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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

Address: 200 Southeast Fourth St., Abilene, KS 67410
Phone Number: 785-263-6700
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Museums, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Museums, Traveler Resources
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

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Logan, Utah, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Spent a week here doing research in the Library, but visited the lovely and peaceful Place of Meditation (where DDE and Mamie are buried), as well as the Museum and gift shop. The Museum exhibitions are very well done, with a wealth of interesting objects to see. The current WWII exhibition brings a variety of perspectives to viewers. Children over... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this so much. Very informative and beautiful setting. Great information about Eisenhower and what a great man he was.

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Wichita, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you like politics, history, or are a World War II buff, don't miss this. The museum is fascinating. Young children would most likely find this boring.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It gives an unvarnished glimpse of the past. It makes one yearn for bygone days. Ike was a war hero and Mamie was a great back up to her husband. The items displayed were fascinating. I had no feeling of an agenda being pushed. The building is beautiful, the grounds lovely and shady. It's definitely worth the time to visit... More 

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Fort Collins, CO
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122 reviews 122 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I had no idea about the size of this museum before we made our unplanned visit. There's not a whole lot to "do" here, so my small kids didn't really find much of interest. But if you've got time to do all the reading (and there's lots) and walk through the place (it's quite large), I'm sure an interested adult... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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75 reviews 75 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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200 helpful votes 200 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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