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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
512-232-0100
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Ranked #20 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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SHERMAN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The problem was with my expectations. The park appears to be a reclimation experiment. While I expected fields of wild flower, I got pastures.

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Wallingford, CT
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222 reviews 222 reviews
73 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This had gotten good reviews on Tripadviser but there really were few flowers on the day we visited. It was cold and had rained in the morning so there were leaves in hts ground everywhere . Nice gift store

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Kentucky
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a nice facility and the people here are really cordial, but I saw many more bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes on the side of the road. Seems like they could seed some of the fields to produce more flowers. Maybe that isn't what it is about and is more "natural." There is a nice gift shop with an array... More

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Dundee, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We loved walking through the wildflower center and viewing the beautiful flowers. The staff and volunteers in the outdoor area were kind and knowledgeable about the plants. However, we asked a question when paying for things at the store and one of the cashiers was rude and condescending. It was an unfortunate ending to a wonderful visit.

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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

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

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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