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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
512-232-0100
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Ranked #26 of 182 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour, Viewing foliage
Owner description: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a 279-acre public garden dedicated to increasing the sustainable use... more » Owner description: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a 279-acre public garden dedicated to increasing the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. 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 café and gift shop. « less
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Austin, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Recently went for the grand opening of the family section. Nicely laid out, but lots of puzzlers - the exercise equipment was all adult sized, nothing really for the kids to do near that area while the adults exercise except randomly climb adult-sized equipment. There are 4 single-seat unisex bathrooms, but only 2 have anywhere to change a diaper other... More

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit. It is Austin's Botanical Gardens. Ladybird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes founded it. The grounds are beautiful, you cannot tell it's used as a researching native plants and landscaping. Nature trails and buildings are throughout the area. The Wildlife Center has displays of art for sale. Sculptures and a waterfall in one of the... More

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Austin, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Even on a hot summer day, the Wildflower Center was a great way to spend a few hours in nature. I visited solo with my camera and a new lens, but there were plenty of families with kids and elderly parents as well as a few romantic couples on an afternoon date. One of the trails has these cute woodland... More

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Summer may not be the best month to visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, yet we still enjoy the design of the park. It comes with five different trails. The flowers were placed nicely and organized well. The family park has some small sculptures and a mini waterfall. Great place to be if you have young kids. They will... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a beautiful, varied, well designed and maintained treasure trove of native plants and wildlife. It is well worth the trip.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We loved our walks throughout these gardens of flourishing wild flowers ! There was not a lot of publicity about this attraction. We felt almost lost as we followed our GPS to the area itself. We had no trouble finding parking, then we found our way to a ticket booth. We were welcomed and given maps which helped us get... More

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Conroe, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The flowers were astounding and the variety of plant life wonderful. Cacti, trees, grasses and flowers abounded. Even in the heat of summer this is a wonderful display of Texas best flora and fauna

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Austin, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Trails, flower beds, exhibits, on-going research. It really is great. There is even a special play area that is also educational. Some of the beds could be slightly better maintained, but otherwise it is a great way to spend an afternoon. You will definitely learn something along the way.

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Hudson Valley, NY
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Recommend going early in day - especially in late Spring/Summer. Also would suggest you use your QR code or sign on website to better understand the plant life via audio. Newly created family friendly garden center - kids will like. We did not go on trails as it was a bit hot and we were not in shorts. Hint -... More

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My son and daughter in law suprised me with a visit here on Mother's Day during my trip to Texas! What a wonderful place it is. I wish I would've planned my trip for April as I missed most of the Texas Blue Bonnets but I still enjoyed seeing all the other native plants & flowers. There are many nature... More

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