Directions and Parking

The George W. Bush Presidential Center is located on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas.


George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75205

Parking at SMU

The Bush Center parking lot is located just north of the Bush Center. There is additional parking within walking distance at both the Moody and Binkley Parking Garages.

Parking and SMU Campus Map

Parking on the SMU campus is limited on Mustang game days. View SMU Mustangs schedule

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.

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 $5 per car for the first hour and $1.00 for each additional 30 min. Visitors pay by credit card upon exiting the parking lot.

SMU Parking

Moody Parking Center – 3037 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75205
Binkley Parking Center – 3105 Binkley Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75205
Some additional parking for Bush Center visitors is available in various parking garages on the SMU campus. The Moody and Binkley Parking Garages are located within short walking distance of the Bush Center. Visitors may park in the Moody or Binkley Parking Garages for a small fee. 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 visit the SMU Parking page.


Parking for recreational vehicles (RVs) is available at the Mockingbird DART station.  From the Mockingbird DART station, visitors may take the SMU Express Shuttle or Museum Express Shuttle.

Hotel Accommodations

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.