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Lyndon B. Johnson Boyhood Home

Johnson City, TX
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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English first
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I learned more about LBJ from our Park Service Guide (Charlotte I think) in her greatly informative tour than I have ever read. The home is certainly interesting but her unhurried explanation of the forces and family that shaped LBJ's subsequent career were outstanding.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Tour of LBJ's boyhood home was excellent, emphasizing lessons he learned that would make him the man and president that he became. Always impressed by staff at National Historical Sites.

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San Antonio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

National Park Service manages the site and gives tours of the faithfully restored property. Best time to visit is on Saturday morning for 9:30AM tour. Tour very informative and gives an insight to why LBJ presidency focused on promoting education and eliminating poverty.

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Lorena, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a great look into LBJ's upbringing and the tour guide was awesome! He explained everything in detail and gave you plenty of time to look around. We also asked him about places to eat in town (always ask the locals!) and he was really great to give us a list of where to eat and what to see.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A just opened hybrid restaurant in downtown Johnson City, TX. Part outdoor and part indoor with food truck and live music. So adorbs- it primes you up for the TX Hill Country experience! Go for the fried green tomatoes. I gave it a 4 rating because I wanted a cold beer and they don't sell it. Hopefully soon...

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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229 reviews 229 reviews
64 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

When Lyndon Johnson was a boy homes were small and this home is worth a visit if you are also going to see the Johnson ranch. We were the only people here so we got a private tour and the guide was excellent; he really knew his LBJ history. We had just come from the ranch so it was interesting... More

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Kemah, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This state park has much more to visit than just Johnson's boyhood home, although that was very interesting. At the visitors' center, there are two excellent videos, one on Ladybird and one on LBJ. Take the time to watch them. There is also a museum about LBJ, his life, his accomplishments. A short walk took us to the boyhood home,... More

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Trophy Club, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had a great "private" morning tour since we were the only people there. The tour guide gave us an insightful look at LBJ's life as a child and young man. We started here and then continued on to the LBJ ranch. Be sure to walk the settlement trail to see the old homestead and farm.

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Westernport, Maryland
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41 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you are making your way out to the ranch, go ahead and take an hour and stop at the boyhood home. They do tours on the half hour and there is a small museum that you can go through while you wait. The home is original and there are many of the original furnishings, but some have been lost... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Interior furnishings not the family's but of the period. Good info on Johnson in museum. Not a destination but definitely a place to stop.

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