Explore President Eisenhower's Life & Legacy

Visit all things Ike on this special tour!

  • 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.

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    General Eisenhower Statue

    See 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...

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  • Eisenhower-Mural-Abilene,KS

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Mural

    Local artist William Counter completed this digitized Eisenhower mural in 2007.

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    Little Ike Park

    See young Dwight D. Eisenhower in Little Ike Park.

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  • The-Farmhouse-Abilene,KS

    The Farmhouse

    Providing humble service and comforting classic favorites for over 80 years, The Farmhouse stands as a landmark of the town’s rich history and cuisine.

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  • Abilene-Visitors-Center-Abilene,KS

    Abilene Travel Information Center

    In 1911, Dwight D. Eisenhower departed from this site for West Point Military Academy. He would use this depot to return home often after 1928. His funeral train arrived here in 1969.

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  • Eisenhower-Park-Abilene,KS

    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...

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  • Abilene-Cemetery-Abilene,KS

    Abilene Cemetery

    Pay respects to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Stover Eisenhower, parents of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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  • Eisenhower-First-Home-Abilene,KS

    First Abilene Home

    From 1892-1898 the Eisenhower family lived in this home. Today, it’s owned by long-time friends of Ike and Mamie, Claus Gruendl. The Gruendl family also operates the Eisenhower Museum in Oberammergau...

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    Site of Former Abilene High School

    A sign marks the sign of the former Abilene High School (1906-1918), which Ike attended from 1906-1909. 

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    Ike's Place

    Ike's provides a very casual, family-oriented atmosphere while still capturing that sports feel. The menu is filled with something for everyone, from an assortment of flavored wings to juicy burgers...

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  • Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast - Abilene, KS

    Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast

    This lovely Victorian home was built in 1887 by Dr. Edward E. Hazlett. Hazlett’s son, Edward “Swede”, was a close childhood friend of Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was Swede who persuaded Ike to apply for...

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  • Seelye-Mansion-Abilene-Kansas

    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. 

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  • Eisenhower-Interstate-Abilene,KS

    Kansas Interstate 70

    Traveling to Abilene on Kansas I-70 make note of the special Eisenhower Interstate System signs.

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  • I-Like-Ike-Murals-Abilene,KS

    I Like Ike Murals

    On June 4, 1952, then-General Dwight D.

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  • Sunflower-Hotel-Abilene,KS

    Historic Sunflower Hotel

    This is the site where Ike and Mamie watched the homecoming parade held in Ike's honor.  Note: This property is now an apartment building, not a hotel. 

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  • Engle House Bed & Breakfast- Abilene, KS

    Engle House Bed & Breakfast

    The Engle House Bed and Breakfast was the home to Jacob Engle and is on the National Register of Historic Places with connections to Abilene’s history.    David Eisenhower came to Abilene KS after...

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