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Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 210 Parkside Drive, P.O.Box 607, West Branch, IA 52358
Phone Number: 319-643-2541
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Description: This library-museum commemorates the 31st President of the U.S. and the...
This library-museum commemorates the 31st President of the U.S. and the first born west of the Mississippi River. Exhibits track Hoover’s life and political career. The large temporary gallery has changing exhibits that relate to American history. The Museum sits on the grounds of the Hoover National historic site where visitors can tour Hoover's birthplace cottage, blacksmith shop, Quaker meeting house, the local school and the Hoover's gravesite.
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JMJ I guess I never paid much attention to Hubert Hoover in history class but wish I had. Am trying to visit all the Presidential Libraries in due time and decided to stop at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

JMJ I guess I never paid much attention to Hubert Hoover in history class but wish I had. Am trying to visit all the Presidential Libraries in due time and decided to stop at Hoovers. Much larger than it first appears so make sure you allow for at least a few hours. The price was modest and it wasn't crowded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A very good staff runs the museum and the exhibits are always interesting. Hoover's Quaker charitable work, I have to say, may be more interesting than his presidency.

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I'd always viewed Hoover as a horrible president. I came away with a much greater appreciation for him as a person, as a president, and also for the things he did before and after his presidency which did so much for the world, particularly helping feed Europe in the aftermaths of both World Wars. It is also inspiring to find... More 

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Blue Grass, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This library has the life history of President Hoover; his accomplishments as well as his contributions to U. S. history as well as world history. There are many historic artifacts (both his and his wife's), photos and a movie that is quite interesting and informative. At this time, there is a traveling exhibit featuring the United States efforts, led by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We saw the signs for the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and decided to stop. What a nice experience. The story of Herbert Hoover was quite inspiring. The museum is large enough to get to know President Hoover's life, and small enough to feel comfortable in the surroundings. Outside, there is his birthplace, his father's blacksmith shop, and the neighborhood... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were not planning to stop here, but did to stretch our legs on our long trip to Wyoming. Very well done displays in charming building surrounded by park. Well worth a visit.

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clovis CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Another impressive and austere Presidential museum...AMazing the manner in which we manage these artworks, memorabilia, and grounds of our Presidents in this country. It took more than an hour to get through the building and it was worth it...so much to learn!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Had a good time on this visit. Gained a good understanding of the "great humanitarian". Always appreciate learning about those who have served our country as president. Nice exhibits. Good place to spend a couple of hours.

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Midway, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was a great place to learn about a man millions know nothing about but should because of all the good he did during his lifetime. It is a shame that Hoover is only remembered by many for being President when the great depression began. Hoover was so much more than that. He was an eminent mining engineer, fed millions... More 

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What a wonderful place to spend a few hours enjoying a bit of the history of our great nation. The museum tour is well worth the fee. The grounds are beautiful and old West Branch is a pleasant stroll through historical village buildings.

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Address: Address: 210 Parkside Drive, P.O.Box 607, West Branch, IA 52358
Phone Number: 319-643-2541
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Branch

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