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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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Historically Inspiring

I was very impressed by the historical presentation of Hoover's life and accomplishments. I learned of his incredible humanitarian efforts thanks to the amazing exhibits. Well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Frances G
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was very impressed by the historical presentation of Hoover's life and accomplishments. I learned of his incredible humanitarian efforts thanks to the amazing exhibits. Well worth the interest fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here as part of a little Find Your Park road trip we were doing, and this turned out to be such a quaint little spot. Although we didn't do the adjacent museum/library, the site itself was free, and we were able to check out the childhood cottage and surrounding buildings as well. They've restored the town so it... More 

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Maumee, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent time seeing the exhibits and film at the Natl Park Service museum/store. We also walked the grounds to see boyhood home of Herbert Hoover and his Father's blacksmith shop. This is a small, interresting village. There is also his Presidential Library a couple of blocks away and he and his wife's gravesites on a nearby hill.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful settings, great for a walk about. the black smith shop is a working shop, the smith is a true craftsman and very knowledgable about the park and its history.

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East Greenville, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful park and learned so much. Orphaned early but never forgot where he came from. Nice walkable town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a very nice site and it is free very clean staff is great and friendly. the buildings are very well maintained is a nice side trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If passing through Iowa, do not miss! All I learned about Hoover in school was that it was all his fault. Well that was a bad education. I learned from the historic site about his early works and contributions to not only the United States but our allies too. We should be so lucky to have someone like him today.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It does cost $10.00 to see inside but the outside exhibits were free. This is less than a mile off highway. I recommend a quick stop under 1.5 hours for everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could be an all day trip if combined with the Herbert Hoover Presidential library or break it up with two visits. One in the summer for the H.H. National Historic Site which is best viewed in Spring, Summer or Fall since most of it is outside. Followed by a visit to the Presidential Library during inclement (bad) weather. The... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This was my first trip to West Branch...what a great surprise! Well preserved buildings, incredible grounds, excellent presentation, wonderful guides and presenters. A first class time and learning experience.

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