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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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An Excellent Presidential Library and Museum

When we get a chance we stop at the various presidential libraries and museums. This one did not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
erodrig26
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Parker, Colorado
Okay to visit

The help was a little snooty. It does tell a bit about Herbert Hoover. There is a 20 minute... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
446raymondr
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Livonia, Michigan
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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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“his life” (37 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

When we get a chance we stop at the various presidential libraries and museums. This one did not disappoint. When you study President Hoover in school you don't get a good sense of the man and his accomplishments. After experiencing this library and museum you...More

Thank erodrig26
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The help was a little snooty. It does tell a bit about Herbert Hoover. There is a 20 minute movie. I did not think it was worth the $10. Has a gift shop. Went to the NPS attached and learned as much and it was...More

Thank 446raymondr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were disappointed that our National Park Pass did not qualify for entry into the Presidential Museum as it is actually run by the National Archives Administration and not the National Park Service. It would have cost us an additional $10 per person to view...More

Thank joaniemaria
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very convenient to I-80 and well worth a stop. In fact, we enjoyed a 3-hour visit and never thought we would stay that long. The introductory video is very well done, highlights Hoover’s career, and helps you appreciate his many accomplishments. The museum...More

Thank Mack3065
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very informative museum with a lot to read. You can easily spend 2-3 hours reading and learning about this president. The presentation provides a balanced perspective exploring the pros and cons of decisions and their outcomes of his presidency which supports and...More

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great way to celebrate the life of an American president! The film was great and provided a great overview of the exhibits! The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable!

Thank 141danielle
HHooverMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We literally saw a highway sign for this in route to Wisconsin and felt compelled to see it. We wondered how this library on the prairie could draw visitors. We get it now given the library has many 3D exhibits that are life size and...More

1  Thank KC_travel_enthusiast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never knew much about Herbert Hoover until we spent 3 hrs touring his museum in West Branch,IA. President Hoover, or "Bert" to his friends, lead an extraordinary life! He was orphaned at age 10 and moved to the west coast, graduated with the first...More

1  Thank Brenton S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the museum and the film and tour of buildings in West Branch for our 31st president Herbert Hoover.

1  Thank Janet L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the 5th presidential library I have visited. All are more or less laid out the same and cover the president's life from beginning to end. I found this library to be very educational in that I learned more interesting facts about his presidency...More

2  Thank Randal H
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Steve P
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
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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