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Heritage Center of Dickinson County

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Address: 412 S Campbell St, Abilene, KS 67410-2905
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+1 785-263-2681
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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We stopped here in a group with lots of kids. They enjoyed the museum, especially the area with telephones! And, of course, the carousel was lots of fun! I only wish we had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 20, 2016
Robin C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here in a group with lots of kids. They enjoyed the museum, especially the area with telephones! And, of course, the carousel was lots of fun! I only wish we had more time for the museum, but we plan to revisit again soon.

Thank Robin C
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Our family stopped about 30 minutes prior to the museum closing for the day. I had visited the museum before and knew it would take longer to walk thru so we purchased a $2 ticket for a carousel ride for our daughter. She enjoyed the ride and then enjoyed walking through the historical buildings located next to the carousel. The... More 

Thank n0uzn
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

It is close to the museum and kind of a fun place to walk through and spend some time outside after the museum.

Thank JimOB1
Tulsa, OK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

My parents and I enjoyed our visit to the Heritage Center. Our favorite parts were the lawmen guns, loom and spinning wheel, old car and fire truck, and the outdoor exhibits, including the carousel. This is definitely worth a stop...the curators have put a lot of work into this museum, and it shows!

Thank ElizW46
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We rode by this on the train and needed to check it out. Cute little place with lots to do. We wanted to ride the carousel (a group of adults) it was only $2. Walked through the museum to get there (added fee to see it) and then walked through the little mock town. Kids would enjoy this, I'd think.

Thank Elizabeth D
Nebraska City, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I do not have much to say about this, made an extra effort to combine this in my trip so I was not out a whole lot other than 2 hours travel. The goal was to revisit the telephone exhibit. I was there more than 10 yrs ago. Honesty I do not think it was much different. No one else... More 

Thank Tim H
Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 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?

Thank Hollie_from_Tyler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

Thank David Y
Mansfield, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank David S
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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