When I think of Austin, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum always comes to mind. While it’s definitely not the location for a wild night out, I think the museum warrants a visit from tourists and Austinites alike.
The first time I went there, I was still in elementary school, and was visiting my grandparents in Texas. I have great memories of the exhibits and the experience of the Story of Texas movie.
I remember being awed by the entry of the museum, the beautiful mosaic and the enormity of the lobby. The gift shop adjacent to the lobby lured me in with Texas souvenir staples, and lots of quirky items.
As a college student, I returned to UT and fondly remember trips to the museum. Admittedly, I haven’t been back except to see blockbuster movies on the IMAX screen, but when I saw that the 10-year anniversary was this year, it reminded me of how much I enjoyed the museum.
It’s a great way to introduce visitors to the city, especially when trying to escape a particularly hot, summer day. After walking the Bob Bullock exhibits, you can watch one of their more educational IMAX films (currently, there are four playing) or feature films like Pirates of the Caribbean IV: coming May 20.
Museum admission tickets are $6 for kids, $7 for seniors, $8 for college students and $9 for adults.