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“Great place to learn history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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Owner description: Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.
Des Moines, Iowa
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125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great place to learn history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Harry S Truman was the first former president to create his own library. He wanted to foster transparency in government and create a place where research of some history's most important decisions and events would be possible. The tour starts with the choice of two films about Truman's life. I recommend the longer version. The longer film contains most of what you see in the shorter one, and it has many more details about Truman's life. This is great place to visit and you need to give yourself at least 3 hours to see it.

Visited May 2013
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Winnemucca, Nevada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“So interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

There is so much stuff in this museum! We wound up spending much longer than we meant to, going through this museum and reading all of the information. The displays were laid out beautifully and it was so clean and nice. Very enjoyable experience.

Visited June 2013
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Better than I anticipated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Thought it would a shrine....but it wasn't. It told both sides of Truman's presidency....good and bad. Interesting and quite beautiful.

Visited May 2013
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North Texas
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97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Amazing presidential library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

If you have any interest at all in the history of our country this place is a must. Large, beautifully and tastefully designed, and with exhibits and memorabilia that understate rather brag about the achievements of this remarkable man.

Visited May 2013
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Branson, Missouri
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a great library, full of history, writings of President Truman. We loved the whole back story provided for Truman's childhood all the way through the White House. WWII information is extremely poignant and helpful with photos, memorabilia, newspapers. Very tastefully done. He even painted a little portion of the mural just inside the entrance.

Visited May 2013
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