George W. Bush Presidential Center

On the campus of SMU (Southern Methodist University), you’ll find the George W. Bush Presidential Center- a collection of sites dedicated to the legacy of the 43rd President of the United States of America.

The main attraction of the complex is the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, containing 43,000 artifacts, including steel from the World Trade Center and the bullhorn President Bush used to address the crowd at Ground Zero. There are two must-see rooms: a full-size replica of Bush’s Oval Office and the original White House Situation Room where President Bush made key decisions regarding the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Surrounding the Bush Center is the 15-acre “Native Texas Park” which incorporates a network of trails through a range of uniquely Texan environments. Eventually, the Bush Center will also serve as the final resting place for George W. Bush and his wife, Laura.