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“Awesome if you like the 60's and Civil rights”

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.
Austin, Texas
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“Awesome if you like the 60's and Civil rights”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

The 60's were an important time and LBJ shaped many of the policies in that time. The facility is top notch and the displays are excellent and well documented. If you are a history buff and value the time and major changes our country went through in the 60's...this is a must see.

Visited February 2014
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“One of my Austin Favorites”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

I really enjoyed learning more about LBJ and his family. I was far to young to see him around, working through some of the toughest times in the USA. Worth a stop and a couple hours.

Visited February 2014
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Boynton Beach
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“LBJ Presidential Library”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

A must stop on a visit to Downtown Austin, TX! Many interesting exhibits and recordings of LBJ. His devotion to eliminate racial road blocks and to reduce poverty cost the Democrats the South since his Presidency and likely will remain that way for the indefinite future as well.

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Chicago, IL
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“Great exhibits and great architecture”
Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

A great library, great exhibits that allow you to learn about LBJ in different ways--audio, visual, etc. You may not think a library would be fun, but this is great!

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“Well done!”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you lived through his era, this place will give you a new appreciation of what LBJ got accomplished, in spite of many obstacles. If you were born after his time, you will be amazed at his contributions to our way of life.

Visited January 2014
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