Allow yourself about 30 minutes in the Visitor Center, which is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Exhibits tell about Herbert Hoover's childhood in West Branch and his later involvement in developing the park which commemorates his life. The 12-minute film Adventure and Great Undertakings: Herbert Hoover's Childhood in West Branch is played on request. Artwork by past artists-in-residence are also on display. Children can get started on their activity books to become Junior Rangers.
Did You Know?
General Land Office surveyors who first came to Iowa commented that the territory was fit only for waterfowl. Eighty-five percent of Iowa used to be soggy tallgrass prairie. More...