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Heritage Center of Dickinson County

412 South Campbell, Abilene, KS 67410
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Abilene
Type: Museums
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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

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Topeka, Kansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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.

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Ottawa, Kansas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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.

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Superior, Nebraska,
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Manhattan, Kansas
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

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Newton, Kansas
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Enterprise, Kansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

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McPherson, Kansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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Frankfurt, Germany
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50 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We found the Heritage center worth a visit and were thinking the whole time about all the westerns and old timey cattle drives you see on TV or in old movies. It is very educational to find out more about this period of history -- we were surprised to find out how short the "cattle drive" era really was before... More

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Odessa, MO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We came to see an old carousel, but saw so much more! This complex provides a 4-in-1 experience: Dickinson County Museum, Museum of Telephony, Outdoor Museum, and the 1901 C. W. Parker Carousel. We thoroughly enjoyed the two indoor museums. There are lots of displays about the local area and people. The telephone museum features a fascinating history of telephones... More

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