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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

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Address: 200 Southeast Fourth St., Abilene, KS 67410
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Ike was my hero growing up and I just had to see his museum and library.Very fitting memorial for an American hero.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ike was my hero growing up and I just had to see his museum and library.Very fitting memorial for an American hero.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is always worth the stop. The museum is about a mile off I-70. This museum and boyhood home are well worth the visit. The museum is well designed and the exhibits have detailed explanations. Ike was a man of destiny in a era of tumult. Don't drive by Abilene without stopping.

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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Ike's boyhood home and the museum. The house was small (to be expected of the era/location) and a quick tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the house, its authentic contents, and Ike family history to weave together a great story. The museum was rather simple with a temporary exhibit on the Chisholm trail and then the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Allow an hour or two and stop to see the Eisenhower House, Museum, Library and Chapel. It isn't very far off the highway and it is worth seeing. Very nicely presented campus. Interesting to see. Learned a lot.

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Tsaile, AZ
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stopped in on my way back west, I had been there once before with my parents as a child, but thought it would be worth a side trip, I was not disappointed. The staff at the gift shop got a giggle when I told them I was born the day Eisenhower was elected. The museum is rich with history... More 

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Oklahoma City
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly memorable experience of a great president . The museum covered the history of the Chisholm Trail and the coming of the railroad to Abilene which allowed for cattle to be shipped East . It told the story of one of our presidents who grew up in a small town and its influence on his life . A true... More 

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Burrton, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this museum several times, This time we took my daughter who is 11. This was my childhood 5th grade field trip, great to come full circle and get my daughter there at the same age. The museum has Ike's entire career from West Point to the Presidency.

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on our way west and had planned to spend a couple of hours there at the most. We were there for four. Fascinating step back in time. Do not miss the Eisenhower home. The whole experience gives one an insight into the mind a a man who helped shape our world. The meditation chapel and grave site is... More 

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McPherson, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a special trip to Abilene from Wichita to visit the house and library. Was not disappointed at all. The tour of the house was fantastic. And, for those who are presidential or war history buffs, the museum would offer hours and hours of interesting information. My father and I were particularly taken by the chapel which Eisenhower designed for... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found Eisenhower complex to be well worth the visit. More than just the library, this is a campus with the boyhood home, museum, library, burial spot/chapel and visitors center to be informative and entertaining. Plenty to ponder the life of the General and the President. Yes it is out of the way unless you happen to be traveling on... More 

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