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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

2943 Smu Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205-2563
+1 214-346-1557
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Get an in-depth, interactive look at eight years of presidential history at America's 13th presidential library and museum. Explore important issues and events of the administration of President George W. Bush as framed by four themes: freedom, opportunity, compassion and responsibility. NEW FOR 2016: Step into the candidates' shoes in "PATH TO THE PRESIDENCY," a special exhibit on the history of campaigns and elections in the United States. Extend your visit with a stroll through the 15-acre Native Texas Park, enjoy a meal at Café 43, and take home a piece of the presidency from the Museum Store.
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2943 Smu Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205-2563
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Most Libraries tend to brag about their accomplishments. This one had plenty of accomplishments, but really went into the culture of service. The real epiphany was about Laura. What a great, smart and dedicated woman. A couple really in sync. Like W or don’t, he...More

Thank Al H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I expected it to be decent, and was looking forward to the 9-11 part of the exhibit, but the whole thing was really extremely well done. An added bonus was the first lady's exhibit across the hall.

Thank Sean R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Presidential section and the new part featuring First Ladies is very interesting. It is one of the smaller libraries so a couple of hours is all that's needed.

Thank Gerald G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited 10 Presidential Museums so far on our trips from England and this new one is another excellent one.I think my favourites are College Station where we actually met the President himself and Austin where we met Luci Johnson. Our very young granddaughters...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This library is quite impressive in looks but it is also more expensive. It feels like an art museum somewhat. There are guards all around and I did not like being watched so much. There is a lot of information and it is well done....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had about 4 hours in between flights for guests that were in town. We decided to fill some of that time with a trip to the George Bush Museum. To my delight it was extremely informative and well done. Many things to read, experience,...More

Thank Donna W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I thought this was a very well-presented museum. A little bit of revisionist history in some spots, but it’s his space, and his prerogative, so that’s okay. I liked the First Lady exhibit as well. The replica Oval Office is very cool.

Thank SoxWin09
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love history so I love all of the Presidential libraries I’ve been to. This one was interesting but not one of the best. First, many libraries I’ve been to focus on the background of the president - upbringing, early careers in politics, etc. this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great museum! We were fortunate enough to visit when the First Lady exhibit was there and that was fun to see also. The exhibits are informative, especially the 9/11 information. The oval office replica was fun to see.

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to get the Leonardo da Vinci, Machines in Motion Exhibit in addition to this wonderful museum. Highly interactive and educational, it's jaw dropping to see enacted Leonardo's desires realized: "I wish to work miracles...." - not in his art, but through his...More

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Response from thejozen_1 | Reviewed this property |
They sell at the venue but if you can purchase the Citypass Dallas, it’s included on there along with the Reunion Tower, JFK Museum to name a few. I highly recommend the Citypass if you will spend time in Dallas and really... More
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If you can't find BBQ in Texas, your not looking very hard. I always stop someone, not a student, and ask where do they eat? Its always the best way anywhere in the world of travel.
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Yes,They can accommodate motor home parking.
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