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When to go: The visiting hours at the Desert Home of David and Paula Ben-Gurion are Sun.-Thurs. 8:30-4; Fri. 8:30-2; Sat. and holidays 9-3, last admission half-hour before closing. Phone: (08) 656-0469 for more information on opening hours., Price: NIS 10 for adults, NIS 7 for concessions. In the area: Some five kilometers south, overlooking the picturesque valley of Nahal Zin, is the Ben-Gurion Memorial National Park, where the late statesman and his wife are buried.