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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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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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. Our current exhibit - "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" is open through January 10, 2016. 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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A Stroll Down Memory Lane

I visited the library with a group of women, most of whom I did not know. After a brief introduction by the docent, we walked through the exhibits at our own pace. I was touched... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, Alabama
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited the library with a group of women, most of whom I did not know. After a brief introduction by the docent, we walked through the exhibits at our own pace. I was touched by the video that highlighted LBJ's involvement in civil rights. I particularly enjoyed the area that was about Lady Bird, especially the taped recording of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have an interest in (obscure) libraries, but knew & expected this would be different. It is quite the museum, learned a lot of the person Lyndon B. Johnson was, his administration and that timespan. Very much recommended for those interested in history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the library and museum -- and appreciated that, with only 3 floors of exhibits, we could see everything at a leisurely pace in just a couple of hours. The museum is very well done, with plenty of opportunities to sit and watch short videos, and listen to actual conversations LBJ had while in office. Everything was spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a nice blend of material specifically about LBJ plus describing the world events of that time period. I certainly learned a surprising amount about what LBJ achieved. The Vietnam war overshadowed a lot of good things he did. I love the recreation of the oval room and the materials surrounding the White House. Definitely worth a visit. Also... More 

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Pultneyville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our visit for the day gave both of us new insights into the life and times of LBJ. The videos and audio recordings were insightful and well as informative. We lived through this period of history ourselves and it was a wonderful experience to revisit it with new insights. A day extremely well spent!

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Thank zdrwho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've visited many presidential libraries and historical sites...this may be the best and it is by far my favorite. As a child of the 60's, I didn't fully appreciate the scope of President Johnson's many accomplishments. What a remarkable public servant!

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Thank BBordelon25
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If in Austin, a must see. Lovely library on the campus of UT. Can spend an hour or all day there. Interactive displays and gives one a perspective on LBJ's presidency and views. Lady Bird featured as well with much grace. It was "before our time" but thoroughly enjoyed the history.

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Thank chriss220es
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is well worth a visit. The best bit is listening to the recordings of the calls between LBJ and various figures including Jackie Kennedy and Martin Luther King.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited this exhibit with our children some years ago but now visited with our grandchildren. The exhibit has personal information of LBJ and his family and his time in the White House. There's also a very informative and interesting exhibit of the time of the Viet Nam War. History is one of our interests but even if not,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First visit to a Presidential library. Focus was on the 5 years Johnson was President and his policies. Lots of interactive exhibits and very informational. We went without our kids but they would have enjoyed it as well.

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