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Texas State Cemetery
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Small-Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country
Ranked #18 of 319 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this cemetery.
Mineral Wells, Texas
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64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Found this under trip advisors list of things to do in Austin. So glad we came to tour the grounds and see the graves of Texas heros. The 9/11 memorial was touching along with the memorials for men & women in the armed service that have sacrificed for us.
It was simply beautiful here, must stop & walk around.

Visited June 2012
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great Texas History”
Reviewed 17 June 2012

Major figures in Texas history are buried here. Stephen F. Austin, the father of Texas. Many former governors, Senators, legislators, and war heroes. Even Fred Gibson, the author of Old Yeller.

The grounds are beautiful, and there's a terrific visitors' center. All should come, but For Texans, it's a must stop.

Visited April 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Fascinating View of Texas History in an Unexpected Place”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Went here on a school field trip preparing to be bored. It was amazing! Bob Bullock oversaw the renovation of the cemetery and it is great quality, like his museum. Found it interesting that James Michener has a stone, but is not buried there. Barbara Jordan and many other contemporary Texans are there as well as Alamo and even Civil War heroes. Worth the time, especially if you are studying Texas history and have specific people's grave/memorial to look for. We saw a horse-drawn caisson with a casket coming to bury someone...it was beautiful.

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Austin, Texas
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110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“beautiful grounds”
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Beautiful grounds,well maintained very historic.located near downtown with beautiful monuments.

Visited November 2011
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Not boring at all!”
Reviewed 18 May 2012

Amazingly peaceful place, right in the middle of East Austin. Extremely well maintained. You'll be surprised how many famous folks are interred there with some really interesting monuments. The field of Civil War graves will really "hit home," if your kids are studying American History in school. Look for a brochure box, when you go in. The info provided will make your visit much more worthwhile.

Visited April 2012
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