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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

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Address: 200 SE 4th St, Abilene, KS 67410-2900
Phone Number: 785-263-6700
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Visited this outstanding museum this morning. Their exhibits are excellent. They capture Ike & Mamie through all stages of their life & his career.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marshallann C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this outstanding museum this morning. Their exhibits are excellent. They capture Ike & Mamie through all stages of their life & his career.

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Thank Marshallann C
Flower Mound, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were supposed to take 70 west out of Salina on our road trip to Utah, but we decided to take a side trip to Abilene to see the Eisenhower Library, and we're glad we did. There's a short film to acquaint you with Ike's life, then a quick tour of his boyhood home - filled with original furnishings -... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love all Presidential Libraries so I am biased. However it was pretty cool being from Boston and visiting Abilene, Kansas and seeing where Eisenhower was raised. I thought the video was good in the visitors center and I loved touring his house. The museum was also very good. I like how everything was all within walking distance on the... More 

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Thank Jilly5678
Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating, especially for anyone interested in World War II history. Could spend days taking it all in. Very moving as it gave details about internment camps in Germany and for the Japanese in the US, and the difficulties the world experienced in the years after the war.

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Thank Michael R
Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our trip to the Eisenhower Library and Museum was just too short. To do it justice leave at least 3-4 hours to tour everything they have.So much interesting information and memorabilia. Just reading all of his notes during his stint at SHEAF was fascinating. Took a tour of his boyhood home too and it was interesting. I would highly recommend... More 

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I dropped in here by mistake looking for the Telephone museum. Pretty much walked into a gift shop with a auditorium of some sort. Clean maintained and so forth with several people there. Located on a campus of other similar venues.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds are beautiful and are enjoyable on their own. We enjoyed the boyhood home that Eisenhower lived in from age 11 until he went to West Point. The Museum was packed full of information about Ike's military career and the history of WWII. I'd say less than 1/4 of the Museum focused on his presidential time, which I was... More 

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Thank Beverly G
Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not just a library, but an entire complex of buildings. The welcome center is first and you buy tickets and see the film there (also the gift shop). Then you go to the house, which is completely authentic and in its original location - other houses have been moved. The tour there is guided and informative. Next is... More 

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Thank susanwithagoodbook
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting at the Eisenhower boyhood home in Abilene KS. The museum contains extensive displays of WWII history, beginning to end. Mamie Eisenhower has a nice display of clothing and items from her years as wife of the commander-in-chief of the Allied Forces WWII, 5-star General, and first lady during Dwight's 8 years as President. The Eisenhower home where Dwight... More 

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Rogers, AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In all fairness I toured the Eisenhower Library in Abilene just ten days after visiting the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. I toured Ike's boyhood home, The museum, and "The Place of Meditation." The childhood home tour was short but informational. I was amazed to learn how successful all six of the Eisenhower boys became. The museum was also informational... More 

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