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LBJ Presidential Library
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Owner description: Located on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas at Austin campus, the LBJ Presidential Library is one of 14 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson, one of our nation's most fascinating presidents, and the era of his administration—the turbulent 1960s. HOURS & ADMISSION The library is open daily (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and older, $5 for former military, $3 for youth 13-17, and $3 for non-UT Austin college/university students with valid ID. Free admission is given to children 12 and under, active military, student groups, and UT Austin students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. Free parking is available in visitor lot #38. FEATURES & EXHIBITIONS Exhibitions incorporate interactive elements with historical and cultural artifacts. - Listen to dozens of LBJ's historic White House telephone conversations - Step into a replica of the Oval Office - Experience the president's decision-making process in interactive displays about the Six-Day War and Vietnam War - Discover how legislation signed by LBJ affects you today - Peek into Lady Bird Johnson's office and learn about her environmental efforts and White House Years ARCHIVES & MUSEUM COLLECTION The library houses more than 45 million pages, an extensive audiovisual collection, including more than 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings, and approximately 55,000 artifacts donated by the President and Mrs. Johnson, their family, friends, and the American people. THE STORE AT LBJ The LBJ museum store offers a selection of books, DVDs, and custom designed souvenirs that reflect the content of the library's permanent exhibition space and the life and career of LBJ.
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“It's good everytime”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

So, I've been visiting this place since the year it opened. LBJ was our president during a very interesting time during our history. It's fascinating to take the time to read everything there is about his presidency. It's also the time I was growing up, so there is a lot of nostalgia tied to the things I see. Two things that always stick in my mind from that first visit was moon rocks and a sword. They weren't on display last time I was there, but that's OK, I've got them locked in my memory.

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“Excellent facility and presentation”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

It may be a reflection of our age and the fact that we remember the LBJ era very well, but this was an outstanding place to visit and to be reminded of that point in time. The displays were well done, and the various videos augmented things well. A temporary exhibit of press photography was excellent.

Visited June 2013
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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“So Interesting”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

So much information about this former president and others in this great museum. We were there for over 3.5 hours and we are not museum people.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“A great museum on the campus of the UT for a great President”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

When you visit the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, one needs to visit the LBJ Presidential Library.

A great piece of Americana. My favorites of the museum was the mock up of the Oval Office, the Presidential Papers and talking cowboy rancher LBJ.

As expected there was ample acknowledgement of LBJ's domestic legislative achievements (see the Presidential Pens), and solemn recognition of the Vietnam War.

Visited July 2012
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“Nerds love presidential libraries”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Despite the fact that the building is HUGE from the outside, there are only three levels of exhibits to tackle. Interesting perspective on the late 1960s. Worth the time.

Visited June 2013
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