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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
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Huge library and museum

Right next to or in the University of Texas grounds, this library has plenty to see. Spend an hour... read more

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Duck1949
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Eugene, Oregon
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Our Bucket List Presidential Library

My husband is a retired History teacher. Since his retirement, he has made it a priority to visit... read more

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Moira49
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Right next to or in the University of Texas grounds, this library has plenty to see. Spend an hour or five.

Thank Duck1949
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband is a retired History teacher. Since his retirement, he has made it a priority to visit all 13 Presidential Libraries. This was #13! I have visited several with him and this one is great because it represents the era when we were growing...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The LBJ Presidential Library and Museum is located on the campus of the University of Texas. There is free parking in ONE lot along Red River Street. The LBJ Lot is the one marked with the LBJ Banners. Be sure you park in the appropriate...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first visit to a Presidential Library so I have nothing to compare it against. It was good and told all stories of LBJ, good and bad. While they didn't have personal tours, the employees are more than helpful in guiding you around....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

So I'm a baby-boomer that first 'acted up' in the 1960s. I was in 8th grade English class when we heard JFK had been assasinated. I lost several friends in Vietnam. My parents were educators who assisted in the desegragation of public schools. So even...More

Thank RollingStoneMiami
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was very nice. $10 cover charge but a must if visiting. Take time to watch the intro video and learn some history. Nice view of the university of Texas too.

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Vacation to Austin to visit two Presidential Libraries. We finally started our bucket list to visit presidential libraries. Knocked out L.B.J and George H. W. Bush this trip. L.B.J. Was very informational and well layed out. Self guided with lots of interactive items. Very impressive

Thank dansantoniS
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not being Americans and not having visited a Presidential Library before we weren't sure what to expect - but came away mightily impressed by the facility and the man. An amazing building inside and out allows LBJ's story to be told ia a setting of...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have never been a big LBJ fan but really enjoyed the museum. It was well laid out and did touch, if ever so briefly, some of the negative aspect of the man and his term as president. I did gain a better understanding of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First Presidential Library visit ... and I'm hooked! Well presented exhibits made for an extremely interesting hour or so.

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webbgirl49
16 August 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
13 April 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
16 March 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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