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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, IA 52358
+1 319-643-2541
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Excellant tribute to an underated president: Must see for all historians!

Located in West Branch Iowa, this is one of the first presidential libraries authorized by our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg B
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Topeka, Kansas
Second site in West Branch !

Within the same area as the Library and Museum is the Historic area with many buildings from his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob S
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Lake Wales, Florida
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110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, IA 52358
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+1 319-643-2541
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"blacksmith shop"
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"visitor center"
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"herbert hoover"
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"meeting hall"
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"his life"
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"presidential library"
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"early life"
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"several buildings"
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"room house"
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"grew up"
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"early years"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in West Branch Iowa, this is one of the first presidential libraries authorized by our government. A very nice tribute to the time this president spent in office. It is a National Historic Site, and includes a library, visitors center, his birth house, and...More

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Within the same area as the Library and Museum is the Historic area with many buildings from his house - school and some of the old towns businesses. Plus his burial place in the park. Beautiful area - worth a stop !

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

I did not know much about President Herbert Hoover until we stopped at the Visitors Center in West Branch, Iowa, today. The video was so entertaining in which it explained his early life prior to becoming President of the United States of America. We could...More

Thank CathyP1953
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice park. Learned alot about president hoover. Nicely restored buildings. Visitors center was small and could use some updated displays. Would highly recommend taking the free junior rangers program it helps to learn about the life of hoover. Park was very clean and well...More

Thank keithsO8718EO
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

After visiting the library we walked the grounds of the historic site for Hoover. We didn't know what to expect, but it was quite an eye opener. There are various buildings that you can enter including Hoover's childhood house, schoolhouse and church. We had a...More

Thank HootieToo
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Super glad i was able to stop in to Herbert Hoover Museum. Very giving and smart president. This is a must see if you are in the area. Great history of his life from beginning to his end. They also show a movie of his...More

Thank Dyngus
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Herbert Hoover was much more than a president. His humanitarian work, I feel, outweighs his much maligned presidency. Also his tenure as Secretary of Commerce helped to establish uniformity in products that we take for granted today. See his boyhood home and his fathers blacksmith...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Who knew that President Hoover was an engineer, graduated from Stanford, and lived around the world before he was elected president. Don't miss this site if you're anywhere near; allow about 3 hrs.

Thank Brenton S
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

At the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site you visit the church he worshiped in, his first (tiny) and second boyhood homes, the trade shop his father worked in, and other homes and historic buildings. The entire village of West Branch as it was during Herbert...More

Thank Delbe M
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

One of the most conveniently located National parks, just a few hundred feet off Interstate 80. Good information about our 31st president.

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Jennifer R
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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Response from Diane K | Reviewed this property |
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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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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