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“Well Curated Museum”

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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Owner description: Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.
massachusetts
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266 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Well Curated Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

I visited this museum for a couple of hours and was impressed by how well curated it is. It allowed me to get a more in depth snapshot in time that I was unfamiliar with prior to my visit. The museum has plenty of interactive displays and flows nicely through Truman's life line. The exterior courtyard is a nice place to reflect on one mans impact on our national story. Don't miss Truman's post presidential office, this is a very interesting addition to an already impressive museum.

Visited May 2013
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USA
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“Great Place to Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Harry Truman library is a very nice building with lots of films to watch and so much to read and see. You can spend a short time here or quite a while. Very good library for a fabulous president. Truman and his wife are both buried at the library grounds.

Visited May 2013
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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“Neat place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

The museum was fascinating. My children were enthralled by the perpetual flame. They watched it burn from inside since it was raining and very cold outside.They were pretty bummed that it was raining too hard to walk through the garden and get a closer look at the memorial for the Trumans.

Visited May 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews
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“World Class Museum in Offbeat Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

This Library and Museum is for the lover of history and uses unique ways to transport you to a very different time through displays and video images. Budget 2-4 hours, and visit Dixon's Chili afterward for the complete Truman experience.

Visited August 2012
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Richmond, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“First Presidential Library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Didn't realize that Truman's was the first one and that when Hoover saw it, decided he would build one also.
The guides and guards were very friendly and helpful. The video shown in the theater was very informative and the tour was great.

We got there around 4:15 in the afternoon and when we asked were told that we wouldn't have enough time to do the tours, but if we wanted to, we could come back the next day on the same tickets.

Visited April 2013
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