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Texas State Cemetery
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Small-Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country
Ranked #18 of 317 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this cemetery.
San Antonio, Texas
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108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

One can't help but get goosebumps when visisting the Texas State Cemetery. Makes one proud to be a Texan and walk amoung other well noted Texans. I was so happy to see Tom Landry's gravesite. If you enjoy visiting cemeteries, please go to this one.

Visited August 2014
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Austin, Texas
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Texas Movers and Shakers Buried Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

This is a beautiful, parklike cemetery with grassy knolls, a stream and tall, shady trees. You can't help but feel Texas pride when strolling through these hallowed grounds. Many very important Texas historical figures are buried here. Barbara Jordan, 3 Legged Willie, Ma and Pa Ferguson, Ann Richards, Jacob De Cordova, James Michener, James Frank Dobie, Fred Gipson, many Texas Rangers and many more.

Visited July 2014
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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Hidden Historical Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Beautifully maintained cemetery where many famous people of significance to Texas are buried & honored... from Stephen F. Austin to Tom Landry. Plus Civil War section, similar in appearance to Arlington National Cemetery. Free and excellent displays and video at visitors center; free admission; free audio tour. We wished we'd had more time to spend there. Would definitely go back when in Austin, TX again. It's truly an inspiring walk through Texas history!

Visited July 2014
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Beaumont, Texas
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97 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lone Northern Soldier”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Many famous Texans are buried here. There is a large Civil War plot area. The one northern soldier from Texas who died during the Civil War is buried away from everyone else in a corner by himself. The audio is well worth renting and the people who work there are very knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained.

Visited June 2014
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Gladstone, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful cemetery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Well maintained, easy access and colorful history of texas in one spot. Take the time to grab an audio tour handset from the office (free) to gain more information on some of the monuments and graves. Great blend of early historical and more recent texans are interred there.

Visited June 2014
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