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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.
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great for anyone”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

I'd say this is a great stop for anyone - you don't have to be a history geek, or a presidential geek to enjoy it. The 60's exhibits are great and very nostalgic for those of us old enough to have lived then, but kids would have a good time too. Some of the exhibits are really touching - Jackie Kennedy's letter to LBJ right after JFK's assassination as she is leaving the White House. I'd go back again if I lived in Texas!

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Something anyone interested in US Presidents MUST DO!”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

We (my 21 yo daughter and I) were looking for other things to do in Austin (we'd done a tour around Austin and the Hill Country and also a segway tour - both of which were very good) and thought we should take a look at the University of Texas as it's such an important part of Austin. We went to the LBJ Library expecting to see a few exhibits, speeches, etc with the main thing being the library, i.e. nothing particularly special. To our pleasant surprise this really is an excellent place to go to learn about LBJ (and Lady Bird and his daughters). It has terrific exhibits of his life (including a set up of the Oval Office as he had it set up - and Lady Bird's office and also a presidential limo) and also the times in which he lived (and influenced) and really does leave a visitor with a thorough view of his presidency. This really is something you must do if you have even the smallest interest in US presidents.

Visited July 2014
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

My friends and I visited the LBJ Presidential Library on the University of Texas Campus. It was the third Presidential Library we have visited and I enjoyed it the most so far. We spent about 2 hours reviewing the exhibits. The parking is free!

Visited July 2014
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“Animatronic LBJ!”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a great time visiting with friends. They even have a student discount, which is very nice.

Lots of cool '60s stuff...and lots of great history. LBJ was the right man, in the right place at the right time...and the museum / library does a great job of proving that point.

Me and my friends probably spent 2 hours, but we easily could have stayed for 3. It was really fun!

Visited July 2014
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Alexandria, Louisiana
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“Awesome tour”
Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My kids (10 and 7) and I visited the Presidential Museum on a Sunday morning, and it wasn't crowded at all. The Sixty from the 60's exhibit, which will be there through January, was amazing. There are many interactive opportunities for children. The replica of the Oval Office was my favorite.

Thank Kathy P
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