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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 6 Attractions in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Museums
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Ellisville, Missouri
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are trying to see all the Presidential Libraries so we couldn't miss seeing this on our way through Kansas. Eisenhower's childhood home is there along with a Visitor Center, Museum, Library and Place of Meditation (a small chapel). There is an interesting 23 minute movie in the Visitor Center that you can see before taking a... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of a Saturday outing with my girlfriend and two boys. We went to this museum and had a great time. There is a visitor center, tour of the house he grew up in, a museum of not just Eisenhower but also of world war 2 and the United States during the time he was President and... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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135 reviews 135 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ike was the first president that I remember. The house has a short tour of the bottom floor. Preservation is their key concern so access is limited to a corridor. No flash photography. The Museum was as described in previous reviews-heavy on Ike's military career and world events. Less on his presidency. Maybe he was plain and straightforward-not a lot... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We went but they had just closed so we didn't get to go inside of any of the buildings but we did walk around and look at the grounds and the statue! Was really neat seeing wish we would of made it before they closed but would definely go back again!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Last week we visited the Eisenhower Library and Museum. We especially enjoyed the visit to his childhood home. We gained a lot of information from the tour guide there that helped as we went through the museum. Well worth your time if you are passing through this area.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beautiful building and lovely murals in the lobby. There is a lot to see in this museum. You can rush through in a bit over an hour, but, if you want to really see everything, allow at least 4 hours.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What a museum!! For any history buff this is a great visit. We started out with a quick video on the life of Eisenhower which was a great start to the visit. From there we walked through his boyhood home which was enlightening to see how and where he grew up. We moved on to the museum which was a... More

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Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You can not help but like Ike. He was great in War and in Peace. A true leader from humble beginnings and the simple foundation that is the real backbone of America. Ike serve the country and the world well. The library and surrounding grounds were spectacular! Great review of WWII events especially Normandy Invasion run-up and actual event! Gravesite... More

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Abilene, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is easy access, just south of interstate 70. The parking lot is very large and can accomodate many large RV's at once. The grounds are very nice and well kept. There is a small, but nice gift shop. I live in Abilene so have visited many times..

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Los Angeles, California
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123 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So here's the deal, my wife and I have been to Truman, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, Hayes and Carter. We were not impressed. We were impressed with the WWII and Military History but disappointed with the Presidential piece. We did learn his wife had an electric car and many nice dresses and was a true volunteer community service person. Easy... More

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