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Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, TX 78636
830 868-7128
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks
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Houston, Texas, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There were a surprising number of things to do here! The visitor's center is really nice, if small. There are little historical buildings everywhere - you can see settlements from different times, a working farm (thank GOD for electricity), old school house, animals, Native American history, and "The Texas Whitehouse" - in addition to camping and normal park activities. You... More

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Montgomery, Texas
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46 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had toured the Johnson Ranch in 1968 or 1969 when I was in graduate school in Austin. LBJ was still president so the family home was not open and only portions of the ranch were accessible (LBJ's birthplace and family graveyard). Recently we were traveling from Fredericksburg to Austin with a little extra time and stopped... More

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Abilene, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beautiful ranch! Large oak trees, Hereford cattle roaming free and tame deer everywhere. There is no charge to go into the park (ranch); however, there is a small charge for visiting The Texas White House. You will see LBJ's birthplace, barns, show pens, airport, airplane and the Johnson family cemetery. I learned a lot about LBJ as the rancher and... More

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Marshall, MO
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I make it a point to visit National Parks/Historic Sites when I visit an area. I wasn't really too excited about visiting this one, but the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park far exceeded my expectations! The entire historic site is spread out between 3 locations -- the Visitor Center, boyhood home, and old family settlement in Johnson City; the... More

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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've been to this park and went through the entire thing a few years ago. My absolute favorite part is the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. It is located near the entrance of the state park. There are period-dressed workers on the farm, cooking meals, tending the homestead. It is like stepping into history. They've done a great job here and... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You feel like you are stepping back in time as you visit the ranch. The Park Service has done an amazing job in all aspects of the property. Be sure to stop and visit the schoolhouse (the first building you'll see), pull up the little side drive and park around back. The family graveyard is down the road on the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Well worth the time to take the free guided tour of the homestead and the grounds. Very friendly, knowledgeable and willing to explain and answer questions. Really filled in the history about the "Johnson" family life. Arrived late in the day so didn't tour the visitor center (took the tour instead and glad we did).

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Pinehurst, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nicknamed the Western White House, I can see why....The NPS has done a terrific job in perserving a bit of history for all us us. It's a drop back into time to see the electronics and communication devices from the 60's. Took me back to my early childhood. Make sure you do the auto tour and the tour inside the... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a 3 year old, a six year old and an 8 year old with us. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the audio tour and we visited each site. Once we got to the home of the former President and his wife the kids were asked by our great guide, Kathleen, to count all of the telephones on the... More

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Golden, Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The birthplace of LBJ, his family home and the Texas White House and then the family burial plots are all very interesting.The home is modest by today's standards. LBJ spent over 400 days during his presidency at the ranch, where he conducted his business and met with foreign dignitaries. He passed away at the age of 64 while in residence.... More

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