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Heritage Center of Dickinson County

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One Ring a Dingy

A museum of telephones is within the Heritage Center. Yes, you can pick up a phone and dial it or... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Cynthia H
Our family loved it

We stopped by to ride the carousel while waiting for the pool to open. We ended up touring the... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Gulfport, Mississippi
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

A museum of telephones is within the Heritage Center. Yes, you can pick up a phone and dial it or crank up an old wall phone. It is very much encouraged for folks to play with these phones. Young folks who have grown up with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by to ride the carousel while waiting for the pool to open. We ended up touring the museum and the little town behind it also. It ended up being a real treat! The kids loved walking through the old fashioned buildings and learning...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

The staff is very helpful! They have the history of the telephone, a miniature replica of a street in Abilene, a historic carousel, history of Abilene, etc. Loved learning about Abilene!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to stop and learn some history of Abilene. The museum had a great selection of phones and the ground had old building to explore.Did not ride the carousel but was fun to see.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Came here a few days ago. Very interesting, many artifacts. Would recommend going outside to go into the buildings in the back.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

It’s bigger than it looks. We got there fairly late in the day only to find out that it closed at 4 pm so watch out because one could easily spend 2-3 hours there for full benefit. The re-creation of a village and a carousel...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. It’s a smaller museum and a little confusing since there is actually more than one museum within a museum. Also has a very nice merry go round that is an antique I guess you can say. It’s behind the Eisenhower Library and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We loved seeing the Heritage Center. The telephone history display was great and we enjoyed seeing all of the buildings outside. The best part for me was the 1901 carousel. It is very unique and can be ridden for a very little fee.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This is more than a museum! Our kids attended Pioneer Camp and learned all about life as a pioneer child on the prairie. They had a blast! The historical society hosts all sorts of education and entertaining events through the summer months and hosts a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

What a great example of how to preserve local history. This excellent County Historical Center is tucked away neatly behind the much larger Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. You really need to visit this hidden Gem to see how they have capsuled a great mix...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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April 23, 2018|
Response from 426JudyS | Reviewed this property |
For seniors, it was $5 plus $2 more if you wanted to ride the carousel. One to two hours is plenty