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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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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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Oxford England
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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This visit was made by the high quality of the briefing we received from the Ranger who took us round the ranch house. Absolutely fascinating and well done to the Parks staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I recently toured this park (a great partnership between the State & National parks systems). The living farm on the state park section was fun and the people who work there (as they would have in the 1800s) where knowledgable and engaging. The tour of the Texas White House was a wonderful experience. I felt like I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you're interested in U.S. history, this stop is a must while in Texas Hill Country. We enjoyed the drive through the ranch property and the $3 tour through the home. Do it.

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was by far one of the best places to spend 6 hours. We had s ranger on our tour that had so many personal stories on President and Lady Bird Johnson that educated and reminded us of what he did for our country in a time of many changes.

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Houston, Texas
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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49 helpful votes 49 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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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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121 helpful votes 121 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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