By Deb Flomberg
Of the many points of historical interest throughout California, the Nixon Library is one of the most fascinating spots to tour. As part of the National Archives, the Nixon Library and Museum gives a nonpartisan look at the life and times of former President Nixon. There are many exhibits that change frequently, so you can visit again and again and learn something new each time. Bring along the whole family for this one, as it is sure to spark plenty of great conversation and education for all.
Among the many permanent exhibits is a full replica of the East Room of the White House, a replica of the Lincoln Sitting Room and an exploration of the space program during Nixon’s presidency. Included in the exploration are an actual space suit, and the telephone that President Nixon used to call Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin while they were on the moon, as well as an actual moon rock. You can also see the 1967 Lincoln Continental limousine that transported not only Nixon, but also President Johnson and President Ford as well.
Make sure to leave time to explore Army One, the helicopter that was used by Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. This helicopter has been restored and is now on permanent display at the Nixon Library and you can get a very rare chance to see just how the President of the United States traveled. You can also visit the actual birthplace of President Nixon, as it is now part of exhibits that make up the Nixon Library and Museum. The birthplace is open to visitors and you can see many different artifacts that belonged to the Nixon Family.
Make sure that you set out for this great look into history by driving there in the 2013 E550 Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It is the perfect car for an elegant and luxurious ride to this important destination. Plus you will enjoy arriving in style and traveling in comfort, as the Mercedes-Benz is the best accompaniment to a day out with the family.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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