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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

#9 of 319 things to do in Austin Features Animals
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
+1 512-232-0100
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Worth a visit even when the wildflowers are not in full bloom

We visited prior to the annual bloom of wildflowers, but this Center is well laid out with many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James M
,
Seattle, Washington
Flowers of Spring

The Wildflower Center is interesting and the colorful spring flowers made it a worthwhile stop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bob-a-Link
,
Fort Worth
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“native plants” (55 reviews)
“family garden” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
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+1 512-232-0100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited prior to the annual bloom of wildflowers, but this Center is well laid out with many interesting buildings and paths to wander. Pretty and serene all by itself even if the wildflowers are not in full bloom.

Thank James M
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. It's amazing how quickly the landscape changes and different plants begin to bloom!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wildflower Center is interesting and the colorful spring flowers made it a worthwhile stop. The variety of vegetation is good. Children will love the Family Garden area with lots of hands on possibilities. However, the plant identification signage needs to be improved and reset...More

Thank Bob-a-Link
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here and are always striving to make our visitor experience and educational opportunities optimal. I will pass along your suggestions!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think we were here at the perfect time. Lots of gorgeous flowers blooming. Enjoyed the walk through the center, and I appreciated how everything was clearly labeled. We even had the added bonus of seeing a baby owl.

Thank Karen P
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. The two owlets just fledged!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish people write some real reviews that don't mislead other travelers. What a waste of time, money and gas/ petrol. Overly hyped and please it's not one of the things that you have to do when in Austin. You can 100% skip this, its...More

Thank travelofoodies
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your time at the Wildflower Center. Certainly there are some beautiful, scenic drives to take in throughout Texas (thank you, Mrs. Johnson!) and we strive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this park and had a great walk with my family. Was really peaceful. I would recommend this if you have the time.

Thank sbronx160
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing! We all love bringing our families here as well. Come back any time.

Reviewed 15 April 2017

This was a pre planned stop for us and our companions and it could not have been a nicer time. The wildflowers were in bloom and the gardens were lovely. There were great walking areas and several exhibits of much interest. Along the way, there...More

Thank GLM2468
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and hope you come back any time. Every season has its beauty!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If you have the time and transportation to get there, this is an excellent place to visit. The gardens are well-marked and the visitor pamphlet is helpful in identifying the numerous types of wildflowers. If you are lucky enough to visit in springtime, you will...More

Thank jmenasco
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and learning about the wildflowers.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center takes about 2 hours to walk around unless you travel the longer trails. There is a tower with 62 steps to view the flower fields. Also an informative visitor's center. There is a nice waterfall that you can walk under...More

Thank Alexandra T
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing -- I never counted the Tower stairs before, but that's fun trivia!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We didn't expect it to be so busy, but there was the annual plant sale taking place. We did buy a few plants and took lots of photos and enjoyed our picnic lunch. A good place for people who live nearby to buy a membership...More

Thank threemckees
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, sharing, and for taking home some native plants to add to your yard or garden! We have a plant sale every spring and fall and it's definitely busy but awesome to see so many people out. It sounds like you made...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to view Texas wild flowers in season. Cost is $10pp with discounts for seniors, kids, students and members. Meandering trails through fields, wild flower displays and gardens. Nice that plants are labeled. They offer docent tours as well. There is an area for...More

Thank pasherry
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Wow, it sounds like you did it all! Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. This is definitely the thick of the spring wildflower season, but we think there's plenty of beauty any time of year. Come back any time.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Thuntz
Best Texas native container plant
3 March 2017|
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Response from Lady Bird Johns... W | Property representative |
Hi! If that is a question, well, there's not just one "best!" But if you go to our website, wildflower . org and visit the "Learn" tab, there is a section called "Pro Tips" and an entry called "Container Gardening with... More
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jsw1960
Do you need to book in advance for the hike?
19 February 2017|
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Response from Lady Bird Johns... W | Property representative |
You do have to register in advance for some hikes, such as the Moonlight Hike or other educational tours (such as our upcoming birding hikes) due to limited space. More info on these guided tours (many of which are free with... More
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Lanae M
When is the best time of the year to visit?
14 February 2017|
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Response from Lady Bird Johns... W | Property representative |
There's always something to see! Every season has it's own magic. A lot of Texans will tell you, though, summer is pretty darn hot here. We have some great spots to duck into for AC, but if you visit in the summer, please... More
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