The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Dallas

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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Presidential Library system formally began in 1939, when President Franklin Roosevelt donated his personal and Presidential papers to the Federal Government. With its state-of-the-art interactive exhibits, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum gives visitors an in-depth look at eight years of American history, the American Presidency, and important issues of public policy. Put The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dallas day trip website.
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  • The Library and Museum is located on the SMU campus in the northern part of Dallas. Parking is available but we chose to take the DART to the Mockingbird station. From there a free bus to and from... 
    The Library and Museum is located on the SMU campus in the northern part of Dallas. Parking is available but we chose to take the DART to the Mockingbird station. From there a free bus to and from...  more »
  • A very big fan of President Bush and enjoyed the museum which covered he and Laura Bush, and family life and considerable coverage of his policies (No Child Left Behind), 9/11, and the war. All well.....  more
    A very big fan of President Bush and enjoyed the museum which covered he and Laura Bush, and family life and considerable coverage of his policies (No Child Left Behind), 9/11, and the war. All well.....  more »
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  • Loved this library. Everything was beautifully done, it was very informative, the staff was wonderful and it was easy to navigate. Definitely recommend. That being said, entry was a bit steep and I did not like having to buy tickets on my phone in advance. It would have been much simpler to purchase tickets upon arrival. However, it was a very good experience and I will go again.
  • I really enjoy the presidential museums. In case you didn't know, this is on the SMU campus. The place is VERY well put together with marble and wood mixed with technology (that's a 20 foot fall screen wrapped around the atrium). I was a child when he was first elected and in high school when he left office. There was a lot here that I had vague memories of, but never studied because it was happening while I was growing up. The exhibits are extremely flattering to Texas culture and I think they did a tasteful job of laying out the challenges and pressures that he encountered as president and how/why he acted as he did. I feel much more respect and understanding now. They also had a really interesting exhibit on the outside of his new venture - painting. I was not aware of this at all, and it was kind of fun to see him smiling and making art in the videos.

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