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“Great family activity” 5 of 5 stars
Review of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, TX 77845
979-691-4000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a research institution and academic environment dedicated to the preservation, research and exhibit of official records, personal papers and memorabilia from the life and career of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, with more than 43 million pages of official and personal papers, 2 million photos, 2,500 hours of videotape and 100,000 museum objects. Covering much of U.S. history since 1941, the library and museum features a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, a 1947 Studebaker, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and precise replicas of President Bush's Oval Office, Camp David office and White House Situation Room. The museum also features a temporary exhibit gallery which lends to an ever-changing museum to visit. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
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“Great family activity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The last time I visited was some time after it opened on a high school field trip. A decade and a half later, it still doesn't disappoint. It is a great activity for kids as well, the family enjoyed seeing pieces of history and things that help enhance patriotism all the more. The cost is very inexpensive for a family to attend.

Visited September 2013
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Arlington
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“Very interesting museum and library”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We planned our visit around the ADA exhibit, celebrating the anniversary of President Bush signing the bill into law. While we enjoyed this section. The other exhibits were even better. The staff was very attentive and friendly. We returned the next day to take the nature walk around the lake.

Visited August 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Enjoyable Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This museum was our 2nd Presidential Museum/Library visit. We enjoyed our visit very much. The layout was easy to follow and the information was great. The information presented about Mr. & Mrs Bush's time in China was interesting. The Museum shows all sides of this wonderful couple from family to patriot and also the humor they share with one another.

Visited May 2013
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Frisco, Texas
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“Well Done!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

They did a great job with this museum and I really enjoyed it. I liked the way the museum was set up and the exhibits flowed nicely together. There was a lot of memorabilia and interesting information. They had replicas of the oval office, the situation room and the Camp David office. You can walk through the Oval Office at this library. They take your picture and you can purchase it for $5 at the end of your tour – a lot less than what I paid at George W Bush’s library in Dallas. At the end, you sit at a computer and select a question to ask either the President or Mrs. Bush. You’ll get a printed letter with their answer and signed by them. This museum is a must see if you’re in the area.

Visited August 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Wish that we had more time...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great museum, history and location - we just had not planned on a whole day and will definitely have to go back someday soon!

Visited January 2013
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