The George Walker Bush Presidential Center is situated on Southern Methodist University’s campus in University Park near Dallas in Texas. It opened in 2013 and is a building that houses the 43rd US President’s presidential library and museum, Geoge W. Bush Foundation offices, and the George Walker Bush Policy Institute. The architect firm responsible for the design and construction was Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA).
Many events and exhibits are hosted at the center, and it is a key tourist attraction in the State of Texas. The center is open from 9 am till 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 1 pm till 5 pm on Sundays. The center is closed on New Year’s Day, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day. You can purchase admission tickets on the official website at bushcenter.org as well as obtain directions to the center.
The Bush Presidential Center offers daily museum tours of all the permanent and special exhibits. You can also go on a self-guided native Texas park tour. The park is 15-acres and is home to some of the most breathtaking natural environments in the state including Cross Timbers Forest, Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairie.
There is a gift shop inside the museum where visitors can be souvenirs. Furthermore, there is a full-service restaurant on site that features organic, locally sourced dishes. Cafe 43 is open daily from 11 am till 3 pm. During peaks periods, it would be advisable to make a reservation. Note that you don’t have to purchase admission tickets to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum to visit Cafe 43.
The Presidential Library inside the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX is the second-largest in the country spanning an area of 19,200 square meters. The largest Presidential Library in the country is the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.