Plan Your Visit
Directions and Parking
THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL CENTER IS LOCATED ON THE SMU CAMPUS IN DALLAS, TEXAS.
BUSH CENTER PARKING
6222 Bush Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75205
Visitors to the George W. Bush Presidential Center may park in the Bush Center parking lot located just north of the Bush Center. Parking is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors will be charged $10 per car for the first 4 hours and $1.00 for each additional 30 min. Visitors pay by credit card upon exiting the parking lot.
FREE PARKING & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Mockingbird Dart Parking – 4400 Worcola Street, Dallas, Texas 75206
Visitors are strongly encouraged to utilize the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System (DART). Both the Lovers Lane and Mockingbird DART stations are located within one mile of the Bush Center. Free parking is available at the Mockingbird DART Station. From the Mockingbird DART Station, visitors may take the Route 768 Mustang Express or the Route 743 Museum Express which drops off and picks up directly at the entrance to the Bush Center. For general information regarding DART, visit the DART website.
Limited additional parking for Bush Center visitors is available in various parking garages on the SMU campus. During SMU football games, basketball games, and other special events parking on campus may be quite limited and/or more expensive than normal. For additional information regarding campus parking, please see SMU Parking Information for Visitors.
Recreational vehicles (RVs) can park in the valet lane on the corner of SMU Boulevard and Bush Avenue. Additional parking for RVs is available in at the Mockingbird DART station.
Buses should stop in the drop-off lane located on the eastbound side of SMU Boulevard (shown below). Buses are then asked to park at Mockingbird Station until needed. From the Mockingbird DART station, visitors may take the SMU Express Shuttle or Museum Express Shuttle.
The Bush Center takes seriously its commitment to conservation and sustainability. Bush Center visitors seeking hotel accommodations are encouraged to stay at hotels located within walking distance of the Bush Center or along the DART rail line. The Magnolia Hotel, Hotel Lumen, and the Highland Dallas are located within walking distance of the Bush Center.