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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

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Address: 200 Southeast Fourth St., Abilene, KS 67410
Phone Number: 785-263-6700
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Simple Like Ike

Although recent Presidential Libraries/Museums provide more jazzy interactive elements, this complex includes the family home, his burial plot, and numerous exhibits. The newer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
maryhat2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although recent Presidential Libraries/Museums provide more jazzy interactive elements, this complex includes the family home, his burial plot, and numerous exhibits. The newer part at the end gives more video segments, but I enjoyed the area of his service in the US Army, and WW II exhibits. Take time to see the simple side of this lifestyle in Kansas by... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Plan to spend an entire day here - the museum, library, chapel, and original home - so much history and artifacts. The staff is really friendly and knowledgeable. The museum is a must for any WWII history buff - very well displayed and the flow is well-done. There is a time-line for WWII which is a great intro for the... More 

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Harper, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am 69 years old and remember the Ike years well, as a kid. We started our tour at 9 am and left at 4:45 pm and only saw 80% of museum, very little of the Library and all of his home and grave site. There is so much to see and his presidential accomplishment are rarely talked about,except for... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Covering the life of Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower as a General during WW2 and as president in the 1950's. The complex has his childhood home, museum of service in the U.S. Army and presidency, the library for reference, and a chapel where he is interned. Found the staff friendly and interested in answering questions. The museum is one long exhibit so... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are history geeks, so this is right up our alley. Have been to 5 other presidential libraries/museums, while this is not the best one, it is worth the effort to go. The town is very quaint too, our daughter was ready to move there. Docents are well trained and give a very informative tour.

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Lindsborg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library is an excellent venue for all ages. ...Very educational. Great for tourists, field trips, fully handicap accessible.

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not as physically impressive as the Reagan or other more recent libraries, this site does a great job of acquainting you with one of the nation's most important soldier-statesman. Much of the history focuses on World War II of course, but it gives you a sense of the man and his times. From a travel standpoint, it is easy... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abilene is a hike from Kansas City, but we're glad we took the time. Ike's childhood home is on the property and the tour was instructive. The museum contains a great array of memorabilia and provided us with a better understanding of Ike's career in the military and White House. His resting place is very tastefully done. While we'll not... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is a campus consisting of separate buildings for the Library and Museum, a Visitor's Center, Eisenhower's boyhood home, and the Place of Meditation (Eisenhower's burial site). Admission to the site is $12 and tickets are purchased in the Visitor Center. Also in the Visitor's Center is the gift shop and a theater where you... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was working with my fellow students from Columbia University in the Archives, as part of a research fellowship, and we decided to visit the museum as a study break. It was quite interesting, and contained plenty of intriguing objects and facts, and one of the guides was kind enough to show us a few "behind the scenes" objects, such... More 

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