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George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Tours

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George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum explores the two terms of the United States’ 43rd president. Several exhibits tell the story of American history from 2001 to 2009, including the terrorist attacks of September 11, while the nation’s second-largest presidential library welcomes visitors to peruse official records and artifacts from Bush’s presidency.

The Basics
Inside the George W. Bush Presidential Center, you’ll find an exhibit space with hands-on exhibits organized by various themes including American history, public policy, and the presidency. There’s a remembrance display commemorating the 9/11 attacks, including footage and steel beams from the World Trade Center, and an exhibit on Hurricane Katrina and its devastating impact on Americans. You can experience what it feels like to sit inside the Oval Office, and get an appreciation for the complexity of the president’s role in the Decision Points Theater—which offers a glimpse of some key points of history and events during Bush’s tenure.

You can explore the center at your own pace with a personal handheld audio guide. Tickets include all permanent and special exhibits, and the audio guide. Save by purchasing a CityPASS, which combines the presidential museum and library with other Dallas attractions.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The George W. Bush Library and Museum is a must-do for politics and history buffs.
  • Café 43, an on-site restaurant, serves locally sourced, Texas-influenced dishes, while the Courtyard Café offers more casual fare such as sandwiches, salads, snacks, and drinks.
  • If you are a veteran, check out the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to veterans during the summer.
  • The museum is fully accessible to guests in wheelchairs.

How to Get There
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is inside the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Southern Methodist University’s campus. Paid parking is available nearby. Alternatively take the DART light rail to Mockingbird Station and the Route 768 SMU Express Shuttle, which drops you off at the museum’s entrance.

When to Get There
The library and museum are open 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm; they are closed on major holidays. You’ll find the fewest crowds on weekday afternoons. 

Three Texas Presidents and Their Libraries
Texas is the only US state that boasts three presidential libraries. The presidential library and museum of 41st president George H.W. Bush, is located in College Station, about 175 miles (282 kilometers) south of his son’s library. And the library of Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president, is in Austin, about 200 miles south (322 kilometers).

Address: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, Texas, USA
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Dallas CityPASS

Dallas CityPASS

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Discover the vibrant city of Dallas and gain free entry to a range of top attractions with a Dallas CityPASS. Every Mobile ticket includes free entry to the intriguing Perot Museum of Nature and Science,  the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and the Reunion Tower, and is valid for 30 days, allowing you to explore the city at your convenience. Choose to enjoy free admission to either the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum  or a visit to the Dallas Zoo. Your mobile ticket includes: - Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Reunion Tower GeO-Deck - The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza - and Dallas Zoo OR George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
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  • 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.00
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US$47.00

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Guided Tour with Transport

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Guided Tour with Transport

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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum houses the official archives and records of the President’s eight years in office. On this private tour, explore the museum with a personal guide for a greater insight into this key period of American history. Visit interactive exhibitions such as the Freedom Hall, the World Trade Center, and Life in the White house; admire official presidential gifts received by the Bush family; and enjoy the full-size replica of the White House Oval Office.
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  • 3 hours
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US$100.00
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8-Day Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston and New Orleans Tour

8-Day Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston and New Orleans Tour

1. In-Depth sightseeing within most of attractions. Get to know why Everything is bigger in Texas or Texas size. 2. Hotel breakfast included every day, enjoy the breakfast before we start the tour. 3. Stay in French Quarter District hotel, most value! 4. Guests will have a chance to see the NBA games. 5. Learn the spirit of “Cowboy culture”, have a taste of “Texas Steak”. 6. Visit University of Texas at Austin. 7. Gulf of Mexico Dolphins Cruise, NASA Space Center. 8. Texas State house and military museum.
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  • 8 days
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US$958.00
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Private Dallas Highlights Tour

Private Dallas Highlights Tour

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Dallas is one of the largest and most diverse metropolises in the United States, and it can be hard for travelers to know where to start. This private tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, providing a comprehensive introduction to Dallas’ highlights. Visit the Kennedy Memorial and learn more about one of the most notorious moments in US history; discover Dallas’ sporting heritage as you see the American Airlines Center in Victory Park; and visit city neighborhoods including the West End Historic District, the Dallas Arts District, and Turtle Creek Park.
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  • 3 hours
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US$90.00
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