5Kilaso E. 5 months ago
This is a great place to visit. It is cool for vacation as it has many side events that can spice your day.
Life Map Library
Gym and good food.
You can reach out to me for a city-wide tour in Abeokuta.
I also offer Car ride service and photography for tour documentation.
5Chika O. 8 months ago
I had great experience here and the pool here is very wide and clean. Love it here
4Adetunji T. 9 months ago
Nice resort to visit. The library is quite educational 👌👍. The zoo is OK too👏. There are very pleasant tour guides that will walk you through.
However, the maintenance team needs to do a lot more. The rest rooms 👎 in the various sections need to be put in decent shape! Also there aren't adequate signages to guide visitors.
It is a cool 😎 and decent and place to visit for both adults and children.
May God bless and prolong the life of the visioneer.
4Susan A. 10 months ago
Seeing the animals were quite exciting especially for kids and the park is clean with safe instructions at every corner...there's also a lounge to place indoor games such as ludo,ayo and draft
4Ifeyinwa E. 11 months ago
Nice place to visit for some history. Perfectly equipped and neatly managed. Taking pictures will cost you though, so go with some change.
5MOSES KUMAORON O. 1 year ago
The place is a true manifestation of intelligence, dedication, diligence, discipline, commitment, rare gift of visionary and leadership qualities, foresight, love of country and fellow citizens. It's outstandingly inspiring!
5Blessing O. 1 year ago
Please tour with vehicles as the land mass is too much to be trekked. Several structures like Church, schools, laundry house, Children fun centre, wildlife, event centres, Library itself, Bamboo groove, Resorts etc.
3Maxwell F. 1 year ago
A wonderful space, a lot of activities going on within it's environs from Hoteling to Zoo Keeping, Sports, Library, Cinema, Gymnasium, Event Centers and so much more. Multiple businesses are located within its premises. It's a satisfactory hub offering a wide range of services to its visitors.
5Lemmy M. 1 year ago
I had an experience that will leave a lasting impression on me.
Olusegun obasanjo presidential library(OOPL as it's popularly called) is more than a library. It's a museum, amusement park and a fully-fledged resort.
First thing first, you are not allowed to use your own camera within the library. However, you csn hire their in-house photographer. The final product would be nice although the pictures will be watermarked.
The complex is a very large expanse of land that houses a couple of entities such as :
1. The oopl library/museum building
2. The green legacy resort hotel
3. Oowp olusegun obasanjo wildlife park
4. A cinema
5. Modern car wash
6. A church
8. Multiple event centre's
9.a club house and lounge
10. A lake for boat ride
11. Bamboo groove where you can get fresh palmwine
12. Multiple event halls and so on.
I will discuss the things I personally enjoyed on my trip.
First and foremost, the library is a first of its kind and your journey starts from the entrance where you will be introduced to the followings:
1. Baba obasanjo's bicycle
2. His Volkswagen beetle car as a military head of state.
3. The helicopter he imported so that our naf personnel can be trained locally
4. The presidential bullet proof car that he first used as the civilian president and so on.
Moving to the main library, you will be introduced to the plethora of awards that were received by baba both as president and after office.
Secondly, you will be cited while baba welcomes you to the library officially via a recorded video.
From there the tour proper will begin in earnest. The tour guide would introduce you to the various books written by obj, his YOLA prison, his family background, children, his traveling across the globe and so on.
My favorite moment was when I sat on the chair that Is a replica of the one in Aso took some nice pictures.
The hotel was running on a promo when I visited so the standard room cost #38,000 while the deluxe cost #45,000
One review cannot cover everything. However, I really enjoyed myself with the palmwine, at the wildlife park, in the library, cinemas and so on.
4Isaac W. 1 year ago
It's a fun park for Children and adult, it has amazing features like Cinéma, boat ride, zoo and lots more, it's located around NNPC Abeokuta. Using the facilities comes with some little charges
5Tari W. 1 year ago
Now, this is a resort!
One can comfortably stay in this place for one whole month without stepping out of the premises.
The only things missing in this place are a local market and a school.
For a place this big, it is clean.
I'm not an architect or surveyor, so I can't give an estimate of the mass on which this resort sits but this place can comfortably take 5,000 guests (I may be grossly underestimating).
The name - Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) doesn't prepare a guest for what the unassuming gate/entrance opens one to. No gate/entrance fee at the main gate.
There is a hotel in this premise (quite big - looked like it had about 50 - 100 rooms). Room rates are 45k and above! Bonus point - The hotel has rooms for personal drivers and other support staff that travel with their bosses. The furniture in the reception screams HERITAGE! There is a spa, salon, gym and meeting halls/rooms inside the hotel buildings)
There is a pool very close to the hotel/lodge.
There is a Lawn Tennis Court too!
There are 2 event centres (marquees/tents) - a small one that can take about 700 people and a bigger one.
There is a Church.
There is a mosque.
There is a wild life park - closes at 7pm and requires an entrance fee of 1000 Naira.
There is a water body on which boat rides can be done. A ride goes for 1000Naira for two trips round the water body.
There is a museum - closes at 5pm
There is a Recording Studio 😃 and a Cinema!
The Library is massive - couldn't go in because I got there after 5pm which is when the library closes.
There is a rock inside this place too, and guess what? There is a bush bar in the top of the rock! It gives a view of a part of the city - beautiful!
Children are not left out - There is an Amusement Park!!!
There is a Bamboo Grove for the Jaiye Jaiye folks!!!
Last but not the least, and perhaps, the icing on the cake for me - The Book/Souvenir Shop!..... Customised OOPL souvenirs and pretty Made In Nigeria educational pieces.
Everybody who visits Abeokuta should definitely visit this place!
4Sarah O. 1 year ago
The place is nice and awesome. I had a great time there with my family and all but I really wished I could take more pictures.
5Tunde F. 1 year ago
The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library is the first of its kind owned by any Nigerian and African President. The name library could mislead you into thinking of it as a normal or conventional library.
It is not.
You are taken on a tour of his life; family background, upbringing, schooling, career and achievements as former Military Head of State (1976-1979) and President (1999-2007). The library houses some of the former President's most treasured personal materials, documents and gifts of state during his tenure as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I must say that the former President is good at keeping records, some dating as far back as 60 to 70 years. I concluded my visit by taking pictures on the chair and desk he used as President between 1999 and 2007.
There is also a Presidential museum containing vehicles (Beetle car, Popemobile and bicycle) used by him as Head of State and President.
Apart from the pictures taken at his desk, picture taking is not permitted within the library and museum.
The library and museum are of historical significance and truly worth the visit.
5Temidayo M. 1 year ago
I love the view and the sight is so beautiful.
Obasanjo is such a visionary person and having this in the heart of Abeokuta is such a beautiful thing.
I wasn’t able to enter the library and tour because I am not with a tour guide. But we visited the bookshop.
There’s also a boat ride option here. Electric boat ride. Better don’t waste your money here 😒.
5olayemi o. 1 year ago
it has beautiful scenery and good locations for amazing pictures
4Danielson U. 1 year ago
A great place for relaxation from the hustle and bustle of the megacity
4OMOTOLA O. 2 years ago
Boat ride was fun.
Rock climbing was really interesting too.
The bamboo area was good although it was ridden with mosquitoes
5Michael Awo E. 2 years ago
An amazing collection of personal history of former President Olusegun Obasanjo as well as the collection of his history in public service in both military and democratic governance in Nigeria. It boasts of galleries, cinemas, private Lodges, access roads, restaurants, zoo, conference halls, lake and the private residence of President Olusegun Obasanjo. It is located at Oke Mosun, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. I was privileged to take a paid tour in April 2021.
5Oyewole A. 2 years ago
Starting from the serene environment and to the tour guide is a place to be....more information was gathered about the icon and a great leader OBJ...his legacy and life history.
I really enjoyed my stay with my family.
5Sylvanus O. 2 years ago
Very insightful and magical experience. The geography, the scenery, the art, the details, all awestrucking and magnificent. The tour guide also was very good. It was experience indeed, a place worth revisiting.
5Adedotun A. 2 years ago
This is a really good place, a perfect place to hang out. You get literally any amusement you want here, ranging from historical information down to beautiful sceneries and a lot of amazing things to do and places to visit all in one place, not leaving out the wildlife park and cinema too. Indeed exquisite.
5harry o. 2 years ago
4Akinwolemiwa S. 2 years ago
very cool place
large with lots of facilities including an open bar and a zoo
4Daniel A. 2 years ago
A great place for relaxation!
Good rocks with beautiful sight, boat ride also available
4Omar H. 2 years ago
It is a historic, tourist and academic centre established as a national archive for the preservation of documents and materials used by the president during his tenure as the president of Nigeria.
4King H. 2 years ago
It was cool
5Efe O. 2 years ago
My initial thoughts were that it is the regular library of books and I wondered why I needed to go on a tour there but no! It is actually a library of artefacts, shows you a lot about the history and politics of Nigeria. I would recommend a visit to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library also called OOPL. Photos are not allowed though...
5Aliu Y. 2 years ago
3Samsedeen O. 2 years ago
Needs upkeep because the animals are looking malnourished and dieing
4Joseph S. 2 years ago
OOPL is a library. Then a wildlife park(zoo), with an amusement park, a hotel coupled with a bar, a grill house, pool club, a "bookshop" and a hiking with mountain view spots of the city called Rock of Inspiration... This has three observation devices where the ancient city of Abẹ́òkúta can be viewed.
Missed a walk in the wildlife park as I got there past 6pm. Though, saw mostly cows from the rock of inspiration while taking a sneak view of the park. And the peacocks are quite loud.
The souvenir and bookshop is stocked with books but not an educational research stop point.
In all, it's more like a recreational arena than a presidential library
5Waheed A. 2 years ago
5Patrick A. 2 years ago
Good place to cross-reference. Well stocked
5Ademola A. 2 years ago
Classic Resort Centre
4Bukola A. 2 years ago
OOPL is the first of its kind in Africa. It is a place housing history of Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obadanjo.
I didn't regret going there at all!
4Tunde G. 2 years ago
Lovely place to be
5Moyinoluwa D. 2 years ago
Great spot, has almost everything you need for fun. There's a Ferris wheel and other fun children amusement park ingredients, a mini go-kart, paint ball, two lounges, a swimming pool, bamboo groove, a lake with a pedal kayak, a wildlife park with horse rides, a rock, a cinema, a car wash, a hotel, an event center (a Marquee), a mosque, a church, book store and yes, a library (goes without saying I guess, since it's in the name). So ideal for all ages. I know I'm missing out some other attractions.
5Omobolade A. 2 years ago
Beautiful scenery, I was indeed wowed!
4Babatunde Adeshina I. 2 years ago
It's agent look
4margaret a. 2 years ago
3Daniel S. 2 years ago
Culture and Traditions
4plotagon l. 2 years ago
It was an amazing place..a place i would love to come to visit again
They've got very cool places to chill
5Bodunrin T. 3 years ago
Great place, lovely ambience.
5Cornelius A. 3 years ago
5Iyke M. 3 years ago
Superb! Very nice place...
4Sophia A. 3 years ago
5Ayetan Henry K. 3 years ago
It a great place to spend time with the family
5Gbolahan B. 3 years ago
Nice and interesting place for all
2Toluwase O. 3 years ago
NO form of excitement, areas of interest are out of service.
4Denis O. 3 years ago
Nice place to be
5AJAYI O. 3 years ago
A haven for an all round satisfactory experience
4Akintomide T. 3 years ago
Best natural environment in Abeokuta.
4Remi R. 3 years ago
Hub of learning and interaction; great playpoint for the youth too.
5Dolapo O. 3 years ago
5Tobi D. 3 years ago
Nice place to chill
1Olaonipekun L. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Chief Olaonipekun lateef baleshin noan
Chief olaonipekun lateef baale omolashin atan
5L. 3 years ago
I actually thought it was a real library you could visit to read books but it's actually more than that. The presidential library houses a couple of facilities you can visit. Starting from welcome pavilion that houses an Artifacts room and a cinema. Then the main library building which is a museum gives you insights to Olusegun Obasanjo's life from childhood to his rise in the army and presidential career. Entry fee is 3000 Naria. Cameras are not allowed inside but they have their own photographers who can take your pictures at a fee. The entrance includes a guided tour.
5Abdur-Roqeeb I. 3 years ago
A very pleasing environment.
5Olugbenga J. 3 years ago
OOPL, as it is also called, is a great place for hangouts and other social gatherings.
It has interesting places like the museum, wild life/zoo, library etc
5Adesina E. 3 years ago
I love it
4Folake S. 3 years ago
Oopl is one of the most popular event center in abeokuta, where people love to relax and enjoy, Oopl has a zoo, bamboo grove,a cinema and also an event center for different activities like owanbe
5Toyin J. 3 years ago
Green Legacy Hotel has evolved to be a tourist attraction. This is my second time of visiting the resort and I must admit that I am impressed.
4Emmanuel A. 3 years ago
It was interesting to see a lot of animals at the OOPL wildlife park, I think they need to do more publicity for this place, many people in Abeokuta don’t know that such things are available to experience in Abeokuta.
4Emmanuel C. 3 years ago
Nice historical palace
4Adebayo A. 3 years ago
Olusegun Obasonjo presidential Library is the Jewel of resource centers in Abeokuta. Whatever form of entertainment you're looking for is available there.
It has an amusement park for children, a resort center, a zoo with quite a few animals, a hilltop bar, a swimming pool, a bamboo sitting area, a library, worship centers and an estate. It is well equipped large car parks to accommodate all visitors.
One of the few problem I observed with the OOPL is that there are no signposts/direction post indicating where each section is in the venue.
5Esther B. 3 years ago
Lovely place to be.
3Oso Ayotunde G. 3 years ago
5Alabede H. 3 years ago
A good tradition palace.
5Abubakar K. 3 years ago
Is an ancestral palace
3Oriola olawale a. 4 years ago
5wasiu o. 4 years ago
5Ologundudu M. 4 years ago
Owu palace is one of the great kingdom in Abeokuta ,and also is former president Olusegun Obasanjo town.
3Josephine J. 4 years ago
Cool and nice
4Odihi S. 4 years ago
5ABIOLA O. 4 years ago
Hierarchy of owu kingdom tradition
3Damilola O. 4 years ago
It's a traditional ruler palace
4bolanle j. 4 years ago
4abidemi o. 4 years ago
Traditional ruler's palace
5Sanni O. 4 years ago
5Bajomo Victor l. 4 years ago
It's a very nice palace
5Isiaka Rafiu Idowu. ijo yi l. 4 years ago
Very nice place
5ashiwaju a. 4 years ago
The contemporary headquarters of the Ancient Owu Kingdom. Depicting the Olowu, first Oba to be crowned by Odùduwà, it is a living mirage of the cultural begining of the Yoruba nation.
5Yemisi A. 4 years ago
The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library is a library owned by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President of Nigeria. It is a historic, tourist and academic centre established as a national archive for the preservation of documents and materials used by the president during his tenure as the president of Nigeria.
4Oluwatomide A. 4 years ago
Such a clean and peaceful environment. Very close to nature
2Biodun D. 4 years ago
2Michael O. 4 years ago
History have been made in the yoruba land...a grand son that cry to attain is throne before others...kudos to you sir!
4teetee l. 4 years ago
2David B. 4 years ago
5adewale A. 4 years ago
Nice place to catch up with Nigerian history from the perspective of the contributions, the life impact and the challenges and even travails of former president Olusegun Obasanjo. It is conceived as a complete community with a museum, children play facility, instututes, cinema house, bookshop, african food stalls, adire and artifacts store, zoo and some other attractions. It is however being gradually perfected but what is on ground now is sufficient beauty to behold and may take you hours to visit. The life story of Obasanjo with Nigeria is performatively rendered in audio, video, pictures, material paraphernalia and by a guide. You also get to meet Obasanjo's contrmporaries in his life engagements in the diverse media used.
1Adeleketouu o. 4 years ago
It's good place but not accessible as you want
4Dennis E. 4 years ago
OOPL is a presidential museum that chronicles and documents the life of General Olusegun Obasanjo (rtd). There are artifacts, memorabilia, documents and pictures from every dimension of his life - student, soldier, politician, diplomat, farmer, writer and elder statesman. The OOPL is situated on a massive land and the centre is obviously well run and maintained. You get a tour of the facilities or parts of it by paying a fee. Lovely place to visit.
5Adetutu Patrick A. 4 years ago
Nice place to be
5sam a. 4 years ago
Splendid and absolutely okay. Pay him a visit and you will be glad ...
4olawale O. 4 years ago
The people in there are accommodating.
5abayomi o. 4 years ago
5Ómó E. 5 years ago
It's a great pleasure visiting this historical places,, had alit of stories about the ancients of Owu and egba war... And Also witnessed a chieftaincy ceremony,, it's was😘
5Austine W. 5 years ago
5S. 5 years ago
This is a most to visit place if you are in Abeokuta. Full of life and history of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
2Augustine R. 5 years ago
5bilaal a. 5 years ago
Very nice place
5Chief Adebayo H. 5 years ago
5enitan b. 5 years ago
Exquisite Palace with a rich sense of history about the origins of the Owu people howbeit with a modern feel. Lovely place
4Laifees O. 5 years ago
Nice place to visit
5Mofolorunsho A. 5 years ago