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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
Activities: Viewing foliage, Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
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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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Wildflower Center is very pretty and peaceful. The kids area is a fun spot with plenty of room to run around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Wildflower Center is very pretty and peaceful. The kids area is a fun spot with plenty of room to run around.

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lady Bird Johnson's gardens are beautiful and calming. Being from the drought stricken state of California, I found any wonderful ideas to create new positive spaces.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one of my favorite event venues - can be intimate and educational, both ... but it is also a great place for families. Though it's a little out of the way for regular Austin visistors, if you have the chance to visit on a good wildflower year - usually March and Paril after a winter of good rain... More 

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Viera, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were in Austin for a convention and drove through the University. It has a few nice museums, some lovely statues and fountains. The stadium was enormous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - opportunities galore! Docents, Sustainability, unique Water Capture Design, classes, Sustainable Sites Initiave...so much to see and do, the Center awaits you. Hurry in today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and and visited in April and were impressed with the variety of flowers and cactus in the center. I was also impressed with the architecture and the ways they collected water and maximized its use. The staff was very courteous and helpful, even pointing out the baby owls over the entrance. Most people stayed close to the visitor... More 

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Bolton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I love gardens and this one does not disappoint. It's an easy walk for anyone who has difficulty walking. A large part of Lady Bird's life was natural beauty and wildflowers and I remember her campaign to have billboards removed from the highways -- her beautification project.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Here's another one of those attractions that should not be missed when one is in the Austin area. The wildflowers of the Southwest and a number of trees which grow well in the prairies and deserts of the southwestern states and Mexico are on display. Many species are grown in greenhouses on site and ultimately transplanted into the gardens. Everything... More 

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Lolita, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This place is something to see...it has so many beautiful flowers and sites and scenes to view. You just have to see it.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

when the weather isn't hot and you can do a trek to the south of town, then try out this center. It's quite beautiful with a good store and little paths around to walk. You can learn about new plants you discover as well.

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