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LBJ Presidential Library

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Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
Phone Number: +1 512-721-0200
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Description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical...
The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone conversations--from the public career of Lyndon Johnson and his close associates. Our current exhibit - "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" is open through January 10, 2016. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and older, $3 for children 13-17, and $3 for college students with valid ID. Free admission to children 12 and under, active military, student groups, and UT students, faculty, staff and administrators with valid ID. The LBJ Library is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Can't visit in person? Download the LBJ Library app from the iTunes store!
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Great museum

Was in Austin to visit a friend but when she had to work, I took a field trip to the LBJ Presidential Library on my own. So worth it! At the time, they had the Beatles exhibit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Was in Austin to visit a friend but when she had to work, I took a field trip to the LBJ Presidential Library on my own. So worth it! At the time, they had the Beatles exhibit which was so fun. Lots of cool items on display like their original concert tickets when they toured the states. The rest of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Nice library with historical significance to the 60's. Lots of commerative pieces including the dress and suit worn by LBJ and Mrs. on plane after JFK assassination and taking oath of office. Oval Office is also very cool with original furniture and pieces while he was in the WH. Also has recordings of key conversations LBJ had during the 60's... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was only in Austin for a short time, but was told that I should really go here. I definitely don't regret it. They had a really great Beatles exhibit going on that incorporated a lot of history into the music information. It was also really interactive and I saw a lot of kids enjoying it. On upper levels they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were delighted to find that there were actually two venues, and as we entered we were offered a senor rate to boot. We spent a total of 3.5 hours, and it was very entertaining. You begin with a multimedia overview of Johnson's life which was very well done. Then a walk through time of the 1960's and 70's. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and informative. A lot of information provided on the accomplishments and achievements. Takes you from his childhood thru his Presidency. Highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I think that you would enjoy this library. There is a fee to get in unless it's LBJ s birthday I believe it's 8/28. Also veterans with I'd are free. If you are into history you would probably want to include it on your tour of Austin.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very good display of the 60' and 70'. Perhaps could be even richer. Nice location. Good for families and all those interested in history.

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Westlake Village, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Impressive building and collection of materials. In particular, you must listen to some of the recorded phone calls. Johnson was famous for the "Johnson treatment". He would tower over you, get right in your face and push, push, push to get something done in person. On the phone, he doesn't let anyone get a word in. He is a steam... More 

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Royal Palm Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice presidential library. Lots of memorabilia. Definitely worth while to stop and visit. It is centrally located from downtown Austin.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had never been to a presidential library. Full of history, well presented and relatively candid. Well worth three hours.

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Address: Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
Phone Number: +1 512-721-0200
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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