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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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Owner description: Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We spent some time in the Musuem and the displays, also the introductory movie, being Canadian there were things we didn't know but were brought up to speed with great artifacts

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We were short on time when we stopped here, but still enjoyed the time we had. The displays were all well done. We were able to see a short movie, there is a longer video that was available but we didn't have the time. Really well done museum, definitely learned a lot.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We visited Independence on a recent road trip. I have been a long time admirer of President Truman whose legacy and lustre seems to continue to grow over the years. The museum did not let us down and we spent most of the day there. The docent who took our tour was very enthusiastic and informative as we went through his presidency and the many momentous decisions that he had to face during his tenure. We had a little discussion about how the stresses of the office prematurely age all of the occupants. The replica Oval Office and his museum office, just as he left it were highlights. Downstairs the displays about his personal life were very interesting including the beautifully restored "his and hers" Chryslers he bought after his senate victory in 1940. It was all very thoughtfully and tastefully presented. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Harry Truman is my favorite president. I glad to be able to visit the museum. I loved the mural by Thomas Hart Benton. The oval office was very interesting. Going through the rest of the museum was really interesting. We did not have time to see the films but maybe latter. The home was closed on the day we were there.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We've been to most of the presidential libraries/museums. This one is the best. The thoughtful presentation of the issues which faced Truman and the invitation to the audience to analyze those decisions made the museum particularly interesting. We spent three hours there. We also visited Harry & Bess' home and the National Park visitors center where you pick up tickets to the home. The guide at the home was terrific and all three sites were worth the visit.

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