas Revolution to it's time of Independence, the exhibits are interactive and life-sized.
The third floor highlights how Texans have used our great land to Create Opportunity. Ranching, Drilling Oil, and 20th Century explorations into space, medicine, and technology are all highlighted within these exhibits.
This is a museum that needs to be visited by every Texan...and not just on a field trip. It deserves to be strolled through, taking each exhibit and artifact in. There are so many details that can be missed if you don't. We live in such an amazing state filled with so much incredible history. The story needs to be continued to be told. So our young ones can continue to write it......
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Texas Travel Facts for The Bullock Texas State History Museum:
Location: 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: noon - 6:00 pm
Admission: Adults: $9.00
Youth (4-17): $6.00
Just admission to the museum. Show tickets are additional.
Recommended Time: 2 -3 hours
Good to know: Admission is good for all day; Parking is available for $8 per vehicle in the Museum's underground garage; stroller friendly; Photography is not permitted within the Museum exhibits or theatre