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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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Owner description: The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a research institution and academic environment dedicated to the preservation, research and exhibit of official records, personal papers and memorabilia from the life and career of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, with more than 43 million pages of official and personal papers, 2 million photos, 2,500 hours of videotape and 100,000 museum objects. Covering much of U.S. history since 1941, the library and museum features a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, a 1947 Studebaker, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and precise replicas of President Bush's Oval Office, Camp David office and White House Situation Room. The museum also features a temporary exhibit gallery which lends to an ever-changing museum to visit. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
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New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Must see”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Exhibits are very well done and educational. Plan at least 2 hours to see it but you could spend a full day.

Visited September 2012
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Brenham, Tx
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“What a great place to visit.”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

If you haven't been to a presidential library, you are missing a great experience. The George Bush library is tribute to a true American public servant! We were so impressed, we have since visited the Clinton Library in Little Rock, AR and plan to visit as many of the Presidential library as we can. A great place to refresh your knowledge of American history and see what these Presidents accomplished during their careers.

Visited September 2012
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Brushy Creek, Texas
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79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Great library for a great man”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

The complete story of George Bush - a man who did much more than his single term as president - is told at this wonderful library in College Station. A recent refresh to some of the exhibits makes for a more compelling experience. Be sure you allow several hours - at least - to take it all in. There's a short video presented on the hour that serves as an excellent starting point for your experience. This is also the only presidential library where you may visit a recreation of the Oval Office - instead of having to view it from afar, you can actually sit at the big desk and (for a small fee) even have your picture taken. Gimmicky, perhaps, but fun for the family.

Visited August 2012
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Port Orange, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very nice, but not able to go through his papers”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

I enjoyed the museum and friendly staff, but was a bit bummed that I couldn't flip through his papers. They had at least a couple I found on display showing his hand-written remarks. Interesting to see the mind behind the scenes.

Visited September 2012
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Arlington, TX
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165 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The best part of this museum is learning about the man George Bush. He has served in so many different capacities during his public service life, there is no doubt he was one of the most qualified presidents in history.

Beautiful museum on the Texas A&M Campus.

Visited September 2012
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