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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
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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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Fun place for a warm day!

My family and I really enjoyed the LBJ Wildflower Center. It is a beautiful place to check out wildflowers and to get some time outside. It is truly out in the open so don't go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ryanphllp
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I really enjoyed the LBJ Wildflower Center. It is a beautiful place to check out wildflowers and to get some time outside. It is truly out in the open so don't go expecting much shade. In the summer it can be very, very hot, but it is still a lot of fun. The last time we went... More 

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Oak Ridge, TN
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This stop was so nice. The trip my husband and I had been on so far had been to urban areas. This was a short drive out of Austin to walk and enjoy the outdoors. I would love to come back when more things were in bloom but we did see one Bluebonnet blooming. The volunteers were very helpful. I... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went a little too late in the growing season to get the opportunity to experience the best show of flowers. Enjoyed it anyway as there was much to see.

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Thank Steve G
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently became a member (last month) and really enjoy taking the kids here. It looks like they will have lots of events to attend. The Family garden area was fun and had lots of room for the kids to run around in an open fresh air space.

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Thank Ron S
Austin, Texas
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191 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Zamigaos
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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Thank bberg3
Austin, TX
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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