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Birthplace of William Jefferson Clinton

117 South Hervey Street, Hope, AR
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Hope
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The house in which Bill Clinton was born and lived the first four years of his life.
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a fun place to visit no matter what your political views. You can see the classic four square house that was the childhood home of a United States president and learn about the unique history of the area.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stopped in Hope for a short break and decided to do the tour of the former US President William Clinton’s boyhood home. We didn’t have any trouble finding the visitor centre (huge sign out the front) located on W Division Street. House is adjacent, around the corner on Hervey St. While there is no sign on the house itself,... More

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Decatur, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We took a side trip to Hope when visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park which is about 40 miles away. It was nice seeing how President Bill Clinton started out and where he lived for the first few years of his life. The rangers were very knowledgeable and the tour through the house was very interesting. If you are close... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The ranger who gave the house tour was very good, more like a conversation then a canned talk some docent might give. It's interesting to walk around in the home of a future president. The site itself needs work there is no parking lot and if you didn't know how to get there you might have a hard time finding... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2,057 reviews 2,057 reviews
680 attraction reviews
741 helpful votes 741 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was a side trip from a music trip to Clarksdale and the Mississippi but it added so much to the trip. Gives a really good understanding of Bill Clinton's early days and his thirst for education to allow him to grow. It is quite an emotive experience.

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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was a planned stop this past summer during our vacation. Our group of nine, (5 Adults, 4 Children/Teens) were in a tour group of our own. The tour was really good and efficient. The visitors center has a lot of interesting information on President Clinton and his early childhood. The home was nicely furnished so users could identify with... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The entire stop probably won't take you more than a hour but I still felt it worthwhile. Quick and efficient tour of the house, good tour guides. If you're going to Washington historic state park this is good to do afterwards. Also if you're taking the I-30 from Texas to or through Little Rock then it's on the way, why... More

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Mooresville, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This site is administered by the National Park Service and is free. Free guided tours of the home (furnished in period, not original to the home, but approved by Clinton's late mother), free junior ranger program or kids, and informational exhibits. Interesting way to spend one time if you're in the area or passing through.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stopped here because it was the only other thing to do in the area besides the Crater of Diamonds State park and are sure glad that we did. The entire tour was FREE and very informative about Bill Clinton's early childhood. No politics were discussed or endorsed. Being that we are not Clinton fans we still found this National... More

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Grand Blanc, Mi
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stopped by in March and like others have reported, had a hard time finding it. GPS doesn't zero in on it and there is not much in the way of signs or directions. But it is worth the effort. The National Park Service is running the site--the visitors center is in the house next door--there is no parking other... More

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