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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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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

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

Annual Armored Division Memorial Museum

Museum dedicated to honoring the Annual Armored Division, which trained in Camp Barkeley, near Abilene, and served during World War II. The "Hellcats"

Abilene, TX Museums


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

Paint Rock Excursions

Guided tours to site where earliest paintings date from prehistoric times; succeeding pictographs continued until last quarte...

Lone Cedar Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Paramount Theatre

An Abilene Historic Landmark, the Paramount Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside the beautiful art ...

Ross Rogers Golf Course -West

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Fort Griffin State Park and Historic Site

506 acres of parkland feature camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, fishing, nature study and hiking trails. Home of state...