Dwight D Eisenhower
Abilene, KS

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home


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.



  • 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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