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Area Attractions

Eisenhower Presidential Library

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home is the presidential library and museum of Dwight David Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, located in his hometown of Abilene, Kansas.

The museum is open from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm in August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and May. The museum is open from 8:00 am to 5:45 pm in June and July. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, military, and students, $3 for children, and free for young children and active military personnel.



Old Abilene Town

Old Abilene Town was founded in 1958 to tell the story of the cattle drive era of Abilene. In 1867 this “small dead town” was transformed into the “wildest and woolliest” town in the west. Between 1867 and 1871 over 1.5 million head of Texas longhorns were driven up the trail known as the Chisholm Trail.

Can Can Dancers in the Alamo on weekends, Gun Fighters on Saturdays at 12 pm & 1:30 pm & 4 pm, on Sundays at 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm. Abilene Smokey Valley Railroad Train runs on Saturdays at 10 am & 2 pm, on Sundays at 2pm, on Monday at 10 am & 2 pm



Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Association was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to restoring and operating historic railroad equipment and educating the public on the history of railroads. The railroad is operated by volunteers which includes our engineers, conductors, brakemen, car attendants that narrate every trip, and depot workers. Volunteers also take care of our mechanical and track maintenance.

The Fred Schmidt Railroad Museum is now open in the former freight room of the depot. The museum is named in honor of one of the founders of the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad. Please visit the museum and enjoy the exhibits of railroad memorabilia and model trains. The G scale model trains were donated to the museum by the family of Chuck Heroneme, in his memory. The museum is open any time the depot is open for business.