Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Eisenhower Library and Museum Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:39:27 GMT Riding the Rails: Taking a Heritage Train Ride in Abilene http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/23/Riding-the-Rails-Taking-a-Heritage-Train-Ride-in-Abilene/3033/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Abaline.jpg'/><br/> The railroad is so closely tied to the Kansas story of adventure, opportunity and progress that it only seems fitting those visiting the state should take the time to ride the rails. Amtrak service is limited in our state, but excursion trains to provide a unique and relaxing opportunity to enjoy this piece of history. Thu, 23 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/23/Riding-the-Rails-Taking-a-Heritage-Train-Ride-in-Abilene/3033/ So much more than books: the library at the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/So-much-more-than-books-the-library-at-the-Eisenhower-Presidential-Library-Museum/1612/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/eisenhower-ground-breaking.jpeg'/><br/> Fifty years ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower used a silver shovel to break ground for the presidential library in Abilene that would bear his name and hold his papers. He chose May 1st&nbsp;in 1962 as the dedication day for the new building because it would have been his mother&rsquo;s 100th&nbsp;birthday.&nbsp; Tue, 24 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/So-much-more-than-books-the-library-at-the-Eisenhower-Presidential-Library-Museum/1612/ The Greatest Kansas Hero http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/23/The-Greatest-Kansas-Hero-/275/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/5553407037_72eac2412b_q.jpg'/><br/> In our family “Eisenhower” most often refers to the aircraft carrier where my husband spent six years in the Navy. We saw the ship this summer. So, it only seemed appropriate to take the boys to the place where the real Ike lived here in Kansas. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Kansas boy who helped save the world. He was one of the greatest members of “The Greatest Generation” becoming Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and serving two terms as the 34th President of the United States. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/23/The-Greatest-Kansas-Hero-/275/