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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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Absolutely amazing historical & nostalgic trip through the early 60's!

Wow. Very interesting & so much history (Kennedy, Vietnam Nam War, nostalgic movie clips about the 60's, etc). Very impressive history about LBJ's life and career--learned many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Wow. Very interesting & so much history (Kennedy, Vietnam Nam War, nostalgic movie clips about the 60's, etc). Very impressive history about LBJ's life and career--learned many things we did not know. He passed/signed many new bills and acts in addition to the Civil Rights Act; however, the war overshadowed so many of his other achievements. Read letters to LBJ... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to a presidential library. I was so glad to visit. I learned a lot about President Johnson and all his challenges during his presidency. There is a "Disney" like character of LBJ that is very lifelike. I was able to listen to actual recorded telephone conversations. The 10th floor has a treat for the visitors....(I... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

A guide greets you upon entering the museum, they give you a run down of the museum set up, and then you're on your own. It was very easy to follow, it was very informative - both LBJ's personal life and the Texas/US history during his reigns. For sure at least 2 hours here.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to visit on a rainy afternoon. They had quite a bit on the President's time in office and the civil rights movement during the 60's. The exhibits were well done.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We were in Austin visiting friends and decided to go to the Library on the spur of the moment. The travel by car was easy with excellent signage coming off I-35. The displays are interesting. They include several stops along the way where you can listen to actual recorded telephone conversations. The call between LBJ and Mrs. Kennedy just days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to Austin my husband and I visited the LBJ Library. It is tucked behind another building, so thank goodness there was a map. There were three floors of exhibits and then the archives. It was very interesting to follow LBJ's life from a young man until his death. I learned things about him that I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Really well done! Wonderful refresher on LBJ and his impact on our country. Passed over 1000 laws improving our quality of life in so many areas. Fascinating!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

i have never been to a presidential library but if any other is like this one, you can bet when i am near one i will go see it...this was fantastic and inexpensive. I spent 4 hours there and could have spent even more time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

To truly appreciate this museum, you have to really put aside your political leanings, and be fully committed to learning about the man and what his real goals were as a politician. This was my fourth presidential library, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, despite not having the same political views of LBJ. The museum has a very smooth layout, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My 10th Presidntial Library and the best yet. Warm, welcoming docents and a fabulous presentation of a much underrated president. Easy to spend an afternoon here. We take all our visitors and friends to The LBJ and it is NEVER a disappointment.

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