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“Learn about the former President.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

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
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/day tour
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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 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.
Vidor, Texas
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“Learn about the former President.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I didn't know much about LBJ prior to this visit other than he was President when JFK was shot and that he had a ranch. This visit paired with the one of his childhood home 20 mins down the road in Johnson City, actually sparked my interest in learning more. It was a beautiful drive, saw lots of deer, and the best part was going inside the Texas White House. Loved the three tvs in each room! well worth the time

Visited July 2013
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Enterprise, Alabama
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“A nice surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to LBJ's ranch. You can purchase a CD which guides you through the ranch. The tour ends with a ranger led tour of the ranch house. You also can visit the schoolhouse he attended, gravesite, birthplace, and show barns. This is still a working ranch so you can see cattle, deer, horses, and other animals. His airplane, which he call Air Force 1/2, is also on display. This was a good lead-up to my visit of his library in Austin the next day.

Visited July 2013
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dallas/fort worth, tx
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“Who knew?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This has to be one of the most beautiful ranches in Texas. Well worth the visit as it is very picturesque. Tour guides will take you through the White House for approx. $5 which was extremely educational. You'll drive miles throughout the ranch and will have plenty of photo ops as the river runs through it, huge Pecan Trees, wildflowers, and grave site etc. I've been to Fredericksburg several times and never considered stopping here before. It will now be on my 'must stop again' list as the drive through the park is so very scenic especially in April/May when the wildflowers are blooming.
Note: There is no fee for visiting and/or driving through the park but there is a small fee for the White House tour which is the only way you can enter inside it. Start at the visitor center of course.

Visited May 2013
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Porter, Texas
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“Included the National Historic Site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Entrance to both areas is through the State Park. The state park has a farm that is actually in use as a farm. That alone is worth the trip to see equipment and facilities actually being used.

Visited May 2013
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“If you have not been to major historical government type places, this gives a little bit of it.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Have traveled and seen many other historical and government related places, so this seems to be not unique or as interesting for the kids. It is ok since free and if your traveling through it is fine. We did the auto tour which allowed for stops and going at your own pace witj a given cd that becomes your tour guide. Most interesting part for kids was to see the airplane the president used.

Visited May 2013
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