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Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

210 Parkside Dr, P.O.Box 607, West Branch, IA 52358
+1 319-643-2541
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I took the elementary age grand kids to learn about Hoover. They were very intrested and learned a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
D w
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Des Moines, Iowa
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very, very good

Before my visit I did not know much about President Hoover. That has changed fundamentally. In the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This library-museum commemorates the 31st President of the U.S. and the first born west of the Mississippi River. Exhibits track Hoover’s life and political career. The large temporary gallery has changing exhibits that relate to American history. The Museum sits on the grounds of the Hoover National historic site where visitors can tour Hoover's birthplace cottage, blacksmith shop, Quaker meeting house, the local school and the Hoover's gravesite.
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210 Parkside Dr, P.O.Box 607, West Branch, IA 52358
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took the elementary age grand kids to learn about Hoover. They were very intrested and learned a lot. As did I.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Before my visit I did not know much about President Hoover. That has changed fundamentally. In the theater a very informative video about his life is shown. The various exhibits about Herbert (later President) Hoover cover the main phases of his very active, varied and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 that transformed American culture. He was truly compassionate in his efforts during WWI and post WWII...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Hoover museum last Saturday. Well conceived layout with many personal pictures and a good explanation of this Great Americans Life!

Thank George P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 done and gave me a new respect...More

Thank Connie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Hoover Presidential Library during a trip Milwaukee to attend a Brewers baseball game. The drive is about 3.5 hours from Milwaukee, but worth every minute since this place provides a great historical overview of a man that helped shape the United...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum, is one of thirteen such museums in the country, located in the Herbert Hoover National Park. HHNP is one of two National Parks in the state of Iowa. A beautiful and eye opening glimpse into the life and times of...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Nicely done. Gives great overview of the man and his accomplishments. Nice area to walk around to see the grounds.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 10 May 2017

West Branch is a very small town, but was the birthplace of President Herbert Hoover. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is very well done, very attractive, and very interesting. The visitor follows Hoover from his birth in West Branch to his death. What...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This was our 10th Presidential Museum visit and it was one of the best. We liked that the story began with Hoover as a boy and progressed through his whole life demonstrating the trials and hardships that made him great. The story paid particular attention...More

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Steve P
How often does Herbert Hoover's brilliant great-granddaughter, Margaret Hoover, visit the site? Does she ever do speaking engagements there? If so, when?
1 March 2015|
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Response from HHooverMuseum | Property representative |
Margaret Hoover visits the Museum several times a year, she does not do specific speaking engagements but often participates in the annual celebration the first weekend in August.
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40states30countries
We are going to Hoover Presidential Library. How much time should we allow to see everything?
23 February 2015|
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Response from Patricia M | Reviewed this property |
I recommend 3 hours--if you don't have kids, who would be bored silly by the static, old-fashioned, non-interactive, word-laden exhibits in the museum. (With kids, two hours will definitely do because you'll breeze through... More
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Linda G
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6 February 2015|
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Response from HHooverMuseum | Property representative |
The Herbert Hoover Museum is open 9 to 5 daily, closed Christmas, New Years Day and Thanksgiving. Admission costs are: Adults 16-61 $10.00; Seniors, Active/Retired Military, with ID and College Students with ID $5.00; Ages... More
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