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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Description - Herbert Hoover National Historic Site consists of the birthplace, Friends Meetinghouse and boyhood neighborhood of the 31st President. Also on the site are the graves of President and Mrs. Hoover and the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. This outdoor museum contains a working blacksmith shop and a schoolhouse from the region. Four of the historic buildings, including the Birthplace Cottage, are open to the public. A 76-acre restored tall grass prairie is located on the southern and western sides of the park. The Library-Museum is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Recreation - There are a variety of indoor and outdoor activities accessible to visitors to Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Information about the site is available at the National Park Service Visitor Center, Birthplace Cottage (April- November) and Presidential Library-Museum. Exhibits in the visitor center and Library-Museum depict Herbert Hoover's life and times. Other recreation opportunities at this site include walking, viewing scenery, picnicking and cross-country skiing.

Climate - Summers are sunny, hot and humid in eastern Iowa and winters are cold. Suggested attire includes comfortable sportswear and walking shoes.

Location - This National Historic Site is located close to Interstate 80 in eastern central Iowa. The site includes 186.6 acres 76 of which are restored tall-grass prairie.

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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: A good time to visit is during Hoover Days in early August. The festival offers special performances and many vendors. Fireworks here are unique because they are accompanied by a live orchestra.

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Contact Information:
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, P.O. Box 607 , West Branch, IA, 52358-0607, Phone: 319-643-2541

Additional Information:
East Central Iowa Travel Region -
Iowa - This mid western state is a leader in agriculture and livestock production with 95 percent of the prairie land cultivated, according to the National Geographic Society.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site - Official agency website


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