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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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. 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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LBJ did so much - programs we value highly to this day!

If you like NPR or Medicare, those are just two of LBJ's accomplishments. We hadn't planned to go, but I'm so glad we did. Yes, he was a tough politician, but, the programs and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you like NPR or Medicare, those are just two of LBJ's accomplishments. We hadn't planned to go, but I'm so glad we did. Yes, he was a tough politician, but, the programs and people he fought for have lasting value. Really enjoyed looking at the old technology there, communication apparatus that we laugh at today. What progress! Go see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Thanks to a friend for recommended the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum tour. I came out of the library with a much better understanding and appreciation for LBJ and all he did for our country during his Presidency. Besides a history while LBJ was President, there are exhibits of gifts given to LBJ and Mrs. Johnson, a replica of the... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We haven't visited any other Presidential Library and we weren't expecting this to be our sort of thing but we really enjoyed it. Very informative and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I appreciated the layout of this library. It is astonishing, spacious, with clips and tapes of the President's phone calls with various people. You come away with a very good impression of what was important to LBJ, and what he accomplished during his presidency.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the LBJ Library, it was very enlightening and educational. I rented the audio tour and it was worth the extra money, I was able to explore the displays at my own pace and learn more than if I had just read the placards. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The building itself is located on the University of Texas campus. The parking is free, and handicap access is fairly flat and close. There is construction taking place (2015) on streets and a new building in the area so there may be some detours. The library itself has interesting displays, archival research areas, and adequate restroom facilities. LBJ was in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Our first Presidential Library and we were very pleased by what we found. What a fabulous display of Johnson's legacy.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this library more than I had expected to. Well laid out. The man and his accompishments well presented without whitewashing his personality. Would have liked to have more information about his WWII service. It gave me something to look up later on my own. Docents were fabulous

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Grove City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

For many, a visit to this Presidential Library will be a step back in time. For others, it will hold an opportunity to witness an incredible era in American Civil Right history. I was overwhelmed with the extent and detail of this facility. LBJ's long commitment and dedication to humanity and civil rights is rightfully applauded here along with graphic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have been to the Nixon library and this was far better and human. As one that only really saw LBJ in the context of the Vietnam war this gave me a far more rounded position on him and I feel that the war aspect overshadowed at the time his achievements which for us in Europe have before LBJ assumed... More 

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