William J Clinton Library and Museum, Little Rock

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William J Clinton Library and Museum boasts the largest archive of any presidential library in the United States and houses the Clinton Foundation offices. Since its opening in 2004, this center has hosted hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, as well as the students of University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, which is part of the same complex. This is the 13th presidential library in the United States and was entirely privately funded. In addition to photographs, documents, and other texts, this library contains artifacts from the 1993–2001 presidency of William Jefferson Clinton, as well as accurate, life-size replicas of the Oval Office and Cabinet Room as they looked during Clinton's tenure. Plan your William J Clinton Library and Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Little Rock using our Little Rock tour planner .
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  • No matter your politics, touring the presidential libraries is always a positive experience and this one is no different. We took the tour and the guide was quite knowledgeable and easy to listen to. ...  more »
  • This place is small compared to what I had imagined. It is packed with information, memorabilia, interesting facts and timeline displays of many aspects of his life and family. Definitely a nice place...  more »
  • We spent 3.5 hours here and wished we had more time, beautiful library with many interesting exhibits and a guided tour. At the time of our visit there was also a special exhibit devoted to Nelson Man...  more »
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  • A must see in little rock! If you've never been to the white house, the library gives you a great replica of the oval office. Be sure to take the tour and be prepared to spend at least 2 hours at the museum. A lot of the staff are volunteers who are professional and very welcoming. Easily one of the better hospitality experiences we have had in all our travels!
  • I've been to several presidential libraries now, and this one was kind of lacking as far as exhibits. The building is beautiful, the grounds are nice, and I'm sure it'd make a great venue for events. However, as an educational exhibit, it comes in last place compared to all the other presidential libraries I've seen. LBJ's is still my favorite out of the libraries I've personally visited. Staff was really friendly, though! The film for the Clinton Library was well done, too. The library isn't far at all from the downtown shops and restaurants. I really liked the pedestrian bridge next to the library as well.
  • Clinton center is one of my favorite places. The extreme bug exhibit was fun and interesting. Great way for kids and adults to learn about how bugs support our planet.
  • I find that this is a very interesting destination, however, I feel that the utilization of space for the exhibits are underutilized. One section of the actual terms of the president is fantastic with excellent presentation of history and artifacts. The main entrance and foyer needs more eye catching details. The security staff is friendly, efficient and fantastic for people with special needs and disabilities. I would recommend for any historical buffs no matter your political affiliation. A must see for school kids in upper elementary ages. Pre-K, kindergarten, and lower elementary would be bored. Pre-register and teens, possibly based on interests and parental advisement.
  • Short story: A poorly designed museum, lacking cohesive flow, narrative, or meaning to a collection of stuff from our former president. Several neat sections, and visually beautiful, but not what I expected. I've been to a couple of other presidential libraries (namely Truman's, which is spectacular), and despite having tons of great material to work with, the library itself is... sad. I understand that presidential libraries mostly exist to glorify the former office holder, but there were plenty of contentious parts of Clinton's presidency that were glossed over or not mentioned. Credit for a number of things were taken that President Clinton had no part in. Also, museums should probably have a flow or direction to them, and there was not a clear one here. My wife and often weren't sure where curators wanted us to go next, that it was unclear where things were and why certain parts of the museum were near one another. The materials themselves were of interest, but the way that they were presented either made them difficult to intellectually or physically access. If overhauled, this has the bones of a really interesting place, but between the cost and the lack of cohesion it has now, I wouldn't recommend it to a friend unless they were a huge Clinton fan.

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