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“A Fantastic Slice of History!”

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

I was able to visit the Dwight D Eisenhower library on a visit to Kansas recently. The library and home site is an outstanding experience that portrays President Eisenhower's storied career from Abilene to the White House. The home is an incredible example of the period including all original furnishings including the quilt Eisenhower used as a boy and the family Bible. The museum has a great collection of World War II artifacts, including some unique Nazi items. I have been to most of the presidential libraries and this is one of the best. I spent most of my day in the museum, time well spent. Highly Recommend!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Wasn't looking for it but it was great. We were just passing through the area and saw the highway signs and went in. Could easily spend 3+ hours there and if you read all of the WWII history, a full day. Nice intro movie and gift shop. His family home tour was also worth a short visit. Would highly recommend. Reasonable entry fee $10.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Found ourselves in Kansas by alternate routing. When we discovered the Eisenhower was in Abilene we decided to stay a few nights to see it. We have been to all but a few of the Presidential libraries and this was by far one of the best. The war exhibits made this library so interesting. So much history! Can't deny Ike was a wonderful General. He was very humble yet strong leader. I encourage you if you have the opportunity to see this museum don't miss it! A few nice hotels and restaurants just off the interstate.

1  Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We are making a tour of all the the Presidential Libraries. They are so different and present the life of the president in a very unique way not seen in any history books. We were amazed about the role Eisenhower played in WWII and then became president after a remarkable military career. The best exhibit was one where several of his medals from around the world were displayed. Must be worth millions. We have yet to see a chapel build for the burial site for a president like they did for Dwight and Mamie.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This was our first visit to a Presidential Library and we were pleasantly surprised. A beautiful, campus like setting includes the boyhood home, the library, museum, chapel, and visitors center. The visitors center was being remodeled, set to re-open the end of May. The website provides information on the rotating exhibit and hints about how much time to allow based on what you want to see. A helpful tool, but the recommended time was way too short. We were there a little over 2 hours and could have spent another 2. Lots to look at and read. In this museum, there are not a lot of hands on activities (yet), so children will breeze through very quickly. The tour of the boyhood home took only 15 minutes as there are only 3 rooms that you can peek in to. A volunteer gives a brief discussion about the items in the home. Cannot go upstairs due to code restrictions. Well worth the visit, just allow more time.

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