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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

2943 Smu Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205-2563
+1 214-346-1557
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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, opportunity, compassion and responsibility. NEW FOR 2016: Step into the candidates' shoes in "PATH TO THE PRESIDENCY," a special exhibit on the history of campaigns and elections in the United States. Extend your visit with a stroll through the 15-acre Native Texas Park, enjoy a meal at Café 43, and take home a piece of the presidency from the Museum Store.
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2943 Smu Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205-2563
+1 214-346-1557
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest in practical politics this is worth a visit. There are no Watergate tapes (these can be listened to at the Nixon library) but the replica of the oval office is a talking point. The real highlight is the simulated decision...More

1  Thank Commachecker
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Visited between Christmas and d New Years. Easy drive from Love field. Parking was five dollars across from entrance of library Interesting look at Bush's tenure. 911 exhibit was tasteful. Re-creation of Oval office was tasteful. Sculptures of the pets were cute. Worth spending some...More

1  Thank char1scott
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

This museum was a great site to visit. I was particularly impressed with 9/11 exhibit, the knowledge of the docents, and the Oval. The 9/11 exhibit has a section of the trade center that was believed to be a point of impact as a central...More

1  Thank Les M
Reviewed February 9, 2017

If you are in the Dallas area don't miss this wonderful library & museum. Well worth your time and easy to find. Parking is next to the library and there is a restaurant next to the library. The library is well done and will give...More

1  Thank Jeepingal
Reviewed February 8, 2017

If you have a few hours in Dallas to spare, add this to your to do list. Located on the SMU campus the library is beautifully located and truly a magnificent addition. It is a tour that you can walk through on your own and...More

1  Thank burbsfour
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

A great perspective of the thought and process that shaped this president and reshape our country. If you have become apathetic, come relive 9/11 again come and try to understand Katrina... then finish up with a complete disintegration of sound economic principles.

2  Thank TikiTex
Reviewed February 8, 2017

I attended my company's private event at the library. It included a cocktail hour, dinner, then a tour of the library after. I was fascinated and in awe by all of the artifacts, especially with mementos from 9-11. I learned so many things that I...More

2  Thank Cookinfool
Reviewed February 7, 2017

I do like presidential museums. This is my seventh one that I have visited (although it is the one closest to where I live). The SNU Campus looked amazing. The 360 screen video, right after the ticket booth. looked so awesome. As far as the...More

1  Thank atemius_99
Reviewed February 5, 2017

This deserves to be on everyone's "to do" list of sights to see in Dallas. It's classy - very well done, and allows you to get to know Dubbya and his Presidency so much better. The docents are plentiful, pleasant and quite helpful.

2  Thank SidMonge
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

The tour was interesting. I remember 9-11 and hearing and weeing different perspectives was amazing. Took a pictuere behind the desk. It was fun!

1  Thank bluespider44
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Is there parking at the museum?
May 30, 2017|
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Response from kmweeks | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is - thank you bison man for answering faster
How long does it take to tour
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Luke M | Property representative |
A typical visit will last 60-90 minutes per exhibit. For two exhibits, I suggest you plan for 2-3 hours.
Are the exhibits in Spanish or is there a Spanish tour?
August 25, 2016|
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Response from virginiacurry | Reviewed this property |
only when I'm there