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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, IA 52358
+1 319-643-2541
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Fascinating !

Who knew that President Hoover was an engineer, graduated from Stanford, and lived around the world... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brenton S
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
Attached to The Hover Presidential Museum

At the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site you visit the church he worshiped in, his first (tiny... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Delbe M
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110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, IA 52358
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew that President Hoover was an engineer, graduated from Stanford, and lived around the world before he was elected president. Don't miss this site if you're anywhere near; allow about 3 hrs.

Thank Brenton S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site you visit the church he worshiped in, his first (tiny) and second boyhood homes, the trade shop his father worked in, and other homes and historic buildings. The entire village of West Branch as it was during Herbert...More

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most conveniently located National parks, just a few hundred feet off Interstate 80. Good information about our 31st president.

Thank ManningAvenger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great display of a time that most of us don't know at all. Tiny tiny house and interesting Quaker meeting hall

Thank Terry98027
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We stumbled upon this Historic Site and really enjoyed it. The walking tour was great, made you feel like you have stepped back in time.

Thank Leigh Ann B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Starting with a short video of Hoovers life. Go through the Visitors Center and read all the historical signage, learn a lot about this president and how he got to the White House, and so unfairly blamed for the Depression. He did so much good...More

Thank D&H Travels
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We were passing by and stopped in but had not done the proper research; Turned out there was much more here than expected and many attractive features to see. We didn't allot enough time and missed most of what is offered. Guess we will have...More

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop in a road trip and it was worth the time. You can get a stamp for your National Park Passport. The film at the visitor center is always a good first stop. The entire site is well maintained and you...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This venue is really nice. The National Park service offers a 15 minute film and exhibits and small gift area. The great thing is the outside grounds. The Presidents home where he was born is on the grounds and a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop and Quaker...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Really informative and detailed information to explain this important president from history. He was given an undeserved reputation regarding the depression. Really an astounding and accomplished man. Before, during, and after his presidency.

Thank Randy K
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Jennifer R
23 September 2016|
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Response from IowaReino | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. The Hoover National Historic Site is one of only two National Parks in Iowa and offers the NPS passport stamp at the Visitor Center, located at Parkside and Main at the center of town. They... More
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10 June 2016|
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Response from Diane K | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot at the Herbert Hoover National Historic site is just set up for cars. But if you go to the adjoining Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum the parking lot is much bigger and would have room for your... More
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Response from IowaReino | Reviewed this property |
Yes! As you enter town continue just past the library entrance and there is pull through Rv parking lot on the right side, just before the stop light. It's right across from the Visitor Center which you'll want to stop at... More
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