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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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Quite informative & worth a visit!

This site is not only relaxed but is quite informative/educational. There are always interesting... read more

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Jill J
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Blue Grass, Iowa
Perfect Spot for a Short (or Long) Stop

It's not a pleasant weather day in February, but the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PrMichaelM
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed yesterday

This site is not only relaxed but is quite informative/educational. There are always interesting exhibits. The gift store is also quite nice, a lot of variety. lots of nice items.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jill J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a pleasant weather day in February, but the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is still a perfect spot for a short (or long) stop. It is only a minute or two north of Interstate 80 so you cannot miss it. Stop by the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PrMichaelM
Reviewed 14 November 2018

I'm working through a book about every president and am currently reading a Herbert Hoover biography, so I decided to stop here on a trip through Iowa. Herbert Hoover is hardly anyone's favorite president, but I was interested to see the tiny cottage his family...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank The_Wanderer1992
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This historic site is delightful and well preserved. It proved to be educational as well. As an Iowan, I can’t believe I have not visited this site prior to this year.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robertlB832HQ
Reviewed 3 October 2018

It was a leisurely walk to see where Herbert Hoover lived, attended school and where his family worshiped.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank I7848LMjanep
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Herbert Hoover is a president who doesn't receive much attention in the history books. His idea of the perfect America is a very good idea which I can truly relate. His life story is one of which American dreams are built. The historic site is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

While at the Herbert Hoover Library and Museum my wife and I walked through the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. We were able to walk through the Old Quaker Church that is there, walk up and down old wood plank sidewalks passing 1920's type houses,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PT1102
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Visitor center is small with a video and basic exhibit. The highlight is the historic village with schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, birthplace cottage, and a few other small buildings. Paired it with a visit to The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. You can walk to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

After the museum visit the site flushes out the full picture and is helpful in giving a background origin story to the man.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SkypeDaddy
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A very nice little museum and short film on President Hoover’s life. We are checking off all the deceased presidents burial grounds and this one was quite beautifully done. We did not stop in the library, as we were pressed for time. But we did...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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892jenniferr
23 September 2016|
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Response from IowaReino | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. The Hoover National Historic Site is one of only two National Parks in Iowa and offers the NPS passport stamp at the Visitor Center, located at Parkside and Main at the center of town. They... More
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10 June 2016|
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The parking lot at the Herbert Hoover National Historic site is just set up for cars. But if you go to the adjoining Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum the parking lot is much bigger and would have room for your... More
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10 June 2016|
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Response from IowaReino | Reviewed this property |
Yes! As you enter town continue just past the library entrance and there is pull through Rv parking lot on the right side, just before the stop light. It's right across from the Visitor Center which you'll want to stop at... More
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