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LBJ Presidential Library

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Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson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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First Prez Library, Hopefully not the Last!

Wow. I had never been to a Presidential Library and now I want to go to all of them! I found this place fascinating! The front desk folks were super friendly, the cost was very... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow. I had never been to a Presidential Library and now I want to go to all of them! I found this place fascinating! The front desk folks were super friendly, the cost was very reasonable ($8 for adults) and the building (exterior and interior) are great! I feel like I LEARNED things on my visit. The displays and information... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful museum to visit. You will know more closely the President Lyndon Johnson's life as a president and as a husband, father and gran father as well. There are sensational pictures and historical objects. You must visit this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is really well done and the volunteer guides were helpful in getting us started with a brief description of the museum and the layout. Parking was easy (lot 38), we were there on a Saturday. I learned a lot that I didn't know about LBJ and I would recommend the museum to others.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this place. So much to it, full of information. I enjoyed the recorded conversations, all about the museum. Many spots with short videos. Lots of reading, be prepared to stay awhile. We got through in about 3 hours. I'm sure there was stuff we missed. Not just LBJ, there are many other things in history to look at... More 

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

The museum is interactive. Great displays of correspondence, pictures and speeches. Review of Vietnam war, segregation, and LBJ with seeing. Beautiful area for picnic on UT campus.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was not an LBJ fan but I visit presidential libraries. Was very impressed and learned a lot about LBJ - it impacted my opinion of him. I'd encourage all to go - it is on the campus of U of Texas so other sites are close by and lots of food places. Great treat while there was Lucy Baines Johnson... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The presidential library and museum is worth a visit for anyone. Allow at least half a day as there are recorded phone conversations between many people that are interesting to listen to. ie: LBJ and Jackie after the assassination, LBJ and Thurgood Marshall, MLK etc. Many things to read and absorb and several historical short films. They have an almost... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pays respectful homage to LBJ and his accomplishments. Always interesting to visit a time capsule such as this. nicely done!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After living in Austin for twelve years (I guess you never go somewhere that is in your backyard), finally, we decided to visit this place with kids. My son was doing a school project on Mr. Lyndon Johnson's presidency, so for him it was a paradise. Even if you are not into politics and presidential staff, you should enjoy this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience! Plenty of history in this place that was well laid out, and plenty of video dialogue to listen and watch. Definitely recommend taking the time to get out here and view all the museum has to offer.

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