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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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Great place to learn some US History

It was great to learn more about one of the greatest American presidents in history and what he had to deal with as a General and President of this great nation. We need more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Friendswood, Texas
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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It was great to learn more about one of the greatest American presidents in history and what he had to deal with as a General and President of this great nation. We need more Ike's! Added bonus was the tour of his boyhood home and learning about his childhood and upbringing.

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Oswego, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Very educational. Take the time and make sure you see everything. Not only do you get the history of his presidency, but the added bonus of his Army career and WWII

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

How sad to realize that today' s elected officials are just politicians, not statesmen! Please go to Abilene, invest 3-4 hours learning how real leaders lead, and not just be parasites. Ike who clearly did not like war, certainly knew how to fight to win! Very unlike current politicians. See his boyhood home(on the wrong side of the tracks), experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This museum gave additional education on the life of DDE. There were issues and accomplishments and extensive overviews of WWII. Information on his wife Mamie and children. We were very impressed with whole museum and the grounds. It took 4 hours to view the museum and still did not get to see it all.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

As someone who loves history, especially interested in World War II, this was fascinating. They walk you through Eisenhower's life growing up, his military career and then his presidency. There was a special exhibit about World War II while we were there. Those exhibits change out yearly. Plan to either take a rest break or go in with lots of... More 

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Forsyth, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Eisenhower facility is very well done. The museum was incredible. The house tour was very interesting, but I have to say, the lady giving the tour was very gruff. She knew her history, but, boy, she was certainly not very welcoming. It was a neat home, though. The meditation garden, where The Eisenhowers are buried, was such a lovely,... More 

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Pelham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I wish we had really planned our tour through the museum more carefully. It really is a big museum and in the first part it doesn't seem to have a real focus on the former President and First Lady. About half way through my tour of the facility more information and memorabilia related to Dwight and Mamie are introduced and... More 

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Emporia, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is a treasure trove of history. President Eisenhower was, of course, the supreme allied commander in World War Ii and the liberation of Europe. History comes alive in this place. It is a must see for any American interested in our history.

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Sioux Falls, SD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I've never been to a house museum before where the house and its contents were handed from the resident to the organization. Very cool. Learned a lot.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This says it all about Ike. They have his home and built the Library and Museum around it. It shows his solid midwest roots and explains in part where his honesty and plain speaking came from. The exhibits are extensive on his WW2 experience as well as his presidency. Naturally, all president sites are flattering and there could be improvements... More 

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