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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 The library houses millions of pages of historical documents.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 fascinating history lesson giving insight into both the private and public life of one of the country’s influential statesman. Because of COVID precautions, you had a set amount of time for the...  more »
  • Outstanding visit! We happened to be the first tour since reopening and we were treated so special. They were truly glad to have us visit and we even met LBJ's granddaughter. It's a wonderful...  more »
  • We really enjoy Presidential libraries, but this one was a little disappointing. It was clean and nice, just small in comparison. Theaters were still closed, but the Lady Bird Johnson exhibit was...  more »
  • I have visited this museum several times, sometimes for a short visit and sometimes longer. If you are interested in the LBJ years and his life, this is a must-see. Nice displays of his presidency and earlier years. The museum is on the campus of the University of Texas, with free parking off Red River street. The campus view from outside is also really nice. Inexpensive--as I recall it was $10 or less.
  • Very informative and interesting museum. It gives good context for LBJ's presidency and highlights his legislative achievements. The material is compelling and illuminating, and all is presented in an intriguing way. Also, there was a nice temporary exhibit on Motown music there that included a few interactive parts. Well worth a visit.
  • This is a cool place to visit if you’re in the area. You can know a lot or a little about LBJ and still enjoy yourself. It was especially relevant for me since I’ve been reading the Robert A. Caro biography!
  • Amazing place to visit, whether you're a major history buff or just looking for a little escape with the family. Fun and insightful. The room where you get to listen in on actual phone calls between LBJ and a host of other prominent historical figures, including MLK and Jackie Kennedy Onassis, was especially remarkable. Highly recommend!
  • I came from another state to visit this presidential library with my family. As soon as I walked in the police immediately turned me away because I had a water bottle... I had to either dump it, drink it or put it back in my car. Its summer, and the temperature is steady at 100 degrees, if not higher... I have a 3 year old with me in a stroller, and we were parked far away, and had been walking all day. Hydration for my little one is a priority. I thought this rule about my water bottle for my family was an inconsiderate rule...They should be more considerate. Next, I went to pay for my ticket and the attendant at the desk was being rude to me as well. Overall the ‘welcome’ I received upon entering this presidential library was the worst I’ve received.

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