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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
Phone Number:
+1 512-232-0100
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at...

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a 279-acre public garden dedicated to conserving, restoring and creating healthy landscapes with native plants. Founded by Mrs. Johnson and Actress Helen Hayes in 1982, the Wildflower Center brings life to her hope to preserve the beauty and regional identify of natural landscapes. The Center features acres of Texas wildflower gardens, award-winning architecture, nature trails, a cafe and gift shop.

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Great visit, Really friendly staff!

I enjoyed visiting this attraction, because it was beautiful and had many things to see and enjoy. I especially liked it because the staff were kind and friendly. I visited the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed visiting this attraction, because it was beautiful and had many things to see and enjoy. I especially liked it because the staff were kind and friendly. I visited the park on my own when my husband was at a conference. I had a coupon, that was BOGO, but the lady at the front entrance allowed me to use... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been 2X to the LBJWFC. It's a nice way to spend the morning walking their trails and looking at the different plants that are native to Texas. Being new to Texas, it's been a good way for me to identify some of the plants in my yard! I've been in the summer and in the fall an now am... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love heading out to the Wildflower Center to always see the most beautiful variety of plants and flowers here in Texas. They have some great gardens to give you inspiration for your own home and have sales where you can also take home some rare finds. Their classes are also wonderful and the staff their are extremely knowledgeable and friendly!... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went at the end of November so not much was flowering. There were some great walks and lots of new planting going on

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Okay, I didn't see many flowers, but it is November! There were many small butterflies and a few birds still flying around..and the gardens were magnificent. We walked and walked..on one walk there are some swings under the oak trees... on another trail, a windmill with exercise equipment under it. The kids have a HUGE place to play while the... More 

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Danville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We came to see the flowers and plains. It was a very interesting spot with lots of trees, flowers, and grasses. The plants are local and they show a wide variety of flauna. Good for young and old alike. You can walk a little or alot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A little costly at $10 per person, but this is a very nice reserve. Very well organized and provides a great lesson on the plant habitat of Central Texas. Its very open and you are one with nature. A good place to get away from it all. I liked the observatory tower. The art exhibit in the shed was nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The gardens here are wonderful. This is a great place to go anytime, however, we ended up being there on a rainy day and were not able to stay for too long.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Visited late October on a hot day. The courtyard was relaxing and the hibiscus tea very refreshing. Walked all the trails except the one that was closed. More oak species than I've ever heard of which was great. Didn't see too many birds but the butterflies were abundant. Wish there was more on identification for them. Go in the morning... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A bit out of town, but worth the drive in the right season (spring and summer). Popular wedding location. Plenty for the kids to play with! their website has a section of what's in bloom this week, as well as current weather etc. Plan for a half day!

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