We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Outstanding place to honor Ike!!”

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Abilene
Attraction details
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We visited this wonderful complex honoring President Eisenhower. It includes a museum, his boyhood home and final resting place. It brought back many memories of my childhood.

Thank dale1006
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (675)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"boyhood home"
in 212 reviews
"presidential libraries"
in 61 reviews
"world war ii"
in 46 reviews
"his life"
in 49 reviews
"his wife"
in 42 reviews
"military career"
in 33 reviews
"white house"
in 18 reviews
"great man"
in 23 reviews
"gift shop"
in 48 reviews
"chisholm trail"
in 17 reviews
"house tour"
in 16 reviews
"visitor center"
in 29 reviews
"humble beginnings"
in 9 reviews
"grew up"
in 14 reviews
"american hero"
in 11 reviews
"president of the united states"
in 7 reviews
"final resting place"
in 16 reviews
Filter

537 - 541 of 675 reviews

Reviewed November 27, 2013

Should you find yourself driving cross country, be sure to include the Eisenhower Library & Museum on your itinerary. To do it justice, and if you are a history hound, be sure to set aside at least 1/2 of a day. If you are a reader (meaning reading every sign in a museum- that would be me), plan for more than 4 hrs so you don't feel rushed.

At the very least you can walk the grounds, see Eisenhower's childhood home and pay your respects at the chapel where Eisenhower and Mamie are buried alongside one of their children who died at age 4. If you have an extra 20 minutes, stop into the library and watch the 20 minute video re: Eisenhower.

On our trip, the visitor's center was under renovation. There are plenty of books to peruse and purchase and of course, souvenirs of your visit.

Definitely a must see to honor the gread leader from WWII that led our country through post-WWII prosperity.

1  Thank S F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had some time to kill on a Saturday afternoon and visited this Library. It was a pleasant surprise as there is just so much to see. The fact that President Eisenhower was a war hero before becoming president gives you basically two museums in one; one for his efforts in the war, and then one that details his presidency. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of his home as well. Plan a good chunk of time so that you can see everything.

Thank Gary H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is by far the best library of the 8 that I have been to. I would rank the others in this order.
2) Reagan, 3) Nixon, 4) Truman, 5) G.W Bush, 6) Kennedy, 7) Clinton, and dead last Carter. Clintons is like a large mobile home with a lot of empty spaces, kind of like him.

2  Thank crm63042
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Toured the house and part of the museum and really enjoyed both! Only wish we had been able to spend more time and thoroughly explore the museum as it's far more interesting and detailed than we expected! The guide for our house tour was very well prepared and interesting too. Maybe we'll get a chance to see the rest another trip!

Thank notsogold
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum also viewed

 

Been to Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing