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Greyhound Hall of Fame

407 S. Buckeye Ave., Abilene, KS
785-263-3000
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Abilene
Type: Specialty Museums
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Fort Riley, Kansas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Being from an area known for horse racing, I understood the format of the museum. However, that said, a good portion of the place is geared toward the dog racing - regarding breeding, breeders, dog farms, and dog tracks. There is a section devoted to the of history of greyhounds, lots of pictures, artwork, and trophies. The big plus was... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is definitely geared toward the racing industry and all of the greyhounds featured were racers. There was a LOT of pedigree information, which was not of much interest to me. However, I did learn a few things, which made the stop worthwhile.

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Larned
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We walked in and instantly were greeted by 2 beautiful greyhounds! Gary and Jade were happy to have us there. The museum was very educational and afterwards, Gary, Jade and staff made us feel at home. What a neat place!!

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Denver
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Like in many towns, the employees here don't understand customer service. After driving 6 hours to reach, they insisted on closing the doors early. It was most unfortunate that this was to be the highlight of our time in Abilene. The decision to close early must have come from management as we were told, "You don't understand. If I stay,... More

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Provo, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Who knew that greyhound racing was such a huge sport in the United States. This museum honors those gentle dogs who race for the first few years of their lives and then need loving homes. They are actually couch potatoes so they are prefect pets for the elderly and families with young children.

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Naperville, Illinois
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378 reviews 378 reviews
158 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Have stopped by here a couple times and it is a great museum (and unbelievably free). There are a couple resident Greyhounds that you can pet after you take a walk through the museum. There is a lot of history and art related to the dogs, as well as the actual hall of fame. Even though I have no experience... More

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chicago
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268 reviews 268 reviews
90 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had a very nice visit here -we were greeted by the 2 resident retired greyhounds who call the museum home. A short movie explains the history of racing here in U.S.-then time to browse the museum. Make sure To drop some $$ in the donation box so they can continue to keep this place open.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My mom and I stopped at the Greyhound Hall of Fame on our way to Colorado. We had read wonderful reviews and, as greyhound lovers, were looking forward to visiting. Unfortunately, a delay in my job and major construction on I-70 caused us to get to Abilene later than anticipated and we only had 20 minutes left to explore the... More

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Osage City, Kansas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We actually got to pet a live greyhound! What a sweetie. It was interesting looking around the museum. Somewhat of a step back in time. Interesting .

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Martinez, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Hall of Fame provides not only the dogs that made a name for themselves. It gives the history of the line - where it came from, what breeds were mixed to obtain the dog we know today. I throroughly enjoyed the knowledge I obtained going through the museum. It truly takes a couple hours to see and hear all... More

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