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Abilene, Texas

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Shore Art Gallery

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

Abilene, TX Arts

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 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

Alanreed-McLean Area Museum

Mementos of early settlers of Texas Panhandle; original book recording births in McLean from 1901 to 1920. Several rooms furn...

Archer County Historical Museum

Frontier and pioneer items: dishes, pictures, ladies' high-top shoes, dairy and farm implements. Has map of county's historic...

Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad Depot

Three-story structure built in 1908 in Spanish mission style with red Ludowici Seville tile roof. An extension of the Hardema...

Old Jail Museum

Built in 1892, old stone jailhouse is oldest building in county. Features old jail office with cells upstairs. Outside is res...

Hale County Farm & Ranch Museum

More than 200 examples of vintage farm equipment from horse-drawn threshing machines to huge 1912 Case steam tractor. Museum ...