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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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A piece of history!

We traveled through this area, and read about the Herbert Hoover sites. We've been to several Presidential sites and museums, and they've always been great. This one doesn't... read more

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

We traveled through this area, and read about the Herbert Hoover sites. We've been to several Presidential sites and museums, and they've always been great. This one doesn't disappoint! The tiny town of West Branch actually saved numerous buildings from several streets, butted right up against the contemporary town. The visitor center details HH's life and times, and fits them... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Park Service runs the Hubert Hoover National Historic Site. Park at the visitor center and tour it and pick up a map. Don't miss the short 12 minute film. At the visitor center you will learn all about President Hoover. Nice educational and have a better understanding of who Mr Hoover was. Then walk to the nearby buildings. Unbelievable... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was interesting to go inside the church where Hoover's family lived. I also enjoyed the movie shown at the visitor center. We ended up getting the vest and hat from the gift shop which my son has worn on every trip since then. The rangers made it so fun and informative. It was a short stop but worth the... More 

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Arizona City, Arizona
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a nice stop. You can see a short movie on the history of the area at the visitor center. Outside, you can take a short walk to his birth house and other buildings. You can then walk (this is what we did) or drive to the Presidential Library and Museum. It is very close. At the far end,... More 

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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 site we have visited. just as good as all the others. definitely worth a visit.

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped by after touring the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. So much more information. Well worth stopping

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Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Cedar Rapids to get our National Parks Passport stamped. The area was beautiful, the rangers on duty were extremely friendly, and the historic buildings were preserved well. The gravesite is worth a stop and the trails near the gravesite are extremely worth a stroll, they were surprisingly beautiful.

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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We stopped here to get our kids national parks passports stamped. I was originally planning on only spending about a half hour here, but it ended up being over an hour. The rangers were very helpful, and our kids ended up getting junior ranger badges. It is not a huge site, but it was interesting to learn a little more... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Quiet place. Friendly, helpful Rangers. Larger than I expected and the buildings are in great shape. Worth the stop to visit the gravesite.

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Take a nice stroll around the Quaker village where Hoover was born. Easy and interesting. You can go in the tiny house in which he lived, the blacksmith shop, the meeting hall.

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