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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
Phone Number: +1 512-232-0100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour, Viewing foliage
Description: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at...
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a 279-acre public garden dedicated to conserving, restoring and creating healthy landscapes with native plants. 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 cafe and gift shop.
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An Attraction That Everyone Should See

Here's another one of those attractions that should not be missed when one is in the Austin area. The wildflowers of the Southwest and a number of trees which grow well in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Monroe, Louisiana

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Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Here's another one of those attractions that should not be missed when one is in the Austin area. The wildflowers of the Southwest and a number of trees which grow well in the prairies and deserts of the southwestern states and Mexico are on display. Many species are grown in greenhouses on site and ultimately transplanted into the gardens. Everything... More 

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Lolita, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place is something to see...it has so many beautiful flowers and sites and scenes to view. You just have to see it.

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

when the weather isn't hot and you can do a trek to the south of town, then try out this center. It's quite beautiful with a good store and little paths around to walk. You can learn about new plants you discover as well.

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Galveston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful place to wander and enjoy mother nature at her finest! Spring is best in my opinion as weather is milder and everything is in bloom!

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Chapel Hill, NC, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Features wildflowers, cultivated flowers, programs for kids, a cafe, gift shop, and Texas arboretum. The latter has dozens of old live oaks and the Texas hall of fame of live oaks.

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houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been here twice now and plan on going every season. It is not only educational but pretty. A wonderful tribute to Mrs. Johnson

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

But it can be really hot in Austin. Have been there twice. Different season each time. This time there had been lots of rain and it was gorgeous.

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Temple, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Enjoyed seeing the different garden but it was very warm and the few blooming flowers were wilting from the heat. Will go again in the fall when cool. Great areas for children with dinosaur tracks next to a little water fall, a digging area, gigantic birds nests, and much more. Even a small house with things for kids to do... More 

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Port Leyden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a wonderful time strolling around the wildflower center on a warm day in April. The ladies in the gift shop commented that it was a peak weekend for color and I would have to agree. I liked the design of the garden and "wild" areas. The gift shop and intrepretive center were all well planned and enjoyable. My... More 

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A very nice place to explore with unique ponds, waterfalls, flowers even butterflies but a little pricey for us.

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Additional Information about Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
Phone Number: +1 512-232-0100
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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