SE 4th and Buckeye, Abilene Kansas
The Eisenhower Presidential Center in Abilene, Kansas commemorates the spirit of the Allied Expeditionary Forces of World War II, as well as the administration of the 34th president of the United States. The Eisenhower family home is at the center of the complex. This simple frame structure is typical of the late 19th century Kansas family dwellings. The Museum, built of native limestone, depicts President Eisenhower's life and career from his early childhood through his two terms in office as Chief Executive. Five major galleries include exhibits ranging from presidential gifts from the world's heads of state to highlights of Mamie Eisenhower as First Lady to the simple artifacts of everyday life. The Place of Meditation is the final resting place of the President, his wife and their first-born son, Doud Dwight Eisenhower. The Presidential Library preserves papers, audiovisual materials, and other historical items relating to President Eisenhower.
Other History nearby:
(Abilene) Dickinson County Heritage Ctr & Museum
(Abilene) Eisenhower Center
(Fort Riley) First Infantry Division Museum
(Fort Riley) First Territorial Capitol of Kansas
(Kanopolis) Fort Harker
(Abilene) Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
12/08 Coming to The Abilene area
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.