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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 5 attractions in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Libraries, Museums
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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Eisenhower museum is a few miles off I70 in Abilene which is about 45 minutes from Manhattan. If you ever find yourself in the area -- go there. The museum is vast. It contains clothes worn by IKE and his wife plus lots of items related to his military career. They have various recordings of phone calls that you... More

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Osage City, Kansas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There is so much to love about this experience. First, the humble beginnings of this president. The simple chapel. The open grounds. However, if you love history, especially WWII this is the place for you! Eisenhower changed, if not saved the free world.

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Abilene, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As others have said, this is a wonderful place to see, especially if you love history. There is also the Chapel on the grounds that is very peaceful. Also, his home that is also very interesting. Once you leave there, you can go across the street to the Greyhound Hall of Fame.

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Ottawa, Kansas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Spent 2 hours on the grounds and could have spent much more time in museum. We suggest you take 23 minutes and watch the film in the library before going to the museum. The exhibits are super in the museum on World War 2 and Eisenhower's 2 terms in office. The house tour takes 15 minutes. The chapel on grounds... More

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Los Angeles
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you love history from this period of time, this museum is impressive. 3 hours was barely enough to read and take in the history of this hero.

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Martinez, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I have always admired President/General of the Army Eisenhower. This tribute was more than just the normal as part of the tour includes his boyhood home and included information on his family and growing years. There is the Memorial wherer they are buried - beautiful tribute to a wonderful man and woman. The library was so large that you couldn't... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Not being American I had no idea of what to expect from a Presidential Library, I thought it may just be a collection of papers and documents pertaining to the President's tenure. I was happy to find a museum, library, chapel and Eisenhower's boyhood home in a beautifully landscaped complex devoted to the war hero and President. The boyhood home,... More

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Calabash, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We visited this wonderful complex honoring President Eisenhower. It includes a museum, his boyhood home and final resting place. It brought back many memories of my childhood.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Should you find yourself driving cross country, be sure to include the Eisenhower Library & Museum on your itinerary. To do it justice, and if you are a history hound, be sure to set aside at least 1/2 of a day. If you are a reader (meaning reading every sign in a museum- that would be me), plan for more... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had some time to kill on a Saturday afternoon and visited this Library. It was a pleasant surprise as there is just so much to see. The fact that President Eisenhower was a war hero before becoming president gives you basically two museums in one; one for his efforts in the war, and then one that details his presidency.... More

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