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LBJ Presidential Library

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Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson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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This building is a tribute to a large and powerful man, at a crossroads in history. So glad to have my teenage children see pictures and learn more about this era, so meaningful... read more

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This building is a tribute to a large and powerful man, at a crossroads in history. So glad to have my teenage children see pictures and learn more about this era, so meaningful for them to see how history is doomed to be repeated if we don't learn from it. A little rough for me with some trouble walking, lots... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Most enjoyed remembering LBJs accomplishments for equal rights, Medicare, and diplomatic approach in trying to resolve the Vietnam war. Loved the exhibit showing his humor telling stories.

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have never been to a Presidential Library before. Learned so much about LBJ. How Progressive he was How many great programs he put in place Hopefully they all stay

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One the day of our visit, there were people of all ages taking in the displays of a difficult time in American history. A guide gave us a brief orientation and a map. My husband and I remember many of the events that took place, so we took a trip down memory lane. The library is on the campus of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I definitely wasn't a huge LBJ fan coming into this museum--in fact, as a millennial, I barely even knew who he was. I didn't live through his presidency, and our history books were always too old to cover him. So I was surprised how into the museum I ended up being! The animatronic LBJ telling jokes near the entrance was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting timeline of LBJ. Enjoyed listening in on the phone conversations the president recorded. Inexpensive. Small gift store in library. No cafe/eatery on site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like national parks and history, then you must go! It costs $8 and is well worth your time. The 11 minute introductory movie at the entrance is extremely well done. You will see displays on LBJ's childhood, meeting Lady Bird, and his rise in politics. There is a recreation of the Oval office at the time of his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The LBJ library has great volunteers to help you get the most out of your visit. Good use of technology. Well designed exhibits. The reproduction of the oval office was outstanding! LBJ's actual desk is on display in the office. It was less than $10/person. They have discounts for vets and others. It's very easy to drive to....right off of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to a lot of Presidential Libraries but I do think this is my new favorite. I loved seeing the Oval Office reconstruction with the many console tvs. I loved all the filmed coverage of the man as well. The Presidential limo is not to be missed - it is AWESOME. A lot about Mr. Johnson I had no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Throw aside your political views for a while and immerse yourself in the history of LBJ as a man and as a president. Most people remember the president but few know the man. So enjoy the history, and bring the kids. There's so much here to see and to learn

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