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“Interesting look at Nixon's Legacy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92686
+1 714-993-5075
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Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, Museums
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Owner description: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is a walk-through memoir that chronicles the life and career of America's 37th President. The grounds feature 22 Presidential Museum galleries, the faithfully restored home where the President was born and raised, the magnificent full-sized replica of the White House East Room, the 6-ton Marine One helicopter used by Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford, and the flower-ringed memorial sites of President and Mrs. Nixon.The Nixon Foundation's year-round programming brings to the Library national policy conferences, patriotic celebrations and observances, educational student forums, and the acclaimed "In the Arena" speaker series which features high ranking government officials, bestselling authors and today's top political commentators.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Kauai, Hawaii
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“Interesting look at Nixon's Legacy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We decided to visit the Nixon Library sort of on a whim. We were both teens when the whole Nixon/Watergate scandal happened, so it definitely is a life long memory. The museum is well done and very interesting. There are all the usual things one comes to expect in a presidential library/museum, including lots of exhibits of history and memorabilia. I found particularly interesting all the official gifts on display. Something I learned from a museum docent is that all these gifts belong to the country if they are valued over a certain amount ($100?). However, if the president wants a particular gift, he has the option to purchase is from the nation, which, in a few cases, President Nixon did. One of my favorite exhibits was the helicopter which transported Nixon and his family away from the White House after his resignation. Of course most people in my generation remember this significant event in history. I think many, if not most, in my generation thought of Nixon as a dishonest crook. The museum addresses some of his administration's problems, but certainly puts a positive spin on his time in the presidency. I wouldn't have expected any different. Incidentally, the grounds and gardens are beautiful. In fact, there was a wedding being held outside in the gardens while we visited, which apparently happens frequently. I'm sure that's a great income producer for the facility.

Visited October 2012
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Diamond Bar, California
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“Nixon Presidential Library”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a great historical representation of Nixon's term in office. There are many interesting artifacts and memorabelia from the Nixon era. There is also a Marine 1 helicopter on display that you can tour. The home in which President Nixon was born is on available for tour. This is also the resting place of both President Nixon and his wife Pat. There is currently a special exhibit of Pat Nixon memorabelia.

This is worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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“Great library to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We are trying to see how many presidential libraries we can visit. This was a nice library. The grounds are nicd

Visited September 2012
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“Presidental History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

With my visit I had a great histiory lesson and enjoyed the beautiful gardens. It's always interesting to find out more in regards to the Presidents.
Wonderful docents with lots of knowledge and insight.
Definitely worth a visit for a quiet day and informative experience.

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful and Informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Spent over three hours going through the Nixon Library and Museum. It was very informative and well organized. There were items there to keep the interest from the youngest to the oldest. Especially appreciated seeing his homeplace and the Air Force 1 Helicopter. Time well spent!

Visited November 2012
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