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LBJ Presidential Library

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Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
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09:00 - 17:00
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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical...

The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his close associates. In addition to permanent exhibits which tell the story of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, the library hosts temporary exhibits throughout the year. The Library is open every day (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and older, $3 for children 13-17, and $3 for college students with valid ID. Free admission is given to children 12 and under, active military, student groups, and UT students, faculty, staff and administrators with valid ID. Free parking is available in visitor lot #38.

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Interesting, informative and not overwhelming. You get to know what kind of president and man LBJ was. His role in the Vietnam conflict tends to overshadow all his efforts and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting, informative and not overwhelming. You get to know what kind of president and man LBJ was. His role in the Vietnam conflict tends to overshadow all his efforts and accomplishments with Civil Rights, improvements for the impoverished, and more. Everything is laid out on 3 floors, is easy to work your way through and includes items to give you... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas was a last minute idea. And I am so glad that we went. There's so much to take in from LBJ's political life, particularly when he was President. Other added bonuses were an absolute treat for the group. Been there twice, will go back again and again and again.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, I did live through the Johnson presidency but the library really gave me an insight/reminder into what type person he was and the amazing list of his accomplishments. If it wasn't for the Viet Nam war...would he have been more admired? I believe so.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I grew up in the "60s and knew that LBJ did some good, but mostly remembered the dark side of the times. LBJ got things done and visiting the library was a strong reminder. Senior prices are $10 for two people. Must see for people of my generation and an example of how government is supposed to work for the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Museum looks quite a bit bigger than it actually is---most of the building is the library portion and is off-limits to visitors. What they had on display was quite interesting though. Definitely pair this with the LBJ ranch that is a bit over an hour away---gives a nice complete picture of LBJ.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All the exhibits were really well done here. It explained a lot about LBJ that I didn't know, and it was cool to see the replica of the Oval Office.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The massive building houses the LBJ Presidential Library. Don't be fooled by the size. The exhibits take up only a small portion as the inside is mainly a cavern. Better to learn about LBJ at his ranch outside of town where he spent a quarter of this presidency.

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Austin, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've visited numerous times in the 25 years I've lived in Austin. Access, parking, and facilities are OK. Permanent exhibits are well organized and easy to tour, But: Beware of temporary exhibits! My wife and I went to a display of Beatles memorabilia in 2016. Displays were OK but some AV equipment did not work. Permanent staff and those on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Presidential Library. Learned so much about President Johnson and his life in the hill country of Texas!

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New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent about 2-3 hours at the library which is full of family and presidential memorabilia about LBJ. I learned so many new things about this president. My life at the time he was President was wrapped up in the Vietnam war so I did not remember all the wonderful legislation we have on the books now to thank him... More 

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