A couple of weeks ago, it rained poured in Los Angeles, so we headed down to the Nixon Presidential Library to be “tourists in our own city” for a day. It took us a while to get down there because of the rain traffic, but it was worth the visit.
But back up a little, before we got there, we had a great lunch at the Roadhouse Grill. It’s one of those “eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor” type of places. It was great! We got way too much food…including some big drinks!
I got a rootbeer float… part beverage..part dessert. 🙂
Then we headed to the Nixon Library. In the lobby, they had a HUGE legoland display set up. Everything on it was made out of legos! How cool is this!
The library was built on the property of Nixon’s birthplace. His house is still there! Too bad it was raining!
They usually let you go inside his house and see how it looked when he was born, but it was closed because of the weather. Instead, they had a “dollhouse” set up so you could imagine what it really is.
Here is what the house looks like from the back. The rain let up for a few minutes so we went out real quick to take a peek!
Mr. and Mrs. Nixon are buried in the backyard.
The rest of the museum is really incredible, and we were sad we didn’t have more time in there. There is so much history that happened during his presidency. We really liked looking at the exhibit about Russia because we recognized a lot of the places in the pictures.
There was also a pretty awesome exhibit on Space Travel. A lot of really cool stuff to see.
All in all, a really great place to visit. Highly recommended!