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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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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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What a gem in the neighborhood

We have been members of the Wildflower Center for nearly 20 years, though we don't go as often as we did when we had a young child. Because of the unusually warm weather this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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191 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been members of the Wildflower Center for nearly 20 years, though we don't go as often as we did when we had a young child. Because of the unusually warm weather this past week, we drove over and walked the trails of this amazing property. Truly, this is such a wonderful place to get away and enjoy nature.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Families with young children will enjoy the children's areas. Adults looking for beautiful floral displays will be disappointed. Probably of no surprise to local residents but we from back east thought there would be some flowers in bloom. Feel good that the moderate entrance fee supports this wildflower garden which is a trasure for the people of Asutin.

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Thank Pbunick
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have recently attended a birthday party at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. It was a perfect October day with sun, butterflies and many running and screaming kids. It was perfect. We will be back.

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Thank sunnyg08
Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place, a little off the beaten path but not too bad. The grounds are very well maintained and there is a really cool little gift shop onsite as well.

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Austin, TX
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lady Bird Johnson was instrumental in preservation of wildflowers with the highway beautification act allowing wildflowers to grow along the highways. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and the entire facility is quite educational.

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Thank MKnowlesAustin_TX
Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this spacious park with a toddler and a baby, and 3 other adults. We ALL enjoyed the trails, and playing in the sand, the kids' caves and water 'park', and the resting benches. I am looking forward to coming back in other seasons!

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Austin, Texas
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408 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally set up by President LBJ's wife as her vanity project, this center is a great place to see and learn about the various different wild flowers you will find besides Texas highways. Not as big as the one outside Johnson city but still an impressive exhibit.

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Thank Tony H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some thing for the whole family. Scenery for the adults and a new family area for the kids. Check before going for what special events are going on.

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Thank James J
San Marcos, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I discovered the Wildflower Center when my daughter was in elementary school and working on a project where she needed to locate and label Texas wildflowers. My adult daughter now treats me to Mothers Day outings at the center, which are delightful, and I make a point of visiting each spring. The array of flowers, which grow naturally in Texas,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly greetings from staff - great place to introduce newbies to your flora. Beautiful gardens, fun for kids, easy paths to stroll around and enjoy the tranquility and beauty. Thank you LBJ Wildflower Centre!

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