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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 178 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and... more » Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The history behind LBJ is phenomenal, I had no idea that this president did more for the country than I ever thought. This is a must visit place.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Having never been to a Presidential Library, I thought I'd have to gloss over old leather books. Ended up spending over 3 hours there and was completely mesmerized.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The building is a large cubic box covered in travertine, set on a broad plaza, both elegant and tough as Johnson himself could be. The entrance is unimpressive---low ceiling, presidential limousine near the admission desk, a gift shop---a jumble. But then a guide takes you to the main stairs, and at the top is a radiant group of archival boxes... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Recently update with state of the art presentations. It's a great way to learn more about LBJ and his accomplishments. Plenty of parking in front of library. Can combine with a walk through beautiful UT.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I learned so much on this trip with my 7 yr old. It wasn't just about presidents, but civil rights. I like the rolling films they have in certain place and replica of the LBJs Oval Office and Lady birds office.

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Howard, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Regardless of your political persuasion, a visit to any U.S. Presidential Library is worth your time. These libraries are not about politics, it's about history. The LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, is no exception. My wife and I were relatively young when LBJ was President, however, we do remember the difficult times of Civil Rights and the Vietnam War. A... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Audios of LBJ conversations were very interesting. Love him or hate him, he was a very interesting character.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We visited the LBJ Presidential Library while attending the Civil Rights Summit on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. LBJ has been key holed into being a warmongering president who is known in history mostly for increasing involvement in Vietnam, but anyone that walks into the library will see that history has not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Chocked full of history. There is lots to see. The mock up of the oval office and the presidential limo is very cool. Located on the UT campus, the architecture is cool too see. Parking is off of Red River and may be tricky to find.

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you did nothing more than view the film on LBJ with the candid descriptions among those who knew him or wrote about him, then view the 200 or so pens lined up like soldiers representing his extraordinary legilsative record, and most importantly, spend as much time as you can listening to his telephone conversations which were recorded - chewing... More

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