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Gypsy Journal RV: Overlooked America – Kansas

From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.

Abilene: President Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, and he and wife Mamie are buried next to his boyhood home, which is accompanied by the Eisenhower Museum and Presidential Library.

Arkansas City: At the Cherokee Strip Living Museum you can learn about the wild pioneer days in this region.

Atchison: Pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison in 1897 and lived here until she was twelve. Her girlhood home and museum, located at 223 N Terrace Street, is open for tours.

Chapman: The Kansas Auto Racing Museum displays race cars and racing memorabilia. Visitors can sit in some of the cars and use NASCAR video games for a hands-on experience.

Colby: The Prairie Museum of Art and History features an international collection of rare dolls, porcelain, glass, antiques, and artifacts in the main museum building. The complex includes a furnished sod house, a 1930s farmstead, a one room school, and a country church.

El Dorado: You can see displays on the state’s oil drilling industry at the Kansas Oil Museum here.

Ellis: The Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home and Museum preserves the modest house where the future automobile maker lived and has displays about his early life.

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