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Heritage Center of Dickinson County

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Address: 412 S Campbell St, Abilene, KS 67410-2905
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+1 785-263-2681
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09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Heritage Center Dickinson County, Abilene,KS

This was a lovely surprise. The center had a number of historical village buildings. For us the real treat was the restored carousel. Loved the ride. Brought back lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mji44
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely surprise. The center had a number of historical village buildings. For us the real treat was the restored carousel. Loved the ride. Brought back lots of memories. Nice gift shop.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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111 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are wondering about the local history of Abilene - this is the place to visit. Nice displays of cattle drive history and the cowtown era.

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Thank Stephanie B
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Such a friendly family place, the kids loved the old carousel ride. And we were oddly surprised that they absolutely loved the telephone museum. Who knew!? They are all ages 3-9. The old school house was a hit also.

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Thank Sharon S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Admission $6 Carousel $2 So much history packed into a tiny building! I found out looks can be deceiving; nicely displayed history of the telephone, lawmen, quilts, Beta Sigma Phi, Chisholm trail and so much more! And you have to ride the wood Carousel from 1901.

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Iola, Kansas
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7 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A ton of history packed into a wonderful place and tour. The phone instillation was one of my favorites. And you can ride an old carousel, what more can you ask for?

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Thank carlasW7523SY
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here in a group with lots of kids. They enjoyed the museum, especially the area with telephones! And, of course, the carousel was lots of fun! I only wish we had more time for the museum, but we plan to revisit again soon.

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Thank Robin C
Topeka, Kansas
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our family stopped about 30 minutes prior to the museum closing for the day. I had visited the museum before and knew it would take longer to walk thru so we purchased a $2 ticket for a carousel ride for our daughter. She enjoyed the ride and then enjoyed walking through the historical buildings located next to the carousel. The... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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1,036 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

It is close to the museum and kind of a fun place to walk through and spend some time outside after the museum.

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Tulsa, OK
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My parents and I enjoyed our visit to the Heritage Center. Our favorite parts were the lawmen guns, loom and spinning wheel, old car and fire truck, and the outdoor exhibits, including the carousel. This is definitely worth a stop...the curators have put a lot of work into this museum, and it shows!

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Thank ElizW46
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We rode by this on the train and needed to check it out. Cute little place with lots to do. We wanted to ride the carousel (a group of adults) it was only $2. Walked through the museum to get there (added fee to see it) and then walked through the little mock town. Kids would enjoy this, I'd think.

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