You Can Still Visit The Historic Cottage In Iowa Where Herbert Hoover Was Born In 1874

Iowa is a state with quite the history! Did you know that Captain Kirk was born here – on March 22, 2228? You can find the marker for his future birthplace in Riverside. Hundreds of years before Kirk, though, Iowa was the birthplace of another leader – Herbert Hoover. Today, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is home to the Hoover birthplace cottage, and sits on a park that encompasses nearly 187 acres. The site truly showcases what Hoover loved most about the Hawkeye State.

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Address: 110 Parkside Dr, West Branch, IA 52358, USA