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Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

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Address: Atchison, KS
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Childhood home of Amelia Earhardt which is filled with much...

Childhood home of Amelia Earhardt which is filled with much memorabilia.

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My wife and I visited during a recent day trip from White Cloud, to Troy, Atchison, and finally Leavenworth. At first, we balked at paying the $5 per person admission, but after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Manhattan, Kansas
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Manhattan, Kansas
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80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My wife and I visited during a recent day trip from White Cloud, to Troy, Atchison, and finally Leavenworth. At first, we balked at paying the $5 per person admission, but after walking the grounds and seeing how big the house actually was, we decided that $10 wouldn't put us in the poorhouse. Once inside, we were glad we did,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Amelia Earhart was born in her grandparents' home, and this is the place. If you have visited other historic homes this one will feel familiar. The Ninety-Nines, Inc, an organization of women pilots, has owned the property since 1984 and considering that the home was not necessarily maintained throughout the years with an eye toward becoming an historic site someday,... More 

Thank Theresa E
Lenexa, Kansas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If your a fan of Amelia Earhart this is a cool place to get a glimpse of her early life. It's also a neat look back at 1900's America.

Thank Kevin C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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321 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you go, I hope you get the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Louise, the caretaker of the property for the last 28 years. She was so well-informed and told us so much more information than the self-guided tour sheets provide. The house is beautiful and the rooms have so many artifacts. Make sure to ring the doorbell, and be... More 

Thank Rachel C
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We did the entire Amelia thing in an afternoon. In addition to the museum (a very complete look at her life, times, ending, etc.) we did the Friendship Forest and the Earthworks (not much to see there). The museum has plenty to see for an hour or so and very helpful volunteers to explain things. Well worth the cost and... More 

Thank mrsdag
Miami, Florida
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67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a beautiful home filled with unique artifacts, awesome view of the river. There was a volunteer lady who greeted you and walked us through the home, shared a lot of interesting facts.

Thank miajustsaying
Giddings, Texas
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautifully preserved historic home! We learned quite a few things about Amelia that we did not previously know - which is always a bonus!!

Thank litlmissy65
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This lovely home belonged to Amelia's grandparents and was where she was born and spent much of her childhood. It was filled with memorabilia and information about Amelia and her accomplishments. This is a self-guided tour but there is a care taker available to answer questions. Well worth the $5 fee.

Thank Jean H
Sioux Falls, SD
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Beautiful house on beautiful lot with beautiful view. Fun to learn more about her and see where she was born.

Thank lizSiouxFalls_SD
Rugby, North Dakota
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kathy B

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