5 Selfies to Take in Abilene, Kansas

on January 20, 2021

Kansas Day is January 29 and we encourage you to share beautiful Kansas selfie photos on social media. Here are five selfie-worthy spots in Abilene to share!

1. General Eisenhower Statue

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Selfe with the 11' statue of 5 Star General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The bronze statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower by Robert L. Dean, Jr. was presented to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum by the Harry and Edith Darby Foundation. The statue depicts Eisenhower in the familiar World War II "Eisenhower Jacket." The Georgia granite base has quotations from Eisenhower's illustrious careers as President of the United States, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, General of the Army, Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, and Chief of Staff of the Army.

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2. Interactive "Harmon" Mural

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This interactive mural inspires visitors to create a variety of poses. This giant mural was modeled after local resident Harmon Geissinger and completed by graffiti artist, Whitney Kerr. 

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3. Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum

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Explore the exciting world of racing at the Greyhound Capital of the World! Capture your selfie with resident retired Greyhounds, Ginger and Buddy.

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4. Big Spur

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Selfie with the "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 2017. 

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5. Historic Seelye Mansion & Gardens

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Selfie on the front porch of the beautiful 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. The furnishings cost more than the $55,000 that was spent building the 11,000 square foot home. The home features the original Edison light fixtures and Tiffany-style mantel. Frank Lloyd Wright suggested remodeling the interior in the 1920s. The home was featured on the History Channel’s Mysteries at the Mansion. Visitors even get to bowl on the 1905 Box Ball alley, which was purchased at the Chicago World’s Fair.

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