Abilene Things to Do

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  • 1. Grace Museum

    The Grace Museum consists of a history museum, a children's museum and a fine arts museum; all at one location. The museum is also house in the old Grace Hotel which was built in 1909, was named for...

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  • 2. National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The is a museum hosting alternating displays of the finest illustrations from children's books (like my personal favorite Dr. Seuss). They send exhibits around the country and the museum sponsors a...

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  • 3. Fort Phantom Hill

    Fort Phantom Hill is actually in Anson but is a popular attraction showcased in Abilene. It's actually a privately-owned piece of land but is open to the public for FREE! The Fort began in the...

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  • 4. Paramount Theater

    One of the prettiest older building in Abilene is probably the Paramount Theater. The theater was built in 1930 using the Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture with a hint of Art Deco added....

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  • 5. Dyess AFB Static Aircraft

    The base has an Aeronautics Museum (Outdoors), featuring Airforce planes of past and present. If you call ahead, you may be able to schedule a tour of one of the simulators, and see what it is like to...

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  • 6. Town and Country Drive In

    Abilene is the home of a wonderful drive-in movie theater. Now I had not been to a drive-in since first grade and my husband had never been to one, so we were not sure what to expect. Can you really...

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  • 7. O'Kelly Office Building

    The O'Kelly Building was completed in 1929 by David S. Castle using the Art Deco style of architecture. It housed the W. G. Waldrop and Company furniture store,...

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  • 8. Mims Building

    The Mims Building was completed in 1926 by businessmen W. O. Wooten, W. G. Swenson, and George Paxton. It was also designed by David S. Castle and was one of...

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  • 9. Hotel Wooten

    The Hotel Wooten was completed in 1930 by prominent Abilene businessman W. O. Wooten and was one of several buildings in the district designed by David S....

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  • 10. The Federal Building

    There was a federal building completed on this spot in 1901; complete with a large Victorian style bandstand. On 27 September 1927, Charles Lindberg spoke here...

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  • 11. Pine Street and the Pine Street Shootout

    Much of the old historic district is centered around Cypress and Pine Streets. Abilene in general and Pine Street in particular, quickly achieved a reputation...

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  • 12. Abilene Commercial Historic District

    There are quite a few very interesting buildings of historical and/or architectural significance in the Abilene Commercial Historic District, including some...

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  • 13. Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot

    Another very interesting building, historically and architecturally, is the Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot and the freight depot. The Texas and Pacific...

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  • 14. Veterans Memorials

    Abilene has one of my favorite veterans memorials anywhere. You can see the tension and fatigue on the face of the soldier and I relly like the stylized...

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  • 15. Abilene Public Library

    The Abilene Public Library is a good alternative to the welcome center. The people here are very knowledgeable and proud of their town. They can give directions...

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  • 16. Other Arts and Culture

    In addition to the museums and galleries I have mentioned there are other arts, theater, and cultural venues in the old downtown area like the Cockrell...

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  • 17. Cat in the Hat

    One must do if you are traveling with kids (or the young at heart), is to stop and see the Cat in the Hat statue and take their pictures with it. I always...

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  • 18. Center for Contemporary Arts

    The Abilene Center for Contemporary Arts is a combination of four galleries showing works by regional, national and international artists and photographers and...

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  • 19. Displays at 12th Division Museum

    The displays are arranged with a general area, showing training at home and by campaigns. The displays I have chosen to show you here are: A general display;...

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  • 20. 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

    The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum tells the story of the "Hellcat" division based out of nearby Camp Barkeley during World War II. The 12th fought in...

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  • 21. Frontier Texas!

    The thing that might make you want to plan some time for the welcome center, however, is that it is also the location of "Frontier Texas!". Frontier Texas...

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  • 22. Abilene Welcome Center

    The welcome center in Abilene is full of brochures to acquaint you with the attractions in this part of Texas and even the rest of the state. The personnel here...

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  • 23. Abilene and Taylor County

    Abilene is a city of over 117,000 (up 1% since 2000) located along Interstate 20 at the intersection of US Highways 83, 84, and 277. Abilene was named after the...

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  • 24. Enjoy the outdoor sculpture tour

    Abilene has a major commitment to public art, and the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council has given some guidance about these pieces. So pick a day when it isn't...

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  • 25. Where shall we worship this Sunday?

    In the "Red Book" -- which is the Episcopal Church's guide to congregations all over the United States -- Abilene lists two options. One didn't have a website...

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