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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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Unexpected Jewel of a Site

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to visit and the old homes, tall trees and interesting things to visit you must go.

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Muscatine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The little village of historic homes and businesses is nice. The grave site of President & Mrs Hoover is beautiful. There is a prairie trail next to the gravesite that is gorgeous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't sure that the kids would like it, but the friendly Rangers helped with the junior ranger program. The restored buildings were well done. I was afraid it would be boring for the kids, but they learned a lot and liked it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 July 16, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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