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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, Abilene

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Immerse yourself in the life and times of one of America's most memorable presidents at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum. Learn all about Eisenhower's varied life, from his strict religious upbringing to his leadership of the War Plans Division in World War II and subsequent two-term presidency. Featuring Eisenhower's boyhood home, this complex gives you a real sense not only of this leader's origins, but of life more generally in early-20th century Kansas. Those with kids should bear in mind there is a dearth of interactive activities and any trip here will involve lots of reading. Make sure to pay your respects in the meditation garden, the final resting place of Eisenhower, his wife, and their infant child. Plan your visit to Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Abilene day trip website.
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  • The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum was the highlight of our recent road trip across Kansas. The museum library is very well done with an excellent timeline of his military service and... 
    The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum was the highlight of our recent road trip across Kansas. The museum library is very well done with an excellent timeline of his military service and...  more »
  • This presidential tour was with a family group, and those of all ages enjoyed learning, exploring, and actively participating in the museum and library exhibits. We each took away something... 
    This presidential tour was with a family group, and those of all ages enjoyed learning, exploring, and actively participating in the museum and library exhibits. We each took away something...  more »
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  • Very nice museum worth a visit. It does a good job outlining the life of Eisenhower without getting too bogged down in minutia. The website says to plan on 3 hours, but I saw the museum in about 1 (and no, I didn't hurry). There are quite a few pieces including the actual table where the D-Day invasion was planned. Lovely grounds that are also close to the other museums, so one could park here and visit most of the other museums in town with a very short walk. My main beef is that the boyhood home was closed, the gift shop was closed and the library was closed and yet they charge the full $15. In my opinion, if they are going to close half of the facility then they should charge half of that price.
  • Wonderful museum for an extraordinary patriot 🇺🇸 Learned so much about President Eisenhower. Left truly inspired. Loved the grounds. Loved that they’ve kept up the library , museum & meditation building so well, but have left it very much of its original design. The older architecture adds to the charm. Have always regarded the Eisenhower couple with great esteem, but the visit to the museum gave even more insight to their life & presidency.

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