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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

200 Southeast Fourth St., Abilene, KS 67410
+1 785-263-6700
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Presidential Surroundings

Unfortunately we were on a timeline and could not spend as much time as we wanted here. We visited... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Thelma G
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Felton, Delaware
Overwhelming walk through history

Too much to take in and too little time! Could have used a couple of days. Think about the time... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Joan M
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Palm Desert, California
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200 Southeast Fourth St., Abilene, KS 67410
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Unfortunately we were on a timeline and could not spend as much time as we wanted here. We visited the grave site of President & Mrs Eisenhower, along with their son; the house the President grew up in with his parents and five brothers; and...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Too much to take in and too little time! Could have used a couple of days. Think about the time period in world history in which Eisenhower lived. Plenty of places to sit throughout the museum but a small deli or somewhere to eat would...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

W have visited all but the Bush museums, and this one failed to impress. Our least favorite was the Clinton museum, but this one is second to last. It just feels old and dated, with too much emphasis on the history of World War II....More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We entered the Visitor Center & told the film just started & we could do our fee & questions after, if we wanted. Thought this was very nice of them. We watched the film covered the major highlights of Ike's life & his popularity after...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Next to Washington and Lee possibly in the top three Generals in our history. The exhibits and presentations are world class. We were blown away by everything as everything was beyond expectation. We saved his grave site for last...a beautiful resting place.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to Eisenhower's presidential library. Being 33, all of the things in the library I view as history, not something I lived through. The exhibits helped give me a feel for the time period and Eisenhower's importance to not only the USA,...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

there are few interesting things as one heads across I 70, so a must stop is the Eisenhower presidential library and museum in Abilene. You can go for 45 minutes or for a day. There is a lot to see. For a first time visitor...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Well presented. Historical facts easy to follow. Thought we would allow 2 hours but enjoyed it so much stayed nearly 4 hours. You can visit his home, the museum and an exhibition in the library. There is also the Place of Meditation where he is...More

Thank anitaherring55
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Highly interesting museum and grounds....nice visitor center, tremendously interesting home where President Eisenhower grew up, and an excellent museum. As a family, we enjoy museums tremendously and this did not disappoint...although there's not much in the library. It was incredibly eye-opening for our teen daughter...More

Thank Elsie I
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

My wife and I was on the trail of Presidential Library/Museums, all thirteen of them. Eisenhower was number eleven for us. So, by this time we have visited a good many of them. While the grounds are quite nice, his boyhood home interesting and the...More

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shakenblake88bw
30 December 2016|
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Response from robbgrimm | Reviewed this property |
If you're interested in viewing artifacts in storage (assuming there are some that are not on display), your best bet is to contact the museum directly (visit the website for contact information). However, the grounds... More
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michael a
16 November 2016|
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Response from Gail H | Reviewed this property |
Depends how much you like to read all the printed materials attached to the exhibits. Most of your time will be spent in the museum as there are 5 sections with a lot to see, especially if WW11 interests you. We spent almost... More
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Vera G
14 October 2016|
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Response from Elsie I | Reviewed this property |
There is a military discount, but only for active duty.
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