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

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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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was perfect for our daughter's wedding September 5, 2014! Loved everything about the night. Julie with Circle C Catering was wonderful. The food and presentation was spot on. Jennifer Seals from Pearl Events was a life saver and everyone's new favorite friend. It started to rain (down pour) 10 minutes before ceremony was to start. They were amazing…calm….plan B... More

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Austin, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a beautiful, tranquil, out of the way spot in Austin. For adults it is worth a walk through and there are plenty of things to do for kids--check out the little house, a space for arts, crafts, reading, play for young kids (adults are welcome too) and also the family garden, which has little lots of little ones.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited the center in last August and were surprised at the variety of flowers in bloom. The butterflies are in abundance.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was really hot the day we visited, but enjoyed the displays for homeowners who want to use perennials and less lawn. The butterfly garden was full of Monarchs!

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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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50 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 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
86 helpful votes 86 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 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
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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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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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