Location: Independence, Mo. (Truman's birthplace: Lamar, Mo., in 1884)
Attendance: approximately 70,000
Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors
Bestselling gift shop biography: “Truman” by David McCullough
Hot-selling souvenir item: “The Buck Stops Here” desk sign
Lesser-known facts: Mr. Truman worked in his office at the library five days a week for almost 10 years after it opened in 1957. He taught the early docents how to give tours of the exhibits. … Harry and Bess Truman, their daughter Margaret, and her husband are all buried in the courtyard.