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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
512-232-0100
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Ranked #19 of 178 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

They will add a new Children's section in May and recently opened a great Aboretum walk. Always a great selection of wildflowers.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

the facility is great, but we didn't see alot of bluebonnets due to the lack of rain. I think we may have been too early. however, it was a nice place to walk and we saw an owl with 2 babies.

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Cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We drove up here from San Antonio for the day and enjoyed a peaceful visit. While our kids were a little bored (which wouldn't have been as much a problem if the new garden that's being built was finished...it looks like a lot of fun for kids!), the adults loved walking the grounds and seeing all of the early spring... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

I love this place and being able to walk around looking for wildflowers. I like to photograph the flowers and animals here, and it's a perfect place to walk around and take some photos. Very well laid out, with several trails and walks to take.

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Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went on a day when there was a special event with artists and artisans in attendance. Of course there were opportunities to buy their works, if that was in your interest. We found that most were willing to talk at length about their work and method of producing them - often without any pressure to buy. One had spoons... More

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Austin TX
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Have lived in Austin for 25 years and never been here before. It is just so nice and run by little old ladies who are delightful and I think give their time for fre. I should not say that I guess as these days I am a little old man. The restaurant was excellent too. February was not the ideal... More

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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I agree with another reviewer. The place should be free early in the season. We visited in the 3rd week of March, nothing much to see. It is however a nice garden and it's nice to just stroll along. There is a couple of flat trails that are good for a walk. Even though we didn't see much, we did... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

There was nothing here. We saw more bluebonnets on the drive from DFW than we did at this place. Kind of expensive just to buy a t-shirt. Maybe it's still a little early in the year, but I was judging by the wild flowers seen elsewhere.

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San Diego
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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A cooler than usual Winter has delayed the Spring flowers, so I didn't see much. But, it is a beautiful garden complex and also has easy to manage trails. Nice weather enhances the experience. Although my experience was 3 stars, I gave it a 4 star rating because it is worth the visit.

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McAllen, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have been here a few times in the past. Each visit was very nice with various types of plants and flowers growing. Visiting in mid March this year was a great disappointment. Almost nothing was growing and you find yourself wandering around various planting beds with nothing but a few cacti and plants that will likely be beautiful in... More

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