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Amelia Earhart Home

Atchison, KS
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Atchison
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Childhood home of Amelia Earhardt which is filled with much memorabilia.
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English first
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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111 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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245 reviews 245 reviews
48 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
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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63 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Wright City, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We just so happened to find this place while doing a trip advisor search on our way back from st. joseph missouri to kansas city area, was only about 15 minutes out of our way to stop in Atchison,Kansas where the house still stands, It was a self-guided tour of the two story home,there's a gift shop in the back... More

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the West
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14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Amelia Earhart's birthplace has been lovingly restored to showcase both the time period when she visited or lived in this home. In addition, the society that supports it has provided so many photos, artifacts, and ephemera that bring this adventuresome woman to life. Amelia's bedroom looked over the Missouri River in such a way that it was easy to imagine... More

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