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Two Incredible Presidential Experiences In The Heart of America

Many people travel to experience presidential sites. Two incredible presidential experiences await you in the heart of America. Abilene, Kansas, is home to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Independence, Missouri, is home to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. Both of these museums have been recently updated and offer incredible hands on experiences; while sharing valuable history lessons for all guest. Bonus- They are both located right off of I-70.

“I come from the very heart of America.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 12, 1945

Plan A Visit To Abilene, Kansas For A Presidential Experience

200 SE 4th Street
Abilene, Kansas 67410
(785) 263 6700 | 877.RING.IKE
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presdiential Library & Museum

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum is a walkable campus and includes a variety of exhibits. All visitors need a ticket to visit the Museum and the Boyhood Home. You will not need a ticket to stroll the grounds, library exhibits or the Place of Meditation. Keep in mind, Boyhood home tickets can only be purchased onside. All other tickets are available for purchase online.

Abilene Kansas Museum

Free parking is on-site. Are you traveling by RV? The parking lot is RV- friendly, with several parking spaces available. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first- serve basis. I visited with my parents a few years ago, and the wheelchair made our experience a positive one.

wheelchair at presidential museum

I know that my Mom would have struggled walking throughout the campus. It’s never too late to experience presidential sites in the heart of America.

Art In Abilene, Kansas

Exhibits At The Eisenhower Presidential Museum

With more than 25,00 square feet of space and new technology, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Libary and Museum provides hours of entertainment and education.

Sara with Ike

On a visit with my father, I learned how he learned World War II had ended. It was through the showing of a video at the Presidential Museum in Abilene that my father shared the story with me. He recalled how his mother hollered from the kitchen window to tell his father that the war was over. At the time, he was six years old and he relived that moment like it was yesterday.

Museum walkway Abilene
Eisenhower Museum Abilene

Your visit in Abilene will surprise you. While you are in town, experience all that the area has to offer; you will not be disappointed.

Plan A Visit To Indepence, Missouri

500 W US Hwy 24
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 268 8200| 800 833 1225
Harry S. Truman Libary & Museum

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Libary and Museum has also recently been renovated. Tickets to visit are available online and at the door. Free parking is near the libary complex, in several different parking lots near the complex. The parking areas seemed chopped up to me, making it challenging for people driving RVs. You will find RV parking, but it did not appear to be an easy experience for someone driving a large RV. If you are traveling in a large RV, I would call ahead for specific instructions as to where to park.

Exhibits At The Harry S. Truman Museum

I was taken back in time when I set foot in this museum. As a young child, I admired Harry S. Truman. I’m not sure why, but I recognized him as a President of the United States.

Harry S Truman

For a class project in my elementary years, I took this presidency to a new level. There are family videos of me all dressed up as Harry S. Truman and talking about his experience as President of the US. When I stepped into this newly renovated museum, my jaw dropped.

Harry S Truman libary
Harry S Truman car
Harry S Truman history Fair Deal

The Harry S. Truman Libary & Museum showcases Truman’s work ethic. He played the piano, enjoyed reading, and served in World War I. You can view artifacts from his life in Independence at the presidential libary and museum.

These two presidential museums are 160 miles from each other and are worth your visit. Why not stop at these two presidential libraries and museums when traveling through the heart of America? You will be inspired by their work and the legacy that they have both left. These two presidential experiences in the heart of America will not disappoint you.

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Sara is a travel enthusiast that resides in North Iowa. You can find her traveling where the plane, train, ship, or car will go. Are you looking to take a road trip? Sara has solutions for you!

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