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“Learn about the Hounds!”

Greyhound Hall of Fame
Ranked #6 of 9 things to do in Abilene
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

I had my doubt about this place because I am not really a fan of dog racing but I found it to be interesting and educational about dog racing. The highlight was the Greyhounds in the building. Like ambassador for the breed. Down side, is my dog could not go in because of them

Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

In October, we visited the Greyhound Museum in Abilene, Kansas. We had the chance to visit the place since it is across from the Eisenhower Museum. The place is dedicated to the winning greyhounds and displays trophies won by greyhounds, a short film describing the history of dog racing and how Greyhounds are bred and trained to race. It also features a couple of Greyhounds who are retired. We were able to pet them. They were beautiful! The visit fee and donations help to bring awareness to the fact that many greyhounds are unable to find homes after they retire from racing. We are dog lovers and we found the experience to be a humanitarian act to visit and donate funds for their well being.

1  Thank Milagros H
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped by on a rainy day after touring the Eisenhower Presidential Library across the street and were delighted to meet and pet the pair of "greeter" dogs at the door and chat with the pleasant docent. But the 10-minute video explaining roots of the sport -- and the overall presentation -- has to be one of the most sanitized portrayals possible of a business that's generated no shortage of criticism for animal cruelty and appears to be on the decline. Apply your filters accordingly, but the place chronicles in a predictably one-sided way an interesting slice of Americana.

Thank abettel
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A very neat place to visit for some great history about the greyhound industry. Interactive displays...and you can pet a real greyhound. Located right across the street from the Eisenhower Museum.

1  Thank rocksoldier_18
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Dedicated to the greyhound racing history, this is worth a quick stop if you happen to be in the area. There's a short 10 minute film on the industry and a small, somewhat disappointing museum that is sorely in need of an update. (When I mentioned to the docent that one of the exhibits was incorrect, she acknowledged it, but seemed annoyed that I brought it up).

There are two resident retired greyhounds on site that will greet you when you walk in -- my favorite part of the visit.

Thank CMN14
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