Abilene is a great little town that offers big time fun! There are a variety of museums to visit, sculpture parks, and a zoo among other venues. Abilene has a great shopping scene at the local mall to antique shopping all around town. Abilene has many chain restaurants to choose from but don't miss the amazing local restaurants to grab a good meal while you are enjoying everything Abilene has to offer. Several restaurants deliver to the campground if you want to come back and relax after a day out exploring in town. Our staff love the opportunity to share about our great community so stop in and find out what the locals like to do!
Discover the wonderful world of wildlife at the Abilene Zoo! Home to more than 1,000 animals from around the globe, a visit to the Abilene Zoo is filled with fun and excitement for animal lovers of all ages.Get up close and personal with a giraffe at Giraffe Safari. Check out lions, camels, a white tiger, black rhinoceros and other African species, while the king cobra and 70 other reptiles await you in the Reptile House. Meet animals from the tropics in the colorful Caribbean Cove or meet dozens of native species in Elm Creek Backyard.Treat yourself to a hot dog basket and beverage at the Watering Hole and select a souvenir of your visit at the Zoo Store. Take a tour on the Safari Express Train and a whirl on the Wildlife Carousel.
Frontier Texas! is a world class interactive museum and visitor center located in downtown Abilene, Texas.Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas is a western heritage center that allows visitors to relive the Old West through the magic of state-of-the-art technology. Frontier Texas brings the frontier to life and lets visitors meet people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Frontier Texas also serves as the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region.
The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature exhibits, tours, collects, preserves and promotes original art from the finest children's literature. Continuing to inspire and empower children to read and be creative. Through its programming and outreach, the NCCIL will actively promote children's literacy, both art and reading, in the Abilene community and beyond.
The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature collaborates with award-winning illustrators to produce exhibitions of their artwork that are distinctive, appealing to museum visitors of all ages, and of the highest quality. In addition to this unique artistic partnership, following its debut at the NCCIL gallery, each exhibition travels to museums, public libraries, and galleries nationwide.
On June 8, 2017, the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden was unveiled on the southeast lawn of the Abilene Convention Center with thousands of people in attendance, including the family of Garth Williams. The family traveled to Abilene from Mexico and took part in the ribbon cutting and in the weekend's festivities during the Children's Art & Literacy Festival.The Williams family authorized five sets of sculptures for the garden depicting some of Garth's most iconic characters from best-selling books “Charlotte's Web,” “Stuart Little,” and the popular Little Golden Book “Three Bedtime Stories.” From that book, sculptures were created of “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Three Little Kittens” and “The Three Bears.” Garth Williams was the most revered illustrator of his generation, and these works will be a permanent part of his legacy and Abilene's cultural landscape.
One of Abilene's most interesting features is the historic Paramount Theatre, located in the heart of downtown. Built in 1930, this magnificent movie palace is a monument to a by-gone time in America, when movie-going was a chief form of entertainment for people of all ages. Restored in 1986 to its original appearance, the Paramount now offers a yearly Film Series, as well as live entertainment on its renovated stage. The Paramount is a tourist highlight year round. The theatre is open every weekday afternoon from noon to 5:00 pm, and self-guided tours are welcomed. The building is occupied over 200 days a year, seeing an estimated 60,000 people pass through its doors
=12pxThe primary mission of the United States Twelfth Armored Division Memorial Museum will be to serve as a display and teaching museum for the study of World War II and its impact on the American people. The Museum will accomplish its mission under direction of the Museum Board of Directors through exhibition and education programs using the Museum's owned and borrowed Historical Collection as a resource. This collection is chiefly 12th Armored Division World War II archives, memorabilia, and oral histories, along with selected equipment and material loaned or donated by others. The education plan will focus on the following five objectives:
Buffalo Gap Historic Village is a large museum of fifteen outdoor structures and West Texas artifacts that reach back to the late 19th century and the early 20th century located in the small town of Buffalo Gap south of Abilene, Texas.
Fort Phantom Hill was a United States Army and Confederate Army installation located at the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in Jones County, Texas. The fort was active from 1852 to 1853 and again from 1856 until the 1890s.
Dyess Air Force Base is the sole training center for B-1 bomber crews. It houses an Air Combat Command wing with three B-1B and two C-130 Squadrons. Visit the Dyess Visitor Center for an overview of the base and its history. To tour the outdoor Linear Air Park with its 31 planes from WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, and Operation Desert Storm, contact Dyess Public Affairs at 325-696-5609 or 325-696-2863.
no walk-in tours available, entry request must be filled out at least 30 days prior for entry request.
A pirate of the high seas, Adventure Pete was following a treasure map that took him deep into the Big Country. Here is where he discovered an oasis abundant in treasure. Pete, along with an assembly of close friends, quickly settled into a life of fun in the sun at Adventure Cove with the quest to share their treasure with the citizens of Abilene. At Adventure Cove, families will get to enjoy a leisure pool with a zero-depth beach entry, a lazy river, a pair of water slides, a covered patio, and a new bathhouse. The facility has been designed with the future in mind, providing space to eventually add features and expand the lazy river.
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3-Game Ticket | $9 per person + tax
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MAIN ATTRACTIONS At 30,000 square feet of entertainment we've got something for everyone!The Ninja Course is a fun-filled, physical challenge that is constantly evolving! Our interchangeable obstacles allow us to create new and exciting courses for participants to challenge themselves on at no added cost.Launch yourself into a 30' by 36' airbag from a seven-foot-high platform jump, angled trampoline, or flat-box trampoline.With wall-to-wall trampolines, you'll be hard pressed to touch them all! In fact, make that a goal, come out and bounce on every trampoline. Thousands of square feet of fun await you!
Get a full-body workout ducking, dodging, and diving on our high-tech trampoline courts. Bound and rebound between the trampoline floor and the trampoline walls. Give your body a new freedom of movement not possible with games played on fixed courts.
Diamondback Golf Club opened on November 1, 1999, and was designed, built and is operated by 1971 Masters Champion, Charles Coody who resides in Abilene, Texas.
Situated on 220 acres of rolling terrain with Lytle Creek meandering through the golf course, many beautiful, scenic views are created by the natural changes of elevation.
"It was my goal to build a public golf facility that is always maintained in excellent condition and one which could be enjoyed by all levels of golfers. I believe we are accomplishing that goal," states Coody.
Dale Douglas, Gil Morgan, Tom Purtzer, Tony Jacklin, Bob Charles, Doug Tewell, Howard Twitty, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Lou Graham, and Tommy Aaron are just a few of the golf professionals from the Champions Tour that have played Diamondback. All have stated that, because of its excellent condition, a professional tournament could be held at Diamondback with little preparation.
The par 71 course will play to almost 7,000 yards from the championship tees; 6,525 from the regular tees; 6,025 yards from the legends tees; and 5,025 from the forward tees.
The greens are seeded with Dominant Plus strain of bent grass while the fairways, tees and rough are Tifway 419 Bermuda grass.
Twelve acres of practice facilities, which include approximately 75,000 square feet of teeing area, a 10,000 square foot practice putting green, and a 2,500 square foot pitching green with two sand bunkers offers a great environment for someone to improve their short game skills.Diamondback Golf Club is an 18-hole Abilene golf course open daily to the public.