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Abilene, Texas

  • 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 burn...
    Fort Phantom Hill

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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

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

Abilene State Park

621-acre park near Lake Abilene; camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, shelters, swimming pool, rest rooms and showers, hiking and fishing. Large grove of some 4,000

Abilene, TX State Parks

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

Grace Museum

Comprised of the Fine Arts Museum, Abilene Historical Museum, and the Children's Museum, all are in the historic Grace Hotel, known as the Grace Cultural Center. Built in 1909, the Grace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and portions are restored to its 1929

Abilene, TX Museums

Things to do near Abilene, TX

Hilton Museum

Bought by Conrad Hilton in 1919 when that was the only way he could get a place to sleep, hotel became first in Hilton chain....

Ledbetter Picket House

Restored frontier ranch structure with rustic period furnishings. House is a dog-run cabin built of slender upright poles (pi...

Abilene Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Railroad Museum

Vintage railcars recall nostalgia of train travel. Cars include MK&T diesel switch engine, Texas & Pacific Pullman car, two W...

Mackenzie Park

248-acre day-use park operated by the city. Prairie Dog Town in park is one of few remaining colonies of its type in the nati...