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Review of Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Boone
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Owner description: The house in which Mamie Eisenhower was born is now a museum.
Iowa
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

A beautiful little house which was the birthplace of Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Lots of historic things to see.

Visited August 2013
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Davenport, Iowa
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worth the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

$5 admission is well worth it. The Volunteer Guides are Boone, Iowa natives and know the life of Mamie E. completely. The also know the house and furnishings (each and every piece) and are willing to talk as little or as much as you like. You can see they really love what they are doing. They are truly interested in each visitor. Don't miss this quaint adventure.

Visited August 2013
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Centennial, Colorado
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Unique & Interesting Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

We arrived at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace Museum just as the volunteer arrived. She was so interesting and had so many tidbits to tell about the house, furnishings and marriage to Ike. The garage housed two of their cars and all the license plates from the 1920's - from Colorado. We spent about and hour touring, savoring every minutes. A worthwhile stop.

Visited October 2012
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103 reviews
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“A Bit of HIstoric Sunshine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

This historic yellow house of one of our First Ladies' birthplace is a worthwhile visit when in Boone. The furniture is in scale to the smaller size of the average person back then and it is a revelation.how close to the floor some of the chairs were!. Everything is kept up beautifully with some items restored. The house actually had been across the street on a church's property and needed to be moved when the church wanted to use the land. There is a yard with a garden and other interesting historic artifacts to learn about, plus a gift shop in the basement. Plan to visit. It will put a smile on your face!

Visited September 2011
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Huxley, Iowa
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“a gem of place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

this is well kept museum. the docents are knowledgeable and tell great stories

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