LBJ Presidential Library

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Key Info

2313 Red River St.

Price & Hours

$10 for adults; free for kids 12 and younger
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Details

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.0

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  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

While the thought of visiting a presidential library may sound like a bore, this one is an exception. Dedicated to the 36th president of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson's library houses all the expected artifacts – including presidential papers – as well as several quirkier exhibits that are just as interesting as the president himself. From presidential holiday cards to photographs chronicling the civil rights era and an LBJ robot, this museum uses all types of mediums to narrate the president's life and political career.

According to recent visitors, the library provides an interesting view of American history during President Johnson's tenure, describing the exhibits as "inspiring and sobering." Reviewers also give high marks to the museum staff. 

Located near the University of Texas at Austin, the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum is open every day (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $3 for college students and youths ages 13 to 18; free for kids 12 and younger. Parking for the library is free in the designated parking lot No. 38. You can also access the library via public transportation; bus routes 7 and 10 stop within walking distance of the library. For more information, check out the LBJ Presidential Library website.

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