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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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Tribute to A Often Overlooked President

We started visiting Presidential Libraries in 2010. We find that they give you a significantly... read more

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Delbe M
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To me one of best Presidential Libraries

Very impressive Library. Our 9th of the 13 Presidential Libraries. Almost didn't visit because it's... read more

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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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+1 319-643-2541
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Reviewed yesterday

We started visiting Presidential Libraries in 2010. We find that they give you a significantly greater understanding of the forces that shaped each man that eventually became president as well as more complete information on the times that they lived,a more complete list of their...More

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impressive Library. Our 9th of the 13 Presidential Libraries. Almost didn't visit because it's a ways away from other things to see. Don't skip!! It is excellent and presents a good story about a president we don't know as well as many of the...More

Thank Terry98027
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice educational museum, but I really enjoyed the temporary exhibit on all the presidents. I learned a lot about each president and the First Ladies in concise summaries.

Thank t1andjoyce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit to a presidential library. This was a great first stop. Make sure you stop to see the movie, buy a passport card (to be stamped at all the libraries), visit the grounds and the grave site.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum--learned a lot about a president that was such a humanitarian prior to his term. Very nice museum!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Hoover Library & Museum on lovely Saturday afternoon. It was very impressive and offered a great educational experience. We learned that there is so much more to Hoover's life and his contributions to the world than his often misunderstood time in the...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was so impressed by how it was put together. I never knew half the truth about him nothing was taught in school. He was a generous soul and good president. Gift shop up to date.

1  Thank Tonja H
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We enjoyed visiting this museum during a recent trip to Iowa City. It's a short drive east of Iowa City, in an area surrounded with serenity and beauty. The museum told me many things I hadn't known about President Hoover with a short (22 minute)...More

1  Thank LovetheMemories
Reviewed 11 September 2017

They are always changing things -everytime I go (I live here in West Branch, so I go frequently with friends and family) I expect to see the same things -but to my pleasant suprise, they always have something new I haven't seen before.

Thank Matthewchristan
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are on a mission to get our presidential passport stamped at all of the libraries and this one made a nice weekend trip for us. The library is very well done and there is a beautiful setting around it. We spent...More

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Steve P
2 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
24 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
7 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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