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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: Viewing foliage, Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
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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Combination of an arboretum and an interesting facility

Lady Bird Johnson was apparently a life long naturalist. She created a very interesting old looking facility that is a beautiful building. But the surrounding area is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Westlake Village, California

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Henderson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went on Easter weekend. I guess I was expecting more flowers, but most of the wildflowers were not in bloom yet. We saw beautiful bluebonnets and got some great pictures. Lots of great walking trails and it appeared many young trees had been planted. The children's park was lovely and there is a small gift shop with many garden... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lady Bird Johnson was apparently a life long naturalist. She created a very interesting old looking facility that is a beautiful building. But the surrounding area is a combination of trails through native Texas Hill Country bush and some plant collections is garden plots, well labeled. I took down the names of quite a few plants that might make good... More 

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Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this center a couple of years ago during the horrible drought which Austin was experiencing. Even with very little water, the staff were really reaching for alternative water sources and drought resistant plants. I can't wait to see what our historical rainfall has down for this beautiful, peaceful haven.

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Austin, Texas
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not only does the Wildflower Center have lovely wildflowers (as you would expect). But it is also a wonderful place to learn about native plants, butterflies, and more. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and they are happy to tell you all about the plants, gardening techniques, ponds, insects, turtles, fish and more. It's a beautiful place with gardens, fields, ponds... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife and I took several out of town guests to visit the center. Every Thursday in the summer they have a Free open house with special events. It was great just walking around the gardens. In addition, we had a speaker session about bats. For a bonus we saw a bobcat out in the distance.

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife loved it… I was stuck indoors at a convention! But she reports that the trails are fantastic, the flowers in full bloom and it was a great way to learn about Texas wild flowers. Definitely will visit next year. Hope we're in time for the bluebonnets!

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Love this place. Good overview of TX flowers, plants, and animals. Especially pretty in spring and fall. Somewhat parched in the heat of summer but go inside to cool off.

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you enjoy nature you will love a visit to the LBJ Wildflower Center. I also used their auditorium for a presentation and it was a top-notch facility.

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Colts Neck, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is not a botanical garden, so the floral displays are not particularly impressive. It is, however, a good way to learn about Texan plants. It looked much bigger on the map than it actually was. We saw the entire place in just over an hour. Worth a stop if you are in town for tourism.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We wanted to see the wildflowers to get that typical bluebonnet pic. We got so much more. The kiddo loved this place and it was just a nice day to go out and take a walk in a beautiful area. I recommend!

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Additional Information about Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Address: 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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