We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Heritage Center of Dickinson County

412 South Campbell, Abilene, KS 67410
785-263-2681
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Abilene
Type: Museums
11 visitor photos
Write a Review

16 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    13
    3
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a small county history center, museum and outdoor historic area. The women working in the reception area where very friendly and helpful. The museum includes a Museum of Independent Telephony and an outdoor display of old buildings. The best part of the outdoor exhibit was the old carousel. We didn't pay the little bit extra to ride it,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Larned
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This has many different histories in one place. The telephone and local history collides and make for a fun trip down memory lane.

Was this review helpful? Yes
TOPEKA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a nice set of museums to go to. It is a three in one set of museums. First you have the Historical Museum, which tell s the history of Abilene and Dickinson County. The second is the Museum of Independent Telephony, which has all sorts of things related to the telephone and has some cool exhibits. Out back... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Topeka, Kansas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

neat little combo museums , you have to walk to the back of the telephone museum and go out a door to visit the old buildings out back ,neat old log cabin with a huge loft , cool ol truck way in the back along with some cool ol tractors.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Kansas
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We spent an hour here and could have spent more time. Telephone exhibits were fascinating along with Wild Bill Hickok information when he was Marshall of Abilene. Make sure you step out the backdoor and visit little village restored. We loved the general store and the old items they have in there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Superior, Nebraska,
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We visited this museum on a vacation in which we were touring Kansas and this museum did not disappoint. For the most part Kansas museums all hold similar artifacts and share stories, however the phone gallery was AMAZING! With phones and booths you could actually touch and try I can see this being a very kid friendly museum! It was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manhattan, Kansas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stopped here because we've seen the signs so often for the Museum of Independent Telephony and we were curious. The museum itself was very interesting and well laid out. It was a lot more fun than the title might suggest. What we didn't realize was that the museum was a part of the heritage center, which houses many more... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Kansas
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Carousel by C W Parker! In full working order. And that includes the Model T transmission which will give you one hell of a spin in second gear! The grounds are great and lots to look at. The Telephone museum is great. It takes a couple hours to tour this museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Enterprise, Kansas
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I had not gone to the telephone museum for ages so when a visiting family member said they would like to see it, I was not real supportive. What a shock! It is now called the Heritage Center and it is a great place. The exhibits were well done and impressive. Once outside there was a huge area of buildings... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
McPherson, Kansas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Had a very enjoyable time here. We came when it was really cold, but the museum was nice and warm. Cool exhibits and you actually learn about the county and the awesome exhibit on telephones. And we really wanted to go on the carousel but knew it was cold and probably wouldn't be able to, but the very nice workers... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Heritage Center of Dickinson County also viewed

 

Been to Heritage Center of Dickinson County? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Heritage Center of Dickinson County, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing