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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson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

This was my second visit -- the first was 15 years ago -- and both visits have been terrific. What a great job of sharing the life of this uioo unique and amazing American... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my second visit -- the first was 15 years ago -- and both visits have been terrific. What a great job of sharing the life of this uioo unique and amazing American character. Great for all ages, too. Take some time to walk the UT campus while you are there, too!

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Mableton, Georgia
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Don't get bogged down in the entry level exhibits...we found the 10th floor the most interesting. Lots of things to see and read here. Not necessarily a great place for children in my opinion. But a great piece of US and Texas history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Exhibits did a great job of teaching not only the legacy of his political career but the times in which he served the public.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No matter what your politics, LBJ was a "larger than life" person. Lots went on during his time in office, some good, some not. Chronicaling his work on civil rights legislation that change the face of the country is quite good. All is well presented.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From start to finish, we enjoyed our visit. Free parking, good directions and signs to find the lot. A volunteer hostess gave us a map and a brief, informative verbal orientation to the building and exhibits. The building itself is very impressive. There is a good mixture of information about LBJ's personal life and political life. Since I grew up... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 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 5 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 6 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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