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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, TX 77845
979-691-4000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Libraries, Specialty Museums
Owner description: The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a research institution and academic environment dedicated to the preservation, research and exhibit... more » Owner description: The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a research institution and academic environment dedicated to the preservation, research and exhibit of official records, personal papers and memorabilia from the life and career of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, with more than 43 million pages of official and personal papers, 2 million photos, 2,500 hours of videotape and 100,000 museum objects. Covering much of U.S. history since 1941, the library and museum features a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, a 1947 Studebaker, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and precise replicas of President Bush's Oval Office, Camp David office and White House Situation Room. The museum also features a temporary exhibit gallery which lends to an ever-changing museum to visit. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. « less
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were able to spend 4 hours in the museum. We started with an 18 minute film about the Bush Family that was quite well done. There are many exhibits throughout the life of George and Barbara Bush. Non flash pictures are allowed and you can take your picture in the Oval Office Display. We highly recommend the museum!

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have been to several Presidential Museums and I really enjoyed this one most of all! I loved the area where it looks like their living room and I loved seeing Barbara's gowns. The gift shop was very nice. I am looking forward to returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Presidential library is a site to see. We did not make it through half before the kids became restless. We plan to go back to see the rest. The staff are friendly and very well informed. The sites and history are supplemented by life size versions of what they are talking about. Also, you can take a picture in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My Wife and I both enjoyed our visit, I had no idea his early days in the oil business. The special offshore drilling exhibit was very good and informative.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are interested in America's political process, you must visit Presidential libraries. They are informative, interesting and educational and give you a perspective of a President's time in office and some insight into the kind of person the President is. Your political affiliation has no bearing on the historical value of these places. You can learn or remember something... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would highly recommend that if you are in the area to visit the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. It is steeped in history with knowledgeable docents to help guide on tours. The Oval Office and Air Force One mock-ups are great.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This museum contains an interesting glimpse into the life of George H. W. Bush, who served in the Navy, as a businessman, Congressman, Envoy to the Peoples Republic of China, Ambassador to the UN, Director of the CIA, Vice President, and President. You get to see what the Oval Office looks like, and a late 40's Studebaker. I found a... More

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I found this Presidential Museum to be a hidden treasure and definitely worth the visit! So much history, it can be a bit overwhelming. Tucked away on the other side of Kyle Field, I was not disappointed. The parking is free and the museum is a lot bigger than I expected. I think you almost need another visit to take... More

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved being able to actually walk around in the oval office. Everything in the building is done with great taste. I came away with a great respect for the Bush family. The restaurant is 5 star. Make reservations

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

good displays, told the story of president bush and family, nice setting on a & m campus. nothing negative to say. for people interested in presidential history this is a must.

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