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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

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Address: 609 S. Lamar Ave., Denison, TX 75021
Phone Number: 19034658908
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Activities: Camping, Fishing
Description: Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site...
Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site showcases the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was born in 1890. Antique furnishings fill the modest frame house, illustrating the working class life of the Eisenhowers. The visitors center celebrates Ike with memorabilia and exhibits featuring his many accomplishments as president and war hero.
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Nice history lesson

Be sure to ask for a guide ... the tour of the home is worth it. Ours was very knowledgeable and thorough. Pleasant way to spend and hour or so learning about history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Be sure to ask for a guide ... the tour of the home is worth it. Ours was very knowledgeable and thorough. Pleasant way to spend and hour or so learning about history.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There is not much to see or do at this site location which is just a short distance from downtown Denison. There is a gate at the entrance with a sign showing a charge to get into the grounds. The actual house was not open however there is an office at the entrance that has some memorabilia in it. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The tour was very informative. Definitely a great place to take children so that they can learn about America's great past and see an excellent example of the ability for them to grow up to be anything that they want to be.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It is a pretty small area with the house, information center, and some small monuments. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. The tour was about 1 hour and 30 mins. If you would like to learn about Eisenhower and some history, I greatly suggest it.

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Hampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Kind of odd little place that you didn't know was there. Informative. Even though President Eisenhower didn't live in the area very long, the area is very proud he was born there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

For those who love history or if you want to get out stretch your legs on a drive passing through this is a nice place for a quick stop. Beautiful property.

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Waco, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The guide did an excellent job, grounds were beautiful, house was well kept, and we learned a lot about Eisenhower and the Denison area.

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Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Loved everything about this trip - I took a friends 6th grade daughter who had never been. We enjoyed history with the perfect sprinkling of selfies! Loved showing her where Ike was born and telling her about my first trip there, over 30 years ago!

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This two story home is the house that the 34th president of the United States was born in 1890. Dwight David Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of Allied forces that destroyed Adolph Hitler's Third Reich, liberated Europe and saved the world from madness. This park features a small visitor center with a short film. The tour price is $4 for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Cute place to stop in Denison to see some history in the area! Pretty flowers and walk ways--good for a walk with family.

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