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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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Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum

I visitied the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum in August of 2015. Due to my arrival time (1:30 pm) I skipped viewing the Visitor's Center Hoover Presidential... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I visitied the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum in August of 2015. Due to my arrival time (1:30 pm) I skipped viewing the Visitor's Center Hoover Presidential Foundation building and Library building. My main interest today was the Museum, Graves, Birth Home, Blacksmith Shop, One Room School House and the other homes nearby on the Presidential Campus.The homes are... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We are Iowans and finally visited the HH Museum. Very interesting. We learned a lot. The permanent exhibit is well done. We were not as impressed with the WWI exhibit. We planned to spend about 90 minutes and we there about 3 hours. We would have liked to walk the grounds but ran out of time. The cost is very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A compliment to the nearby HH Historic Site. Not to be missed for history buffs! The museum brings this time period to life. A separate exhibition area changes, and at the time of our visit there was a fantastic exhibition on trench warfare (complete with a sensory experience). Fantastic and interesting plac!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a president that has been hurt by his association with the depression. He was not a politician, but a humanitarian and the joy of the state of Iowa. Be sure and get here before 3:00 to see the movie. You will learn a lot and it is not far off the interstate

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I learned so much about this president and have a great respect for him since visiting here. My son enjoyed the realistic war area where you can get in the trenches with soldiers. The displays were both colorful and informative and covered a wide range of interests.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

this is our 9th presidential library and museum we have been to and it is just as good as all the others. definitely worth a visit for all American history buffs.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our newest list of places to go is all of the Presidential Libraries. We made the 2 1/2 hour trip from home to the Hoover Library. We were so impressed and learned so much. He was so much more then the President during the Depression. What a great humanitarian. It is a small museum - but packed with information. We... More 

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brygar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Interesting history and beautiful site. A must-see attraction for any visitor to this area. Visit the museum, birthplace, grave site, and trails, time permitting.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Our mixed group of kids, teenagers, parents, and grandparents enjoyed our recent visit. The museum covers full sweep of Hoover's business, public, presidential, and post presidential life. His success before and after serving as President were focus of exhibits, while the section on his presidency were surprisingly brief. The museum leaves it up to you to decide about the impact... More 

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HIGHLAND PARK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Hoover's story is the story of a remarkable life and had history not betrayed him (by having the stock market crash and the bank failures during his Presidency), he would have gone down as a remarkable President. The museum has two excellent films on Hoover's life and a clever set of exhibits spanning his birth to his death. While we... More 

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