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“Terrific archive”

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.
La Jolla
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“Terrific archive”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

A wonderful way to explore the 60s and the impact those years make on our life today. There's a small gallery where you can look at your day to day life and see how many elements of it - from seat belts to cleaner air to space exploration - were impacted by decisions LBJ made, and things that changed during his administration.

Visited March 2014
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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“A must see!”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Over the years I have visited the LBJ Library many times. Each time there are different exhibits to see. There is his Limo, and the replica of the Oval Office. But there are items from his tenure as president that changes regularly. There is now new items from the Vietnam war era. It was in his will that items be left out until the death of his beloved wife, Lady Bird. Now that that has occurred new in site into what he dealt with during Vietnam is on display. That is a must see. The agony he must have had to deal with on a daily basis is easily evident. This exhibit shows only true patriots or crazy people want to be president.

Visited October 2013
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Lake Worth, Florida
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“Great history new respect for LBJ”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is an amazing library and museum, what a great gem and a need to see when in Austin. Amazing, it will give you a whole new respect for Pres. Johnson. They just need to have more history of his childhood here too. Also go to his LBJ Ranch and boyhood home west of there. Great!

Visited March 2014
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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“Interesting and Worthwhile”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Worth the visit. The entry fee for adults was $8 but only $3 for kids. Very interesting perspective as a kid growing up in the 60's and 70's during the Vietnam era. Park in lot 38, easy and free. This library isn't as extensive as some other presidents and you can walk it in 1.5 hr.

Visited March 2014
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Austin, Texas
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“Wonderful history of the period of LBJ”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

The exhibits are first class and set up to be enjoyed by those who lived during the period and those who would like to know about it.

Visited March 2014
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