We didn't have time for the movie before the Eisenhower Home tour, so we wandered down the sidewalk to the house. It looks a lot bigger from the outside than the inside. Hard to believe that the Eisenhower family with six sons lived here!
There's a section on what he did during his presidency. Lots of interesting things there. Did you know Eisenhower championed the formation of the Interstate Highway System? Don't forget it was Cold War time, so it's official name is "Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways". I don't suppose he had any idea that it would get as clogged up as it does.
His Presidential Desk is there. Some pretty exotic Gifts of State. They even have his golf clubs on display!
The Library is across the way, geared more for research, although there are a few exhibits there. We decided we'd seen enough for one day.Eisenhower Center
* This is #2 on the list of 8 Wonders of Kansas. That makes five of the 8 Wonders that we've seen. #1 is shared by two wildlife refuges (Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira) and #6 is a church in Victoria, but those weren't very close to where we were. I asked George if he wanted to go to see the world's largest hand-dug well, but he wasn't interested. (sigh) It's #8 on the list. (Just FYI, he didn't want to check out the world's largest ball of twine either.)