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LBJ Presidential Library

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Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
Phone Number: +1 512-721-0200
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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson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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An excellent place to learn about all tht LBJ did for the country and to bring back many memories of that time - both good and bad memories. Excellent history lesson and a... read more

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An excellent place to learn about all tht LBJ did for the country and to bring back many memories of that time - both good and bad memories. Excellent history lesson and a look-back from where we have come. Would highly recommend this for anyone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had some time to kill and for 5 dollars (senior rate) I got a good deal. I learned so much about LBJ and the time he served as president, and r3ally came to appreciate him.The exhibit included taped telephone conversations of his with an short mentioned of people (Martin Luther King, J. Edgar, Hoover, Thurgood Marshall, etc) on a... More 

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We live in Austin and go to the LBJ Library frequently, for events and lectures and to bring friends when they come to visit. The Library is one of the best places in Austin to visit. It provides a terrific overview of LBJ's and Lady Bird's lives, and his presidency, and also the historical and cultural backdrop. There are films... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very informative library museum with interesting memorabilia. One could spend as much time as they wanted in this facility.

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Annandale, United States
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Easy to miss on the campus of UT Austin, the LBJ Library is well worth the visit for history buffs (though it is a large white building, it is marked only by small signs pointing to the general area, and was a bit of a problem locating after we emerged from the parking garage in a sudden downpour). The fee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I have been making it a point to visit the Presidential Libraries and we've now seen most of them. This one is the best so far...even better than Reagan, Kennedy and Clinton. If you can only see one site in Austin, make it this one.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought I knew a lot about President Johnson before I visited the library, but I'm leaving with a lot more understanding of the challenges he faced and how he made things a little better, and worse for Americans. The library is a beautiful place and does a very good job of explaining what the world was like as Johnson... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well done library and very interesting. Lived through this period and it was a nice walk down memory lane.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought I might be bored, but they presented the historical information in an engaging way. I had forgotten how much LBJ was involved with the Civil Rights Movement.

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Florence, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are history nerds, so when we saw a brochure for the LBJ Presidential Library, we had to make an impulse stop. We loved it! It is well worth a few hours of your time. The library has interactive exhibits and includes a replica of the Oval Office. Lady Bird's office is left as it was when... More 

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