Other Interesting Sites
LBJ School of Public Affairs - In February 1965, The University of Texas Board of Regents proposed to President Lyndon Johnson and Mrs. Johnson that the university build two different but complementary facilities. One would be a library for Johnson's Presidential papers, the other a school of public affairs.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park tells the story of our 36th President beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch. This entire "circle of life" gives the visitor a unique perspective into one of America's most noteworthy citizens by providing the most complete picture of an American President.
LBJ Museum of San Marcos - The 36th President of the United States spent his college years in San Marcos while he attended what is now Texas State University-San Marcos (1927-1930). Here, he honed his political skills and developed a strong commitment to education and civil rights. The LBJ Museum of San Marcos focuses on his formative years and how his early experiences as a college student and schoolteacher impacted our community and the nation.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove - Formerly known as Columbia Island, this park was renamed in honor of Lady Bird Johnson and her campaign to beautify Washington D.C. The Grove, a site chosen by Lady Bird herself, is the site where the Johnsons often stopped to admire the city. Today, the Grove is relaxing spot for people to picnic, watch the river and enjoy a scenic view of Washington D.C..
The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau - The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau is charged with marketing Austin nationally and internationally as a premier business and leisure destination, thus enriching our community's overall quality of life.
Federal and Local Government
The White House - For more than 200 years, the White House has been more than just the home of the Presidents and their families. Throughout the world, it is recognized as the symbol of the President, of the President's administration, and of the United States.
NASA - Johnson Space Center - The Center was established in 1961, and from the early Gemini, Apollo and Skylab projects to today's Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs, the Center continues to lead NASA's efforts in human space exploration.
Library of Congress - The Library serves as the research arm of Congress and is recognized as the national library of the United States. Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge. Open to those age 16 and older without charge or special permission, it is the world's largest library and a great resource to scholars and researchers.
Texas State Library and Archives Commission - The mission of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is to preserve the record of government for public scrutiny, to secure and make accessible historically significant records and other valuable resources, to meet the reading needs of Texans with disabilities, to build and sustain statewide partnerships to improve library programs and services, and to enhance the capacity for achievement of individuals and institutions with whom we work.