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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 180 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Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and... more » Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I'd say this is a great stop for anyone - you don't have to be a history geek, or a presidential geek to enjoy it. The 60's exhibits are great and very nostalgic for those of us old enough to have lived then, but kids would have a good time too. Some of the exhibits are really touching - Jackie... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We (my 21 yo daughter and I) were looking for other things to do in Austin (we'd done a tour around Austin and the Hill Country and also a segway tour - both of which were very good) and thought we should take a look at the University of Texas as it's such an important part of Austin. We went... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My friends and I visited the LBJ Presidential Library on the University of Texas Campus. It was the third Presidential Library we have visited and I enjoyed it the most so far. We spent about 2 hours reviewing the exhibits. The parking is free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Had a great time visiting with friends. They even have a student discount, which is very nice. Lots of cool '60s stuff...and lots of great history. LBJ was the right man, in the right place at the right time...and the museum / library does a great job of proving that point. Me and my friends probably spent 2 hours, but... More

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My kids (10 and 7) and I visited the Presidential Museum on a Sunday morning, and it wasn't crowded at all. The Sixty from the 60's exhibit, which will be there through January, was amazing. There are many interactive opportunities for children. The replica of the Oval Office was my favorite.

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San Antonio TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited the library and were so pleased with the way that it presented not only the facts about LBJ, but the cultural environment of the transformative 60s that forged his presidency. One of our favorite features were the snippets of recorded conversations we were able to hear on telephones throughout the museum - amazing historical conversations with MLK and... More

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McLean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We learned so much about LBJ's accomplishments and the challenges he faced in getting legislation enacted. The phone conversations you can listen to are fascinating. The role and influence of Lady Bird were revealing. We also enjoyed the photos from the Spring 2014 commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Plus the 60 influential people of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The LBJ Library is a wonderful legacy to this significant presidency, and a great place to experience a broad scope of the 1960's in America. It touches on far more than the politics, with many displays containing the sights and sounds of that dramatic decade.

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Stateline, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Looking back at the 60's was fun. We have been to a few libraries and they are basically the same. At least the older one are. It is still worth a visit to see the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and I were very impressed at how well this museum was put together. It was very neat to be able to go through the lifespan of LBJ. You become immersed in the time periods and really get a sense of how the nation was feeling at the time. Allow two to three hours to get through everything at... More

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