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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
+1 512-721-0200
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Ranked #5 of 143 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one...
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Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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!

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is the first presidential library I've visited, I took my son here as part of a Cub Scout requirement. Lots of information, a great view of the oval office (reconstruction) during Johnson't term, and a mannequin with gestures from Lyndon. Overall a great place to visit and learn a little bit more about this very important president from Texas.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the exhibits in this outstanding presidential library. Cost is small, parking is free and easy, and location is easy to get to. Expect to spend at least two to three hours, and one could easily stay longer without running out of interesting things to see and learn.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This was probably my 6th visit to the LBJ, and I am headed to College Station to visit the George H.W. Bush museum. There is plenty of parking which in itself is important, because the museum is at the North East side of the University of Texas where parking is impossible everywhere else. The museum takes you through LBJ's life,... More 

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Lanai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Any visit to Austin should include time at the LBJ Presidential Library. Located within the university campus, this library will take you through a carefully curated collection of documents, short films and displays that portray LBJ's life and legacy not only as a President but also LBJ as a family man. You will truly enjoy your visit.

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We have visited here many times and it is always enjoyable with differing exhibits. Was free for many years but the small charge now is not a deterent.

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Westwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The LBJ library is beautifully designed and a worthy tribute to the president. It has a wealth of information about LBJ and his policies as well as an animatronic LBJ which is quite creepy. It gives a pretty balanced picture of LBJ which is as nice as some of the other libraries are nothing but hagiography.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For those interested and also for those not so interested this library is worth a visit. Contemporary history.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The library is relatively small in contrast to others I've visited, but provides interesting insight into the 1960's as well as LBJ, his presidency, and his family. I was however, grateful I had already visited LBJ's ranch and childhood home, as those places contain more of the 'personality' of the man as president.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

One of the most item and material rich libraries that I've visited. A good visit through all of the areas inside should take you a minimum of 2 hours.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I like the replication of the office of the president. I also never realized what a big part of the civil rights movement happened as a direct result of LBJ did. He stepped beyond is Texas and Southern roots to do what was best for America. He will always represent one of the best in my eyes. This tour is... More 

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