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Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92686
+1 714-993-5075
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Libraries
Owner description: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is a walk-through memoir that chronicles the life and career of America's 37th President. The... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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los angeles
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you like to read all the info in exhibits about history, then you need to plan to spend several hours here. They don't get to Watergate until the end of the labyrinth of a museum gallery, but I was interested in all the areas, even though I was not a Nixon fan. The whole thing is really well done.... More

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Fort Worth, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We loved the Nixon Library! Parking is very accessible, and the entire experience was enlightening and educational. Nixon was a President with a difficult tenure, and some very challenging issues, but this museum does a great job of putting all of his tenure, as well as his time prior to being President, into perspective. Highlighting his foreign policy accomplishments, as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The quote by Clinton at the entrance sums it up, "Let history judge him by the totality of his life". This museum does just! Don't compare to other presidential libraries, let it stand on it own & you will enjoy the experience.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Nixon Presidential Library far exceeded my expectations. Located in a very accessible area with ample parking, it provides both indoor and outdoor experiences. The gardens are beautiful, the home in which he was born has been maintained, and one of the retired presidential helicopter is available. A very thorough and interesting history of the career of RN is depicted... More

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USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Reagan and both Bush Museums were far superior to Nixon Museum. Nixon Museum needs to be updated. They show a movie that is 20 years old. It lacks interactive exhibits-especially important for teens and lacks modern technology in its exhibits. Cafe was dismal compared to the other places, it was just sandwiches in a cooler, we went down the street... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The sixties and seventies were a very complex period in America. The Cold War, The Berlin Wall, Bay of Pigs, the missile crisis, Multiple Assasinations and the "Race to Space". Nixon was in the middle of all of this, and played a prominent role in extablishing US Foreign Policy at that time. This Home, Museum and Library make it abundantly... More

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Burlison, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Traffic from LA to Anaheim was terrible and I didn't allot enough time to adequately see the museum. We had only about an hour and 20 minutes and I would have loved to have time to actually sit and listen to some of the Watergate tapes and testimony. I did see the entire museum but wish I had more time... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great Library and Museum. Much larger and extensive than we expected. We were there for four hours and didn't do it justice, could have spent a couple hours more there but had to make our travel arrangements. Have been to Reagan Library and this one is much better.

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Columbia, Missouri
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23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Here is Nixon in all his complexity, cutting intelligence and yes, paranoia. He comes across as very real, very human, very ambitious. The displays are intelligent, crammed with facts, names and dates. There’s even a long and searching gallery on Watergate, even the missing 18.5 minutes! This museum gives you real insight into this criminally underrated president, his legacy and... More

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Anaheim Hills, California
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a great piece of history regardless of your political leanings. Being a baby-boomer, I lived most of this history. It is well presented and fair in that presentation. There was the dark side of history as well as much that was unknown to us all at the time. The presidential libraries are all wonderful and this one is... More

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