Business is Booming at Clinton Pres. Library

JULY 16, 2005 - Posted at 10:30 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR -  More than 365,000 visitors have passed through the Bill Clinton Presidential Library, since it opened in November 2004.    It reports universal appeal among attendees, with no single demographic standing out.

At the peak of the summer travel season, business is booming at the library.   The museum and library complex along the south bank of the Arkansas River has averaged 10,000 visitors per week for the past nine weeks.

The more popular features of Clinton's library are his gifts from foreign dignitaries, a replica of the Oval Office, touch-screen links to key policies and a continually rolling videotape of his more light-hearted moments.

Tourism experts say the library should expect attendance to reach a plateau after three or four years.

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