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Amelia Earhart Home

Atchison, KS
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Atchison
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Childhood home of Amelia Earhardt which is filled with much memorabilia.
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Wichita, Kansas
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208 reviews 208 reviews
107 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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203 reviews 203 reviews
32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
34 helpful votes 34 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Enola, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Because the entrance fee was so minimal, my husband did not think this site would be any good. We were both pleasantly surprised. Although it is a self guided tour, we were the only people there at the time and the "keeper" of the house showed us around. She was very enjoyable and had many stories to relay to us...some... More

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