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Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, West Branch

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  • We have visited many presidential museums, and the Hoover library/museum is one of the most interesting. Hoover was instrumental in bringing about standardization and efficiency in business and trade ...  more »
  • Visited Hoover museum last Saturday. Well conceived layout with many personal pictures and a good explanation of this Great Americans Life!  more »
  • I had passed the West Branch exit too many times to mention but visited the museum with my family when my son wanted to visit one of the few Iowa National Landmarks. The museum's display was very well...  more »
  • A well spent $10. If you're a history buff, you'll love this place. The museum has so many things to say about the 31st president of the US. The exhibits are well thought of and very informative. The town (West Branch) itself is quite scenic and I enjoyed walking around the streets.
  • Hoover isn't the most admired, but he was overall a good president. This museum isn't as flashy as some others but if you're passing through the great state of Iowa, you might as well visit it. I went to Herbert Hoover High School in Des Moines! The Hoover Dam is also worth visiting.
  • I dont remember what year my school took us on the field trip but it was so interesting I'm going back in June this year 2017 to explore a little bit more I think it's been over 10 years sents I went their I miss and loved my child hood
  • The people working at this location were rude and unwelcoming. The ranger on duty followed me around to all the exhibits, including the gravesite, without ever engaging me in conversation. When I asked him "Haven't I seen you before?" his response was "I don't know. What do you think?" I believe that because I was an African American male on my own in a place where few people of color ever appear, he was following me because he thought I was a security risk of some sort. I can't recommend this place.
  • We were just passing through on our way home to Illinois after a 9 day road trip and decided to stop. Boy are we glad we did. Many Presidential museums talk about everything you already know about the person, but this one went WAY beyond that. We spent almost 1/2 the day here which put us behind schedule, but it was totally worth it.