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Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

2350 Petefish Dr, Lawrence, KS 66045-7506
+1 785-864-4900
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This is a great place to visit and a good place to go for various events they hold. We even got a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
E3380KKpamr
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Spring Hill, Kansas
Presidential Lecture Series

Richard Norton Smith hits another home run! The Dole Institute annually invites presidential... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
MBL29
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LAWRENCE
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This site focuses on politics and on the life of one of the University of Kansas' most famous alumni, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole.
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2350 Petefish Dr, Lawrence, KS 66045-7506
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit and a good place to go for various events they hold. We even got a downstairs tour from the archivist one time through KU.

Thank E3380KKpamr
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Richard Norton Smith hits another home run! The Dole Institute annually invites presidential historian Mr Smith to visit the Institute he founded for a 3-4 part lecture series over several months on topics related to US presidents. This year’s series is based on the 2017...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

After going through the building I appreciated the way Bob Dole did things for Kansas and the country. To be able to overcome his injuries in WWII and become a compassionate and strong leader is amazing. The items are well documented and displayed. They had...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Bob Dole was perhaps the last great Senator who had the ability to work both sides of the isle. He is also a war hero and a Presidential candidate. His museum is not just a tribute to the man but also to all who fought...More

Thank Daryl C
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

On a visit to family in Kansas, we drove around the campus of the state university in Lawrence and noted the interesting design of the Dole Institute of Politics. We decided to take a look and ended up spending nearly an hour there. The museum...More

1  Thank Penny W
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Sadly, Bob Dole's political life and style may not be replicated any time soon as evidenced by our current situation. Bob got things accomplished for the good of the country and could work with most anyone to make it happen. The exhibit does not take...More

2  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Visiting the Dole Center is to be reminded of the Greatest Generation -- Service to country and service in search of solutions rather than partisan gridlock. In a few short exhibits, the Dole Center portrays in a largely non-partisan way, the role that Bob Dole...More

1  Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is often overlooked by travelers coming to Lawrence Kansas. It has Iron beams for the World Trade Center disaster with at the time the largest stain glass flag in the US. On the wall that has the front entry is pictures of Veterans...More

1  Thank Mel W
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place is a great place to visit if you are not familiar with Kansas politics and want to know more about Kansas politicians and our government leaders. My father was a Korean vet and now his military air force photo is among other Kansas...More

Thank Le Thu E
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Located in a wonderful facility the Institute serves many people and purposes. This is good for families and there is certainly plenty to do around town to keep you busy for a weekend.

Thank loesshawk2015
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Kristy M
31 December 2015|
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Response from Dole-Institute | Property representative |
Hello Kristy, admission is always free to the Institute!
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