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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Address: 1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, TX 77845
Phone Number: 979-691-4000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The museum explores the life of service of a great American. George Bush began his life of service by enlisting in the armed forces on his 18th birthday. He flew combat missions before he was shot down over the Pacific during World War II. He served as a congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. envoy to China, director of... More

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Chicago
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148 reviews 148 reviews
55 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Over the course of a week, I visited the LBJ Museum, the Bush 41 Museum and the Bush 43 Museum. This was my favorite of the three. While the W museum had some cool artifacts, it was short on information and high on annoying security measures. And while LBJ had some monumental history inside, I didn't get a real sense... More

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Sour Lake, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Tells about the life of a great man and his family. We liked the pictures of the family and their history. Great museum!

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Oksboel, Denmark
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166 reviews 166 reviews
76 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I think, that history from our time is very interesting. Making Precidential Libraries, as you do in USA, you show and preserve - in a splendid way - historic periods. I have visited 3 Libraries (Also LBJ's in Austin and Clintons in Little Rock). George Bush's Library was a great experience. I used 3-4 hours at the Library.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is the most amazing walk down recent history, and laid out so clearly. Just like the Bush '43 Library exhibit in Dallas at SMU, this library has things to see that are world impacting. The huge rock piece of the wall that President Reagan said to tear down is so much larger than it looked on television. To do... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This Presidential museum spent a goodly amount of space telling the pre-presidential story of George Bush. There was much I didn't know and found fascinating. His experiences from World War II alone make him a hero! There was also considerable detail about his family life that I didn't know. This is an excellent story well told.

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Giddings, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Everyone should go here. It is very interesting. I do like to go to Presidential library, although I understand the Clinton library says nothing about Clinton's impeachment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very nice presidential library... well organized and presented, plenty of parking, a nice legacy of service to cancer research...

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Fargo, North Dakota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

yes, the library is a must see. Take your time and allow a good 4 hours plus or more. I liked the ease of getting there. Nothing to dislike.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Highly recommend. Our family enjoyed going through the exhibits at each person's own pace. I'd love to see all of the presidential museums. Educational and informative. Spend as much time as you like or breeze through.

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