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 is a great place to go they have a large open area so kids that have been trapped for hours can run around. Price is very reasonable. The only drawback, there is a LOT of reading and can take qui...  more »
  • I took the time to slip into the museum and enjoyed the homeliness of the setting. The attendants were friendly and accommodating. I would visit again.  more »
  • The Library was a spectacular venue for a Google Workshop that DKEDC was hosting. Doug and the maintenance crew were wonderful to work with, Linda made scheduling and coordinating the dates and times very easy. The entire staff worked diligently to make the day a success. Any change or idea we threw out was tackled with ease. We appreciate you! Thanks for a wonderful experience in a stunning venue.
  • This place is outstanding! If you are a history buff, this is a must go to place. Plan to spend several hours here. The numerous exhibits are top notch. The grounds are exquisite. The tour guides are well versed in their history. This is an excellent place to bring well-mannered young people who would like to learn about American history. It is an excellent place for some of us older folks to revisit some American history.

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