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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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A Learning Experience

I had been wanting to see this museum for several years and it was not a disappointment. Ike was the first president that I remember and I wanted to learn more about the man and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Louisville
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I had been wanting to see this museum for several years and it was not a disappointment. Ike was the first president that I remember and I wanted to learn more about the man and his presidency as well as his private life. I ended up learning so much more. I learned things about World War II and the different... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

With our arriving in Abilene, KS we didn't expect a lot, but the whole family was very nicely surprised. The museum is great! There is a lot to see and learn. The tour guides were very kind and knowledgeable. The campus is pretty large, so nice comfortable shoes would be a help. There is a nice Gift Shop on campus.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was an easy drive from the interstate. We spent probably two hours walking the museum and reading. Much space was taken by a temporary exhibit on WWII. This was interesting though I enjoyed the area specifically dedicated to Eisenhower more satisfying for what I wanted to see. Seeing his childhood home much as it was when it was turn... More 

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Red Cloud, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum is fantastic! The displays are great and informative. There is a video at the beginning of the tour that really helps clarify why Eisenhower was important and what he did. The childhood home is well kept and the tour guides were very knowledgable. Make sure you have lots of time to spend here, there is a lot to... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Modest by today's Presidential museums and worth the trip. A nice exhibit about Mamie. WW II dominates the museum. A large campus so take your walking shoes.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a very reflective place to visit and everything is within walking distance of each other. You can buy your entry tickets to get into the Museum and home in the gift shop. Then walk to the chapel and visit the graves of Dwight and Mamie. Then you can walk to the home Dwight and his parents lived in... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you're driving I-70 in Kansas, this is a must stop. The Eisenhower home was excellent. If you're older and remember Ike, or if you enjoy history, you will get a full blast of the past with time here. Outstanding is actually a weak word to use in describing it!

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Brook Park, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The attraction was very interesting. I learned a great deal about the president. Was disappointed that some of the writing done about what you would be looking at, had misspelled words. I felt not enought was mentioned about his time in the White House and his family, once they were married.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The old house he grew up in was a short but pleasant tour, well performed by a skilled guide. Then the museum was very interesting and you should spend at least an hour there to see everything. Interesting war history as well as a shorter description of his presidency.

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Decatur, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The people working in the gift shop that sell the tickets are wonderful, friendly, and informative. The "Place of Meditation" where Ike and Mamie are buried is perfect and peaceful. The boyhood home is a little disappointing as you only get to see a few rooms. Boyhood homes are never as interesting as their actual homes they lived in with... More 

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Additional Information about Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

Address: 200 Southeast Fourth St., Abilene, KS 67410
Phone Number: 785-263-6700
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Abilene
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

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