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Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92686
Phone Number: +1 714-993-5075
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Description: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is a walk-through memoir...
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is a walk-through memoir that chronicles the life and career of America's 37th President. The grounds feature 22 Presidential Museum galleries, the faithfully restored home where the President was born and raised, the magnificent full-sized replica of the White House East Room, the 6-ton Marine One helicopter used by Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford, and the flower-ringed memorial sites of President and Mrs. Nixon.The Nixon Foundation's year-round programming brings to the Library national policy conferences, patriotic celebrations and observances, educational student forums, and the acclaimed "In the Arena" speaker series which features high ranking government officials, bestselling authors and today's top political commentators.
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A full day to visit

I am a bit of a Presidential junkie in that I have read biographies on all of the U.S. Presidents, visited many of their former homes and also have visited 8 of the 13... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I am a bit of a Presidential junkie in that I have read biographies on all of the U.S. Presidents, visited many of their former homes and also have visited 8 of the 13 Presidential libraries. There are many positive things to say about the Nixon Library. First, his childhood home is on the grounds, in the same location as... More 

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Duesseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited the library in April 2015, and had a wonderful time. The library is small, but has a good representation of Nixon's life. It is particularly unique in that it bookends his life: the house in which he was born is there (original location), as well as his grave. The house was interesting as it is very well preserved... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I enjoyed my visit. The displays were informative and reminded me of actions taken and forgotten facts obliterated by the Watergate Scandal. His beginnings were humble, his accomplishments from such beginnings were monumental. Like Nixon or not, see this Library with an open mind, and you will see a country's and a man's brilliance conception, what free men do when... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I learned much from the visit. No matter what your political views are. Great place for kids 12 and above. I think younger kids would get bored easily.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I had some pretty basic preconceived perceptions of Richard Nixon, before I went to his Presidential Library. We went for President's day so the experience was free. After going through and seeing all the exhibits, I would have to say that this library did an awesome job of teaching us about some pretty dramatic periods in US history and made... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Spent 4 1/2 hours touring the Nixon Museum and enjoyed every minute. The museum itself is very well laid out, providing a great historical perspective on Nixon's life and time as president. There were many people there on a Saturday, so it was well attended. What struck me as "different" was near the end when they provided a very balanced... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We enjoy visiting presidential libraries, and have toured the Clinton and Kennedy libraries in the past. We are not Nixon fans, but found this museum portrayed him and his presidency fairly. The Watergate escapades were presented as they unfolded without spin. The role Nixon played as a diplomat and internationalist was emphasized, as it should be, given that this was... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you have not been there you really need to plan a day there! It is a really fantastic and educational experience! It will impress you far more than you might expect. It is good for all ages. If you haven't been there in a few years.... Go back. You will be glad you did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Even as a Republican I was unaware of just what was accomplished during the Nixon Presidential years. It is a shame that what people most remember is Watergate and not the good that Nixon is credited with. We will return on our next visit to California to spend more time there. It is a lot to take on in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Enjoyed our visit. Very interesting to know the back story and putting it into the context with what is presented by the media. Good, bad or ugly, there are always lessons to be learned by knowing the full story.

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