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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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Address: 110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, IA 52358
Phone Number: 319-643-2541
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Visit in conjunction with the Presidential Library

In addition to the Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch also features the historic site which includes the birthplace cottage, the Friends Meetinghouse, a schoolhouse, a... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In addition to the Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch also features the historic site which includes the birthplace cottage, the Friends Meetinghouse, a schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, and the grave site of Hoover and his wife. If you stop in West Branch, I highly encourage you to go to these sites in conjunction with the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Herbert Hoover NHS preserves much of the neighborhood of West Branch, IA were President Hoover was born and spent his early childhood years. The best place to begin your visit is at the Visitors Center where there are displays and a short video which detail Hoover's early life in West Branch. While there, you can also pick-up maps and... More 

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is within walking distance of the Presidential Library and one should take the time to see as there is a lot of history and information to see and learn

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving across Iowa we broke up the drive with a short stop at this national historic site. The Junior Ranger program was very educational for our daughter and we learned a lot as well. The rangers were very helpful audit was a nice break in our day

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Haines City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a success story of a young orphan, cared for by a loving family, graduating from Stanford University and becoming a great American. Not only for his philanthropy, but other acts of caring. Seeing the actual humble beginnings is interesting and quite inspiring.

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West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stop along the interstate. Hoover's boyhood home and gravesite are very simple which is a reflection of his Quaker religion. You can view both without having to pay to visit the museum but that's definitely worth a visit too. Park rangers were very helpful.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its an easy stop right of I-80 to break up your drive across Iowa. The rangers were great with the kids and we learned a lot. Worth the stop!!

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Amherst, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in the area it's worth stopping by and learning a few interesting things about one of our lesser known presidents. You get to see his childhood home and get a true sense of his humble beginnings. At the same time you come away with an appreciation for the fact that in this country anyone can become president. Make... More 

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a humble beginning for our former president. They have on site the actual two room house he was born in which is in site of his final resting place. Wow!

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Northfield, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very imformative and learned a lot about Herbert Hoover than we didn't know. We love the junior ranger programs, educational and for the adults too! The buildings are nicely preserved.

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