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Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

Address: Atchison, KS
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Atchison
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Childhood home of Amelia Earhardt which is filled with much memorabilia.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Childhood home of Amelia Earhardt which is filled with much memorabilia.
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Omaha NE
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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27 helpful votes 27 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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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is personally a very special home to me because I shared the same hometown with Amelia Earhart. As a child I would ride my bike to her home and sit across the street on the bluff of the Missouri River and dream my own dreams. Just recently I learned Amelia did the same thing and even drew a picture... More 

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Lansing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a quaint little house in which Amelia Earhart was born. The lady who greets you gives you a self guided pamphlet explaining what each room is and what it contains. All of the rooms show her with different stages of her life. These include other female pilots at the time, pictures of her and her husband. It shows... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Really nice stop seeing were Amelia grew up with period furniture and items belonging to the Earharts nice gift shop also .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was beautifully restored home filled with lots of information on Amelia Earhart. She was a very interesting person. The twown is small, but worth the visit if traveling by.

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