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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Ranked #8 of 332 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to inspiring the conservation of native plants. Located a quick but quiet ten miles from downtown, we are a botanical garden open to the public year-round and have become a favored venue for everything from conservation-focused conventions to beautiful weddings. We carry out our mission to inspire the conservation and application of native plants through our gardens, campus, research, education and outreach programs. In doing so, we improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and enhance human health and happiness. Visit, learn and make a better world with us. The Wildflower Center was founded by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes in 1982 and became a part of The University of Texas at Austin in 2006.
Reviewed April 5, 2012

I was lucky enough to vist when the wildflowers were in bloom. It was well worth the visit and a wonderful tribute to a great First Lady.

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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Spring is best time to go and see wildflowers. You can also experience their butterfly garden, and learn about sustainable gardening and landscaping. There are some nice walks out into the countryside as well.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

The Center is has a museum, an restaurant and gift shop. It's a great learning place for kids (and adults!). Check wildflower.org for scheduled talks, plant sales, and more activities.

Walking shoes are a must. A water bottle or canteen are high recommended. The location of south of Austin, TX, can be a really dry and often hot area. The center includes 279 acres of gardens, meadows, and hiking trails and includes nearly 80 acres of research plots.

We made our visit short but look forward to future, longer visits when we will hike some of the trails!

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Great way to get to know about texas wildflowers and native plants

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Enjoy nature and plan to spend all day. I took my niece about a year and a half ago, we had a ball just hiking and hanging out. Good picnic areas, and this year, I bet the flowers are phenomenal. You'll want to plan to go in mid to late March to catch the best flowers though.

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