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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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+1 785-263-6700
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09:00 - 16:45
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:45

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Awesome Informative History Museum

The Museum is newly remodeled, very full, and well laid out. There is a ton of information about the Eisenhower years. The first half is filled with fascinating World World... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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Omaha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Museum is newly remodeled, very full, and well laid out. There is a ton of information about the Eisenhower years. The first half is filled with fascinating World World II displays, timelines, etc. The second half includes his days as our 34th President, also very well done. Highly recommend seeing this museum, easily accessible off of I70. When purchasing... More 

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Nevis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Seeing all the presidential libraries is on my bucket list and this is my fourth. They never disappoint but this one is unique because it was all built around his boyhood home. The museum has some rotating exhibits and I was impressed with what I saw including two of Hitlers paintings. We spent 5 hours there and the time just... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is the least interesting presidential museum/library/childhood home I've ever visited, and I've seen a lot of them. The museum is mostly generic WW II, and gives short shrift to Eisenhower's presidency, which was actually very interesting.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was a fabulous library. But, it seemed to be more of an extensive history of WW II than about President Eisenhower himself. There were a few exhibits about the family, but the vast majority of the library was about the war, of course he was a Five Star General. House tour was interesting, but our guide wasn't.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We spent the entire afternoon here and really enjoyed it. We were on a Western Road trip to finish up my bucket list for all 50 States. Kansas was the last one! We were surprised to see the new exhibit about the Eisenhower Tree from the Augusta National Golf Course. We live near Augusta and didn't think any more about... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This museum plus Ike's boyhood form a fitting tribute to one of our great Americans. The museum outlines his life and goes into some great detail on the military history of World War II and how Eisenhower shaped it. There was another section on his presidency and how he brought his philosophy to bear on the Presidency. It was an... More 

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Solomon, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The grounds of this complex are large and very nice. The family home has all the original furnishings and has been left in tact since Ike's mother died. The chapel with the graves is lovely. Be sure and look in the library. It is built of Italian marble, Arkansas granite, and Kansas limestone. There is an exhibit on the second... More 

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Mt. Vernon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We try to see presidential stuff whenever we can. This one has been on our list to visit for a long time and are glad we finally get there. If you have an interest in WWII and the '50's, do stop in and see it. We wish Ike were still around to run for President again.

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Holland Patent, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Just the house tour and museum is all our brains could hold. There is so much WWII stuff and so much reading you just get overloaded. I believe it would be easier if they could light stuff up, we strained our eyes trying to read unlit displays. I don't believe with all the info on boards and displays and one... More 

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Clarksville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Well with the stop. It exceeded our expectations as it covered so much more of history than we anticipated. We spent two hours but if you are interested in WWI and WWII history then you could easily spend a whole day here. Excellent. I learned so much about President Eisenhower and his wife Mamie. However, there is so much more... More 

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