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Address: 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence, KS
Phone Number: 785-864-4900
Description: This site focuses on politics and on the life of one of the University of...
This site focuses on politics and on the life of one of the University of Kansas' most famous alumni, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole.
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Fitting Tribute to an American Hero

Architecturally striking, the Dole Institute of Politics s a fitting tribute to a man who devoted his entire life to public service. The museum space does an excellent job of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Architecturally striking, the Dole Institute of Politics s a fitting tribute to a man who devoted his entire life to public service. The museum space does an excellent job of tracing Bob Dole's humble upbringing in Russell, Kansas; his wartime service and devastating battlefield injury; his fight to overcome disability; and his remarkable Washington career and ability to get things... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a museum of Bob Dole and an area for events sponsored by the Dole Institute. The museum shows the history of Bob Dole. The veterans wall is especially moving. The Dole Institute sponsors events throughout the year. Check their website for details.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Mr. Dole is an American Hero, a distinguished former senator (when that was in fact a distinguished position), a consummate politician, and a great American. It's worth a visit to honor Mr. Dole. The highlight to me is the incredibly beautiful American flag window. It's best seen in the afternoon when not in the shade. Unfortunately (IMHO) the view of... More 

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Irvine, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
27 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The displays are informative and nicely presented. Allow about 30 minutes for your visit. If you can, pre-arrange for a tour of the archives which are not open to the public.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
71 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is an awesome addition to the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Ks. Walking into this building you are immediately struck by the awesome display which honors the American veteran and their contributions to our country. The Institute offers wonderful lecture series covering a wide variety of topics relevant to US and global history and current events. Many of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This small venue gives the visitor a great view of Bob Dole's life and political career. The stained glass flag is impressive. The visitor can spend little or lots of time and still walk away more informed.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The institute provides an eccellent biographic view of Dole's entire life. Exhibits show him as a boy in western Kansas during the Great Depression, a young lieutenant during WWII, to a small town lawyer turned politician. Nit only can you kesrn about Dole, but you can lesrn about the times and places in whivh he lived.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat this is a must see in Lawrence. It is a great tribute to a person who literally spent his entire life in public service. A decorated and wounded veteran of WW II and an affective statesman his entire political career. Although I generally did not agree with Sen. Dole's politics, I respected... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Loved the Author's Visit.. A chance to hear her speak about her experience left you feeling like you had really been on the battlefield with her. Would go again.. and to top it all.. it's FREE!!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

the content was interesting and well displayed- the architecture was more fitting for a memorial- a bit odd

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