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Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

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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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Feel good again about being an American!

Attend , if you can the first Thurs. of each month when there is a lecture by someone from the Command and Gen. Staff College. They make history come alive. Also take time to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Attend , if you can the first Thurs. of each month when there is a lecture by someone from the Command and Gen. Staff College. They make history come alive. Also take time to see the life and times of a great American on display. There are other speakers and special events which are worthwhile and NEVER a charge!

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Ottawa, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence, KS
Phone Number: 785-864-4900
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence

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