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“Interesting look at Nixon's Legacy”

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visitors can now enjoy the all-new Richard Nixon Library and Museum featuring nearly 70 new major exhibits, 30 unique multi-media experiences, 11 original films, 12 custom digital interactives, 10 curated archival film sequences, more than 600 photographs, 8,000 square feet of wall murals and more than 300 artifacts.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Kauai, Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting look at Nixon's Legacy”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We decided to visit the Nixon Library sort of on a whim. We were both teens when the whole Nixon/Watergate scandal happened, so it definitely is a life long memory. The museum is well done and very interesting. There are all the usual things one comes to expect in a presidential library/museum, including lots of exhibits of history and memorabilia. I found particularly interesting all the official gifts on display. Something I learned from a museum docent is that all these gifts belong to the country if they are valued over a certain amount ($100?). However, if the president wants a particular gift, he has the option to purchase is from the nation, which, in a few cases, President Nixon did. One of my favorite exhibits was the helicopter which transported Nixon and his family away from the White House after his resignation. Of course most people in my generation remember this significant event in history. I think many, if not most, in my generation thought of Nixon as a dishonest crook. The museum addresses some of his administration's problems, but certainly puts a positive spin on his time in the presidency. I wouldn't have expected any different. Incidentally, the grounds and gardens are beautiful. In fact, there was a wedding being held outside in the gardens while we visited, which apparently happens frequently. I'm sure that's a great income producer for the facility.

Visited October 2012
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Diamond Bar, California
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nixon Presidential Library”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a great historical representation of Nixon's term in office. There are many interesting artifacts and memorabelia from the Nixon era. There is also a Marine 1 helicopter on display that you can tour. The home in which President Nixon was born is on available for tour. This is also the resting place of both President Nixon and his wife Pat. There is currently a special exhibit of Pat Nixon memorabelia.

This is worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great library to visit”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We are trying to see how many presidential libraries we can visit. This was a nice library. The grounds are nicd

Visited September 2012
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Newport Beach
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Presidental History”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

With my visit I had a great histiory lesson and enjoyed the beautiful gardens. It's always interesting to find out more in regards to the Presidents.
Wonderful docents with lots of knowledge and insight.
Definitely worth a visit for a quiet day and informative experience.

Visited November 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Informative”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Spent over three hours going through the Nixon Library and Museum. It was very informative and well organized. There were items there to keep the interest from the youngest to the oldest. Especially appreciated seeing his homeplace and the Air Force 1 Helicopter. Time well spent!

Visited November 2012
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