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“See the Chisholm Trail exhibit if you can!”

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I went for Eisenhower, but was most fascinated by the temporary exhibit about the Chisholm Trail and the early days of Abilene. The museum overall was very well done; nicely balanced among personal life, military and political career. The boyhood home was interesting, although it was only a very short tour of the first floor. I skipped the library and meditation chamber entirely and still spend several hours on site. I would recommend skipping the movie at the visitor center, unless you just want to relax for 25 minutes - it struck me as being jingoistic and worshipful.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a great place to visit with the boyhood home, museum, library, and place of meditation. Lots of memorabilia is in the museum and the place of meditation is beautiful. The visitor center shows a video with good information, plus has a gift shop.

Thank Judy S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

My wife and I arrived to late to enter buildings but we did walk the grounds. Ike's home was very modest, but the library, gift shop, and statue were very impressive and we wished we had time to go back and visit.

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This beautiful site offers more than what one would expect of such a site honoring one of our great Presidents, "The man from Abilene." It gives a great perspective on his life, his great service in WWII, and his time in office. It also provides some historical perspectives of Abilene. Loved it! It will be even better as a renovation is planned for the near future.

Thank Gary J
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Like other reviewers wrote, I took more hours (five) than I had expected. The first section was on the City of Abilene History during the early frontier days with information about the early lawmen and outlaws and other people. The section on WWII was quite large because of Ike's important role. And then the Presidential Section was large trying to cover Ike's eight years in office.

Presidential Museums remind a visitor on the many things a President is involved with.

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