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Abilene was an early cow town, established by Joseph G. It was the northern terminus for both the Abilene Trail and the Chisholm Trail. Located on the Kansas Pacific Railway west of all settlement, Abilene was for two or three years a popular shipping point, until the westward advance of settlers forced the drovers to new cow towns still farther west.

Although born in Denison, Texas, Dwight D. Eisenhower considered Abilene, to which his family moved in 1892, to be his home town. Ike graduated from Abilene High School in 1909.


Bob Gibson was inspired to write the song after watching the Randolph Scott film Abilene Town. The setting for the film is Abilene, Kansas, the railhead town at the end of the Chisholm Trail. Gibson said the song had often been erroneously thought to be about Abilene, Texas, named for the Kansas cowtown that had been established 24 years earlier but a much larger city. [ citation needed ]

"Abilene" was recorded by Sonny James fourteen years later in 1977. His version became a hit on the Country charts, reaching #24 in the U.S. and #16 (for two weeks) in Canada. [6] In 1999, The Mudballs included the song on their C. Of Love album. Bobby Bare recorded a version of the song for his 1963 album, 500 Miles Away from Home.

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN978-0-89820-177-2 .
  2. ^"Abilene," BMI Repertoire website [permanent dead link]
  3. ^"George Hamilton IV Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
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  5. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 273.
  6. ^"George Hamilton IV Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
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  8. "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1977-12-31 . Retrieved 2018-12-06 .

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Abilene, Kansas - History

412 S Campbell Street
Abilene, Kansas 67410
785-263-2681

The Heritage Center of Dickinson County has both a local historical museum and a number of old buildings which were moved from locations in Dickinson County to the site in Abilene, Kansas. For my taste, it would be too much like the county historical museums that can be found across Kansas, except for two things.

The Heritage Center has a 1901 C. W. Parker carousel, and about half of the museum is devoted to the history of independent telephony.

When the Bell Telephone patents expired in 1984, nearly 6,000 non Bell Telephone companies, known as Independents, sprang up in North America. The Museum of Independent Telephony tells the story of the small independent telephone companies which served nearly half of the US.

Cleyson Leroy Brown built his first telephone exchange, called the Brown Telephone Company, in Abilene in 1898. Over the years, C.L. Brown purchased several other telephone exchanges and the combined company became known as United Telephone and Electric. United Telephone maintained its headquarters in Abilene, Kansas until 1966, when the corporate office moved to Westwood, Kansas. The name of the company continued to change, becoming United Utilities, United Telecom and eventually Sprint.

The C. W. Parker carousel tells another part of Abilene's History. Charles Wallace Parker's family moved to Abilene, Kansas when Parker was 5 years old. C. W. Parker bought a used carousel in 1892. He soon began doing his own repairs and repairs on other carousels. While doing the work, he would replace the manufacturer's name with his own. In a few years, he began the C.W. Parker factory. By 1905 C. W. Parker Amusement Company had four full sized carnivals on tour and sold equipment to other amusement operators.

Although the Parker Amusement Company moved on to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1911, the Parker carousel at the Heritage Center of Dickinson County was built in Abilene in 1901. One carousel ride is included in a child admission. Aditional carousel rides are available for a $2 fee. The C. W. Parker carousel was named a national landmark in 1995.

Winter Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 3 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 - 5 PM

Extended hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day: Open until 4 PM Monday - Friday and until 8 PM Saturdays.


Wild Bill Hickock pistol. Hickock was the Marshal of Abilene in 1871.


School stage curtain.


Opening exhibit of the Museum of Independent Telephony.


When the phone on the left is dialed, the switches in the display show how the call is connected.



1901 C.W. Parker carousel Parker Carousel Museum in Leavenworth


Heritage Center of Dickinson County gift shop



Heritage Center of Dickinson County and Museum of Independent Telephony Map


National and State Registers of Historic Places

4th Street at Poplar Street and Pine Street
Abilene (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 2002-06-06

Architect: Murray & Clayton
Category: recreational district
Thematic Nomination: New Deal-era Resources of Kansas

Abilene Downtown Historic District

Roughly bounded by NE 4th, W 1st, S Walnut, and N Olive Streets
Abilene (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 2009-09-01

Architect: Underwood, Gilbert Stanley,Cayton & Murray
Category: government office rail-related commerce

As county seat and, with the arrival of the railroad, as the rail head for the Chisholm Trail, Abilene grew to become a major railroad agricultural market center in Dickinson County and in Kansas. The physical and architectural development of the downtown commercial center reflects the importance of the railroad in the community’s commercial history. The arrangement of the railroad grade dictated the location and arrangement of industrial buildings, commercial businesses, and institutional buildings. At the turn of the twentieth century Abilene embraced the City Beautiful Movement with the construction of several Classical Revival-style government and institutional buildings including the city hall, auditorium, post office, and the Carnegie Library. The vast majority of the extant buildings in the district served retail sales and commercial service functions, many of which had mixed uses and included ground floor sales and service spaces with storefronts and second-story spaces to accommodate meeting halls, offices for professional services, and residential apartments. The downtown historic district is nominated for its associations with the growth and development of Abilene as a county seat and railroad market center and its representation of popular architectural styles.

Abilene Historic District #1

301, 303, 305, 307, 309 N. Buckeye
Abilene (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 2006-01-11

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling commerce

Abilene Union Pacific Railroad Freight Depot

110 North Cedar Street
Abilene (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 1993-09-02

Architect: Gilbert Stanley Underwood
Category: rail-related

Abilene Union Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot

Jct. Of N. Second St. and Broadway
Abilene (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 1992-09-08

Architect: Gilbert Stanley Underwood
Category: rail-related

ATSF Steam Locomotive #3415

411 S Elm Street
Abilene (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 2012-04-16

Architect: Baldwin Locomotive Works (Eddystone, PA)
Category: museum outdoor recreation rail-related

The ATSF Steam Locomotive #3415 is a Class 3400 Pacific-type 4-6-2 passenger engine built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1919. The 4-6-2 designation refers to the engine's wheel arrangement - the first number notes the number of leading wheels, the second number notes the number of driver wheels, and the third number notes the number of trailing wheels. This engine originally burned coal, but was converted to oil burning in the 1930s. It was operated by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad for 34 years and was donated to the City of Abilene in 1955. It sat in Eisenhower Park until 1996 when it was removed from the park for restoration. The locomotive is now situated on an abandoned segment of the Rock Island Railroad track that is used by the Abilene-Smoky Valley Railroad, a not-for-profit organization that operates a railroad museum and excursion train. When not in use, the locomotive is stored in the engine house at 411 South Elm Street in Abilene. It is one of only three 4-6-2 3400 class Pacific-type steam locomotives remaining in Kansas, and the only member of the class that is operational.

Berger House

208 NE 12th St.
Abilene (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 2007-06-27

Architect: Not listed
Category: secondary structure single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Lustron Houses of Kansas

The Berger House is nominated for its architectural significance as one of fewer than 100 extant Lustron houses in Kansas. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, architectural pundits heralded the prefabricated house - particularly the metal house - as the wave of the future. The most famous producer of the prefabricated metal home of the postwar era was the Lustron Corporation, which manufactured an all-steel house that it boasted could be sold for $7,000. The Berger House (c. 1949), is the Westchester Deluxe two-bedroom model with its "Maize Yellow" exterior and "Dove Gray' roof tiles, and its two bedrooms. There were eight Lustron dealers in Kansas - including Smith Implements in Abilene. The Berger House was the first of two Lustron houses to be built in Abilene.

Birchmore, John W., House

1204 N. Buckeye Avenue
Abilene (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 2014-04-07

Architect: Unknown
Category: domestic

Episcopal priest John W. Birchmore purchased a four-acre tract in 1878 and contracted to build this Second Empire-style residence. Examples of the Second Empire style can be found in many Kansas communities, often on residences built in the 1870s and early 1880s. A hallmark of the style is the mansard roof, a double-pitched roof with a steep lower slope. This residence features a mansard roof with pedimented windows, another common characteristic of the style. While it also is common to see Second Empire residences with a tower, this element is usually centered prominently on the front elevation. The Birchmore House has a tower, but it is located on a secondary elevation and has a cone-shaped roof rather than the more typical mansard roof. Birchmore served St. John's Episcopal Church in Abilene for a short period, and the residence was sold several times in subsequent decades. Much of the surrounding acreage was sold off in the early- and mid-20th century for development. It was nominated for its local significance in the area of architecture.

Brewer Scout Cabin

Solomon City Park, 100 East 4th Street
Solomon (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 2000-07-18

Architect: unknown
Category: clubhouse

Chapman Creek Pratt Truss Bridge

Quail Rd., 1.7 mi. S of int. with KS 18, 2.5 mi. N of Chapman
Chapman vicinity (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register 2003-05-09

Architect: Canton Bridge Company, Canton, Ohio
Category: road-related
Thematic Nomination: Metal Truss Bridges in Kansas


Things To Do

Named one of the "Best Small Towns to Visit" by Smithsonian Magazine, we invite you to visit our five-star attractions!

Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home

Visit the all-new exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home and experience Ike and Mamie’s story in their own words.

Seelye Mansion

Named an “8 Wonders of Kansas – Architecture”, the Seelye Mansion is like a time capsule. Most of the home’s furnishings were purchased at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.

Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

Ride the rails on a 100-year-old steam engine, enjoy an open-air car, or dine aboard a dinner train.

C.W. Parker Carousel

Named one of the Kansas Sampler Foundation's 8 Wonders of Kansas - Customs, Abilene's C.W. Parker Carousel is the oldest operational Parker carousel known to exist. Fun Facts: 24 horses in 12 pairs.

Great Plains Theatre

Take in a show at the only professional live theatre between Denver and Kansas City on I-70.

Old Abilene Town

Get a taste of the Old West and enjoy can-can dancers and gunfights during the summer travel season. Old Abilene Town also hosts Chisholm Trail Days during Labor Day weekend. Enjoy a live cattle.

Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum

Explore the exciting world of racing at the Greyhound Capital of the World! Visit resident Greyhounds, Ginger and Buddy. The Greyhound Hall of Fame museum is even named to Atlas Obscura's list of ".

Big Spur

At 28 feet high, the big spur stands on its ends to form an arch and weighs a ton. It was built by Larry Houston in 2002 and was certified as the World's Largest Spur by Guinness World Records until.

Dickinson County Heritage Center

Learn about Dickinson County’s famous former residents from C.L. Brown, whose telephone company eventually became known as Sprint, to Abilene’s former town Marshal Wild Bill Hickok and Joseph McCoy.

Antique & Specialty Store Shopping

Abilene is home to a variety of unique and specialty stores including more than 150 antique vendors.

Eisenhower Park & Rose Garden

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Abilene City Park Historic District, is home to the Eisenhower Park & Rose Garden, stadium, municipal pool and playground, and the Central.

Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum

The Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum features a unique look at the history of Abilene and Dickinson County, Kansas through the photographic work of the Jeffcoat Photography Studio. Operating since.


About the Dickinson County Historical Society

The Dickinson County Historical Society, located in Abilene, KS, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Abilene. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Dickinson County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.


Historic Abilene

At the end of the Civil War when millions of longhorns were left on the plains of Texas without a market, the Union Pacific was building west across Kansas. Joseph McCoy, an Illinois stockman, believed these cattle could be herded north for shipment by rail. He built yards at Abilene and sent agents to notify the Texas cattlemen. In 1867 the first drives were made up the Chisholm trail and during the next five years more than a million head were received. Abilene became the first of the wild cattle towns where gambling places, saloons, and dance halls competed for the cowboys' wages. Gun fights were frequent and several peace officers resigned. The first to bring order was Tom Smith. More famous was "Wild Bill" Hickok who became known as the deadliest two gun marshal on the Western frontier."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower lived in Abilene from 1891 to 1911. The Eisenhower home and museum are open to the public.

Erected by Kansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 30.)

Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals &bull Industry & Commerce &bull Railroads & Streetcars

&bull Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Kansas Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.

Location. 38° 54.645′ N, 97° 12.729′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Kansas, in Dickinson County. Marker is adjacent to the south side of the 1887 Rock Island Railroad depot, at Old Abilene Town, near Buckeye Avenue (Kansas Route 15) and S.E. 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene KS 67410, United States of America. Touch for directions.

Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock Island Depot (a few steps from this marker) T.C. Henry Carriage House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line) Dwight David Eisenhower (about 700 feet away) Eisenhower Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away) Honor Roll of Dickinson County Servicemen (approx. 0.2 miles away) Abilene Parker Carousel (approx. 0.2 miles away) D. G. Smith Building (approx. 0.4 miles away) The Old Chisholm Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.

Also see . . .
1. Abilene, Kansas. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Abilene History. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) Paid Advertisement


Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Texas in 1890 to David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth (Stover) Eisenhower. The third of seven boys, he was raised in the family home in Abilene. Called &ldquoIke&rdquo as a young man, he played football and other sports and graduated from Abilene High School in 1909. Eisenhower applied to West Point and Annapolis military academies in 1910. He requested and received an appointment from Kansas Senator Joseph L. Bristow, and was admitted to West Point in 1911.

Eisenhower graduated from West Point in 1915 and received his commission as a second lieutenant. He married Mamie Geneva Doud on July 1, 1916, while he was stationed in Texas. They had two children. He served in the Panama Canal and Philippines in the 1920s and 1930s and graduated first in his class from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in 1926. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1941. Eisenhower directed the allied invasions of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy from 1942 to 1943. In December 1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him Supreme Commander, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. In this capacity Eisenhower was in charge of the planning and execution of the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944, which ultimately led to victory in Europe the following May.

Following the war, Eisenhower served as president of Columbia University (1948-1949) and NATO commander (1950-1952) and before accepting the 1952 Republican Party presidential nomination. Running on a campaign of &ldquoI Like Ike,&rdquo he was twice elected president. Serving from 1953 to 1961, Eisenhower presided during a post-war period of great prosperity for the nation. The Cold War Era caused growing concerns for the country, and the activities of the Civil Rights Era were just beginning. Eisenhower authorized the Interstate Highway System in 1956, People to People International in 1956, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958. He was the first president to appear on color television and the last president born in the 19th century. Eisenhower was the only general to serve as president during the 20th century.

Eisenhower spent his remaining years at his Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, farm. On March 28, 1969, Eisenhower died at Washington's Walter Reed General Hospital. His body was returned to Abilene and buried at the Eisenhower Center. Numerous public middle and high schools are named for him. A memorial on the National Mall near the Smithsonian&rsquos National Air and Space Museum is in the planning stages.

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Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: April 2010

Date Modified: June 2016

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There’s Something Incredibly Charming About This Historic Kansas Town And You’ll Want To Experience It For Yourself

Travel season is upon us, and we’re always on the hunt for more places to explore whether you travel alone or with your family. More and more, we find ourselves exploring entire towns and cities in Kansas instead of driving to other states. Of course, that’s a wonderful thing, but we don’t want you to miss out on anything important. Today we’ve found a town that we’ve mentioned plenty of times before, but it’s time we head back. There’s just something special about this historic Kansas town that we can’t get enough of.

What exactly is so charming about this town? Well… everything! Have you made it here yet?

After all, there's nothing that'll make you feel like you're in another century than riding an old train or steam locomotive as you relax and enjoy the view.

More information on train rides and prices here.

For more information about Abilene and the surrounding area, check out their city website or their Facebook page.

If you’d like to see another small town that makes you fall in love with its quiet charm, you’ll love exploring this small town where everything seems to stand still. What small towns in Kansas have you fallen in love with recently? Tell us in the comments below! We love to see where everyone’s been and find more areas of Kansas to feature.


Abilene Genealogy (in Dickinson County, KS)

NOTE: Additional records that apply to Abilene are also found through the Dickinson County and Kansas pages.

Abilene Birth Records

Abilene Cemetery Records

Abilene Cemetery Billion Graves

Abilene Cemetery District One Billion Graves

Eisenhower Presidential Center Billion Graves

Funk Cemetery Billion Graves

Newbern Cemetery Billion Graves

Abilene Census Records

United States Federal Census, 1790-1940 Family Search

Abilene Church Records

Abilene City Directories

Abilene 1995 City Directory Historic Map Works

Abilene 1996 City Directory Historic Map Works

Abilene 1998 City Directory Historic Map Works

Abilene 1999 City Directory Historic Map Works

Abilene 2001 City Directory Historic Map Works

Abilene 2002 City Directory Historic Map Works

Abilene 2004 City Directory Historic Map Works

Abilene 2005 City Directory Historic Map Works

Abilene 2007 City Directory Historic Map Works

City Directory of Abilene, Kansas, 1904-1905 Internet Archive

Abilene Death Records

Abilene Histories and Genealogies

Cowtown-Abilene : the story of Abilene, Kansas, 1867-1875 Genealogy Gophers

Abilene Immigration Records

Abilene Map Records

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, December 1884 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, December 1892 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, July 1887 Library of Congress

Abilene Marriage Records

Abilene Newspapers and Obituaries

Abilene Advocate 1932-1932 Newspapers.com

Abilene Daily Chronicle 1897-1923 Newspapers.com

Abilene Daily Gazette 1885-1888 Newspapers.com

Abilene Daily Reflector 1888-1942 Newspapers.com

Abilene Dispatch 1894-1895 Newspapers.com

Abilene Gazette 1876-1894 Newspapers.com

Abilene Herald 1892-1893 Newspapers.com

Abilene Journal 1886-1888 Newspapers.com

Abilene Monitor 1890-1898 Newspapers.com

Abilene Reflector-Chronicle 12/17/1999 to Current Genealogy Bank

Abilene Weekly Chronicle 1870-1918 Newspapers.com

Abilene Weekly Chronicle and the Dickinson County News 1898-1922 Newspapers.com

Abilene Weekly Reflector 1883-1922 Newspapers.com

Abilene reflector 09/06/1883 to 04/26/1888 Genealogy Bank

Abilene weekly reflector 05/03/1888 to 12/28/1922 Genealogy Bank

Abilene weekly reflector. (Abilene, Kan.) (from May 3, 1888 to Dec. 28, 1922) Chronicling America

Dickinson County News 1888-1918 Newspapers.com

Evangelical Visitor 1893-1902 Newspapers.com

Evening Reflector 1887-1888 Newspapers.com

Home-rule 1907-1908 Newspapers.com

Implement Dealers' Bulletin 1899-1916 Newspapers.com

Implement Hardware Bulletin 1915-1925 Newspapers.com

Little Sand-Pounder 1886-1886 Newspapers.com

School and Home 1893-1898 Newspapers.com

The Abilene reflector. (Abilene, Kan.) (from Sept. 6, 1883 to April 26, 1888) Chronicling America

Union Labor Banner 1888-1888 Newspapers.com

Offline Newspapers for Abilene

According to the US Newspaper Directory, the following newspapers were printed, so there may be paper or microfilm copies available. For more information on how to locate offline newspapers, see our article on Locating Offline Newspapers.

Abilene Chronicle. (Abilene, Kan.) 1870-1872

Abilene Chronicle. (Abilene, Kan.) 1887-1888

Abilene Chronicle. (Abilene, Kan.) 1928-1933

Abilene Daily Chronicle. (Abilene, Kan.) 1899-1928

Abilene Daily Chronicle. (Abilene, Kan.) 1933-1942

Abilene Daily Gazette. (Abilene, Kan.) 1886-1888

Abilene Daily Reflector. (Abilene, Kan.) 1888-1942

Abilene Democrat. (Abilene, Kan.) 1897-1913

Abilene Dispatch. (Abilene, Kan.) 1894-1895

Abilene Evening Gazette. (Abilene, Kan.) 1885-1886

Abilene Herald. (Abilene, Kan.) 1892-1893

Abilene Journal. (Abilene, Kan.) 1886-1887

Abilene Monitor-Herald. (Abilene, Kan.) 1893-1894

Abilene Monitor. (Abilene, Kan.) 1892-1893

Abilene Monitor. (Abilene, Kan.) 1894-1898

Abilene Reflector-Chronicle. (Abilene, Kan.) 1942-Current

Abilene Reflector. (Abilene, Kan.) 1883-1888

Abilene Weekly Chronicle and the Dickinson County News. (Abilene, Kan.) 1918-1924

Abilene Weekly Chronicle. (Abilene, Kan.) 1888-1918

Abilene Weekly Reflector. (Abilene, Kan.) 1888-1935

Alliance Monitor. (Abilene, Kan.) 1890-1892

Chronicle. (Abilene, Kan.) 1924-1928

Daily Chronicle. (Abilene, Kan.) 1896-1899

Dickinson County Chronicle. (Abilene, Kan.) 1872-1886

Dickinson County News and the Abilene Democrat. (Abilene, Kan.) 1913-1918

Dickinson County News. (Abilene, Kan.) 1888-1913

Evening Reflector. (Abilene, Kan.) 1887-1888

Home-Rule. (Abilene, Kan.) 1907-1908

Abilene School Records

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Abilene

Named one of the top 20 �st small towns to visit” by Smithsonian Magazine, Abilene is the hometown of 5-Star General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

ATTRACTIONS

     – named #1 Kansas Attraction by USA Today  – home to the only operational steam locomotive in Kansas  – furnished with items from the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. Remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright, it’s also home to a wooden bowling alley that’s more than 120 years old!  – oldest operational Parker Carousel known to exist.
  • Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum – Abilene is the Greyhound Racing Capital of the Worl  – provides live, professional theatre and educational programs  – named #1 True Western Town by True West Magazine, Abilene is located at the end of the historic Chisholm Trail.

 EISENHOWER FAST FACTS

  • Appeared on the cover of Time Magazine six times! (Nov. 16, 1942, Jan. 1, 1945, June 16, 1952, July 4, 1955, Jan. 4, 1960, and April 4, 1969)
  • #5 best president – by C-SPAN Historians
  • One of only 13 presidential libraries operated by the National Archives
  • More than 200,000 visitors explore the 22-acre campus including the library, museum, boyhood home, and burial site each year
  • Every year 800+ researchers study the 26 million pages of documents, 70,000 artifacts, and 350,000 photos housed in the archives
  • #2 most researched presidential library
  • The campus is located on the site of Ike’s boyhood neighborhood - the “other” side of the tracks”- just south of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System (I-70)

Located at Exit 275 on I-70 (Eisenhower&aposs Interstate System) we invite you to visit our five-star community and experience all it has to offer!


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