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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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Wonderful Wild Flowers

We planned this stop while having our motorhome worked on in Buda. I was not sure I would enjoy this as much as I did. This was a very thought out park. It was not as big as we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We planned this stop while having our motorhome worked on in Buda. I was not sure I would enjoy this as much as I did. This was a very thought out park. It was not as big as we expected, but it did take a half day to see everything. Last time we were in this area the wildflowers were... More 

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Porters Falls, WV
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This attraction is WONDERFUL! We knew we'd see lots of beautiful flowers but we saw so much more and we just barely scratched the surface of what they have to offer. There really is something for everyone. I just wish they had a way for people with mobility problems who are not in a wheelchair to see the sights. We'd... More 

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Katy, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best places to visit in Austin. The gardens and trails are beautiful and well-kept, and there are signs identifying the flowers and trees. They have a small café that serves very good food.

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HORTENSE
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We love nature, so this was a must do for us. We loved the grounds. Just wish we were able to visit a week or so later so we would have seen more wildflowers in bloom.

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Aurora, IL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a don't miss. The grounds are beautiful- well planned out. The children and family area is especially well done. I hope to bring my grandkids back there some day-so much adventure. It was the height of the wildflower blooms - spectacular.

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Midwest
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98 reviews 98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I visited here in late February, so unfortunately not many flowers were in bloom. We really enjoyed walking all the trails, however, and seeing the turtles and the few flowers that were out. We paid a $10 fee and spent most of an afternoon exploring. In addition to the outdoor trails there was a gallery with interesting displays, other buildings... More 

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san francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We were lucky that the bluebonnets and indian paintbrush were in full bloom. A nice place to walk around and learn about the native wildflowers.

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Scottsdale
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

To may Texas' beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Located just south of downtown Austin, this diverse arboretum of the natural beauty of Texas take you back to a much simpler time. Oh, all the amenities are there ... bathrooms, an extremely nice cafe, museum, and exhibit area, but what is on full display are the wildflowers, flora,... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely relaxing walk around the gardens, meadows and desert. It is a wonderful place to take children. We were there in spring so there were plenty of things blooming but I imagine it is beautiful all year round. Even the gift shop is a cut above the normal.

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Xyz
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We were there at the right time. Wild flowers, including the Blue Bonnets, were in full bloom. $10/per adult seemed steep for what was there, but it goes to a good cause.

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