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Heritage Center of Dickinson County

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Address: 412 South Campbell, Abilene, KS 67410
Phone Number: 785-263-2681
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wide Array of Topics; Something for Everyone!

This little gem is tucked back off the main road, close to the Eisenhower Museum. One portion of the museum is devoted to the history of the telephone. There is an excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
TrishA4
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Fort Riley, Kansas
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Fort Riley, Kansas
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149 reviews 149 reviews
59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This little gem is tucked back off the main road, close to the Eisenhower Museum. One portion of the museum is devoted to the history of the telephone. There is an excellent collection and display of phones, insulators, and switchboard equipment. (Made me think of the stories my Grandma would tell of having a party line and people listening in!)... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Larned
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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TOPEKA
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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
37 helpful votes 37 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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,
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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 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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