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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Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and... more » Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I grew up during LBJ's term in office so it was interesting to visit here. We got here in the morning & admission ended up being free! The 60's exhibit was very interesting, waking up memories, and songs that were played in that section. Broadened my understanding of LBJ's life & Presidency. Worth a stop!

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I like to visit museums and presidential libraries. This was a great spot to visit. It gives you a good history of the time period in which LBJ was president and tells you a lot about him and his administration. I liked the view of downtown Austin from the 10th floor.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A great museum for history buffs young and old alike. Only $3 if you have a valid student ID. I learned a lot about the LBJ administration. The phone recordings were really cool.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The library is very impressive. During the time of our visit there was a special section devoted to the 60's. Just about everything of significance that happened during the 60's was presented and was very well done. It brought back wonderful memories for us. The main part of the library was also very well done. It was presented in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It is just near the stadium of the longhorns on the campus. Huge building with a garden where you can picnic. The film at beginning of the tour is well done. The library is Very informative a lot of record conversation with the people, he works with. I learn a lot from this era especially from the civil rights movement.... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Since we were young adults when LBJ took office, many of the exhibits were very meaningful for us. They are well done and cover his many contributions to our country and society in general. The surprise for me was this hardened politician was such a loving family man. Lady Bird was his anchor and together they helped us survive the... More

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

While vacationing in San Antonio, our family took the day and drove to Austin to go to the LBJ Presidential Library. There was plenty of parking available, and it is a very close walk to the library. Once inside, you are drawn to wonderful displays of photos and memorabilia of LBJ's life. Both personal (we had no idea he was... More

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

He was a force. The Viet Nam war dominated his terms in office. The museum handled that subject fairly with a good amount of space devoted to civil rights.

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Wading River, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Really enjoyed touring this museum. The highlight for me was seeing the Oval Office. We happen to visit on a day when the Longhorns were playing, but it wasn't an issue getting to the Library .. or parking.

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Cos Cob, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Whether you agree with his politics or not, LBJ devoted his life to helping people less fortunate than himself. The Library is set in a beautiful area outside Austin / Johnson City and gives a great background into LBJ's life.

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