George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum, Dallas
George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum, Dallas - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
Ticket Price: 16 USD
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm Details
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About George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum, Dallas
The campus of the Southern Methodist University had a recent addition in 2013 worth over $300 million- The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Literally documenting the presidency of George W. Bush, the library and museum follows a long list of libraries and museum set up after Presidents to gain a better understanding of their tenure. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum aims to allow research and present public records about the President during his occupancy of the White House. One of the most interesting features of the Library and Museum is the Decision Points Theatre. As the name suggests, you can see for yourself what influenced and prompted the decisions of George W. Bush during testing times like after the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq invasion.
George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum Ticket Prices
- Adult USD 16
- Senior (62+) USD 13
- Youth (13-17 years) USD 14
- Youth (5-12 years) USD 10
- Free for Children (0-4 years).
- College Student (non-SMU) USD 13.
- Free for SMU College Student, faculty and staff.
- Retired Military (Individual Only) $10.
- Free for Active Military (Servicemember Only).
George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Research- Monday to Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm.
- Research section is Closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Federal holidays.
How To reach George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum by Public Transport
- DART Mockingbird station
Restaurants Near George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum
- Cafe Brazil - Central Expwy (southwestern)
- Twisted Root Burger Co. (hamburgers recommended)
- Rockfish Seafood Grill (seafood served)
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George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum, Dallas Reviews - Write a Review
This place was so well done and impressive. This was my first visit to a Presidential Library. As a Democrat I wasn't really the biggest fan of the Bush years, but I still wanted to check it out. To my surprise when I was here I felt no party divide. It was about celebrating being American. I was first almost (unexpectedly) moved to tears by this amazing video that plays inside the main hall before you enter the exhibits. I don't want to give too many details because I enjoyed how surprised I was by many things here. They cover all events during the Presidency including 9/11-Katrina and even have some of the first Lady's gowns on display. There are video rooms and activity rooms for kids. The most awesome thing was an exact replica of the Oval Office where you can sit at the desk and have a professional photo taken (to be offered to buy later for $4,000 or something ridiculous). Just bring your iPhone and take a free one. Parking here was a mess and I ended up having to park in a paid lot nearby vs free parking. Overall I left here feeling extremely patriotic and proud to be American. I also left disliking Bush much less than before, and seeing him as more human; so mission accomplished.
Nice Museum. Too bad they can't afford to trim the grass out front. It's growing way high, enough to cut down and feed a ton of horses. Three highlights of the museum are the (1.) replica of the Oval Office. Ask lots of questions. The people who work in the Oval Office LOVE answering questions for tourists. (2.) Twin Tower exhibit. A large scrap piece is displayed. You can touch it. (3.) The small Saddam Hussein exhibit, which you can easily miss if you're not looking for it, holds the pistol Saddam Hussein had with him when captured. Those were the three highlights and probably the only things worth seeing in the museum. All other items are items that were gifted to Mr. and Mrs. Bush and in turn they donated it to library. George Bush didn't donate any of his personal items such as a suit he wore as president and shoes so we can see how tall he looks in person. Would have been nice if they had several wardrobe pieces on display, pants, shirts, tuxedos, caps and shoes displayed on a mannequin. It would make the museum more special as if George Bush were there in person. I recommend signing in to YELP they have many more photos posted that are not found here on google. Easier to upload there too. Google only allows you to add one photo at a time. Go to YELP for better reviews and photos. It's easier to upload multiple photos there
Inside the building was great. Lots of helpful people and interactive displays. Enjoyed everything inside. Couldn't understand the front desk clerk at all. Not sure what he ask but I got in for $19. Seems rather high priced and also had to pay to park. Outside the building looks like it's been abandoned. Tall grass and weeds and small trees everywhere. Maybe this was done on purpose for some enviormental reason but it doesn't help the appearance one bit. I would go again but can't give 5 stars.
Beautifully done presidential library. A lot of historical artifacts from the 9/11 time period. Beautiful Oval Office replica.
Spent 5 hours here. The interactive table and decision points were great. Would definitely recommend this to everyone.