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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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Sun - Sat 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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A beautiful walk in the park.

If you like nature and natural beauty, Lady Bird and Texas have provided a pleasant stroll through nature. Make sure to go during the March - May period when the flowers are in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If you like nature and natural beauty, Lady Bird and Texas have provided a pleasant stroll through nature. Make sure to go during the March - May period when the flowers are in bloom.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

April 19th. The perfect time of the year to visit here! So much beauty-God's work for sure. Also designed for children to enjoy as there are areas specifically designed for them.

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I'm an amateur photographer and this is one of my favorite places to go shooting. It is so beautiful and every time I've gone it's not felt over-crowded. It's a great place to see indigenous plants and watch the seasons. There's a great little gift shop and a cafe on the premises, as well as an information center. It's great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Well worth a stop. Walk a short distance or a long one, there are beautiful wildflowers to see. Especially worth a visit in the spring when bluebonnets are in bloom.

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Dayton, Ohio
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We were in Texas for spring break and it was perfectly timed to see the Texas bluebonnets in bloom for springtime. We saw plenty of them in bloom at the Wildflower Center. There is a neat stone tower to climb and see a nice view of the grounds. Our kids enjoyed the "family garden" area the best. They enjoyed taking... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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233 reviews 233 reviews
50 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Lady Bird did a lot for the beauty of this country and this place reflects that. Has interest for adults and great play area for kids. If I lived in the area, I would become a Member.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This was recommended to us by one of the docents at the LBJ library when I asked about the wildflowers in a photo there. This place was a bit of heaven for the senses. The beauty of the wildflowers and the fragrance was captivating. An awe inspiring trail is available. If you are not a walker there are beautiful presentations... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is pretty amazing to walk in and see all of their beautiful wildflowers. We drove from Austin to Houston and did not want to stop on the side of the road to take pictures of all of the beautiful flowers because we didn't want to be near the traffic. This Wildflower Center was such a great place to be... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were very lucky to arrive in early April and get to see all the beautiful flowers in bloom. The grounds are excellent and well designed for families and small children. There are some great children's play areas also. The visitor center at the entrance is worth spending more than a few minutes-very informative.

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Austin, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I don't know if it was a bad day today or if I expected way too much, but I was slightly disappointed with the place. It was a calm, pretty place but I didn't find it as wonderful as the reviews I read. I've seen better theme garden ideas - didn't think they were very well maintained. Didn't see as... More 

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