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LBJ Presidential Library

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Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson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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A WONDERFUL SURPRISE

My best friend came in from Boston to visit the LBJ Presidential Library. I was not particularly interested in going but wanted to please him. To my great surprise the visit was... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to visit LBJ after being so impressed with the George W Bush Presidential Library in Dallas a few days earlier. The LBJ library is for obvious reasons more dated and is from a different era, which perhaps made it less interesting for our group given we were not around during the LBJ presidential term. We felt that we... More 

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My best friend came in from Boston to visit the LBJ Presidential Library. I was not particularly interested in going but wanted to please him. To my great surprise the visit was absolutely wonderful. Loved the recordings of LBJ and especially one in which he talks with his wife Ladybird in which she critiques one of his speeches. His telephone... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never having been to a presidential library, I thought this was pretty interesting. My favorite spot is the LBJ automaton in his Texas-ranch diorama. Good activity for a rainy or extremely hot day; probably not very good for young children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A well-done museum that highlights LBJ's accomplishments but is also reasonably forthcoming about the Vietnam issue. I loved the phones that let you listen to recordings of his phone conversations, especially the "Johnson treatment", and calls to Martin Luther King. Absolutely worth a visit if you are in town. Not too hard to reach by bus.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the LBJ Presidential Library. The layout seemed awkward and even though they gave us a map, we didn't know where to go. Yes, someone did give us quick directions that we couldn't remember as soon as she turned away. We had been to the JFK Library a couple of years ago, and loved it. We enjoyed the displays... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first Presidential library visit in nearly 20 years so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. There were few other visitors on a Friday around noon. I enjoyed the visits, but found that the videos really helped to provide context. The store was a great place to get gifts and postcards.

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Regardless of your political affiliations, this is a must do if you are in Austin. Very well done! Interesting, educational, and informative. My husband didn't want to do it, but he relented.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not really a major museum buff we happily spent a couple of hours here learning about this fascinating presidency. It is a great attraction and well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow. I had never been to a Presidential Library and now I want to go to all of them! I found this place fascinating! The front desk folks were super friendly, the cost was very reasonable ($8 for adults) and the building (exterior and interior) are great! I feel like I LEARNED things on my visit. The displays and information... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful museum to visit. You will know more closely the President Lyndon Johnson's life as a president and as a husband, father and gran father as well. There are sensational pictures and historical objects. You must visit this place.

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