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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

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Address: 609 S Lamar Ave, Denison, TX 75021-4821
Phone Number: 19034658908
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1:00 pm - 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
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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 bit of history

We went to visitors center and watched the movie.Lots of history and interesting to read.Grounds were well maintained and the staff was very frienldy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cathy B
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to visitors center and watched the movie.Lots of history and interesting to read.Grounds were well maintained and the staff was very frienldy.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Eisenhower house on a week day and found it quite interesting. Besides the period appropriate fittings they had a room with many maps and other interesting bits we quite enjoyed looking round. It had the bonus of not being crowded. The staff were very friendly and kindly explained some things we were curious about with a smile.... More 

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Lubbock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was closed but we were able to walk/drive around and see the grounds and the house from the outside. It is a beautifully maintained area full of history..

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Bixby, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

It's not big. It's not flashy. It's not a lot of things. But what it is, is very good. We first took the house tour, and the docent made it interesting with her explanations and stories of how life was when Eisenhower was born. We then returned to the visitor center and went through the displays. So many stories and... More 

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El Dorado, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

What a wonderful surprise to discover that Ike was born in Texas! Its always fun to see the birthplace of our presidents.. Learn a lot this weekend......Very Interesting...

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Shreveport, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I've gone to many museums where so much money is invested in fancy displays around very minor information. I really enjoyed this historical park for its simplicity. They presented Eisenhower as a person. We watched a short film that contained videos of the three parades honoring Eisenhower in downtown Denison. We later drove down that same area which hasn't changed... More 

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Bellville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This was a nice small museum and showplace of President Eisenhower's birthplace. There were no artifact from the Eisenhower family but it was interesting.

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Thank JayC103
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

It is always interesting to discover the upbringing of powerful people. This one doesn't let you down.

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Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

I think this is a beautiful area of Lake Texoma. The sites are maintained and hiking is a plus. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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San Bernardino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Little piece of history in a small town. Just like you would expect an old house to look like. Everyone was very nice. Fun trip.

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