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Heritage Center of Dickinson County

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Address: 412 South Campbell, Abilene, KS 67410
Phone Number: 785-263-2681
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Homey, laid back information and fun facts. Don't miss out back!

This was a great find tucked a little off the main road. The couple that ran it were very friendly . Lots of local information that was interesting and well laid out. The air... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David Y
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Sherwood
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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove by around 11:00am, but it looked closed. There were no cars anywhere near the building. The town was preparing for 4th of July and had several streets closed. Maybe they were getting ready for the festivities?

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Sherwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great find tucked a little off the main road. The couple that ran it were very friendly . Lots of local information that was interesting and well laid out. The air conditioning was very good on a hot day. The buildings out back were treasures seeping with history. You must see the Parker Carousal. It is a... More 

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Mansfield, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

In addition to the usual local heritage museum items, there is a large collection of vintage telephones with the plenty of descriptive material. You can learn how manual and automatic switchboards work. On the grounds is a large vintage carousel which you can ride for a small additional charge.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This museum is behind the world famous Eisenhower museum, and is a more local history museum flavor, but behind the front door is a wonderful exhibit on local telephone development, distribution, and advancements in telecommunications. Very informative and enriching for kids and adults with a love of history. The back of the museum has old houses from the city, and... More 

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Leavenworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

On the outside, this museum doesn't look like much, but the inside has quite a history review of Abilene and Dickinson County from its early roots and its legends of Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hichock. Lots of antiques in this museum and well worth a visit. The outside area has some old replica buildings as well as a C.W.... More 

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Kilgore, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The grandchildren truly enjoyed seeing the museum and riding on the carousel. The older buildings interested them as well. The museum gives a good look at the past in this area.

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Harper, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Due to the time of the year, most of the venues were on winter hours and it would not be a fair representation

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Thank Bob G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited with 6 adults and 6 children between 2 and 14. It was an amazing experience for everyone, even though it was a somewhat chilly day and we had to walk between buildings with a little wet snow in places. Everyone greatly enjoyed themselves and the center has a spectacular array of historical items from fossils, to a pistol... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Incorporates both the history of Dickinson County, as well as the museum of Telephony. The historical hand carved carousel in the outdoor section were well worth it as well... I would call this a must see in Abilene!

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Heritage Center has lots of local history items to see but most impressive to me were all the old telephones and the carousel. The carousel was built in 1901 and still works - all the horses were hand-carved - the old organ still works too - great fun for kids (and big kids too!)

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