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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
512-232-0100
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Ranked #25 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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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews 139 reviews
50 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Despite the heat and sun we enjoyed a very peaceful afternoon walking through the center. The gallery is especially interesting and air-conditioned. These are all native plants to Texas and there is quite a variety. We had a little meal in the cafe...enjoyed their chicken soup and my sister enjoyed her wrap.

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Houston, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely well kept garden.looks like a fun place for kids. Trails well maintained. Swings on the longer walk would be a nice place to stop and picnic. Not many roughing it trails though so nature a bit absent. Not much blooming in August sure its wonderful in the spring!

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This mecca for plant lovers never sits on its laurels, and constantly looks for new ways to revitalize learning about our natural world. It's quiet and beautiful (unless you run into the school groups or adult tours) and offers peace and beauty in all directions, as well as knowledge about mosses, plants, flowers, soil, pests, and much more. Bring a... More

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Slocum, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We took our grandkids here and they had a really good time. They are boys, 6 and 7. We happened to go on a Thursday and were very nicely surprised that admission was free that day thanks to HEB. There are many activities for the kids to do in a natural setting. Our greatest effort was keeping the boys out... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place that also educates. They have something for all ages! Easy walking with lots of benches if you get tired or just want to relax and take it all in!

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Austin, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The center combines a great setting with beautifully staged and planted exhibits of native flowers and trees, with helpful and knowledgeable guides, and a shop that has better than usual gifts for friends or yourselves.

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Austin, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Recently went for the grand opening of the family section. Nicely laid out, but lots of puzzlers - the exercise equipment was all adult sized, nothing really for the kids to do near that area while the adults exercise except randomly climb adult-sized equipment. There are 4 single-seat unisex bathrooms, but only 2 have anywhere to change a diaper other... More

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit. It is Austin's Botanical Gardens. Ladybird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes founded it. The grounds are beautiful, you cannot tell it's used as a researching native plants and landscaping. Nature trails and buildings are throughout the area. The Wildlife Center has displays of art for sale. Sculptures and a waterfall in one of the... More

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Austin, Texas
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124 reviews 124 reviews
46 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Even on a hot summer day, the Wildflower Center was a great way to spend a few hours in nature. I visited solo with my camera and a new lens, but there were plenty of families with kids and elderly parents as well as a few romantic couples on an afternoon date. One of the trails has these cute woodland... More

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Summer may not be the best month to visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, yet we still enjoy the design of the park. It comes with five different trails. The flowers were placed nicely and organized well. The family park has some small sculptures and a mini waterfall. Great place to be if you have young kids. They will... More

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