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Frontier Texas!

Friendly travel counselors and travel information kiosks are ready to assist in your discovery of Abilene, the TexasForts Trail, and the 63-county "TexasFrontier" region. In addition, see the big picture of the frontier of Texas between 1780 and 1880

Abilene, TX Learning Centers

Fort Phantom Hill

Established 1851 to protect frontier from Indians, the post suffered a series of hardships; was abandoned in 1854. Historians say desertions were frequent due to monotony and loneliness. The fort burned shortly after abandonment;

Abilene, TX Forts

Dyess Air Force Base

Home of Air Combat Command's historic 7th Wing. Currently flies B-1B Lancers and C-130H Hercules. The base's Linear Air Park contains 30 aircraft from World War II to the present. Aircraft are displayed along Arnold Blvd., a main base thoroughfare.

Abilene, TX Military Bases

Abilene Zoo

One of five largest in state; animals displayed in modern areas simulating natural habitat. Discovery Center is a "zoo within a zoo," housing comparative habitat displays of invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds, and small mammals from the Southwestern U.S. and Africa.

Abilene, TX Zoos


Things to do near Abilene, TX

Adrian Lions Farm & Ranch Museum

Collection of antique farm equipment and machinery and is a tribute to the agricultural community. Exhibits include a Caterpi...

Moody Planetarium

Moody Planetarium in museum offers programs ...

Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum

Complex includes museum exhibit hall and furnished replica of rock house built by Henry Clay Smith, pioneer farmer who came t...

Texoma Motor Speedway

The number one hot spot for dirt track racing in Texoma! Mini Sprints, Mod Fours, Mini Stock cars and Pro-4 Trucks take to t...

Dot's Mini Museum

On the old Ozark Trail and Route 66, Dot shares her amazing and eclectic collections gathered from a lifetime of working on t...