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Excursions

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Payment for tours must be made when purchased. Tours will take place rain or shine, and no refunds will be provided unless tours are cancelled by NISOD.

LBJ Presidential Library, $15 • Saturday, May 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Situated on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, the Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, and 5,000 hours of recordings from President Johnson’s political career, including about 643 hours of his recorded telephone conversations. The iconic 10-story building was designed by award-winning architect Gordon Bunshaft and features a Great Hall with a stunning four-story, glass-encased view of the archives collection.

(For those attending the LBJ tour who also wish to participate in the San Antonio excursion, the bus will return to the Hilton in time for them to do so.) 

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San Antonio River Walk and Alamo Excursion, $50 • 4:30 – 10:00 p.m.

The San Antonio River Walk is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath approximately five miles of downtown San Antonio. Lined by bars, shops, and restaurants, the River Walk is an important part of the city’s urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the historic mission, including the Alamo church—the Shrine of Texas Liberty—and the Long Barrack Museum, one of the oldest buildings in San Antonio. Buses will begin loading at 4:00 p.m. and will arrive back in Austin at approximately 11:00 p.m.

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