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“Wild About Harry”

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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Owner description: Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.
Hanalei, Hawaii
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147 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Wild About Harry”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Very effective display of personal items in dioramic chronology. Loved all the handwritten letters. Truman's backbone was based in good Midwestern values. Likeable everyman.

Visited September 2012
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Naperville, Illinois
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619 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Can't miss this!!”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

What a great museum. Have such a better respect for someone who was president 40 years before I was born. They have so much memorabilia and information that it could take days to go through. Lots of interactive displays and a great recreation of the Oval Office. It is almost worth it just to go see the giant Thomas Hart Benton mural in the entrance way.

They have kept HST's office the way he left it when he died, and you can also pay your respects at his grave site in the courtyard.

Visited August 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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369 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Must see”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Was a great experience going through the museum. Harry was an ordinary guy who became president and worked for the average citizen. A fasinating discovery of what made the man and the president. He retired to Independence without a pension or ss protection. And did not want protection when it was offered 10 years later until LBJ personally called him. A really great president.

Visited September 2012
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Sedalia, Missouri
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“former president”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

the only pres from missiouri...show me man..love to learn. and read..about the man from missiouri...independence is not my favorite but its worth it.

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Carterville, Illinois
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111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good stop”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Well set up and very interesting. The displays were well organized and it was definitely a worthwhile visit.

Visited September 2012
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