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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St., Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
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The great society

We enjoyed this library, exhibits are very well done. I forgot all the progressive social change... read more

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Cuttingcows
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Rancho Mirage, California
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A great review of the history of my late high school and early college days

I spent at least 3 hours here on Sunday afternoon. Very well done. Brought back many memories and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
NMackey
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Tulsa, OK
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The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, also known as the LBJ Presidential Library, is the presidential library and museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. It is one of fourteen presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and located on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. PLAN YOUR VISIT 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 13-18, 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, entrance located on Red River Street and flanked by LBJ banners. Learn more: lbjlibrary.org
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2313 Red River St., Austin, TX 78705-5737
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+1 512-721-0200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed this library, exhibits are very well done. I forgot all the progressive social change LBJ accomplished that as overshadowed by Vietnam in the end. We enjoyed watching the school groups and overhearing their questions. A couple of hours is plenty of time.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I spent at least 3 hours here on Sunday afternoon. Very well done. Brought back many memories and taught me a lot about things I don’t remember or didn’t know all the facts.

Thank NMackey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting the LBJ library may be a revelation for some, for me it was an uncomfortable revist of the 1960s. Nonetheless, the museum gives Johnson his due for all the great things he accoplished, tho' it fails i a couple of areas. There are several...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first visit to a presidential library -- quite interesting. Easy to navigate and the displays were informative and very interesting and some interactive. If in Austin, suggest you visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I don’t know where to begin; there is so much history here. Johnson’s Library spans his life but also features his legacy beyond that time. As expected, the exhibits are well planned and curated. You will be engaged the entire time. Although we lived during...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a unique place to get a good understanding of an era of history we are seeing the results of today. LBJ was the last frontier president and his rural upbringing can be seen in much of his legislation. There are tours available and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Here is Texas history preserved from the President Lyndon Johnson era. They hold great speaker series on the university of Texas campus. Great resource place to meet literate people willing to continue learning and intermingling.

Thank Catherine D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

LBJ did this right. The museum is large and has many changing displays. Well worth the visit when in Austin. There is also an outstanding Museum of Texas history close by downtown. Visit this one also.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a wonderful tour of the museum and library. Only three flours were open to the public. On the bottom floor, don't miss the Presidential limo. On the top floor you will really enjoy the copy of the oval office and the first lady's...More

Thank Sue W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We actually made it there by city bus which was special as we had no car. It was a very interesting view of LBJ, family and Lady Bird. Very enjoyable and worth the entrance fee.

Thank JeanineDN
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webbgirl49
August 16, 2017|
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Response from Casperini | Reviewed this property |
We expected to be there for two hours, stayed 4! And that doesn't include the Gift Shop. What took the longest was maybe the most satisfying-- the tapes of phone conversations between LBJ and many fascinating people.
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Katia R
April 13, 2016|
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Response from Nora F | Reviewed this property |
We had guess passes because my brother works there. I believe is about $5-8. I don't believe is any more than that.
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wifey3460
March 16, 2016|
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Response from LBJLibrary | Property representative |
Hi there! The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great list of accommodations. Very comprehensive. As for a specific recommendation - the library is located on the UT Austin campus. Anything near the university... More
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