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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  • This was an educational and entertaining museum that brought back from childhood history class memories with President Eisenhower... I'd highly suggest purchasing timed tickets versus walk ins as... 
    This was an educational and entertaining museum that brought back from childhood history class memories with President Eisenhower... I'd highly suggest purchasing timed tickets versus walk ins as...  more »
  • Excellent museum and tribute to President Eisenhower. It covers his entire life including his extraordinary leadership during WWII. Truly a must visit. 
    Excellent museum and tribute to President Eisenhower. It covers his entire life including his extraordinary leadership during WWII. Truly a must visit.  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.
  • Nice atmosphere and smooth flow through the museum. There are a lot of interesting facts to take in, so come prepared to spend a couple hours. Adults will enjoy it.

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