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“Wonderful Library & Museum”

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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Port Aransas, Texas
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24 reviews
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“Wonderful Library & Museum”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Execellent museum. Took pictures behind the oval office desk. The WWII exhibits were very interesting. One of the really funny things was the videos of Barbara & George cracking each other up. You really have to see this! Its in the white room behind the Oval Office mock-up.

Visited March 2014
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Halifax, Canada
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“George Bush Presidential Library Museum”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We vacationed in Texas November 2013, mainly to see all 3 Presidential Library Museums in Texas (LB Johnson's, George Bush Sr., George Bush Jr.) and decided to drive North of Dallas Airport, to see Bill Clinton's Library Museum in Arkansas first, since it was so close, knowing we would not be that close to Arkansas for many years or, perhaps ever.

We loved each Museum and did alot of driving in our 1 week vacation. Basically, we circled the entire Texas State and visited George Bush Sr's Library after Clinton's! At first, when my sweetheart suggested Texas to visit the Library's ...my not being a history buff like he is...my initial reacts was: Really, visit Library's? Then, once I googled them all, I was very excited to go! I was floored, to be honest and learned SO much about each President & learned a lot about the United States in general.

I highly recommend all Museums and i was shocked just how large a city College Station is, especially The University campus GB's Library is located on. You will also be pleasantly surprised to learn about GB's life, from birth, to recent years.

Visited November 2013
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Payson, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Lots of interesting history here”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stopped here to see this library, I've had a interest in presidential library's ever since visiting the President Fords in Michigan. Keep in mind that it does take some time to walk though, so be prepared to spend a 2 hours to see it all.

Visited February 2014
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Burnet, Texas
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“Worth a drive to College Station”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

This may be the best arranged and informative presidential museum I have seen and have been to quite a few.

Visited February 2014
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Algona, Iowa
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“Enjoyable and Educational”
Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed becoming more familiar with President George Bush and his family. The displays are very effective in showing how important his family has been in shaping him into the well respected man that he is. The displays were well organized and informative. Very worthwhile place to visit.

Visited February 2014
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