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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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$49.00*
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Dallas CityPASS
Ranked #3 of 209 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Get an in-depth, interactive look at eight years of presidential history at America's 13th presidential library and museum. Explore important issues and events of the administration of President George W. Bush as framed by four themes: freedom, opportunity, compassion and responsibility. NEW FOR 2016: Step into the candidates' shoes in "PATH TO THE PRESIDENCY," a special exhibit on the history of campaigns and elections in the United States. Extend your visit with a stroll through the 15-acre Native Texas Park, enjoy a meal at Café 43, and take home a piece of the presidency from the Museum Store.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Because the Bush Presidency is so recent, going through these exhibits brings back vivid memories of all the events depicted. It is very well done. I enjoyed the free audio tour. One thing that struck me as interesting was the Oval Office replica. You could sit in the chair and pose for photos. They didn't rush you so you had a chance to get a decent one. Additionally, a professional photographer snapped everyone. We ended up buying the professional photo because it was a good momento. Additionally, they give you a website to get the digital file if you buy the photo. You could easily spend a couple hours there. We did. Didn't get bored. If you are in Dallas with some time on your hands, head to SMU and take this in. You will be glad you did.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I visited the Museum on a trip from the UK and was very impressed with the architecture of the building. It was also a real eye opener watching Americans respond to the exhibitions and enabled me to find out more about the the Bush family. Would recommend. Shame it doesn't have a cafe.

Thank Dean S
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I visited the museum with my family. The museum is small and cramped. I did not find much substance in the exhibits except for general slogans of freedom and democracy which were repeated constantly during his presidency. You would think there would be much to show after eight years in office. But, the museum is surprisingly lacking in anything informative. Instead, it contains some random gifts, illegible letters, and some short videos. At $16 per person and $7 for parking, it's a bit expensive for what you get.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

On my recent visit to Fort Worth, friends suggest going to the museum, I am glad they did. What a first class experience. I would go again.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This museum is put together very well. The exhibits are extensive and informative. You get a free audio player to listen to as you wish. The best part is the oval office and the rose garden. My wife and I had several nice photos taken here. It is expensive $16 for adults plus parking is $7. Good luck getting a spot in the closest lot unless you have a hybrid vehicle.

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