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LBJ Presidential Library

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Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
Phone Number: +1 512-721-0200
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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical...

The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his close associates. In addition to permanent exhibits which tell the story of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, the library hosts temporary exhibits throughout the year. The Library is open every day (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and older, $3 for children 13-17, and $3 for college students with valid ID. Free admission is given to children 12 and under, active military, student groups, and UT students, faculty, staff and administrators with valid ID. Free parking is available in visitor lot #38.

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absolutely worth the visit. Excellent displays provide a great insight into the life and times of this President. The number of recorded phone calls were of special interest. A... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

absolutely worth the visit. Excellent displays provide a great insight into the life and times of this President. The number of recorded phone calls were of special interest. A great glimpse of this country's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not a fan of LBJ but have always admired Lady Bird. On the other hand, LBJ affected my life more directly than any other president - he sent me to Viet Nam. In fact many of the programs he is responsible for are having great affects on all Americans almost 50 years after he left office. Get a real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before visiting his librbary, I really did not have an appreciation of LBJ nor a good understanding of the man. The library is both informative and easy to navigate (once you find it hidden behind a UT office building facing the parking lot). If you are not sure which building it is, just ask any person walking by - they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its a lot of walking from the parking lot to inside where there are wheelchairs available. It is worth seeing if you are a history buff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great Tribute to LBJ! The Museum is beautiful and well placed location wise. Wether you were a LBJ supporter or not, it's a great place to learn about a period of unrest in our country. A visit worth your while no matter you political views or your age. I was lucky enough to see it and be there at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am by no means a history buff or even much into politics but I really enjoyed LBJ Library. Very thoughtfully done. Lots of great short films, and ability to hear some of the various important conversations President Johnson had with others. The Oval Office and Lady Bird's office on the 10th floor were really great. Learned so much about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great historical building with a lot of information recorded during LBJ's presidency available to the public. It cost $8 for the tour, I'd definitely say I got value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Since both of us came of age in the Johnson years, we had some perspective going into this outstanding museum and tribute to LBJ. It said it all, from his years in congress to the Kennedy assassination to the Vietnam War. Johnson was an extraordinary American, both reveled and reviled by his times. We thought it was a terrific exhibit,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a republican and have a new respect for LBJ after touring his library. I was just a kid in 1965 but that was a banner year for LBJ. I got tired just reading and learning about all that he accomplished in 1965. Where did he find all of that energy? Not far from downtown, on the University of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were reminded what a true politician is while reviewing President Johnson's body of work. The information was displayed in an easy to view and very interesting manner. The most enjoyable was being able to actually listen to his recorded telephone conversations. The mock up of the Oval Office was beautiful.

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