We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

200 Southeast Fourth St., Abilene, KS 67410
785-263-6700
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Museums
42 visitor photos
Write a Review

219 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    148
    55
    15
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Irvine, California
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
22 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The museum/library/boyhood home, burial site complex is extensive, so be sure to allow enough time for a leisurely visit. I found 3 hours not nearly enough. The Museum has an extensive exhibit of events in WW II which had little direct relationship to Dwight Eisenhower (war in the Pacific for example). One has to pass through this extensive exhibit to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We didn't have a lot of time to spend at the museum and library. One of the most impressive things is the Meditation Chapel where Mamie and Dwight and Dowd Eisenhower are buried. The chapel is lovely and peaceful. Not far from the chapel is Eisenhower's boyhood home. We chose not to tour it. We walked around the grounds which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Louis, MO
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you are a WW2 buff, this is the place to visit. They have a WW2 exhibit through 2016. There is lots to read and some exhibits. For me it was a bit too much. Comparing it to the Truman library, it came up lacking. It was not as interactive and had too much text.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
77 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We have visited seven Presidential museums and were really looking forward to this one since it covered WW2 and then into the early 1960's. But there are actually two museums here. The first third is an overview of WW2 covering the causes, players, eaters and battles with jot a mention of Eisenhower. It covered the pacific and he was not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing museum! It is very well done with many well preserved artifacts. The house that he grew up in is here in its original location! The grounds are very beautiful and peaceful. Be sure to allow enough time to really check out the museum part with the World War 2 info.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

13 presidential libraries showcase each life of the president's in a unique way. With this museum you see a massive exhibit on WWII and then the presidential terms come to life. Focus on Mamie and her causes as well. Grounds are peaceful and idealic. The complex lacks a restaurant so go on a full stomach with comfortable shoes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ellisville, Missouri
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My husband and I are trying to see all the Presidential Libraries so we couldn't miss seeing this on our way through Kansas. Eisenhower's childhood home is there along with a Visitor Center, Museum, Library and Place of Meditation (a small chapel). There is an interesting 23 minute movie in the Visitor Center that you can see before taking a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was the highlight of a Saturday outing with my girlfriend and two boys. We went to this museum and had a great time. There is a visitor center, tour of the house he grew up in, a museum of not just Eisenhower but also of world war 2 and the United States during the time he was President and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Littleton, Colorado
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ike was the first president that I remember. The house has a short tour of the bottom floor. Preservation is their key concern so access is limited to a corridor. No flash photography. The Museum was as described in previous reviews-heavy on Ike's military career and world events. Less on his presidency. Maybe he was plain and straightforward-not a lot... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We went but they had just closed so we didn't get to go inside of any of the buildings but we did walk around and look at the grounds and the statue! Was really neat seeing wish we would of made it before they closed but would definely go back again!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum also viewed

 

Been to Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing