A list of the top places to pack up the family and go on President’s Day.
Eisenhower State Park, Denison
A beautiful state park on the shores of Lake Texoma, named for President Eisenhower.
Eisenhower Birth Place State Historic Site, Denison While our 34th President only lived in Denison for 18 months, the small North Texas town is proud of their presidential son. Tour the small frame home furnished in antiques. While in Denison, stroll the sidewalks of downtown Denison, go back in time at the Grayson County Frontier Village and eat at Huck’s Catfish (closed Mondays). Click HERE to visit their website.
LBJ Presidential Library, Austin One of 3 Presidential Libraries in the state, which is more than any other state, the LBJ Presidential Library is on the UT Campus in downtown Austin. The museum has 6 permanent exhibits, including a replica of the Oval Office during Johnson’s presidency and an exhibit on the Kennedy Assassination.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin
Texas’ favorite First Lady was responsible for so much of what we Texans now take for granted. Visit the gardens and you’ll be amazed how much there is to do! Click HERE to visit their website.
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, Stonewall
See the Texas State Longhorn herd, visit the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead, explore the Visitors Center and Nature Trail. Click HERE for their website.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Johnson City
Visit the Visitors Center, Johnson’s childhood home and even the 1860’s Johnson settlement of his grandparents. Click HERE to visit the website.
George Bush Presidential Library, College Station
Get your picture taken seated at President Bush’s desk in the Oval Office. Located on the Texas A&M Campus, it’s a great time to explore the grounds afterwards. Click HERE to visit their website.
George R. Bush Presidential Library, Dallas
Learn more about America’s 43rd President in the newest of the Presidential Libraries, located on the campus of SMU. Following your visit, take a walk or bike ride on the Katy Trail to Victory Park. Click HERE for more information.
Menger Hotel Bar, San Antonio – Theodore Roosevelt
During Roosevelt’s Rough Rider years in Texas, he spent much time in San Antonio at the Menger Hotel Bar. They now have a collection of memorabilia. Click HERE to visit their website.
Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas See the infamous School Book Depository, now a museum of the ill-dated day of November 22, 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated. Plan to go the weekend before President’s Day, as the museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Dealy Plaza, Dallas
This small 3 acre park was once the grand entrance into Downtown Dallas, but became famous in 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated while passing by it in his motorcade.
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