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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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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Amazing Collection for a County Museum

Incorporates both the history of Dickinson County, as well as the museum of Telephony. The historical hand carved carousel in the outdoor section were well worth it as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incorporates both the history of Dickinson County, as well as the museum of Telephony. The historical hand carved carousel in the outdoor section were well worth it as well... I would call this a must see in Abilene!

Thank Tom B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Heritage Center has lots of local history items to see but most impressive to me were all the old telephones and the carousel. The carousel was built in 1901 and still works - all the horses were hand-carved - the old organ still works too - great fun for kids (and big kids too!)

Thank JanMBaltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

You'll be surprised. Information not only of Dickinson county, but of life in general during the late 19th century. The telephony is unique and the 11 year old got a kick out of seeing the evolution of the telephone. The outside exhibits are relatively well kept and make sure you ride the restored carousel - it moves faster than you... More 

Thank raycincyben
Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We travel with our small dog and hoped to be able to see the museum and surrounding historic buildings and we were not disappointed. The ladies manning the desk allowed us to carry our small dog through the main building and then have him on leash in the outer buildings. What a treat to see the telephony area, the old... More 

Thank Connie C
Atchison, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My granddaughter loves carousels and boy we were excited to find this one! The lady that worked there was so nice and welcoming. We went through the telephone museum which was a lot to fun to look at. Next we went to the carousel! It was me, my daughter and my 2 year old grandbaby. We found our horse and... More 

Blue Springs, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Come ride on the 100+ year old Carousel that was built in Abilene and has been restored, with it's own steam calliope. It was much different than ridding a Carousel of today.

Thank flowers32148
Forsyth, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This little gem was a big surprise. The museum had so many interesting antiques that we had never seen before. The history was well displayed throughout. The telephony museum sure brought back memories. We have never seen anything like it....to top it,off, we got to ride the 1901 carrousel . Don't miss this little gem!

Thank billbarb1234
Louisville, Kentucky
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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 

Thank TrishA4
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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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.

Thank CSIJWyman

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