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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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Address: 110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, IA 52358
Phone Number: 319-643-2541
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Great Walk Through History

Well kept grounds. Peaceful and tranquil. The information center had lots of printed matter and the ranger there very friendly and knowledgeable. We brought our dogs - it is pet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Well kept grounds. Peaceful and tranquil. The information center had lots of printed matter and the ranger there very friendly and knowledgeable. We brought our dogs - it is pet friendly, and it had nice rest/water places for two-and-four-legged visitors. Picnic areas good for large parties. Good place to see some history-- the blacksmith shop and residence were interesting. I... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Knew virtually nothing about Herbert Hoover before visiting this low-key site. Came away with a deep appreciation for the many difficulties he faced as a child, and for his commitment to making the world a better place. Displays are just enough information, historic village gives children a chance to stretch their legs and knowledgeable living history people were enthusiastic.

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Herbert Hoover was more than the man blamed for the Hoovervilles of the Depression. This park emphasizes his boyhood and provides a glimpse of he man he would become. He came from very humble beginnings and through love and determination went on to become a successful man. Well worth the stop and you'll come away enlightened.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was a neat little town with some great history. Everything was well maintained and interesting to look at.

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Boone, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stopped at West Branch Iowa to see what there was related to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, etc. It is just off I-80 and easy to get to. We were surprised to find a nice little town with several original buildings or replicas in place. A self-guided tour was available or ranger guided if you have the time and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This park brings home the very humble origins of Hoover and the main reason he was self effacing during his public run. I liked his grave, his birth cottage and the meeting house. There's also a school and blacksmith..

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Southfield, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This presidential museum library is housed within a building in a park along Hoover Creek that encompasses over many structures and various historical sites. Note that they are pedestrian or wheelchair accessible, not by car. That might be a limitation for one with walking issues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What a refreshing look at the past; a time before my time. From the two room house that Herbert Hoover was born in, to the Hoover blacksmith shop where he worked, to the church where he worshipped; a church with two mirror imaged rooms; one for the men and one for the women, this was a terrific tour of nostalgia... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This large, beautiful park includes nice paved, stone, and dirt trails for walking, jogging or biking. The site is spread out and you can also drive it if you need to. The visitor center is the best place to start for a short movie on Hoover and an overview of his life. Then visit the period buildings that include a... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A small but nice Historic Site. There is a small visitor center with a movie, and you also get the opportunity to go into the house where he was born. It's very small. What an interesting President/Presidency; can see how this town molded him into a humanitarian and great American.

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Additional Information about Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Address: Address: 110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, IA 52358
Phone Number: 319-643-2541
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Branch

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