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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Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and... more » Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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Chelsea, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I never knew LBJ was such an interesting, dynamic personality. Go to the museum, it will change your perspective on the history of the USA - post Camelot.

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Avon, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a must stop when in Austin. The artifacts, photos and memorabilia brought forth many memories

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Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great museum, small enough, but still needed more time. Great exhibition on the 60's. Learned a great deal about LBJ that I never knew and gained great respect for the former leader of our nation.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very impressed-- first time since I've been back since the reno. Great job-- very well laid out experience. Too much to see in one visit. Funny though how the ticket clerk referred to our tickets as our "souveniers." Weird.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One could spend hours just reviewing all the history making events that occurred in the 1960's. No to mention my birth! This exhibit alone is well worth a visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Wow what a walk down memory lane. This president did more for Civil rights than anyone but Lincoln but he is most remembered for the fiasco of Vietnam. This is a well done exhibit and well worth your time.

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austin
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Good presentation of what occurred while LBJ was in office, Vietnam, Civil Rights, Medicare....my favorite exhibit was the tapes of his recorded phone conversations. A master old school politician whose arm twisting tactics you have to admire regardless of party affiliation. After you visit you can say "he got 'er done".

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We came away from the museum with a very positive opinion of LBJ. We did not have that when we entered. Having been draft age during the Vietnam War, it is easy to dismiss the great things he accomplished. The information presented was very thorough on his entire life. Entry costs were minimal, which he had requested. The 60s were... More

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Forest, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

So much to see - learned a lot about a president and how hard LBJ worked, how much he accomplished. We really enjoyed our time there.

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Duncanville, Texas, United States
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is an outstanding place to visit.It puts in perspective the great burden that he and his family carried for the Vietnam War.The featured exhibit "60's" with it's iconic photos was excellent.

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