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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


Shore Art Gallery

Traveling exhibits and works by students and faculty displayed throughout year.

Abilene, TX Arts

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


Things to do near Abilene, TX

Deaf Smith County Historical Museum

Collections from pioneer era, farm and ranch implements, guns, Indian artifacts, photographs, paintings....

Old Tascosa

Pioneer settlers in the early 1870s built adobe huts and irrigation ditches along area creeks. After 1875, village became a s...

XIT Historical Museum

Wealth of exhibits include XIT Ranch, railroad antiques, Indian artifacts, frontier firearms, cowboy clothing, saddles and ta...

Wellington Country Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway

Most northerly of line of Federal posts established in Texas after Civil War to halt Indian depredations. Among regimental co...