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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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Get an in-depth, interactive look at eight years of presidential history at America's 13th presidential library and museum. Explore important issues and events of the administration of President George W. Bush as framed by four themes: freedom...more
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2943 Smu Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205-2563
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous library with a very moving 9/11 exhibit. If you are in town, I would highly recommend. I enjoyed the focus on children’s literacy. The Presidential Retreat exhibit was interesting! Lots of helpful docents and lots of security but that may have been because we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to five Presidential Library's and we felt that this one was very well done and you really learn about the man President Bush is. It is not flamboyant like some of the other Library's but well done. I would love to return...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Painter1972
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes it is about George W. Bush but... The Museum gives a good historical view of the presidency and more! There is very good and relevant information relating to other people and presidents as well. One exhibit gave a good historical look at where past...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank raymondd459
Reviewed 2 days ago

I will admit, I am a history buff. But even if one is not fascinated with history, this is a terrific place, on the beautiful grounds of Southern Methodist University.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pick_jeremy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You never know what to expect in something like this however, the developers did a very nice job of using technology and design to add overall interest. It’s worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TheWanderer001
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was amazed at the collections, especially the jewelry and the oval office. There is plenty of parking. It is all on the first floor.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SCoco2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful campus and a beautiful building. This is NOT a political exhibit, but just a historical tribute to an American President. The photos that are here are absolutely breathtaking. GET THE CITYPASS!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Greg P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful exhibit. Information about most of the First Ladies. Very educational and inspirational. My favorite was Dolly Madison and her red velvet curtain dress. Most likely the inspiration for Scarlet O’Hara’s dress

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MelissaBL88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building. Exhibits very interactive. 911 and White House sections were much better than other sections. Good gift shop: a little bit of everything, not too junkie. Center was a bit pricey. Website prices did not match actual prices. Good docents.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 146feliciaa
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here after seeing Reagan, Nixon, LBJ and Bush Sr libraries. All of them were better than this one. The library appeared to be conceived as a way to make Bush Jr to look more Presidential like his father. Many things including the glacially slow...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sharon N
August 29, 2018|
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Response from tedm636 | Reviewed this property |
There are many to choice from. La Quinta, Hilton, and Marriott properties. Some very new. Central Expressway south from Northwest Highway to Mockingbird Lane.
Kristyn Q
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Flo B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my delay in replying ... I thought I got an email with the question - not that I had to enter the site and find questions. You can walk in, but dependent on the day and have a fairly easy wait.
January 3, 2018|
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Response from Allen J | Reviewed this property |
You are in Highland Park. Google it. However, if not familiar with the area, lots of choices. A favorite funky place I have eaten at for 50 years is Campisi’s Egyptian on Mockingbird. It’s Italian. Crab claws, pizza, goof... More