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Abilene, Texas


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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

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

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

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

Things to do near Abilene, TX

City Parks

16 parks offer extensive picnic facilities, tennis courts, sports fields, playground equipment, swimming pools, and two 18-ho...

Scenic Drives

Texas 4 (12 miles west of Mineral Wells at Palo Pinto) south to I-20 offers spectacular bluffs and scenery through the Palo P...

Lake Arrowhead State Park

Water-oriented recreation featured at this 524-acre park. Visitors find campsites with/without hookups, rest rooms with showe...

Colburn Park, W. Lee

Adjacent to local Elm Creek Reservoir, the park includes 14 spaces for recreational vehicles with full hookups. Other feature...

Comanche Trial Municipal Golf Course -Arrowhead

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...