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“Better than I was hoping”

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Nicknamed the Western White House, I can see why....The NPS has done a terrific job in perserving a bit of history for all us us. It's a drop back into time to see the electronics and communication devices from the 60's. Took me back to my early childhood. Make sure you do the auto tour and the tour inside the house.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

We had a 3 year old, a six year old and an 8 year old with us. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the audio tour and we visited each site. Once we got to the home of the former President and his wife the kids were asked by our great guide, Kathleen, to count all of the telephones on the tour! This interaction made them eager and attentive. Two weeks later the three year old continues to talk about the "60" telephones! Take time for this stop and be sure to visit the working farm.

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The birthplace of LBJ, his family home and the Texas White House and then the family burial plots are all very interesting.The home is modest by today's standards. LBJ spent over 400 days during his presidency at the ranch, where he conducted his business and met with foreign dignitaries. He passed away at the age of 64 while in residence. Lady Bird continued to live here for another 30 years. This place is a little slice of history that if one has the time, is worth the visit.

Thank Mary Lou O
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

We have visited the LBJ site many times over the past 25 years. Although we miss the bus ride of years ago, the new format of more self-guided tours is fine. We did have a great tour of the Texas White House with our tour guide. She had many interesting tidbits regarding where, who, and when many of the items from inside the home came from. TIP: kids will be asked to count all the phones in the house. 15 is the number. Also, you won't believe how many TVs are all over the house. It is hot in Texas in the summer, so go before lunchtime for the most enjoyable experience. Once again, we took 3 grand kids and they did enjoy the stop. LBJ was a education president.


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Reviewed 2 July 2014

As always, the National Park Service does an excellent job of preserving and explaining the history of our country. Our guide at the "Western White House" did a wonderful job of telling us about the house and its meaning for the Johnson family. The tours fill up quickly, but there is a lot to see and read in the visitor center while you wait for your tour to start. Now that I have been here I can understand why President Johnson was so rooted in this place.

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