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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


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

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

Abilene Zoo

One of five largest in state; animals displayed in modern areas simulating natural habitat. Discovery Center is a "zoo wit...

P.A.R. Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Pioneer City-County Museum

More than a dozen display rooms depict the lives of early Nolan County settlers. Extensive photograph files, farm and ranch e...

Holiday Hills Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Amarillo Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...