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“Great part of American History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, IA 52358
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Pensacola, FL
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“Great part of American History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We made a trip across Iowa to visit the Herbert Hoover Library and historic site. There is a $6 charge for adults and $3 for Seniors. the drive from Omaha across Iowa was a delight in itself. The history reflected in the Library and in the old cottages, especially Hoovers old cabin was really great. The Library is very good and you an tell it is one of the older Libraries. The site is at 110 Parkside Drive in West Branch, IA. This is just off of I-80.
On another note the little town of West Bank is nice to visit.

Visited July 2012
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“beutiful in the winter time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

the museum always has a huge desplay of ornamints during the winter and they are always on chrstmas trees all over the museum. but its great because they only keep it in the main bilding so you dont have to go around to all the other historic buildings.

Visited December 2011
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“Great open air museum just off Interstate 80”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

The historic site is a handy place to learn some history and stretch your legs. Hoover's modest beginnings can be an inspiration to us all. His childhood home was tiny! Other buildings are interesting and very well maintained.

The visitor center shows a short film and has clean rest rooms. Someday I will find the time to walk in the restored prairie. The Hoover grave site is nearby. The adjacent Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is wonderful and worth the $6 adult admission price.

Visited May 2012
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Orland Park, IL
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“Tremendous experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

A wonderful look back into the early childhood 2 room home of Hoover and many buildings of that era.

Visited April 2012
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“A time to remember”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Take your preteens here. It is a time to remember. One that I am certain of which they have little knowledge

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