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
Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair September 26th, 2015
One-day festival of fun. Celebrate the history and heritage of the Smoky Hills region with a downtown parade, historic demonstrators, entertainment, food and special activities for kids of all ages. Chili Cook-off! Admission Free.
10:00-4:00 pm Food Vendors Open
10:00-10:45am Parade on Santa Fe from Elm to Masonic Temple
10:00-5:00 pm Museum Gallery Open
10:30-4:00 pm The Dock, Youth/Community Stage (TBA)
10:30-4:00 pm Main Stage, Musical Entertainment (TBA)
10:30-4:30 pm Make and Take Crafts, Outdoor Activities, Inflatables, wristbands $5 ea.
11:00-4:00 pm Historic Demonstrators, Caricaturists, Indoor Activities
Antique Engine Steam Show Saturday, October 12, 2015
Demonstrations of rural and agricultural lifestyle including running sawmill, wheat and corn harvesting, antique tractor pull, reenactments and much more. Saturday Only