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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 The library houses millions of pages of historical documents.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. Start your trip to Austin by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • This is the first Presidential Library I've ever visited. I'm Canadian, so they're not big on my 'must do' lists. But I was blown away by this one! I went in - not having the best impression of Johnso...  more »
  • I enjoyed my visit to the LBJ Library (deja vu). Many A.V. aides were a tad outdated but there are ample enjoyable interactive experiences, including recorded phone calls with key players. Also, there...  more »
  • This Library is very well done and showcases the life and times of LBJ with excellent exhibits. The many phone handsets throughout the viewing area let you hear the actual recordings of calls LBJ had ...  more »
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  • The library described Lyndon baines Johnson as a tornado in pants! WOW! really? he must of had lots of work to accomplish during his 4 years in office. And he did too! Cant explain what he did completely unless you visit the Library itself and you will see his work unfold before you. Then, you'll understand why he called himself, THE TEACHING PRESIDENT. Liked the visit and the experience.
  • Really enjoyed it. 3 floors filled with interesting exhibits. You really get a solid understanding of what an amazing leader LBJ was- his legislative accomplishments and his ability to get others to step up and get things done. Plus his great sense of humor. In addition to the exhibits there are informative short videos and a fun animatronic LBJ. We spent about 3 hours here.
  • This is the second Presidential museum I have been to, so I can only compare to the Carter museum in Atlanta. Over all it is well worth going to. It is a beautiful building and very well maintained. This focuses on LBJ's life and his term as President. We went through quickly and spend about an hour, you could definitely spend more time. I accidentally parked in a University of Texas lot and got a ticket. I guess there is guest parking but I must have missed it. Be careful.
  • Interesting place if you enjoy 20th century American history. The interior is much more inviting than the stark exterior. The exhibits were a little better than I was expecting. The top has a beautiful view of downtown Austin with a replica of Johnson’s Oval Office that is oddly 1/8 less in size than the original. Was able to leave a backpack at the front desk; just be mindful the don’t have lockers to lock or secure items. Staff was helpful but not as friendly as I was expecting. One staff member(or director) was touring a congresswoman from Nevada and definely didn’t want to be bothered with questions from anyone else.
  • Very well put together exhibits. I was a little disappointed that a few of the interactive (the phone call experience near the civil rights section) portions of the exhibit were not working. Overall a memorable experience and a place to take others to learn more about the history of the country during his time in office

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