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“Did not meet expectations”

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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$48.00*
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Dallas CityPASS
Ranked #3 of 251 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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Frankly we were disappointed. The content of George Herbert Walker Bush 41 in College Station was a lot better and he was in office only four years. This just seemed like a collection of media items and not serious information.

Thank ProfD81
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

While not as big or well done as 41's library, this library is well worth the time to explore. When we went, they were displaying 43's art work. Very interesting. I'm sure it will continue to evolve.

Thank Ronald R
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

Guess it's a good idea to visit his library although I am not a fan of him, but the building full interesting stuff and I did actually see him in a new light, he's done a lot things "like nice things" that you don't get to hear about so I will give him the benefit of the doubt on this one

1  Thank Alan D
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip to this first-rate presidential library and museum. It's well worth your time.

Thank DebJ727
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm not going to comment on any politics here, but I actually enjoyed this museum and I am not fan of W. It's a small tribute, well done and had enough stuff for the kiddos sprinkled in so they weren't bored and annoying ;) It takes only a couple hours to go through and is reasonably priced as these things go. My only real complaint is that the gift shop is way over priced and has nothing interesting or priced well for the kiddos. I know these places always have high priced times, but there are also usually smaller stuff that any kid could afford and would actually want. There was nothing educational or anything pertaining to the museum to get. Kind of a bummer, but definitely not a deal breaker. Security is like the airport, though - no water or anything. You don't have to take off your shoes, though lol!

1  Thank cramsekaran
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