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LBJ Presidential Library
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Ranked #2 of 329 things to do in Austin
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Pleasantly surprised by my visit to LBJ's library. Learned a lot about the man who was president when I was born. The center of the library is very impressive. The exhibits are on the 2nd, 3rd, and 10th floors of the museum. Fantastic views of downtown Austin on the 10th floor. Parking was free and there was plenty.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I took my daughter who is 27 years old. She had never seen a presidential library since she was a toddler and she really liked the experience. There were many photos and brief information about the presidents in our recent history. Loved the memorabilia on display and all the information on what LBJ accomplished during his presidency as well as the controversial things that occurred. Well done!

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This was our first presidential library visit.....wow! I have never been to another presidential library, but this one was so full of history, and so well presented, you felt like you were transported back in time and you were right there. Even my five year old enjoyed it to some extent. There is no fee for it, but they do ask you for a donation if you want. I think this is another must in austin!!!!
Dont miss it.

1  Thank Lia H
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

First of all, it is ALL free. Parking and admission. It is honest and informative and beautiful. It shows all of the legislation that LBJ passed and that alone is stunning. It is honest about the war and how it affected LBJ. It has different mediums used to relay information.

Younger children would not enjoy this museum as much. Not as kid friendly as some.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Having lived through that time, I appreciated a reminder of all the good things LBJ did for this country. The staff was most friendly, trying to accommodate their introduction to the needs of our French-speaking friends.

Thank LolitaCardenas
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