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Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

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Address: 2350 Petefish Dr, Lawrence, KS 66045-7506
Phone Number: +1 785-864-4900
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This site focuses on politics and on the life of one of the University of...

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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Great summary of Senator Dole

This place is often overlooked by travelers coming to Lawrence Kansas. It has Iron beams for the World Trade Center disaster with at the time the largest stain glass flag in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 20, 2016
Mel W
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This place is often overlooked by travelers coming to Lawrence Kansas. It has Iron beams for the World Trade Center disaster with at the time the largest stain glass flag in the US. On the wall that has the front entry is pictures of Veterans from WWII from Kansas. My wife's father is one that is on this wall. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This place is a great place to visit if you are not familiar with Kansas politics and want to know more about Kansas politicians and our government leaders. My father was a Korean vet and now his military air force photo is among other Kansas honored for their service to our country.

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Thank Le Thu E
Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Located in a wonderful facility the Institute serves many people and purposes. This is good for families and there is certainly plenty to do around town to keep you busy for a weekend.

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I remember when they were building this memorial to Bob Dole and veterans from Kansas. My grandpa was deceased by this time, but they sent notice to veterans and their wives to send in photos of our Kansas solders in their uniforms. I remember how proud my grandma was she found a picture of grandpa and sent in. She also... More 

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Thank Eileen S
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited this beautiful museum with another couple in the afternoon today. We all really enjoyed this place. Very well done. We enjoyed the patriotic and beautiful building. The stained glass was gorgeous. The exhibit was informative and presented in a user friendly way. However, our visit was not enjoyable because the group of young children visiting were running around... More 

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Dole-Institute, Public Relations Manager at Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, responded to this review

Hi jolisa13, thank you for your visit to the Dole Institute! We apologize for any distraction that our young guests may have caused during your visit. We do place a high priority on education for civic engagement and history with K-12 students, and sometimes that can lead to a more noisy environment in our facility. We are happy you otherwise... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

This museum has many dimensions--place of exhibits of Bob Dole's military and political career, piece of World Trade Center, wall of honor of veterans from area who have served in military, many programs and keynote speakers are also offered.

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Thank maryhat2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Whether you are a history buff or not, this is a great place to spend a few hours entertaining out-of-towers. Read displays at your own pace, or spend several hours speed reading to get to the stories that interest you. I particularly recommend touring if you remember Dole, but were too young to realize his contribution to our world. You... More 

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Thank Kristin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have had the opportunity to not only tour the facility but go behind the scenes to some of the collections. It is a small but nice place to visit. It has beams from 9/11 too. For Dole enthusiasts, this is a must-see.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beautifully designed building coverage the life of Senator Robert Dole. One of a kind stained glass window. Enjoy programs and speakers.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

enjoyed going to a recent visiting lector series with political analysis and debate, very informative.

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