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George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Dallas

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4.4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
The second largest presidential library, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum acts as a policy center and holds the offices of the foundation that created the library. The location on the Southern Methodist University campus was chosen by the foundation after a competition; the building earned a platinum certification in 2013 for its energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design. You'll be able to view exhibits celebrating American pastimes, like baseball, and items of international skill, like Oscar de la Renta gowns and textiles made by refugees. The attraction's website keeps an updated list of temporary exhibits and instructions on how to use its research facilities. To visit George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on your trip to Dallas, use our Dallas travel itinerary maker.
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  • This is the newest of the Presidential Libraries and definitely one of the best. New,modern and interactive, the exhibits are both entertaining and informative. The Oval Office is an exact replica of ...  read more »
  • This museum was surprisingly uplifting. Considering the topics covered in this museum are quite heavy it does a great job of ending on a positive note. The 9/11 memorial was very moving and shows Bush...  read more »
  • I got a very different (and much more positive view) of George Bush after visiting. You really learn lots about the personal side of the man and there are lots of interactive exhibits which speak to d...  read more »
  • MUST SEE!! Wow, this was the first Presidential Library my husband and I have visited. It was an amazing experience! They did an outstanding job educating us on the Bush Family their life in Texas, White House and Camp David. We learned lots of true and unique details about the 8 years President Bush serviced as our Commander in Chief. We live in OKC and are long time AF civil servants. We are so grateful that God rose up such a God-loving moral and kind man to represent this country. We thank God for President Bush and Mrs. Bush's service and pray that God will continue to bless them with many years of joy with their family and friends. Highly encourage anyone living in or visiting the Dallas area visit this wonderful library!
  • Not being a fan of the man, i didn't know what to expect. But the library is well worth the tour. Right now (spring 2016) they're hosting a temporary exhibition with artifacts, quotes, visuals of every president in the US history. That will take about 30 minutes. The main gallery covers 9/11 events, "no child left behind" policy, the war on terror. There are short movies with George W Bush himself which are really well made. You can also visit the exact replica of the Oval Office when Bush was president and get a picture sitting at his desk Regardless of your feelings towards the 43rd president, the library is really good whether you agree with his political views or not.
  • A very good trip down memory lane and behind the scenes learning about the daily life of a president. 9/11 exhibit was emotional. Plan a good 2 hours and get your picture taken in the oval office.
  • History is written very differently here than I remember some of the Bush years. Dick Cheney is barely mentioned. The imploding economy at the end of his second term is glossed over. Whether you liked the man or not the impact he had should still be told including the unpopular policies.
  • Very information but kinda small for the price. Still worth atleast one visit.
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