The April 2011 edition of Recreation News spotlighted the Shenandoah National Park and visiting Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum where vistors can experience the immersive World War I trench exhibit, as well as President Wilson's Pierce-Arrow limousine. People are flocking to Shenandoah National Park to celebrate its 75th anniversary this year. After leaving the park, there are many options that tourists can choose from including Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum. The excitingWorld War I exhibit features a bunker and trench that guests can walk through to get a sense of what life was like for American "Doughboys" as they fought in Europe during World War I. The exhibit has actual battle sound recordings that were recorded during the war, and it even has a periscope that vistors can look through in order to look above the trench to see the same scene that the soldiers were seeing during battle. The realistic triage area causes guests to pause and think about the sacrifices that these soldiers endured.
Guests can also enjoy a guided tour of Woodrow Wilson's beautiful birthplace manse, a pre-Civil War home which features the president's crib and other family treasures, as well go on a self-guided tour of the Woodrow Wilson Museum. Also on the grounds is a lovely historic garden and the President's Shop, which has unique gifts.
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