George W. Bush Presidential Library And MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205, United States
- Timings: 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1-2143461557
- Ticket Price: 16 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Museum, Family And Kids
George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum - Review
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 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
This is a little bit out of the way and off the beaten track. Totally worth it. On a college campus, you walk in to a gorgeous, high ceiling atrium and purchase your ticket. One side dedicated to George W. Bush. Currently, the other side is a tribute to all the first ladies. It was completely fascinating to learn about how young George grew up, the path to his presidency and then his presidency. The tour is self-guided. It's a small library and there is a short film at the beginning. At the end, you walk into a replica up of the oval office, complete with a photographer to take your picture behind the desk. To exit, you meander through a small gift shop. There is a cafe, I didn't get a chance to explore that.
Getting to the George W Bush Library & Museum by public transport is easy. Buy the all day DART pass. Then catch either a red, blue or orange DART train from downtown. Then catch the 743 or 768 bus from Mockingbird train station.
We visited during the holidays last year. Place is amazing! So much history and just random things I didn't know about the former president. The building itself isn't huge, but it took us a couple of hours. We made sure and looked at everything and tried to read as much as we could. There is also a very good video you can sit down and watch that is very interesting and educational. There is also a restaurant inside, but when we went in to eat, they were not taking any more people for some reason. The BBQ smelled really good, but never got to try it.
Amazing place. I always knew that George Bush was a good man but after visiting his library I realized that he is a great man. Awesome experience, going through the exhibits and understanding how hard his presidency was. Place is impecable, and staffed with very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Dont forget to take a picture at the "fake oval office" or as they call it, replica...
I haven’t been to any of the Presidential Libraries before today. This one was as expected with a procession of video, storyboards and photographs capturing the major events. Lots of emotions during the 9/11 stirred during the section. There are 2 sides one for 43 and the other featuring First Ladies. Both were well done and informational. There are no recorded tours however you get quite a bit of info. Helpers in each area are overflowing with trivia and not too tough to shake. A nice $20 afternoon for Texans, Americans and anyone that’s learning based or likes museums or just wants to escape the heat.