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“Ok mostly a 911 memorial.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
214-346-1557
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Ranked #4 of 115 Attractions in Dallas
Type: Cultural
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“Ok mostly a 911 memorial.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The tribute to 911 and the World trade centers coming down was guite emotional. I liked the Oval office.

Visited April 2014
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“Excellent Presidential Library/Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We arrived on a rainy morning and noted that there is no covered drop-off point. It's park and walk. The Museum was educational and enjoyable. One of the things that sets this Presdential Museum apart are the docents. They are mostly men, who could all pass for a corporate CEO, and are stationed at every exhibit in coat and tie. They are very knowledgable and really want to help the visitor enjoy and learn from the museum. One of the men we chatted with was an Annapolis graduate. The decision center provided the information they had at the time, spoken by President Bush's filmed advisors and then the President explains his decision. It helped to understand the decisions he made on Iraq, the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, etc. There are behind-the-scenes video to help you get better acquainted with George W. and Laura Bush. We were there about 3 hours.

Visited June 2014
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“Amazing Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Best Presidential museum we have seen so far! So interesting. So interactive.so modern, the docents were all super helpful. Parking was easy and we had no wait to enter. The decision room and the oval office were out favorites Café 43 for lunch was great too.

Visited June 2014
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“Even if you didn't vote for him it's worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've been to most of the presidential libraries, all but three as of this writing, and this one did not disappoint. It's the newest in the system and has exhibits that are well organized, utilize the latest technology and provide a good overview of the Bush presidency. All the presidential libraries put a very favorable spin on their subject and this one is certainly no exception. That said, even if you didn't vote for him it's worth a visit.

A good way to get there is on the DART rail line, I took it from downtown Dallas to the Mockingbird station, where I jumped on the #768 SMU shuttle which goes the rest of the way.

Visited October 2013
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“I agree...."Well Done"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Beautiful building on the campus of SMU. The 9/11 exhibit was awesome. We loved our visit. President Bush's artwork was on display, also. Surprisingly good for someone that has never painted in their life.

Visited May 2014
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