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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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South Bend, Indiana
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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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Los Banos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have been to quite a few presidential sites. This one is by far the best. The whole village is preserved wonderfully. Even if you are not a Hoover fan, this place is really neat. We will stop again when we have more time.

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were very pleasant surprised by this unplanned stop. A young NPS Ranger came up as soon as he saw me taking photos of my wife and dog, he offered to take one of all of us. The lady Ranger inside was very helpful, as we were purchasing our Senior Passes and she made sure we're were aware of the... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you've been to the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, then you don't want to miss a visit here! It "puts together" the places you will otherwise just see in photographs of Hoover's life and growing-up years. A great place for kids!

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Hoover's birthplace and his father's business, as well as a number of homes from that time period, are available to visit. The site is beautifully kept, especially the area between the buildings and the burial site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I visited here with my sons. The park was very well manicured and preserved. All of the buildings were well restored. We really enjoyed the buildings that we could enter, including the Hoover birthplace, school house, meeting house, and blacksmith shop. We also liked the visitor center, as it presented a lot of fascinating information, without being too overwhelming (as... More 

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

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