Great Story Ideas

Use the ideas below as inspiration when crafting a story about Abilene, whether you are writing about our historical downtown, traveling to Abilene with children, or some of the many exciting lodging opportunities around Abilene.


12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Why is the 12th Armored Division important? In the same way that General Dwight D. Eisenhower told the troops upon discovering the concentration camps, “Expend every frame of film documenting this,” someday people will forget about this. Bill Lenches, curator of the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, is moving forward with history . .

Find Adventure at Frontier Texas!

Frontier Texas! is an educational and entertaining 14,000 square-foot multimedia museum on 6.4 acres in downtown Abilene that showcases the history of the region from 1780-1880, not to mention it is listed on the “Top 10 Things Ya Gotta Do in Abilene.” It is the perfect first stop in Abilene, Texas! There’s no better way to relive those early days on the Texas frontier...

Sayles Ranch Guest Houses

Considering an overnight stay in Abilene? Book your upcoming reservations at the upscale Sayles Ranch guesthouses. The Sayles Ranch guesthouses evoke the spirit of Abilene’s frontier past and feature stylish West Texas décor. Eat, relax, sleep, and play all in the comfort and privacy of the Sayles Ranch guesthouses.

Historic Downtown

The Grace MuseumFounded in 1881 by the T&P Railway, Abilene has since become the heart of rest Texas. Oil strikes and lucrative crops lead to Abilene’s success in the 1920s—a time when the buildings of Downtown District were being constructed. The Abilene Historic District, created in 1991, preserves the exceptional architecture and ...

Book Time for the NCCIL

Abilene offers an assortment of fun-filled activities that will keep both the young and the young at heart entertained. The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in historic downtown Abilene is a museum dedicated to housing the illustrations of children’s books’ authors and illustrators...

Be Amazed at The Grace Museum

Step back in time to 1909, and instead of expecting an entertaining galleria of museums, you might be paying a dollar to stay the night in the Hotel Grace, which was the original design behind the building of The Grace Museum.

The Sweet Spots: Candy Stores of Abilene

If you feel the urge for something sweet while spending time in Abilene, satisfy your craving at one of the city’s many candy stores. Brittles, fudge and everything chocolate are just a few of the delicious confections the city has to offer. Willy Wonka may not ...