Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch

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  • August 1, 2017
    This recreated village gives an idea of Herbert Hoovers early life. Small, with only 4 buildings to explore, it gives perspective and understanding to his life. There is no tour, but the NPS Rangers a...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    This was amazingly fun! Walking in Hoover's shoes was eye opening! Everything was so well preserved! It was beautiful!  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    We enjoyed visiting the Herbert Hoover historical site. We saw the very small cottage where he was born and lived his first few years. There was a blacksmith shop like the one his father worked in, wi...  more »
  • May 13, 2017
    Beautiful park! Its really interesting to visit the town and home where Herbert Hoover was born. I was surprised by his small beginnings, but also loved his little house and garden. My husband and I also spent the day just hanging out in the surrounding town, which had a farmers market. Great tourist destination.
  • June 17, 2017
    Very interesting with beautiful displays and clearly understood story of President Hoover's life, including his presidency. The grounds are impeccable and at the beautifully groomed area around his grave you are able to look across the vast lawn and in the distance see the tiny home where he was born. Very beautiful, interesting, and sobering.
  • June 22, 2017
    Great presidential library. If you're passing through it is inexpensive to enter and you can spend as much or as little time as you like. Worth the stop!
  • March 6, 2017
    I loved visiting the Hoover Museum! It was fantastic. And the price of admission was actually fair. The gift shop was a little pricey but that didn't stop me. The man at the ticket counter was very friendly, and we had an enjoyable time. They also had an exhibit of Route 66 that was interesting.
  • June 20, 2017
    It's not often when traveling cross county you have quick access to a National Historic Site. Stop in, walk around, get a bite to eat downtown. Amazing to find out Hoover left town with 2 dimes sewn into his clothes.

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