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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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. Our current exhibit - "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" is open through January 10, 2016. 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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Very informative and very nicely arranged

We learned a great deal about LBJ and the era of his presidency. I especially enjoyed the photos and video clips. There were setups of his oval office and also the office of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We learned a great deal about LBJ and the era of his presidency. I especially enjoyed the photos and video clips. There were setups of his oval office and also the office of Lady Bird. There were articles of clothing, china, jewelry, boots, desk articles--some replicas and some authentic. The senior cost was only $5 and that even included the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is always a great library to tour thru when you visit Austin. So much history and information. The staff is very friendly and helpful. My wife and I will come back the next time we are in Austin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Pick up the phones and listen to LBJ speak to other leaders of the time. Souvenirs were better priced than other local attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building and so much history of LBJ it was great. There was a lot about the 60's.The Beatles exhibit was a nice bonus when we went.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Has many interesting displays. So much information, and legislation that I forgot was enacted during his administration. A great deal of information about the civil rights movement. I don't recommend bringing kids, they won't appreciate it and will probably be bored.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Regardless if you are a political animal or not....visiting a Presidential library is a great historical experience. The LBJ Library sits right in the heart of the University of Texas campus and that in itself is a reason to drop in whether your an Austinite or just visiting our city. Learn more about the Kennedy/Johnson administration....see a ton of memorabilia... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

loved the beatles special exhibit for free . went to lbj bday for 175 bday and got free slice of cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What an impressive tour of the LBJ library. Even though I grew up in his era, I had no idea of the amount of important legislation that he was involved with. We spent two hours there and they flew by. There was also a fantastic Beatles display that brought back some very fond memories of the '60`s. We will re-visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our first presidential library tour but definitely not our last. They also had a traveling Beatles collection as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a great place to see and experience the history of the 1960's! The docents give an excellent overview so you know exactly how to best experience the library.

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