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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

200 Southeast Fourth St., Abilene, KS 67410
785-263-6700
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Museums
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I will admit I'm an Ike fan and this complex lived up to my expectations. The museum is very large and contains a lot of exhibit space about World War 2 and Eisenhower's role in it, as well as his life from his childhood in Abilene to the White House. My wife did observe that the exhibits are somewhat "old-fashioned"... More

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Start in the visitor center with the video about DDE. Then go take the house tour (only 15 minutes). Then walk across to the chapel for a look at the gravesite. Head down the walk to the Library. Take a look around & walk upstairs to see the second floor exhibit. Then head across the campus to the museum. That... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've been to Abilene twice in the past ten years, once to use the Archives (EXCELLENT) for research, a second time because I hadn't had time to visit the museum. We were in the area, so decided to stop by. There's a lot there! The initial part of the Museum is about World War II, not only Gen. Eisenhower's part... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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324 reviews 324 reviews
165 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We only had time to visit the home where Eisenhower lived, the Visitor Center and the chapel where he, Maime and a young son Doud are buried. On the same grounds there is the museum, Presidential Library and memorial statue. Tickets for all the venues are purchased at the Visitor Center. It was $9 for seniors. You are not allowed... More

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was driving through, while on a business trip, so decided to stop. Unfortunately, I came only 1 hour before closing time, so I knew I would have to really rush this visit. I found the Eisenhower Library, just like most of the Presidential Libraries to be an excellent time snap shot of his administration. This is entire complex of... More

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Port Richey, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I visited here about five years ago and loved the whole experience and we were looking forward to another visit. We were not told in advance that the museum was undergoing any kind of construction or renovation, but it was apparent from the very beginning that things were not the same. The first half of the exhibits... More

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Irvine, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
26 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The museum/library/boyhood home, burial site complex is extensive, so be sure to allow enough time for a leisurely visit. I found 3 hours not nearly enough. The Museum has an extensive exhibit of events in WW II which had little direct relationship to Dwight Eisenhower (war in the Pacific for example). One has to pass through this extensive exhibit to... More

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Colorado Springs
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We didn't have a lot of time to spend at the museum and library. One of the most impressive things is the Meditation Chapel where Mamie and Dwight and Dowd Eisenhower are buried. The chapel is lovely and peaceful. Not far from the chapel is Eisenhower's boyhood home. We chose not to tour it. We walked around the grounds which... More

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St. Louis, MO
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you are a WW2 buff, this is the place to visit. They have a WW2 exhibit through 2016. There is lots to read and some exhibits. For me it was a bit too much. Comparing it to the Truman library, it came up lacking. It was not as interactive and had too much text.

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Vancouver, Canada
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78 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have visited seven Presidential museums and were really looking forward to this one since it covered WW2 and then into the early 1960's. But there are actually two museums here. The first third is an overview of WW2 covering the causes, players, eaters and battles with jot a mention of Eisenhower. It covered the pacific and he was not... More

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