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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

199 State Park Road 52, P.O. Box 238, Stonewall, TX 78671
830-644-2252
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As featured in Daytrips from San Antonio
Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Stonewall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites, National Parks, History Museums, Parks
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/day tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Visitors will enjoy a self-guided driving tour through the land where the former president was born and buried, plus his 717-acre ranch, you won't... more » Owner description: Visitors will enjoy a self-guided driving tour through the land where the former president was born and buried, plus his 717-acre ranch, you won't have to walk your feet off to see this state park. The park is home to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. The farm is a working farm that lets visitors step back in time and experience life on a German farmstead in the early 1900's. Throughout the park, visitors will find evidence from three cultures: Native American, Spanish and German. The Native Americans lived in the Hill Country, then the Spanish conquistadors, and in the early 1800s German immigrants settled there. Park visitors will also be able to picnic, fish, swim, and see Texas longhorn cattle. And note that there are two visitors centers, about 14 miles apart. The first is the National Park Visitor Center, run by the park service, and another operated by LBJ State Park and Historic Site near the ranch. « less
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Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited LBJ Ranch on July 14, 2014 and we had a great visit. No matter where your political affiliations lie, you'll enjoy this part of American history. You need to schedule 3 hours to get a good feel of the NPS site. It was very interesting to tour the former president's home, ranch and burial site.... More

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Houston, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My last visit to the LBJ ranch was years ago when Mrs. Johnson was still living in the home and visitors were restricted to carefully controlled bus rides. That has all changed. You now tour the ranch property at your own pace in your own car. Since this remains a working ranch, you will see descendents of LBJ's cattle herd,... More

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Plano, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Since we were so close recently, I convinced my husband to visit. We aren't necessarily big LBJ fans, although I do share a birthday with him, and I find our US History to be fascinating. It was more engaging than we expected it to be. We started at the State Park visitors center, watching the video. I do recommend taking... More

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Katy, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My daughter and I really enjoyed this place. The tour of the home was great and the tour of the grounds was great. I suggest stopping here even if you are not a history/political buff.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the film about the president. Very interesting. His house had so much history. Our tour guide was rich in knowledge. It was fun to learn that LBJ was a workaholic and how him and his wife had two separate quarters to sleep and that he oftentimes watched 3 TV's at one time. He also had a telephone everywhere... More

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Pekin, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were visiting Austin and decided to tour the Texas White House and the Lyndon Johnson farm. The tour involves a driving portion which is free. You can get out and walk around a replica of an early farm - there are animals for the kids to see-and then you can drive onto Lyndon B. Johnson's ranch. After driving a... More

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florida
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77 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Just spent the day visiting the Visitors Center And the Johnson Ranch. The visitors Center had a wonderful film on the president while the Ranch visit gives you more insight into the lives of the Johnson's. Seeing Airforce One and the house where so much history took place was fascinating President Johnson in many ways was a very down to... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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175 reviews 175 reviews
22 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The state park is a lovely area that includes a visitors center, The Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, nature trails, Johnson's boyhood home, a drive through the LBJ Ranch (which is still a working ranch) and the "Texas White House" (Johnson's home, where he resided during his presidency when not in D.C.). There is an old, but very interesting film at... More

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Frisco, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

It is so as absolutely inspiring to visit our presidential historic sites. It makes us feel so inconsequential see what our leaders do for our country. Whether you agree or disagree with the policies and politics of the person you will gain a tremendous appreciation of what they did. This park gives a tremendous exposure to a place where a... More

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Gladstone, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

While traveling between Austin and San Antonio, we made a detour out to the hill country and visited LBJ's ranch. It was well worth the drive to see the ranch and the Johnson's house as well as the landscape. Tour of the park and the house worth the time and $3 bucks. For those familiar with Head Start program, first... More

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