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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
+1 512-721-0200
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Ranked #5 of 183 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Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and... more » Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The museum is easy to visit. The 60's exhibit was a walk through your personal history depending on your age group and really made the exhibit personal or a great introduction into political and pop culture. The snippets of phone conversations between LBJ and others were my favorite part of the experience. A window into the man and the times.... More

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Austin, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

LBJ accomplished more for the poor and unequal than any president in history. If he could see the travesty of how his Library has been run for the past year he would slap the board members out of Texas. Instead of three kindly retirees serving as docents for the free museum, they now wield an army of earpiece-clad security and... More

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Forced my 10-year-old to visit with me but he wasn't the slightest bit bored. Lots of great interactive exhibits and colorful groovy history.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The whole concept of Presidential libraries is getting a bit old--in general, but, at least, this one is located in a beautiful building. The architecture has stood up well. The layout is very good and many of the displays are good. However, some of them are really out of date and tired. Granted, the displays have to be "of the... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

From the presidential limo to his desk and seeing him in action on the big screen, you learn that this former Senator turned President during turbulent times was a true Texan and bigger than life. Definitely worth a visit while in Austin

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Austin, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a Texas gem, a must see if you are in Austin. Democrats and republicans will marvel over the history, books and artifacts. Parking is not good....at all. This is a small venue so take your time.

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Florida, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I lived through the 60's, to revisit them at the LBJ Library was a joy. The LBJ Library is exceptional. It is a beautiful space and highly detailed and interactive. I especially enjoyed the "Please hold for the President..." part of many of the displays; to hear t g e actual tapes of conversations was incredible. To read Jaqueline Kennedy's... More

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Luling
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I liked that it is interactive, very informative in a non boring way. Lots of photos, videos, sound recordings. History mixed in with a little pop culture. Nothing to interest small children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are visiting Austin, and have two hours to spare, I highly recommend a visit to the LBJ Presidential Library. This is especially true if you were alive during LBJ's administration or are a history buff. The library is located on the University of Texas campus, and there is a large parking lot right there. Admission fees are very... More

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Bruceville, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

OK - I am a presidential history buff, so of course enjoyed this museum/library. Building is gorgeous, jammed full of interesting tidbits as well as deep dives into his presidency and the tough choices of the era. Worth a couple of hours if you are in Austin, TX - easily accessible from IH35 too.

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