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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
+1 512-721-0200
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Ranked #6 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and... more » Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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Teaneck, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We spent more than 3 hours walking through the LBJ library and were so impressed by its layout, exhibitions and explanations. It gave us a deeper understanding of the angst LBJ suffered during the Vietnam War. Not to be missed!!!!

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aberdeen
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30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Another interesting and historic outlook into Texas and USA history, not to big not to small, with as much information as you wish to get. Well set with plenty staff to give you guidance our information. Great stuff

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We spent a few hours at this museum while in Austin and it definitely surpasses your expectations. The first floor 60's collection adds a lot of context to the time period in which he served and the many exhibits about LBJ's life and presidency adds a very human layer to what's written in history books. I found the letters that... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My sister and I had a few hours to kill in Austin and decided to visit the LBJ library. It was a fascinating museum that was both informative and accessible to people with all levels of historical knowledge. Very thought provoking and interesting exhibits that made history "hands on". I'd like to visit the exhibits again, as I'm sure there... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I now have a much better understanding of LBJ's presidency. I'm not from the USA so I just knew he was the Vietnam man! I now know that he was a man for equality in many areas. However, I used public transport (bus down Guagalupe St) and accessed the library via the Texas University campus. It was a mission to... More

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Estero, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Of the three presidential museums I have visited, this is by far the best, and I cannot imagine one any better. The exhibits are carefully selected, the wide range of events surrounding LBJ is covered, and the unpopular as well as the popular aspects of his administration are dealt with. The phone conversation between LBJ and others are priceless in... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

we enjoyed the museum & it was interesting at the memories the display brought to both of us. I would recommend this museum regardless of your politics. A great way to spend the day.

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Henrietta, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The display of VietNam war era artifacts and letters from soldiers is excellent. Worth the trip, and very accessible to I-35 and downtown.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well-done. Well laid out. A lot of excellent large photos and a vast number of fascinating voice recordings. In addition to LBJ specifically, there is info on Presidents generally. Plus, a side room(s) on the 60s which is excellent. I bought a coffee cup and t-shirt at the souvenir shop. Parking was free.

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Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very well organized on multiple floors. Contains artifacts and memorabilia from Johnson's political life. Easy access, ample parking, handicap accessible.

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