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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
512-232-0100
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Ranked #24 of 183 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour, Viewing foliage
Owner description: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a 279-acre public garden dedicated to increasing the sustainable use... more » Owner description: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a 279-acre public garden dedicated to increasing the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. Founded by Mrs. Johnson and Actress Helen Hayes in 1982, the Wildflower Center brings life to her hope to preserve the beauty and regional identify of natural landscapes. The Center features acres of Texas wildflower gardens, award-winning architecture, nature trails, a café and gift shop. « less
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Bangalow, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This is a visual treat. Whether taking your kids to experience paddling in a stream, climbing or just seeing nature at work, it's worth a visit. As an enthusiast of plants and flowers I was not disappointed. Great design ideas, beautiful plantings and great walks.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This was a very pretty area. It didn't take a very long time, so a good little side trip. We didn't have kids with us, but would have been great for kids. Great gift shop also

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We spent the better part of a beautiful October day checking out the Center. It is very nice and everything looks new, modern and nicely displayed with signs to let you know the names of the various plants, flowers, and trees growing throughout the 279 acres that make up this lovely place. There are many trails throughout the property and... More

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New York City, New York
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169 reviews 169 reviews
122 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Beautiful gardens and plenty of exploring. Plenty of butterflies and nature. Good for all ages and populations.

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Portland, Oregon
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25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The family garden is amazing, and everything is beautifully maintained. The cafe was closed, so we can't comment on that. The arboretum is rather unexciting but there is a lovely surprise of tree swings that are fun for children of all ages.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

lovely place and I wish we might have seen it when the bluebonnets were in bloom! Lots of families with children playing in the wildlife/nature center.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Wildflower Center is quite special on a number of counts. It is large, with an interesting trail system. The cadre of volunteers is well-trained, eager to please and very knowledgeable. The plant collections are especially nice, highlighting native species. In addition the hardscaping is superb, featuring rock aqueducts, small areas (such as an external butterfly garden) and very interesting... More

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Louisiana
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202 reviews 202 reviews
64 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I always try to find at least one nice thing to see everywhere I go, this trip, there was not enough time. The wildflower center was very close on my route, so I had to stop in. I needlessly worried that not many flowers would be out in September; the place is covered in plants: trees, shrubs, flower gardens, water... More

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Austin, Texas
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139 reviews 139 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful facility full of stone buildings, archways, corrugated cisterns and a cafe. It also sets on a huge acreage. There are butterfly gardens, meadows, wetlands and seed gardens, to name a few. Don't forget the Family Garden, with it's waterfall, grotto and caves, dinosaur footprints, giant woven nests and ample logs for the kids to crawl... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great place to walk off some calories after enjoying too many of Austin's restaurants. Nicely laid out with something always blooming.

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