One of the most visited presidential libraries in the nation, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum is supplied with ... More
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum
One of the most visited presidential libraries in the nation, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum is supplied with information regarding one of the most controversial times in United States history. Peeking inside the life of the 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the LBJ tapes provide listeners the opportunity to learn about the John F. Kennedy assassination and the Vietnam War. Along with the famous tapes, visitors can see a to-scale replica of the Oval Office, political memorabilia and more than 39 million pages of historical notes. Plan on a full day at this library and museum, but if you are a real history buff, you will barely scratch the surface of what this fantastic archive has to offer.
This Library was really a good experience,I think it has helped me understand some past histories some better and it was truely educational to me and if I live much closer,I would visit more,what I like about this library,not only its free and donations accepted,but everyone I met were courteous and professional like,I would reccommend this visit to anyone to take a drive to Austin and make time for the LBJ Library,and for those who particularly love history and politics its worth it,I live in Arkansas and I had wanted to visit the Library for about 2 years and my time came back in july shortly after Lady Bird Johnson passed. GARY
Not a LBJ fan but it did give some good insight into what he was thinking during his tenure in the 60's. It was a short visit but if you live in the area then it is worth the gas.
Free admission, free parking, and air conditioning are definitely all perks. When you are done visiting there take the 3 block stroll past the UT stadium and check out their two water fountains.
LBJ would be proud. This place can't be judged against libraries of Bush and Clinton. LBJ was one of the last Presidents of the pre-internet era. Everything he did, he did on paper, by hand....you've got to delve into those red boxes lined up on shelves 2 stories high to get to the good stuff. AND, his library is the ONLY presidential library that's FREE to the public. No admission charges, which is the way all of the prez libraries should be, but they're not. They have great special exhibits and collections of materials that are periodically pulled out and put on display. Whenever I go back to Austin, I always go see LBJ.
Really enjoyed the synthesis of interesting times with a fascinating life and presidency.
The atmosphere is fantastic with a beautiful space for displaying presidential memorabilia.
What I perhaps liked the most was all of the personal correspondence, both among politicians but mostly between LBJ and Lady Bird. A great way to spend an afternoon.
For such a great man, his library deserves to be better. Was by far the least memorable of the five presidential libraries I visited recently (Truman, Ike, LBJ, Bush & Clinton). Needs to be updated & modernized (as Truman's was recently). Even Ike's library, which is getting a bit dated, is superior. One realy needs to visit the nearby LBJ ranch & Johnson settlement to get a complete picture of Johnson.
To be fair, the film wasn't working, so I did miss some of the experience, and the building was shrouded in scaffolding which detracted from the ambience.
On the positive side, the library (and parking) was free!
The Lyndon B. Johnson Library was okay, and it was my first time being in a presidential library. At first it would be a regular library filled with books in honor of the president, but it really wasn't. lol. Anyways, it shows exhibits showing the life, and times of Lyndon. There a lot of priceless items that were gifts to him from other countries from all corners of the globe. There's stuff you don't get to see everyday.
They have an extensive collection of Presidential artifacts. The highlight is a talking lifelike replica of President Johnson sharing insight of himself and his Texas hill country wit. Best of all, there is no fee for parking or entry fee to the library itself. Plan to spend a half day to do it justice.
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