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Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

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Address: Atchison, KS
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Description: Childhood home of Amelia Earhardt which is filled with much memorabilia.

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Amelia Earhart Museum

This was on our trip headed north and avoiding heavy traffic in Kansas City. It was her grandparents' residence, and it was also where she spent her early school years, attending... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Rugby, North Dakota
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Rugby, North Dakota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was on our trip headed north and avoiding heavy traffic in Kansas City. It was her grandparents' residence, and it was also where she spent her early school years, attending a private school. It is a well maintained Victorian home on a bluff with a great view of the Missouri River. There are lots of family photos and memorabilia.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Took a Family trip to see the birthplace of Amelia Earhart. My girls had read about Amelia Earhart in school and we're excited to see the place that inspired her to great adventures. The house is interesting and filled with historical artifacts, though all are not from the family. The view from the house is amazing!

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum is worth a stop for the fascinating history it contains. The view of the Missouri River from the museum is breathtaking too. Check out the Amelia Earhart Earthwork in town as well.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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39 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was a nice diversion to break up our drive through Kansas. My 3rd grader had studied Amelia Earhart in school, so she was excited to see her birthplace. This was her grandparents' residence, and it was also where she spent her early school years, attending a private school. The house is a lovely Victorian over the Missouri River, and... More 

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Omaha NE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Amelia Earhart sought to become the first woman to fly solo around the world in the 1930s. Sadly, she didn’t make it. Earhart’s plane disappeared near the Nukumanu Islands in the Pacific Ocean. She was en route to Howland Island. Earhart’s flight started in Miami, Florida, June 1, 1937. Her plane disappeared July 2nd. Her remains were never recovered. She... More 

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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You won't spend a lot of time at this museum, but it's a definitely a good way to spend an hour or so. I learned things about Amelia Earhart that I didn't know, and it was neat to tour the historical home.

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Denver
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56 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a cool museum with lots of ideas and stories, and the house itself was well-maintained. The docents each had their favorite display, as well as their pet theory about what really happened.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a nicely restored home where Amelia Earhart was born. As others have said it it a self guided tour which allows you to see what you like. It is on two stories so if stairs are a problem, beware. I didn't get much more of an insight into what made Earhart tick but the displays and rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Excellent place to visit for the history of Emilia and her life. An excellent restored house. So much history at the house it takes about an hour and half to soak everything in.

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Lenexa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The entrance fee here is $5 and I would say it was definitely worth that much. This is an old period house which presents a lot of information on the life of Amelia Earhart together with period furniture and some history about the town of Atchison. However, you have to take the tour yourself and read the exhibits because there... More 

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