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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

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Address: 199 State Park Road 52, P.O. Box 238, Stonewall, TX 78671
Phone Number: 830-644-2252
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/day tour
Description: Visitors will enjoy a self-guided driving tour through the land where the...
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.
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And we didn't even know it was here...

Like going to a large safari! Animals roaming around, even descendants of Former President Lyndon Johnson's cows :) Amazing farm and equally memorable trip through the Texas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Like going to a large safari! Animals roaming around, even descendants of Former President Lyndon Johnson's cows :) Amazing farm and equally memorable trip through the Texas White House.

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Vidor, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a beautiful place. Why on earth he ever left here to go to Washington D.C. is beyond me.... and I love D.C.! LBJ grew up on the banks of the Pedernales River on acres and acres of land with Holstiens and other animals. Much history here, and his private plane. Just go see it. It's free and you can... More 

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Houston
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always just blew right past this spot. This time took the tour of LBJ ranch house and it's like a time machine. They've kept it just like it was in the '60's and the guides had some fascinating information to tell.

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orinda
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This should not be missed! You get to drive throughout the LBJ ranch, which takes you through giant oak trees and through areas where cattle may saunter onto the road! I learned so much about LBJ's legacy. The tour takes you to the grave sites of LBJ and Lady Bird, the old one room school house where LBJ attended, a... More 

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Tucson
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautiful grounds, on the banks of the Pedernales River. Lots of room to roam for a family. Start at the visitor center and proceed at your own pace, in your own vehicle. Guided tour of the LBJ residence. If you at all have an interest in the history of the 1960s and the role (and roots) of Lyndon Johnson --... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visiting over President's Day Weekend afforded us a free visit of the Texas White House. We enjoyed the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. We especially enjoyed the animals and the kitchen interpreter / Park Ranger who told us the many ways the milk was used. Our kids enjoyed driving around and stopping at the different historical sites. We slowed to observe... More 

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Roseville, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The CD led driving tour of the ranch followed by the park ranger led tour of the Texas White House was a great way to learn about (or bring back those distant memories of) LBJ and his family. It is very well preserved, informative, educational, and fun.

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Mableton, Georgia
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36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Our visit and tour of the Historic Park was a great adventure for me personally. As a young kid of 12, President Johnson visited our hometown after a massive hurricane and I got a chance to wave at him. As for the tour, we were given introductory comments by one of his former Secret Service Agents. He had several funny... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

LBJ's Texas White House is a little more than an hour drive from Austin. If you want to get to know LBJ, go to the ranch. Easy to see that it was a family home until 2007 when Lady Bird died. Ranger-led tour full of stories (such as how LBJ loved telephones and mirrors in the bath room that gave... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Our visit to LBJ ranch was one of the highlights of our texas road trip. In the hill country it's glimpse of a man who was bought up in a three room cottage to become the leader of the free world.

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