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LBJ Presidential Library

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Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson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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Really enjoyed our time here. The exhibits were done really well. This was especially meaningful to us since we grew up at that time. Lots of interesting memorabilia- loved the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our time here. The exhibits were done really well. This was especially meaningful to us since we grew up at that time. Lots of interesting memorabilia- loved the pens!

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic reproduction on LBJ's Oval office, Lady Bird's memorabilia, dresses china, recorded telephone conversations of LBJ playing as you view the oval office. Photo opportunity with a life size Cardboard cutout of LBJ.

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Made me realize the problems we have today haven't changed much! So much information about the tough job of the Presidency, all of his domestic legislation that was enacted during his term and how the Vietnam war overshadowed it all. The building was immense, filled with archives, pictures and artifacts from his Presidency. Low cost exhibit and you even get... More 

Thank Tammy W
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of exhibits, with tons of great things to see. We took a group of children here and actually had to talk them into leaving. There a telephones positioned around the museum that you can pick up and hear recorded conversations from LBJ and others

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Chandler, Arizona
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We went here to take a look see. There was more to it than expected. Who would have ever expected a Beatles display at the LBJ museum? There was one on one of our visits, though I assume this is an area that changes the display regularly. The museum is spotlessly clean and well maintained. While it seems like not... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't know LBJ did so many things to make American what it is. Also his wife Lady Bird was very strong and did a lot as well. They have a replica car and a model of the oval office. Very cool but this does cost $16 a person and parking is easy but free

Thank Gene L
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The library is an amazing library, with multiple floors full of books and in the back, public, free computers to get some work done. The architecture of the library is nice and the librarians are friendly. The only downside is that there is little parking and really hard to get a spot. Also, the bus station outside has frequent buses,... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here earlier this week. Our first Presidential Library. We enjoyed all of the exhibits, I especially enjoyed Lady Bird's exhibit. LBJ was President right before we were born, so the history of his Presidency was very interesting to us. He did a lot for our country!

Thank L0veSanDieg0
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The LBJ Presidential Library provided a thoughtful and, at times, moving experience. If you've not been, do yourself a favor and go. The exhibits are informative in regards to historical events and to President Johnson and his family. Just loved the experience.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful tour of LBJ Museum with 25 5th graders. Mallory, educational staff and Mr. Mike, our Veteran docent were informative and regalled the kids with stories of history during LBJ's time.Kids loves the oval office, lunch on the lawn , great photographs of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther king Jr, and the Presidents photos.

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