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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

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Visit after June 2019; Museum closed until then

Ticket for retired military and seniors is $9. Museum was closed for renovation but your ticket... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fort Collins, Colorado
Ike's Boyhood home (& Library & Museum)

This is the fifth Presidential Library & Museum that I have visited (mostly midwest: Truman... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robert W
Park Ridge, Illinois
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200 SE 4th St, Abilene, KS 67410-2900
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Reviewed yesterday

Ticket for retired military and seniors is $9. Museum was closed for renovation but your ticket can be used again for the museum between Jun 1, 2019 & Jun 30 2020. Until then you can see the first floor only of his boyhood home, the...More

Thank Rocky_44_44
Reviewed 4 days ago

We wish we would have known ahead of time! Yes there are other things to look at, but we just didn't feel like spending the time, and the money.

Thank maremart
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the fifth Presidential Library & Museum that I have visited (mostly midwest: Truman, Hoover, Clinton, and LBJ). This compares favorably with the others and presents Ike's history clearly and well.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The modest house and the stories shared about young Dwight say a lot about the character of this man & his family. The library gives a review of his life. Even though he was a general, he gives an excellent sumation about why we should...More

Thank travelinggirl400
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is closed until June 2019 while undergoing renovations. We were told they moved 100 exhibits to the library. It was like doing the Cliff Notes of a presidential museum. We have been to 5 other presidential museums so we allowed half a day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imagine this will be amazing once the restoration is completed but currently the exhibition is limited and compact.

Thank SkypeDaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the fifth of five presidential sites we visited on a cross country trip. The is closed for renovations. They have an exhibit available in the library. It is a nice exhibit but it is nothing like a full museum. The grounds are nice,...More

Thank chiefbill16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the library on my way across Kansas. It’s right off the interstate a few miles. The museum wasn’t open which was disappointing. Watched the 15 minute movie which was great. Also toured his boyhood home. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour of President Eisenhower's boyhood home. Museum was under going renovations so a lot of the exhibits were in the library Very interesting Beautiful grounds to walk around We will be back

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But enjoyed a quick view of the grounds. This was a quick recognoritoring trip through Abilene which only served to assure our return the next time we are driving through Kansas

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30 December 2016|
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Response from robbgrimm | Reviewed this property |
If you're interested in viewing artifacts in storage (assuming there are some that are not on display), your best bet is to contact the museum directly (visit the website for contact information). However, the grounds... More
michael a
16 November 2016|
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Response from Gail H | Reviewed this property |
Depends how much you like to read all the printed materials attached to the exhibits. Most of your time will be spent in the museum as there are 5 sections with a lot to see, especially if WW11 interests you. We spent almost... More
Vera G
14 October 2016|
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Response from Elsie I | Reviewed this property |
There is a military discount, but only for active duty.