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Abilene, Texas

  • 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, re...
    Abilene Zoo

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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


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

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

Square House Museum

One of the most attractive small museums in state. Displays and dioramas interpret the history, natural history, and art of t...

Sherman County Depot Museum

Local history museum displays farm and ranch memorabilia, Indian artifacts, prehistoric fossils, all designed as a tribute to...

Scenic Drives

Vivid illustrations of High Plains topography along Texas 86 and Texas 207 north. Travelers will see immense proportions of H...

Canadian River Wagon Bridge

A 1916 steel bridge built over the waters of the Canadian River now is the focal point for a scenic hike and bike trail. The ...

Abilene Country Club

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