Local Area Attractions
The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, Kansas was started in 1962. It includes a Visitor Center, Dwight D. Eisenhower's boyhood home, the Place of Meditation, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, in a park like setting. Allow about 2 hours if you wish to see it all.
Open 362 days a year 9am-4:45 pm
one hour earlier & later from Memorial Day until mid August Portions free, except $10 fee for Eisenhower's boyhood home & the Eisenhower Presidential Museum
Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Excursion Train
There are many steam trains that run across the Untied States for the enjoyment of tourists and history buffs. This train consists of a vintage diesel-electric locomotive, a century-old wooden sided passenger/diner, open air observation cars and a caboose, the excursion train travels through the Smoky Hill River Valley between historic Abilene and Enterprise, a ten mile round trip.
The Train travels at a leisurely 10-15 miles an hour, so there is plenty of time for passengers to take pictures, and visit with the other passengers or train crew. Special charter trains available. Dinner trains in the spring and fall.
Location: 200 SE 5th, south of the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, Abilene, KS 67410
Phone (785) 263-1077
Toll Free : (888)426-6687 ; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum of Independent Telephony
The Museum of Independent Telephony, located at The Heritage Center, was established in 1973 to honor the men and women whose early efforts developed the independent telephone industry. www.heritagecenterdk.com 412 S Campbell, Abilene, KS 67410 (785) 263-2681
Regular Hours Summer Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00 Monday- Friday 9:00-4:00
Saturday 10:00-5:00 Saturday 10:00-8:00
Sunday 1:00-5:00 Sunday 1:00-5:00
Adults : $6.00
Seniors (62 & over) $5.00
Children ( 2-14) $2.00 includes carousel ride
Adult Carousel Ride $2.00 each
Call for Group Rates of 8 or more
The Brookville Hotel is owned and run by fourth generation and is still serving their famous Brookville family style fried chicken.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Lunch: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Dinner: Wednesday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner, Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
105 E. Lafayette
Abilene, KS 67410
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Adults - $10 per person, Youth (age 6-16) - $5 per person 1105 N. Buckeye Abilene KS 67410 (785) 263-1084
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Millfest - May 2th & 3th 2015
Each spring, the museum hosts Millfest a family event celebrating the history of the mill and the pioneer heritage of the region. Millfest is held the first weekend in May and features guided tours of the mill in operation. Professional millers run the mill (without grain) and tours are available for visitors age 13 and older.
Other activities include a traditional arts fair, including a quilt show, live musical entertainment, and great food.
Adults $ 2.00
6-12 $ 1.00
5 and under are FREE
May 2 (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
May 3 (1:00-5:00 p.m.)
63rd Kansas State Square Dance Convention
Kansas State Square Dance Convention
June 5 & 6 2015
Schedule of Events
Upper Room Fri & Sat
Bicentennial Center--Kenwood Park
Friday Night Saturday
6:00 High Energy Squares 9:00 AM Meeting & Clinics
6:30 Rounds 10:30 AM Workshops and Dances
8:00 Square Dance with Rounds 7:45 PM Parade of Clubs
Smoky Hill River Festival Thursday June 11th-14th 2015
Festival weekend kicks off on Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. with the popular Festival Jam concert. Gates open at 4p.m., so grab a seat under your favorite shade tree and enjoy supper from the Festival's more than 30 food vendors.
Friday morning from 10a.m. on, a wide variety of activities, Ten make-and-take Creation Crossing crafts and eight colorful Game Street storefronts, The Four Rivers Craft Show and the Art Demonstration area featuring "how it's done" demos, also are open all day. will continue on Saturday and Sunday.
Each day, on the hour, four stages of stellar music steals the spotlight
Admission: Festival Button $10 in Advance
$15 At the Gate (Good for all 3 1/2 days)
Button Sale ends at 1 pm on Thursday June 11th
Fri-10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sat-10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sun-10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RHWA Father's Day Car Show Sunday, June 21st,2015
Wild wheels and wildlife are featured at our 14th annual event designed just for dads. See 150 cars, trucks, and motorcycles vying for top honors at this year's show. Check out all the animals as well as the cars, and cool off in the air-conditioned wildlife museum with another amazing experience awaiting you.
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: $12.50 adults, $11.50 Seniors(65+), $6.00 children(3-12)
children 2 and under are free.
Kustomkemps of America - Leadsled Spectacular, July 24th-27t
35rd Annual KKOA Leadsled Spectacular "Run - What' ya- Brung-Drag Races will be July 23, 24, 25,26th 2015
Open to all school,traditional style hotrods- Kustoms- leadsleds- dragsters models, bicycles, vendors, swappers, Kool kats & kittens
Show & Shine @ Beautiful Oakdale Park - Drags @ E. Crawford Park Hang-out w/over 1,500 Ol' Skool Kustoms, hotrods & Drag machines watch A Top-chopped- R &R Bands- Famous Kustom & Hotrods Builders
Charges Per Day : Adult $10.00
Children under 12 years of age FREE with paid Adult