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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson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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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... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While the architecture of the building is questionable, it's contents are not. Great overview of LBJ the man, his family, and times in history. Nicely laid out.

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Clarksville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Toured the LBJ Presidential museum with my family today and it was a great experience. It is located on the University of Texas campus just north of downtown Austin. Tickets are adult $8, students and kids 13-17 $3, and senior (62+) $5. Exhibits are on floors 3, 4 and 10. I had no idea how many significant bills he pushed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the library on September 11th. Really enjoyed our visit. Before going to the library, LBJ seemed like a forgotten president stuck between Kennedy and Nixon and stuck with the Vietnam War. He was a compassionate man who had an agenda to help the poor and pushed through legislation for college loans and Medicare. He inherited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The LBJ Presidential Library is an amazing place. Many interactive exhibits, an animatronic LBJ tells a story. The historical timeline exhibits do an excellent job summarizing societal improvements during his administration. We loved the 3/4 scale Oval Office of his term years. The Bios of LBJ and Lady Bird were interesting and well done. Something to see and enjoy for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Welcoming fact that our own Texas link to the presidency offered so much decisive measures and improvements which even today enrich each new generation and their education. A fair collection of exhibits and interaction that offer so much to many individuals ; whatever their reason to visit. An Austin favorite.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well maintained by Park Service. Allow 1.5 hours at least from San Antonio. Ranch never was profitable, but it was an effective place for LBJ to spend over 1/4 of his presidency. Brought congressmen, senators and international leaders to sit out on lawn and first get to know each other, then work on common goals.

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