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Review of Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
Ranked #16 of 281 things to do in Atlanta
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Carter Presidential Library and Museum re-opens October 1, 2009 as an all-new,state-of-the-art museum tracing the life and work of President Jimmy Carter, from his childhood in Plains to the work he and Mrs. Carter do around the world to promote peace and health.
San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

This was great something to do when you are looking to get out of the house and explore the city around you!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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“One of the Better Presidential Libraries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Focuses on actual events of administration and post-preseidential work towards world peace. Less political bias than some libraries of later presidents. Great for families and all who enjoy USA history.

Visited October 2011
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“The museum is like the President, boring”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is a waste of money. It is a weak attempt to make Jimmy Carter look good but no museum could do that. It is boring, overdone and an attempt to make their favorite son a success. It fails in that attempt and is not balanced based upon what he did as chief executive. I guess that is understandable in his home state

Visited August 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

We learned so much about this president and his times here. It is an extremely well done museum and the grounds are beautiful. A reminder of how difficult it is to be President of the United States.

Visited September 2012
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Charlottesville, VA
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“Fascinating and well presented.....definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

It's amazing to me that most of this history occurred during my lifetime and I was marginally aware of it. Learning about the times was as interesting as the Carter's story. What an amazing couple Jimmy and Rosalyn are. I don't think anyone, regardless of their politics, could come through the center without a new found respect for the Carters. I thought the information was presented in a visitor-friendly format. You can engage in more involved video/audio presentations or walk through and read what's there. I did some of both. I was with other people and the museum was closing or would have taken more time. I was especially struck by how Carter's faith influences his work and how faith has been so distorted in recent times to justify peoples' actions and beliefs. I was also moved by the work of the Carter Center and all that the Carters have accomplished since his presidency. I learned a lot and will probably go back to catch what I missed including the gardens.

Visited August 2012
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