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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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Great history tour

If you like history this is a great place to visit and have fun. The only problem is the traffic down town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you like history this is a great place to visit and have fun. The only problem is the traffic down town.

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Orange Co California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Mostly positive portrayal of LBJ history and presidential term. But very interesting and worth seeing once.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

History buffs and amateurs alike should stop in to learn more about a great president. After the assassination of JFK, LBJ stepped up and made huge changes in our country by signing the Civil Rights Act. This changed American history forever. Go learn about it!

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Glendale, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great for teens and adults to take time and look at a snap shot history. Disliked the main attraction that month, but everything else was fine.....parking is a pain.

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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The LBJ library had been refurbished just before I visited. I especially liked the Legacy Gallery and the Oval Office. They were historically correct, very interesting and gave me new insight into LBJ and his time in office.

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Acapulco, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This library has many interesting exhibits. In Comparison to other Presidential library's I felt this one was Ok. Well done and informative for the years he was in office. The video presentation did show how things were in the 60's. Letters from mom's who lost there children in the Vietnam war were heart breaking to read. Tours in Spanish using... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Few of us really understand LBJ's background and therefore the origins of his great Society programs. This museum does its job admirably by giving the full history and context of how Johnson came to his position and ideology. Highly up-to-date audio visuals with numerous small touches demonstrating what an impressive politician LBJ really was. Worth a detour and a couple... More 

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Our family of 5 - four adults, one infant enjoyed our recent time at the LBJ Library. Convenient location on the grounds of the University of Texas, with lots of exhibits, highlight by an animatronic LBJ, recordings of LBJ telephone conversations and a 7/8 scale model of the Oval Office. Helpful, friendly staff. Free parking on our visit. Go there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Honestly: We didn't know much about LBJ except his role in the Vietnam War for which he wasn't very poplar in Europe. But after spending a couple of hours at this fine museum, we altered our perception and perspective of this historical president. His is indeed a more faceted guy.

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Camden, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful surprise to see the LBJ Library. Beautiful facility. Learned a lot about the LBJ years that I didn't know. Docent at entrance was so helpful in explaining about the library. Very easy to follow through the years of LBJ. Great experience to see how Lady Bird influenced LBJ. At one point you can actually hear her talking... More 

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