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Abilene, Kansas: Old Abilene Town

A Wild West attraction that has appalled the neighboring Eisenhower Center for decades. Didn't Ike enjoy staged gunfights?

201 SE 5th St., Abilene, KS
At the corner of S. Buckeye Ave./Hwy 15 and SE 5th St.
Gun fights after Memorial Day. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Old Abilene Town.

Old Abilene Town

Historic, late 1800s buildings make up historical Old Abilene Town.

[Katie, 06/24/2022]

Old Abilene Town has gone through several owners -- and rumors of imminent destruction -- over its many decades, but like the Wild West it's too tough to die.

Wild West town.

Old Abilene Town

Old Abilene Town is right next to the Dwight D Eisenhower Presidential Library.

[Shannon and Ashley, 06/15/2019]
Old Abilene Town

President Eisenhower's library and museum is next door! Worth a visit.

[Randy, 09/04/2011]
Old Abilene Town

Old Abilene Town is open for business. We currently have the Hitchin' Post Restaurant and General Store open. Gun fighters will start Memorial Day weekend. Renovations are being done throughout the park.

[Jennifer, 04/23/2009]
Old Abilene Town

Old Abilene Town is being restored by a historical group! On the weekends in the summer, kids old and young watch Old West gun fights in the town. Actors recreate the days of the Old West.

They are in the beginning stages of restoring this attraction, and a lot of buildings are still in rough shape. It's an open area, and free to visit on any day. Just remember, some days everything is closed up and there is nothing going on.

And for fun, take a ride in the Smoky Valley Railroad. For about $20, you get a lazy trip through the countryside.

[Roberta, 07/30/2008]

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