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“Hmm, much better than expected” 5 of 5 stars
Review of William J. Clinton Presidential Library

William J. Clinton Presidential Library
River Market District, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, AR
+1 501-748-0419
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Ranked #4 of 43 Attractions in Little Rock
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Libraries, Cultural
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Owner description: The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world to its grounds each year. Opened in 2004, the Center is home to the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
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Pegram, Tennessee
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“Hmm, much better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Okay, so I just had to visit the Clinton Presidential Library so that I could say that I've been to a Presidential Library. I was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. I would recommend about 3 hours to visit the library and fully enjoy it. We did take the advice of another review that said to pay the extra $3 for the audio tour = well worth the cost. President Clinton has always been an excellent speaker and story teller and I feel this is what made the "extra" touch for the audio tour. Everyone that works/volunteers in the Library is just so nice, informative, welcoming, etc.

We were able to park right next to the building for free. The building itself is much larger than I expected from pictures. It's 3 stories tall with exhibits on all 3 floors. When you come into the building you have to go through security, then pay, and start your self guided tour. (take time to use the restroom before starting the tour). We started with a short video of Bill Clinton's life in Arkansas through being President, narrated by Bill himself.

I would recommend taking the time and really thinking about everything that was going on during his terms, studying the exhibits, viewing the displays, etc. Talk to the personel and listen to their stories. You can tell that they really do care about the Library. There's a full replica of both the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room - great for taking pictures.

After the tour be sure to take the free shuttle, from the front of the building to the Clinton Store. If nice weather you could walk also walk it as it's not to far. But once at the store you can take a short walk to the Market District and grab a bite to eat before catching the shuttle back to the Clinton Library.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great Library!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

It's a great library. I am not a big Clinton fan and I enjoyed the going through the library. Make sure you have at least 2 hours to go through the library.

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Black Diamond, Washington, United States
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“A must see in Little Rock!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in American history that occurred during your own life time. The exhibits are laid out in easy to follow order with in depth information as well as visual enough to appeal to kids. The replica of the oval office is fascinating in detail. And what a bargain - the entry cost is less than what you pay for a lunch and there is plenty of free parking.

This is a beautiful setting right on the river with lovely gardens surrounding it and a foot bridge over the river. Be sure to schedule time to visit the outside as well as the inside.

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Dundee, Scotland
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“More than we expected.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We visited here as part of our road trip, we had earmarked a few places to visit and this was one of the main things we wanted to see.
We got a much better insight into the man himself and thought the footage we seen was very touching and humerous, as we are from Scotland the history is not as relevant to us as it is to American residents.
The bits we found most interesting were the display of gifts, personal photographs and the replica Oval office.
At the end of the visit there is a free shuttle bus that takes you to the Museum gift shop, you can go for a walk about, have lunch etc then go back and either the Museum will call the driver to come pick you up, or he may be waiting outside after dropping others off.
Glad we visited.

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Plano, Texas
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“Clinton library”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Lots of self promotion...(I'm not a Clinton lover)...oval office was great as was cabinet room..strongly recommend getting the audio tour..President Clinton is really great at relaying stories of White House, and special stuff...He does a great tour of the Oval office...and of the White House in general...listen to all the videos on screens around the oval office...fascinating! Oh, and the people there are top notch....extremely helpful and friendly...ENjoyed the visit a lot even though I never like him as President.

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