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“Awesome, better than the newer Bush Library at SMU”

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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Reviewed June 21, 2013

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum significantly improves the quality of Texas A&M's campus. The building itself is beautiful and is complimented by a great sculpture of horses jumping over a Berlin Wall replica and a tranquil pond behind the Museum. And for the quality of the museum, it is actually pretty informative. Although it should be noted that all presidential museums refuse to cover any controversial or negative aspects of a President's legacy, you still receive pretty good knowledge about the first Bush's presidential term. This fact is more than you can say about the younger Bush's museum. Overall, this museum is awesome and should be visited by anyone living in Texas or with an interest in politics and/or history.

Thank Kenny S
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you get the chance to visit, allow a minimum of 2 hours. The building is beautifully laid out, inside and outside, with lots of entertaining and educational information about our former president and his family and life. We were lucky enough to visit on his 89th birthday, and were served cake, ice cream and punch. The hosts and hostesses were friendly and informative, the exhibits are full of little know facts about President Bush's background, life and presidential term, and the gift shop is packed with something for every age group. Everything is clean, well lit, brightly decorated and welcoming.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We went when they had the "Washington DC in Miniature". This was like very intricate doll houses of the white house and capitol. The kids enjoyed it...it was a travelling show that required an entry fee - but well worth the added expense.

Thank jo_coch
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We greatly enjoyed learning more about President Bush's background including his military flight training, I had forgotten how much happened during his four years as President--he faced many challenges and made wise decisions, we enjoyed learning more about their family too! We spend 4 hours in the museum and could have spent longer.

Thank lulu1996
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Other than an over aggressive photographer in the oval office display, my entire family thoroughly enjoyed visiting 41's library. We all learned a great deal and grew to appreciate a bit more this kind, decent man who served so well.

Thank Gale L
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