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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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This is absolutely fabulous!

There is so much history here and everything is so well done. LBJ limousine, listen to his conversations with almost everyone, great videos, everything displayed in a most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There is so much history here and everything is so well done. LBJ limousine, listen to his conversations with almost everyone, great videos, everything displayed in a most interesting manner. Grouped with each historical event, are cultural items from that time period...music, books, toys, kitchen items....giving you a picture of life at that period in time. The building is beautiful,... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Located on the UT campus, the LBJ Presidential Library is a real testimony to a president who did a lot more for our country than many of us remember - civil rights, the environment, etc. The displays are fascinating and even though I was fairly young during his presidency, the exhibits brought back memories of those times. Sadly, many of... More 

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Sun City West
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, is a stark reminder of the 60's when America was burning; obviously, it has some parallels to today. Some of the displays are not "slick" as other, newer Presidential libraries because they were done quite a while ago, but the content is all there. The Vietnam conflict and protests and... More 

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Plano, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As a "native Texan" and somewhat of a "history buff," I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED visiting the LBJ Presidential Library. I grew up during time LBJ was POTUS so, I was "reliving history" as I toured the library. This is a "MUST SEE" for anyone interested in US AND Texas history! LBJ was a "giant of a man" and a very proud... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You have to go and rediscover what you really do not know about history. It makes you think about what really was going on in life back then

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The LBJ Library was updated with interactive buttons and gadgets recently which elevated my experience. The museum is so good. Kept our 11 year old nephew interested the entire time. I left the library with more respect for the Texan president from humble beginnings.

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Austin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have never visited a presidential library before but found this one fascinating! As it was the Civil Right's period it made it even more so and I learned a lot about LBJ and Lady Bird that I hadn't known. I will return with other visitors to town!

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Paris, France
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Some items are really interesting to see (the limo, the gallery of presidents in the glass hall of the library,...) and employees at the entrance are really nice and will give you a good description of what you are about to see. One deception is that during the whole visit, everything is done to show you how wonderful LBJ was.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I expected this to be a yawner, but was very wrong! Even my teens were interested. Very glad we went-I had no idea how many bills LBJ signed into law. There is very limited parking in the lot, but we easily found a paid spot on the street.

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N. Ft. Myers, FL
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My husband is relocating to Austin for work so my 9yo daughter and I came with him for a few days to check out the city. Our first stop was the LBJ Library. We thought we'd do a quick walk through and head over to the Capital. We were so fascinated with the exhibits and information, we couldn't leave. We... More 

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