Live the American Story

Abilene is the hometown of entrepreneurial and world leaders including Joseph McCoy, the "Cattle King"; C.W. Parker, the "Amusement King"; T.C. Henry, the "Wheat King", A.L. Duckwall, C.L. Brown, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and others. 

Learn about their lives and legacies at these fun attractions! 

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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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    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...

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  • Greyhound-Hall-Of-Fame

    Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum

    Explore the exciting world of racing at the Greyhound Capital of the World!

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  • Old-Abilene-Town

    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...

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  • C.W.-Parker-Carousel-Abilene,KS

    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...

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  • 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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