Local Area Attractions
Abilene Eisenhower Center
Located in Abilene, KS. Center's museum depicts the military and civilian careers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, with major changing exhibits. Visitor center houses a gift shop and auditorium showing a film on Ike several times daily. Center features include a Presidential Research Library, Eisenhower family home and place of meditation where President and Mrs. Eisenhower are buried.
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
May 5 - Oct 28,2012 (Saturday- Train runs at 10am & 2pm)( Sunday- Train runs at 2pm)
Memorial Day thru Labor Day ( Wednesday thru Saturday -Train runs at 10am & 2pm) (Sunday- Train runs at 2pm)
Adults(age 12 & over ) $14.00 ; Children(age 3-11) $7.00; Children 2 and younger FREE!!!
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
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