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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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson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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If you grew up during the 60's you probably have an impression of LBJ that is shaped by Vietnam war. I did not fully appreciate his efforts in transitioning from Kennedy's New... read more

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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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If you grew up during the 60's you probably have an impression of LBJ that is shaped by Vietnam war. I did not fully appreciate his efforts in transitioning from Kennedy's New Frontier to his Great Society and all of the programs it represented. Having said that the Vietnam war is not giving the same level of treatment. He utilized... More 

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Having visited multiple presidential libraries, I wasn't sure what to expect. The LBJ Library turned out to be extremely interesting, with a good mix of displays, film clips, sound bytes, and historical material. It was just the right size... and they designed the logical path through the museum so there are places to sit and watch a film at just... More 

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This man may have been a bit rough around the edges but what a power house. Truly impressed by his ability to get things done and his values. Well worth the effort-don't miss it.

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I love Presidential libraries. Of course they always slant history in favor of the president being featured, but it's still great to see artifacts, timelines, and stories that fill in some of the "why" questions we always have about the way things happen. Went to this museum the day after seeing the movie "Jackie." The exhibits picked up right where... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I grew up holding LBJ responsible for the Vietnam war. I did not realize the amazing impact he had had on civil rights. The visit to this library gave me a much more balanced view of his presidency. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Phoenix, AZ
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If you like history even a little bit, you will love this attraction. Filled with fascinating information and mementos from Lyndon Johnson's administration, this library lets you step back into the 1960s, the time of the "Great Society." It's a wonderful destination for individuals, couples and families with kids who are at least middle school-age. It is so well-done that... More 

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This venue is free, one of the few presidential libraries, that has no admission fee. LBJ's time was so pivotal in U.S. history that this library should be seen by everyone, especially those who not yet born during this era. The presentation is interesting, engaging, and riveting when you think about all the changes that have happened as a result... More 

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I love the presidential libraries. so much history. I always learn things I never knew before. I especially love the LBJ library since I grew up in the 60's. My wife had to pull me away from some of the exhibits. It is a must see if you are in Austin

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Naperville, Illinois
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The information and videos is very well done. The information I learned about LBJ was amazing. The entry video to the Library is outstanding. Be sure to not pass it by. At the end you have an opportunity to take a photo with LBJ. Be sure to do this - it's lost of fun. This is must do for all!

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While most of the library is devoted to research, the public areas are well laid out and give a very detailed story of LBJ's career.

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