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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 2943 Smu Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205-2563
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+1 214-346-1557
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Get an in-depth, interactive look at eight years of presidential history at...

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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Fun way to pass the time

The exhibits are really cool. They have the oval office where you can sit and get a photo. Don't forget to download the app during your self guided tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibits are really cool. They have the oval office where you can sit and get a photo. Don't forget to download the app during your self guided tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My father told me many years ago if you are within 50-miles of any Presidential Library you should visit. It has been great advice. The George W, Bush Library is very well done. I don't want to spoil it but the opening video is REALLY COOL!!! I was also moved to see the 9/11 area. I found it very interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my family over Christmas Holiday and we were very impressed. Very impressive facility with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. The library was a great reflection of Texas and Southern hospitality. Only complaints I had was the entrance fee was a little high (wish they had offered an educators discount). And I didn't like having to pay for parking.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located on the SMU campus; Parking for $5 just adjacent to library. Beautiful building and amazing library about George W. Bush's presidency. Moving display about the 9/11 attack which brings all those memories back and will bring a tear to your eyes. Loved the Oval Office and the lighter side of the Bush presidency presented by the Bush daughters. See... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited many presidential libraries but this was one of my favorites. Loved that they had it set up with Christmas trees decorated just like they were in the white house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent collection that helps one get better acquainted with who 43 is and the highlights of his presidency. Items like the beams from the World Trade Center offer iconic symbols of the events during his presidency and the new portrait gallery is a don't miss!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit to remember a great president's time in office. Make sure to have more time than you think you need! We spent over 3 hours here and didn't see everything.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I laughed. I cried. I learned. We were able to see the Profiles in Courage exhibit of wounded warrior paintings created by George W. Get the app to hear the individual stories, it is absolutely necessary for the full impact of what these men and women went through as soldiers fighting for our freedom. The 9/11 exhibit will still evoke... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very interesting place to visit. Lots of 9/11 history, as well as portraits of wounded soldiers painted by W, and other interactive exhibits. Be sure to visit if you have the opportunity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I go to presidential libraries across the country and they are different as you would expect. This one is different in that it captures you with warmth as soon as you walk in. History is being relived before you very eyes. And the rest of the story is every bit as good!!

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