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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Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and... more » Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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Bruceville, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Oak Park, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The library tells of the successes of LBJ prior to and while being president. Although I lived though those times, I was too young to be aware of all the good that he accomplished after he became president due to Kennedy's assassination. Very worthwhile going to see the exhibits. We concentrated on the 60's this visit, and then went up... More

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I was too young to remember anything about LBJ as a president but had heard about his involvement with Vietnam and being Vice President for Kennedy...shame on me. THe library is very easy to negotiate, the staff are very friendly and helpful and can be seen in 3 hours or less (certainly you would not see all of it but... More

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This was the third presidential library that I have visited, and this one, like the others, is extremely well done. As you walk through the floors, you encounter many historical artifacts, papers, videos, and memorabilia from the Johnson administration. On one floor, you will walk though a replica of LBJ's oval office. I learned many new facts and Johnson (I... More

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tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Easy to get to and free parking. Excellent time viewing the short video clip of LBJ's life, then on to view the portraits of all the presidents and their first ladies. The top floor had a replica of Johnson's presidential office and lots more.

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Yucca Valley, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This was a very informative and great experience. So glad we took the time to see this. There was a special exhibit from happenings in '60's. It was great listening to actual recorded phone conversations between LBJ and Martin Luther King. I did not know enough about LBJ. This brought a new light to him as our president after JFK.... More

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Roseville, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Loved being able to get a feel for the man and his family. Put his accomplishments into a better perspective The food in the restaurant is terrible.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a reading and somewhat interactive museum/library.. Lots of info on the time period. We went with a group of friends from different generations wich kept it more discussion friendly. Enjoyed the jukebox and surprisingly the First Ladies and other significant women on a portrait display. We understand it has gone through many changes over the years of what... More

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Waxahachie, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Shows LBJ at his best. He did more good than I thought. I was not a fan of his but almost am now. The exhibits were at least as good as I think they possibly could be.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you are over 50 you will really like this. If you are a history buff, you will love it. Lots of info from the 60's and what our culture was like. Not just political info, but what was happening in our nation. I learned a lot. Kids may not be as excited, unless they are older or want to... More

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