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.

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    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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  • ASVRR-Steam-Engine-Abilene-KS

    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.

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    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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  • Great Plains Theatre - Abilene, KS

    Great Plains Theatre

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

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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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    Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum

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

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    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...

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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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  • 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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  • Jeffcoat-Photography-Studio-Museum-Abilene,KS

    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...

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    Antique & Specialty Store Shopping

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

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