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Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

2350 Petefish Dr, Lawrence, KS 66045-7506
+1 785-864-4900
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Well Worth the Stop!

On a visit to family in Kansas, we drove around the campus of the state university in Lawrence and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny W
Central Florida, Florida
A political life that set a great example

Sadly, Bob Dole's political life and style may not be replicated any time soon as evidenced by our... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Richard H
Tucson, Arizona
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This site focuses on politics and on the life of one of the University of Kansas' most famous alumni, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole.
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2350 Petefish Dr, Lawrence, KS 66045-7506
+1 785-864-4900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a visit to family in Kansas, we drove around the campus of the state university in Lawrence and noted the interesting design of the Dole Institute of Politics. We decided to take a look and ended up spending nearly an hour there. The museum...More

Thank Penny W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Sadly, Bob Dole's political life and style may not be replicated any time soon as evidenced by our current situation. Bob got things accomplished for the good of the country and could work with most anyone to make it happen. The exhibit does not take...More

2  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Visiting the Dole Center is to be reminded of the Greatest Generation -- Service to country and service in search of solutions rather than partisan gridlock. In a few short exhibits, the Dole Center portrays in a largely non-partisan way, the role that Bob Dole...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place is often overlooked by travelers coming to Lawrence Kansas. It has Iron beams for the World Trade Center disaster with at the time the largest stain glass flag in the US. On the wall that has the front entry is pictures of Veterans...More

Thank Mel W
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place is a great place to visit if you are not familiar with Kansas politics and want to know more about Kansas politicians and our government leaders. My father was a Korean vet and now his military air force photo is among other Kansas...More

Thank Le Thu E
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Located in a wonderful facility the Institute serves many people and purposes. This is good for families and there is certainly plenty to do around town to keep you busy for a weekend.

Thank loesshawk2015
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I remember when they were building this memorial to Bob Dole and veterans from Kansas. My grandpa was deceased by this time, but they sent notice to veterans and their wives to send in photos of our Kansas solders in their uniforms. I remember how...More

1  Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this beautiful museum with another couple in the afternoon today. We all really enjoyed this place. Very well done. We enjoyed the patriotic and beautiful building. The stained glass was gorgeous. The exhibit was informative and presented in a user friendly way. However,...More

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Dole-Institute, Public Relations Manager at Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hi jolisa13, thank you for your visit to the Dole Institute! We apologize for any distraction that our young guests may have caused during your visit. We do place a high priority on education for civic engagement and history with K-12 students, and sometimes that...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016

This museum has many dimensions--place of exhibits of Bob Dole's military and political career, piece of World Trade Center, wall of honor of veterans from area who have served in military, many programs and keynote speakers are also offered.

Thank maryhat2015
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Whether you are a history buff or not, this is a great place to spend a few hours entertaining out-of-towers. Read displays at your own pace, or spend several hours speed reading to get to the stories that interest you. I particularly recommend touring if...More

Thank Kristin S
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Kristy M
30 December 2015|
Response from Dole-Institute | Property representative |
Hello Kristy, admission is always free to the Institute!