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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
+1 512-721-0200
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Ranked #6 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and... more » Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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. 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! « less
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Stockton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The LBJ Presidential Library should be a must on everyone's bucket list when visiting Austin. As a live long Republican I was so impressed how they shared President Johnson's legacy. The 1960's display was so much fun and educational. It was exciting to see another side of President Johnson's take on being sworn in as President, when President Kennedy was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Being a British Tourist one has a particular view of LBJ - a combination of the tragic events of how he became president and the tragic events of the Vietnam war -the library told me much more about the man and his achievements in both education and civil rightts

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Learned alot about LBJ's presidency that I did not know before. Very cheap admission, for a good 2 hours of entertainment and education was a very good deal.

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Lemont, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

LBJ Library was listed as 10 best things to do in Austin, TX and they were right. This was a great place to stop and spend for 2-3 hours.

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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

i really like the interactive components of the museum. The telephones you can pick up and hear the phone conversations between certain people and LBJ....and walking in his office and viewing the layout and surroundings give you a sense of what it was like....awesome visit.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I have visited the LBJ Presidential Library before, but went back this time specifically to see the special exhibits on the 60's. We enjoyed our visit and found out some things about people in the 60's that we were not aware of.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is the fifth Presidential Library I have visited, and every one is excellent, but I especially liked the use of multi-media and actual phone recordings as a part of this library. The facility is, of course, beautiful, and its curators have done a nice job of gathering enough material to give a good and somewhat detailed summary of the... More

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

First time to this museum, the presentation of LBJs life and times was very interesting and well done. The Exhibit on the 60's was fun and interactive. The property is beautiful with gorgeous views of the city and the capital. Lots of free parking and we went on Sunday when all museums in Austin are free admission, what a deal.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's been a very long time since we last visited the LBJ Library and I am so glad we came back. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit on the 60's. It was interesting to read and learn about some of the major players of the day. The exhibit had a few hands-on activities like a juke box which played well-known songs... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Traveled to see this after seeing the LBJ Ranch. Great exhibit and artificats - very interesting... if you are into history or U.S. politics would recommend a visit. More for late teens and adults who have context of LBJ as a president.

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