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Greyhound Hall of Fame

407 S. Buckeye Ave., Abilene, KS
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Abilene
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 11, 2014
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Manhattan, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 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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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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369 reviews 369 reviews
157 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
75 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
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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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
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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We decided to stop on our way back to Colorado. It was very interesting and informative. And how can you not like a place with two awesome retired Greyhounds that meet you at the door? The dogs were very sweet and the volunteers were very knowledgable and friendly. We'll worth a stop.

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