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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, TX 77845
Phone Number: 979-691-4000
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Description: The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a research institution...
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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Hubby and I both found this to be an interesting library on the life of 41. Enjoyed the family background and especially the info on Barbara Bush. The mock up of Camp David was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Hubby and I both found this to be an interesting library on the life of 41. Enjoyed the family background and especially the info on Barbara Bush. The mock up of Camp David was pretty cool too. Friendly staff and accessible exhibits. Outdoor rose garden wasn't in bloom while we were there but looks as if it would be lovely.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting. Staff was very friendly, hearing and seeing the history behind the man was worth the trip. I enjoyed the piece of the Berlin Wall, often thought of related to Reagan but fell under Bush. I was not a big 41 fan, but has a good time and left with more respect for who he was and what he stood... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We had a great visit here a few weeks ago when in town for a BB game at A&M. The staff was friendly to offer us information and guidance through the museum. The 18 min video at the beginning was very helpful. The exhibits and photos with the audio handset were all very helpful and a very interesting and enjoyable... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The George Bush library is right on the campus of Texas A&M University. The building is very impressive and the exhibits are well organized showing the life and accomplishments of George Bush from WW II up until his presidency. It is amazing to see how someone could do so many things including being a US Navy pilot,Congressman,Senator,Envoy to China,Ambassador to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

As we were visiting friends in Brenham, they suggested our going to a visit of the Presidential Library and Museum. It was truly amazing and a real tribute to the former President and his wife Barbara. It gave you a real insight to this man and his family. We had our photo in the 'Oval Office" and enjoyed seeing the... More 

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Scott, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Just a great tribute to President Bush and lots of information. Loved the "mock" office of Camp David, where a audio plays, talking about all the different things in the office. Of course, the mock Oval Office is wonderful, too. Really enjoyed the visit and would highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Enjoyed seeing up close the political world from when I was a kid. Now that I am an adult it helped me understand what was going on. Lots of things to see, somewhat interactive. Enjoyed getting my picture taken in the mock Oval Office :-)

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you are interested in him, you will enjoy seeing the memorabilia from his time in office. Interesting to see the replica of the Oval Office.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Took my parents to the George Bush Library when they visited me while I am at grad school at Texas A&M. It was free for all of us since my boyfriend is military. They have a special exhibit going on every once in a while and when we visited, they showcased ocean engineering and drilling sponsored by Shell. The guided... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went with my daughter's 5th grade class for a field trip. I was dreading it because I thought the kids would be bored. I was surprised at how well the museum keeps the attention of children. The exhibits and displays are well done and great for all ages! I want to go again and take the rest of the... More 

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