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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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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...more
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2943 Smu Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205-2563
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The library staff is to be congratulated on highlighting former U.S. first ladies like Laura and Barbara Bush who promoted literacy for all children-both here and there. Rosalynn Carter's initiative on mental health, Lady Bird Johnson's initiative on beautifying America beginning with Texas and Eleanor...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Regardless of your partisanship, visiting a Presidential library is a must. Informative from Bush's first days to what he and Laura are doing now, the breadth and depth of his contributions to our Nation are well documented. A really fun feature is the 'decision room'...More

Thank JenEricTravelers
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the 1st Presidential Library I visited. I didn't know what to expect, however, I was completely awed by the experience. If you are in Dallas you definitely should visit. I have now made it my mission to visit all the Presidential libraries.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family couldn’t have been more impressed with this museum. It begins with displays of gifts given to President Bush from countries around the world. Then exhibits from the highlights of his presidency. This includes a 9/11 exhibit that is so amazing. I cried the...More

Thank Martinfamily222
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is so worth it if you are in the SMU area. I visited with two college age boys and we had a wonderful experinece. It is fun to sit at the desk and take photos.

Thank ninab22
Reviewed 4 days ago

Your Museum is absolutely stunning! It truly reflects the Texas landscape and architecture. The entrance has a soaring ceiling and a video that plays every few minutes about the American dream. We were fortunate to visit when the traveling exhibit was "The First Ladies". What...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful, beautiful place to visit. Very moving to see all of the displays about 9/11. You can go at your own pace but don’t miss the moving mural and the displays of the gifts in the main lobby. Take your time and...More

Thank Cajunexplorers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you love W, you’ll be in heaven and the $7.25 won’t bother you, but I was definitely annoyed by it. Having said that, this is a nice museum.

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved to visit this presidential library. It is very well organized and provides a good overview of president George W. Bush. It had a lot of interactive and video exhibits. We did find this library smaller than the Clinton library (only other presidential library...More

Thank Daddy_travel
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky enough to have ventured to the museum when it was complimentary entry for the day (April). It was a great surprise- as we had no idea. We visited The First Lady exhibit first which was interesting and informative. The main part of...More

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Response from hunterflwr | Reviewed this property |
We camped.
Kristyn Q
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Response from Flo B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my delay in replying ... I thought I got an email with the question - not that I had to enter the site and find questions. You can walk in, but dependent on the day and have a fairly easy wait.
3 January 2018|
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Response from Allen J | Reviewed this property |
You are in Highland Park. Google it. However, if not familiar with the area, lots of choices. A favorite funky place I have eaten at for 50 years is Campisi’s Egyptian on Mockingbird. It’s Italian. Crab claws, pizza, goof... More