Visitor Center Closed During Construction in Lobby

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Date: March 9, 2016
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541

WEST BRANCH, IOWA—The Visitor Center at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site will close on Monday, March 21 while the park builds new installations in the lobby. The Visitor Center will reopen on Saturday, March 26. This closure will not affect the U.S. Post Office operations in West Branch. Visitors to Herbert Hoover National Historic Site seeking information about the park or to buy federal recreational passes may go to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Visitors needing information over the telephone may still call (319) 643-2541. Additional information about the park is on the Web at 

"We understand that closing the Visitor Center may be inconvenient," said National Historic Site Superintendent Pete Swisher. "But it is a necessary step as we continue to improve our services to our national park visitors." The new lobby installations will include two digital information kiosks. Visitors can, either on their own or with help from a park ranger, use the kiosks to plan their visit or to learn about the park. 

Last year the National Park Service launched its "Find Your Park" campaign which began a two year celebration commemorating its first 100 years of preservation and service to the public. "Find Your Park" is aimed at getting people out to experience all their national parks have to offer and to share their favorite stories about National Parks. Visit to learn more. 

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at or call (319) 643-2541. 

Last updated: April 14, 2016

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