Brief Description of the Complex
From the Kansas Travel Web Site
The Eisenhower complex 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.
Everything is free, except the museum, which I think is a bit over priced at $7. At least that was the price in 2005. All that the official website will tell you is that there is a small fee. Interesting parts of the museum are the war gallery, a section about Mamie's "style," and a section on Ike’s election and presidential years. When last visited, the rotating exhibits gallery had an exhibit of Ike’s paintings.
The Eisenhower Library includes 480 manuscript collections; over 300,000 still photographs; thousands of hours of motion picture film, audio tapes and discs; oral history transcripts; 25,000 books and many other objects. But, you can't see the collections. The library has just one gallery open to the public. The library is free and open from 9 AM - 4:45 PM, 362 days a year as of this posting. The hours are extended in the summer. Call to confirm at (785) 263-6700.
The Place of Meditation is a combination chapel and Mamie and Ike’s tomb.
Visit the Presidential Center Web site.