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“A well put together museum”

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.
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“A well put together museum”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

My wife and I were very impressed at how well this museum was put together. It was very neat to be able to go through the lifespan of LBJ. You become immersed in the time periods and really get a sense of how the nation was feeling at the time. Allow two to three hours to get through everything at a moderate pace, though you could probably spend even more time as there is a lot to take in.

Visited July 2014
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“Wonderful & Educational Place to Visit with Children or Adults.”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

As a Vietnam era grad, LBJ's accomplishments were overshadowed by his administrations ramping up of our involvement in Vietnam. The museum portrays this honestly but allow us to see the extremely significant achievements his presidency enacted. His civil rights legislation alone made him one of the best presidents this country has had. The other fact I had forgotten was the large number of foreign crises he dealt with throughout his term and right alongside the domestic battles he was faced with.

This museum is packed with photos, videos, interactive displays, costumes that make it a don't miss!

Visited July 2014
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“Very informative and interesting”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

A thorough look into all aspects of LBJ's personal life and presidential tenure. Very informative and enjoyable.

Visited July 2014
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“Informative, but staff have horrible attitude”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Having been to 4 other presidential libraries, this was one where the staff sucked. They seemed very unwillingly to rent out the audio headsets and were simply unfriendly. This contrasts to the fantastic warmth at the other libraries. There is much for the staff to learn.

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“So very informative”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The LBJ Library was even better than I expected :) it took better than 3 hours to go through. The Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam Conflict were especially interesting. I hadn't realized just how involved the LBJ Presidency was involved in both of these. He just always seemed to get the blame for everything which wasn't the case. A must see in Austin easy to find on the UT campus. Unlike the JFK Library, I do not recommend for small children, they will be very bored. There is free parking unlike most things in Austin which is a definite plus.

Visited June 2014
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