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“It's History, but Without the Boring Stuff”
Review of The Plains School

Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Plains
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Jimmy Carter's old high school is now a museum dedicated to the 39th President.
Reviewed May 11, 2013

I attended as a chaperone on my daughter's class field trip. Being a History teacher, I was naturally quite excited to get there. At the same time, I know how often museums and historical sites can be interesting, but also very dry. Plains High School provides a great opportunity to obtain an in-depth, but not to in-depth that you go to sleep, picture of former President Jimmy Carter. The center is well-decorated, and kept very organized, neat, and the people are very helpful. I couldn't wait to go back and tell the rest of my family that our summer plans were already made.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We wished we had planned more time for this outstanding trove of the history of education in the 1930s, the history of the region, and, of course, the influences on the maturing of young Roselynn and Jimmy. Great old photos! I applaud the citizens who saved this building and restored it. The exhibits are interesting, but just being in a building from that era gives you a feeling of how close knit the community was and the pride the people had in their children they were preparing for the future. The gift shop offers nice merchandise. All the people who work here are very informative.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

The Park Rangers and the Movie Give This Establishment a Continuing Education of President Carter the Leader, the Community Leader, Humanitarian, and Man. The DVD for purchase is well worth the investment too

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This was the small school that everyone in Plains attending durning the years JImmy Carter was growing up. That's right, first through twelve. This is where President Carter began his education before joining the Navy.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Make sure you allow yourself enough time to fully enjoy this historical school. The video is awesome and the narration is first class. Very educational and the staff was very welcoming and informative.

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