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LBJ Presidential Library

Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
Phone Number: +1 512-721-0200
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Ranked #2 of 161 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one...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, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
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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Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This place is very nice to learn about history and the timeline of LBJ from his childhood to his time of death. Very simple and lot of information. I enjoyed it a lot but I don't think this place is good for young kids to go because it is all words and nothing to do expect reading all the posts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to a presidential library and I was most impressed. The exhibits are comprehensive and thoughtfully curated. I enjoyed the White House Years and the Humor and the Presidency permanent exhibits. And I particularly enjoyed the 'Sixty from the Sixties' feature exhibit - fascinating! A most interesting and thought-provoking afternoon well spent. The app is very... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We hope to visit all of the Presidental Libraries. This was so interesting! We truly enjoyed it. I was a child when he was president so I have some knowledge but we are never too old to learn more history and this was a great way to learn. Highly recommend!

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love traveling to different cities to see presidential libraries and museums. This one was impressive and generally well-balanced. There is a great deal of pop culture as part of the timeline and I think that's very helpful when putting things in perspective for younger people.(Clips of Peter, Paul and Mary, Bewitched, The Supremes, Mr. Ed etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I've been to the LBJ museum many times and it never disappoints. The exhibit on the 1960s was very well done. It captured the themes of that decade and made you feel like you were there. I've also found the staff there to be friendly and very helpful.

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Rye, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

LBJ has never been one of my "standout" presidents due ot my age - but this library is a great trip back in time. It makes you think about all the good LBJ accomplished even with his quirks and mis-steps. Very well done and interactive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A docent gave us overview before entering museum which gave us a trail. It was a wonderful experience. The Johnsons contributed so much to our lives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were impressed with this site, very informative. I did not know much about LBJ and glad I now do through all the exhibits and videos. It was an $8 well spent. We liked driving through UT campus too, it's quite big!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's not elaborate like some of the newer presidential libraries...but then again President Johnson was not an elaborate man but a man of action. This library tells the story of a man who history put into the position of president and the tireless work he did in order to create the great society. I was amazed at the numerous successes... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you care about America and love history, this is a wonderful stop. No sugar coating at this Presidential Library. LBJ was a giant. He did the big things but also made some monumental miscalculations. Wonderful presentations and flow. I could spend all day just listening to the recorded conversations. Makes me really dislike Nixon for losing this important historical... More 

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