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LBJ Presidential Library, Austin

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Get a good sense of President Johnson's character, intellect, and impact on the country at LBJ Presidential Library. The library houses millions of pages of historical documents. As you enter the lobby, the first thing you see is the President's limousine. Start from the top floor by walking through a replica of the Oval Office arranged as it was during Johnson's presidency. See a portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, LBJ's three television sets, and his many books. Look for the desk on which the president signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You can also see significant artifacts from the days surrounding the assassination of JFK. Look for a telephone in a corner to listen to conversations concerning this historic event. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Austin fast, fun, and easy.
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  • A nice par of history. A bunch of exhibitions, recommend giving it at least a 2-3 hours stay since there are lots of things to be seen. Great to learn about a Texan president and wife Lady Bird... 
    A nice par of history. A bunch of exhibitions, recommend giving it at least a 2-3 hours stay since there are lots of things to be seen. Great to learn about a Texan president and wife Lady Bird...  more »
  • Excellent in every way! Thoroughly enjoyed my time here. It was memorable, inspirational and educational. I would visit again. 
    Excellent in every way! Thoroughly enjoyed my time here. It was memorable, inspirational and educational. I would visit again.  more »
  • This is really a great museum. The first two floors go through a large section dedicated to Lady Bird Johnson and then the entire life of LBJ and his entire political life. I had no idea, as I’m... 
    This is really a great museum. The first two floors go through a large section dedicated to Lady Bird Johnson and then the entire life of LBJ and his entire political life. I had no idea, as I’m...  more »
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  • Very enjoyable afternoon learning about LBJ and Lady Bird. It was nice to spend an afternoon in the air conditioning rather than out in the heat of the day. I wish they would have had easier access to bathroom, had to trek my little one up and down the stairs three times. Highly recommend. Also we just happened to go on a Tuesday and got 50% off admission.
  • Beautiful space and with scheduled ticket times it’s actually BETTER with the process of pacing and spacing that has developed from pandemic constraints. You’ll learn about LBJ *and* Lady Bird. There was a temporary exhibit upstairs as well, featuring Mohammad Ali. I’d probably suggest you give yourself 90 minutes and my thinking is that children under 8 or 9 might not find enough engaging materials... but !hey! treat yourself to a date with your partner, gather some friends and make it part of a cultural/history exploration day, or for my true Presidential Library Fans... go alone! A few interesting products in the gift shop...
  • I went on Juneteenth holiday so entry was free but I think it is normally 13 bucks. Should take around 75-120 minutes to go through the museum and gift shop. LBJ is one of my favorite presidents and we had a lot of fun visiting.
  • Museum offers an interesting and detailed insight into one of America's most fascinating eras, through the story of Johnson's way to the White House. Loved the Lady Bird exhibition too. Highly recommended. Spent a total of 1.5 - 2 hours. On Tuesdays tickets are half off!
  • Better than I expected, honestly. Not sure what I was anticipating - I love history and museums but didn't think this would be quite as thorough as it is. Very nice library and well taken care of. I appreciate that my kids were free!

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