The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Dallas

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The second largest presidential library, The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum acts as a policy center and holds the offices of the foundation that created the library. The location on the Southern Methodist University campus was chosen by the foundation after a competition; the building earned a platinum certification in 2013 for its energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design. You'll be able to view exhibits celebrating American pastimes, like baseball, and items of international skill, like Oscar de la Renta gowns and textiles made by refugees. The attraction's website keeps an updated list of temporary exhibits and instructions on how to use its research facilities. 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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  • We toured the library and were totally impressed. President Bush’s compassion and honesty is well presented. So refreshing after eight years of his successor. There is even a video of the President an...  more »
  • I have been to several Presidential Libraries and this one does not disappoint. Both Bush Libraries ar outstanding.  more »
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  • 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.

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