Picnic where the President picnicked! Herbert Hoover celebrated his 80th birthday in 1954 at a picnic shelter built by Boy Scouts in his honor.
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site has two picnic shelters. Either may be used first come, first served for free or reserved for $25.00. To reserve a picnic shelter, fill out a reservation form (PDF file). Completed forms with the $25 application fee may be delivered to the Visitor Center at 110 Parkside Drive or mailed to P.O. Box 607, West Branch, IA 52358.