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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 2013
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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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful museum with new exhibits every few months and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. A perfect tribute to one of the best Presidents we have ever had!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well done exhibits and a real feel for the various roles and places Pres. Bush served. Nice gift shop also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The George Bush Presidential Library is one place you do not want to miss. With a changing venue something is always new and exciting. There are hands on sites that are perfect for children and great historical exhibits for adults as well. The former President and his wife Barbara are frequent visitors and will even sit down and visit with... More

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Columbia, MD
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Unless you happen to be visiting Texas A&M, you have to travel a bit to get to the "original" George Bush Presidential Museum and Library. But it's worth the trip. Though not as glitzy as the recently opened George #2 museum, we both agreed it was more informative and enjoyable. Lower key, easier to navigate, and a great way to... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great museum that can be enjoyed in many different facets. "Readers" like myself have plenty to read. There are also many different videos that can be viewed and some interactive displays. Really liked the mix of reading and videos and a wide variety of subjects. Could have spent more time here. Highly recommend.

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I do like history, but I've never been to a Presidential library before. I didn't know what to expect, and was favorably impressed with the George H.W. Bush presidential Library and Museum. It's not only about George and Barbara Bush, but also about the times in which they lived. I kept thinking that my teenage son (a World War II... More

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SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

While visiting friends in Houston they suggested we visit the elder Bush's library. This provided a pleasant drive thru the beautiful Blue Bonnet rich country side to its location on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. This was our first trip to a presidential library and it was most interesting. G H W Bush was a multi-talented man and... More

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Fort Hood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We have been to several Presidental Libraries. This one is very well done. It is open and intimate all at the same time. You feel like you are walking through your own little glimpse of Bush's world. There are several displays, so give your self time to read. The kids will have a blast here sitting in the "Oval Office"... More

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is my second time - I took family to see the library. He has an excellent library and I learned so much about him and his family.

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Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Execellent museum. Took pictures behind the oval office desk. The WWII exhibits were very interesting. One of the really funny things was the videos of Barbara & George cracking each other up. You really have to see this! Its in the white room behind the Oval Office mock-up.

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