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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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"Cooler than I thought"

Beautiful flowers, super duper fun family gardens. 6yo had a great time, just bring a hat and closed toe shoes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful flowers, super duper fun family gardens. 6yo had a great time, just bring a hat and closed toe shoes.

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Southwest Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As someone who moved to Texas I have grown to love the wildflowers here. They are possibly the most beautiful natural feature that Central Texas has to offer. We visited the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center today. The Wildflowers were there but no where near peak bloom. Very unusual for late March. Nevertheless, it was not their fault. What I... More 

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Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Visited on Sunday, March 22nd and not many flowers were in bloom. I did see the mother owl sitting on her nest as I entered. The grounds are extensive and I walked the "hill country loop". Unfortunately, few flowers were along that walk. There are nice play areas for children. I had a lovely lunch at the Wildflower Cafe.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

LadyBird Johnson spread bluebonnet seeds across the great state of Texas. At the wildflower center you can see and smell the beauty! texas means flowers!!!! The wildflower center is an opportunity to learn about nature specific to Texas. get out of the city and go do something different!

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Big Island, Hawaii
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There is a really nice water play area for little kids. There's also a gorgeous set of wooden swings and picnic spot out in the tree loop. Otherwise I really felt like we wasted our money. It's very well done and very professional, but the plants here aren't very visually interesting. I guess it's just too dry around here. I'm... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

270 acres of unspectacular scenery. A lot of highway noise. Some birds and a few wildflowers. Not worth the entry fee. There is a building with displays on conservation. Nothing I didn't know already. Might be okay for children as there are some play areas. Nature paths were flat for an easy walk.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I stopped by the Wildflower Center on March 13 hoping to see some wildflowers but nothing was really blooming. I saw 6-7 bluebonnet blooms in a planted bed and there was a wall with a yellow flowering bush that was pretty. Aside from that, there wasn't anything. Before I bought my ticket, I asked if anything was blooming and was... More 

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Sonoita,AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well planned and developed. I'm sure it will really be beautiful when the spring flowers bloom in April.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is peaceful, quiet, educational and pretty with plenty of walking trails. There is plenty to learn here and children will have a great time too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are interior areas where you can learn about the local wild flowers and Ladybird Johnson. Staff are available for questions. There is cute pricey gift shop. Enjoyed having a snack at the center's cafe. The butterfly garden was captivating. Great photo opportunity. If you're into ecology, nature, hiking, learning etc. this is the place to visit. Bring a hat... More 

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