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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 #2 of 6 Attractions in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Museums
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Columbia, MO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We go to a lot of museums and presidential libraries. This one was as much about WWII as Eisenhower. My biggest complaint was that all the exhibits were surrounded by a ton of text. Kids would have found it less engaging. Tour of his home was insightful in showing how small of a space 2 parents and 7 kids lived... More

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Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We arrived with only an hour to spend at the Museum on a Friday and did get through the family home but didn't have enough time to go through both the museum and library. We were staying in town overnight so came back on Saturday morning. It was well worth taking the time and seeing all of the museum and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had just visited the Truman library near KC and found out we were not far from the Eisenhower so we decided to drive to Abilene to check it out. Also, had read a story about 20 small towns you should visit this year and Abilene was on that list. The tour of their house lasted less than 15 minutes... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

the grounds and buildings provide a very inspirational setting for a great American hero from the family home to the Place of Meditation, to the statue of Gen Eisehower and the wonderful museum

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Delano, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I enjoyed the pretty grounds & was really pleased to be able to tour the Eisenhower Family home. Felt it gave me a much better understanding of this President The exhibits in the museum were varied and covered many issues both before and during the Presidency. I loved seeing clothing & hats of Mamie Eisenhower

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New York City, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Tasteful homage to the great man which we visited at sunset when the place comes alive with lighting. Small town - Worth a look.

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Busan, South Korea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped here for a couple of hours while driving from Kansas City to Colorado. We really should have allowed more time, though. The museum's building doesn't look that big, but the exhibits are arranged in a way that makes the most out of the limited space. We entered thinking that we could get through it (not reading every single... More

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Stillwater, MN
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have visited many of the presidential museums across the U.S., and were somewhat surprised that this was primarily a WWII and D-Day museum. Not much about Dwight's life before or after, including his 8 years as President. However, compared to others, Ike's terms were much quieter! His accomplishments in the military were quite significant. However, if you're already a... More

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

With my husband being active duty Military, we take every opportunity to visit museums of this type. Obviously this is an older museum, but it is packed with loads of items to see and read about. I particularly enjoyed the the attention paid to the women in the military, and the First Lady's ball gowns. The tour of the boyhood... More

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Provo, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Eisenhower museum is well organized and interesting for all. The boyhood home has docents who are eager to share all they know. The meditation chapel is peaceful and the grounds are beautifully maintained.

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