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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A very informative tour as it gives real insight into the spirit that takes a man through war, creating a booming industry, becoming a politician, being an honorable president, to skydiving at age of 90.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
14 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Just as a presidential library museum should be, the Bush Library and Museum tells the story of President George H.W. Bush through his own eyes. Whether you are a fan of President Bush's politics, or not, you will learn something about his life and career from your visit. The whole museum is well done, especially the exhibit on the Gulf... More

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Visited with my 99-year old father. The docents were very friendly and helpful, anticipating our needs before we had to ask. The museum itself was well-laid out and very informative. Now I want to visit the George Bush Presidential Center in Dallas!

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Amarillo, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We are all very interested in current events and historical events. The museum is filled with both public and personal history of the Bush family and era. Party does not matter. Any time there is a Presidential library available we will visit. You should too. Interesting for my in laws and my teen- agers. Gotta love it.

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit! You can take a picture of yourself in the Oval Office mock-up for a fee. Very informative & inspiring. God Bless George & Barbara- a very classy family!

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Dallas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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