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Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

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A tribute to bi-partianship

While the photo displays highlight Senator Dole's life and political career, the Institute's... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Claudette J
The life of Bob Dole in a selfpaced visit

Great tribute to Senator Bob Dole. His life history detailed in exhibits. Learning about his war... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
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This site focuses on politics and on the life of one of the University of Kansas' most famous alumni, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole.
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2350 Petefish Dr, Lawrence, KS 66045-7506
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

While the photo displays highlight Senator Dole's life and political career, the Institute's mission of bipartiaship was the attraction for me. The many public lectures and activities at the Dole Center make this a must see if you are in the area. Certainly, WWII historians...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Great tribute to Senator Bob Dole. His life history detailed in exhibits. Learning about his war injuries and the difficult road to recovery makes me admire him even more. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Robert Dole is a hero in Kansas both for his military background and his political service. The Dole Institute is sort of a Presidential Library for a man who never made it to the Oval Office. The institute puts on several events every week and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This museum is located not far from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and is well worth the time to visit. Although not large, the exhibits are all nicely done and the story of Bob Dole's life and career is fascinating. I especially loved the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Laura S
Reviewed June 7, 2018

This is a great place to visit and a good place to go for various events they hold. We even got a downstairs tour from the archivist one time through KU.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Richard Norton Smith hits another home run! The Dole Institute annually invites presidential historian Mr Smith to visit the Institute he founded for a 3-4 part lecture series over several months on topics related to US presidents. This year’s series is based on the 2017...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

After going through the building I appreciated the way Bob Dole did things for Kansas and the country. To be able to overcome his injuries in WWII and become a compassionate and strong leader is amazing. The items are well documented and displayed. They had...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Bob Dole was perhaps the last great Senator who had the ability to work both sides of the isle. He is also a war hero and a Presidential candidate. His museum is not just a tribute to the man but also to all who fought...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

On a visit to family in Kansas, we drove around the campus of the state university in Lawrence and noted the interesting design of the Dole Institute of Politics. We decided to take a look and ended up spending nearly an hour there. The museum...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Penny W
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Sadly, Bob Dole's political life and style may not be replicated any time soon as evidenced by our current situation. Bob got things accomplished for the good of the country and could work with most anyone to make it happen. The exhibit does not take...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Kristy M
December 30, 2015|
Response from Dole-Institute | Property representative |
Hello Kristy, admission is always free to the Institute!