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“Ben-Gurion's desert home and grave” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ben-Gurion's Grave

Ben-Gurion's Grave
9 Miles North of Avdat on Route 40, Sde Boker, Israel
08/655-5684
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Sde Boker
Type: Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Ben-Gurion's desert home and grave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

David Ben-Gurion's wish was to make the desert bloom, so it's fitting that the park-like setting just past his grave is a beautiful oasis of greenery and flowers, artfully landscaped and lovely to walk through. The graves of Ben-Gurion and his wife, (who was NOT a big fan of the Negev) are just graves. However, the desert view from just behind them is fantastic.
Another big attraction for me was the Ben-Gurion home. Done in institutional green, it is a simple Kibbutz home. The house is stuffed with books, and most interesting to me, there is a picture of Abraham Lincoln on the wall. It is easy to see a man like Ben-Gurion living here, studying here, and creating history here.

Visited May 2014
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Haifa, Israel
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“Visit the grave and the Ben-Gurion's Desert Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Just 5 minutes from the grave pay a visit to the Ben-Gurion's Desert Home (which is not yet published on the TripAdvisor sight as an attraction...) located 5 minutes drive from the grave..
It's a must visit to anyone visiting the Sde Boker area.
It's interesting to see how simple were the life of the first Israeli PM and the legacy he left.
It costs 18 NIS (about 5$) for an adult and 12 NIS for a child. Worth every cent!

Visited April 2014
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Penn Yan, New York
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“Gorgeous view of the gorge from Ben-Gurion's Grave.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Nice walk along the gorge to the grave site. We went back in the late afternoon when the light was just right to photograph the gorge.

Visited March 2014
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“The resting place of Israel's first prime minister.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

David Ben Gurion, the person who declared the establishment of the state of Israel and Israel's first prime minister, is buried here next to his wife, Pola, in a tranquil place in southern Israel, near Sde Boker, with a stunning view of the Negev desert from the site.
not far from the grave is the mythological house, where ben Gurion spent his final years. The house symbolizes the entire Ben Gurion persona - humble, hard working and very modest.
There's a little museum in the house and a multimedia show, as well.

Visited February 2013
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