Indoor Activities

Exhibits line the walls of a small museum room.
The exhibit "Herbert Hoover: West Branch's Native Son" has archival photos, documents, and artifacts along with multimedia interactive displays.

NPS Photo by John Tobiason



The 12-minute film Adventure and Great Undertakings: Herbert Hoover's Childhood in West Branch is played on request.


Exhibits at the Visitor Center, titled Herbert Hoover, West Branch's Native Son, tell about Herbert Hoover's childhood in West Branch and his later involvement in developing the park which commemorates his life.

Artwork by artists-in-residence are also displayed in the Visitor Center lobby.

Presidential Library & Museum

Most of the indoor exhibits about Herbert Hoover are at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum. The permanent galleries, along with the 22-minute film American Adventure, show Hoover's Hoover's early globetrotting, his entry into public service— including his frustrating presidency— and his remarkable post-presidential life.

Last updated: January 27, 2018

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West Branch, IA 52358


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