Abilene

Named one of the top 20 “best small towns to visit” by Smithsonian Magazine, Abilene is the hometown of 5-Star General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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 EISENHOWER FAST FACTS

  • Appeared on the cover of Time Magazine six times! (Nov. 16, 1942, Jan. 1, 1945, June 16, 1952, July 4, 1955, Jan. 4, 1960, and April 4, 1969)
  • #5 best president – by C-SPAN Historians
  • One of only 13 presidential libraries operated by the National Archives
  • More than 200,000 visitors explore the 22-acre campus including the library, museum, boyhood home, and burial site each year
  • Every year 800+ researchers study the 26 million pages of documents, 70,000 artifacts, and 350,000 photos housed in the archives
  • #2 most researched presidential library
  • The campus is located on the site of Ike’s boyhood neighborhood - the “other” side of the tracks”- just south of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System (I-70)

Located at Exit 275 on I-70 (Eisenhower's Interstate System) we invite you to visit our five-star community and experience all it has to offer!

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