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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 184 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings--including about 643 hours of recorded telephone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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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This modern museum has very engaging exhibits that should appeal to both kids and adults. The permanent collection is outstanding and we really enjoyed the temporary exhibition of "60 from the 60s". There isn't a cafe in the museum but we had lunch at a nearby cafeteria in one of the university buildings.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The variety of the exhibits: video, animatronics, displays of Presidential gifts, replicas of his office and Lady Bird's, exhibits of people from the Johnson era in addition to a clear presentation of all the many bills he fostered and got passed reveal the extraordinary accomplishments of a President I had remembered largely for sending more troops to Vietnam. The library... More

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State College, PA
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18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We spent 2 hours here, didn't read or listen to every single thing, but covered most of it. Very well done, interactive and informative. Reminded me of LBJ's accomplishments in civil rights, etc. when my personal memory was more from the painful Vietnam years. Enjoyed opportunities to listen in on actual tapes of LBJ conversations. Appreciated easy and free parking... More

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148 reviews 148 reviews
55 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Over the course of a week, I visited the LBJ Museum, the Bush 41 Museum and the Bush 43 Museum. This was better than George W Bush, but not as good as the elder Bush. I really liked some of the artifacts here, but I walked away without a clear picture of LBJ the man. During my visit, they had... More

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the second presidential museum I have visited, and I still marvel about how much you learn at these facilities that you didn't learn in school. This particular museum takes up three floors of a building on the UT campus. There is lots of 60's culture in the exhibits which give you a feel for the state of the... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This was my 3rd time visiting, once before the renovation in '08, then during the renovation and now, after the renovation. I liked it much better the first time. I sense that the concept is to help us to understand the decisions that were made in the context of the culture of the '60's. But those displays are so powerful... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This is the fifth Presidential Library we've visited and this one was number five on the list. Emphasis at the LBJ Library was definitely on Library and not Museum. The other 4 were more on the Museum. That being said, it is still a worthwhile place to visit. There are many presidential artifacts and you get a better feel of... More

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Fayetteville, NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The 60's were more revolutionary than we thought. President Johnson did so much for this country that people have forgotten.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is amazing how much you learn about how much LBJ accomplished during his term for the good of the poor and middle class despite his failures in Viet Nam. While we were there they had a 60 famous people of the '60'sdisplay. The library is very interactive with movies and let you have the ability to listen in on... More

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Modesto, California
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The LBJ Presidential Library was definitely a place to visit, It is located on and is a part of the University Of Texas Campus. There were so many things to see. It was so fascinating. It was about the complete 1960's era. The review of the 60's was so impressive. It was not just about LBJ it was about was... More

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