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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 The library houses millions of pages of historical documents.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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  • The displays are updated with modern technology. Our current and last President aren’t displayed. LBJ changed our lives over his five years in office. Go find out how. His messages regarding immigrati...  more »
  • This was my first experience touring a Presidential library, and I certainly was not disappointed. There were three floors that we toured, each with a focus of LBJ's presidency, from the death of JFK ...  more »
  • Set your politics aside for a few hours and visit this treasure of twentieth Century history in downtown Austin. Whether you are a democrat or a republican, you will come away with a sense of amazemen...  more »
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  • Very well done. A great place to spend a half-day. Following the natural paths on each of the floors makes a good flow through the information. The civil liberties section on the second floor could have been cut in half with more attention given to LBJ.
  • Had a great time exploring the LBJ Library today. Loved the nostalgia from the 60's and the mini oval office. Learned lots of interesting facts about his presidency and it's inspired me to do a presidential biography reading challenge! We also thoroughly enjoyed the temporary exhibit which highlighted the fight for equality in American sports.
  • I really enjoyed the library/museum. It did a great job of going through President Johnson’s life along with the accomplishments, and challenges, he faced during his presidency. Well worth the stop.
  • A wonderfully historical place. I have attended many professional development workshops trainings and programs here. It is an awesome place to get continuing education hours. I love the many displays. I have attended Social Justice on the Field and in the Vlassroom, as well as Beatlemania. It's a great place to just take your family or hang out with friends to get an awesomely historical perspective of the Lyndon Johnson years. There are some details regarding Lady Bird Johnson, as well. Don't miss their Educator nights, either.
  • Okay....so if you want to experience architectural beauty, rich history and cool exhibits than you could do much worse, however this place is not for the history student hell bent on all details, LBJ is portrayed as a pentacle American hero and of course all his questionable acts are omitted. He was not the great man that this place portrays him to be, but most of us don't come here for facts rather we visit for the experience...just an FYI 😉

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