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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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Naperville, Illinois
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150 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This museum is deceiving in that it doesn't look it, but is HUGE. You literally could spend 2 days going through the actual museum seeing amazing artifacts - like the table where D-Day was planned. There is also a lot of cool memorabilia from Ike's presidency. There is also a chapel where he and Mamie are buried, which is very... More

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit. I love presidential museums and this is up with the best. They did a great job preserving Ike's boyhood home; same location and mostly authentic furniture and furnishings. The museum goes heavily into World War II and was very informative with an easy-to-understand style. You can also see where Eisenhower (and his wife and infant... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed see the Museum of one of the greatest American leaders of the 20th century. I have visited several of the Presidential libraries and museum and this was one of the best. This Presidential Library and Museum proves how America is truly a land of opportunity, General and President Eisenhower came from humble beginnings and became a great military... More

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you like Presidential history and studying the men who have served in office, Abilene Kansas is a must stop. You can see the boyhood home where President Eisenhower lived and grew up. At the turn of the century, you can see how a middle class family lived and worked. Then the Museum has an excellent gallery on World War... More

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went with my 12 year old. Very nice. We loved the little tour of the house and the jeeps, tanks and guns in the museum. The statue outside was also great. The museum could be a little more modern. Glad we went, learned a lot and beautiful place.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed in Abilene, KS, on a recent trip to Colorado so we could visit this museum. I've been to a few presidential library/museums and this one compares nicely. The museum has a nice collection of period pieces. Allow several hours if you want to read the exhaustive information provided on the walls. Allow at least an hour just to... More

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This Presidential Museum is well worth the stop. We were interested in all the wonderful historical items in the museum. World War II is being highlighted since this is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. This will continue throughout the next few years. I found viewing German, Japanese, British, and American artifacts brought the War to life. The special display of... More

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The museum is a great place to explore American history during the Eisenhower era. World War II exhibits and artifacts, Eisenhowers childhood home are among the must see's when traveling through Abilene.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Abilene is a tiny town and this is the main attraction. The site is a wide piece of land with many buildings surrounding a large grassy area similar to a military drill field. There is the Welcome Center, a chapel (closed when we were there), Ike's family home (brief tour for a small separate charge), an archives building and the... More

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Salina, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had some family in from out of town, and looking for something that a family that included a couple of teens could do. After a 30 minute drive, we arrived and watched an intro movie- well worth the time, especially for some kiddos born long after Ike. The house tour was small and hardly worth the wait, but historic...... More

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