Things to Do

Frontier Texas!Abilene ZooAbilene, The Storybook Capital of Texas
The National Center for Children's Illustrated LiteratureThe Grace Museum12th Armored Division Memorial Museum - WWII
The Center for Contemporary ArtsHistorical Paramount TheatreBuffalo Gap Historic Village
PrimeTime Family Entertainment CenterPlay Faire Park Miniature Golf and More
Philharmonic Orchestra 

Other Things To Do:








Chimney Plaza

  • 3200 S. 27thAbilene
  • Shopping

Chip Morgan Hunting Lease

  • 325-280-2526Chip
  • Hunting

1500 acres - 4 pastures - Never been leased - Dove, Deer, Hogs, Turkey


Classic Collections (Antique Mall)

  • 842 Butternut St.Abilene
  • 325-672-0202
  • Shopping

Wed. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Antiques, collectibles and shabby-chic furniture.


Crafter's Gallery

  • 2626 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-695-3257
  • Shopping

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon. - Sat.
Antiques, collectibles, crafts and post office; over 150-indoor booths


The Crossing (Indoor Flea Market)

  • 1505 S. 14th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-5325
  • Shopping

Thurs. - Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., 1 to 5 p.m.
Collectibles, leather goods, videos, clothes, toys and furniture.



  • 4102 Buffalo Gap RdAbilene
  • Shopping


  • 1395 Albany St.Abilene
  • 325-695-0808
  • Shopping

Tues. - Sat., 12 to 6 p.m.
Antiques, collectibles and gifts.


Curtis House Cultural Center

  • 630 Washington St.Abilene
  • (325) 701-7804
  • Attractions

Located in the Carver neighborhood near the G.V. Daniels Recreation Center, this museum collection is housed in a historic structure that once served as a funeral home to Abilene's Black community. Learn about the Black experience throughout Abilene history through memorabilia and artifacts on exhibit. See Abilene's early leaders, professionals, military men, and the students and teachers from the once segregated school system. Tours available by appointment.  

Read more about the project in Abilene Scene


Davis Ranches - Hunting Lease

  • 217 CR 170Winters, TX
  • 325-754-5093
  • 2,400 acres
    Mourning Dove, Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Feral Hogs, Bobwhite Quail, Predators

  • Hunting

6-ponds with fishing, 10-miles of water courses

The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • 209 Cypress St.Abilene
  • Other

Deepen your appreciation for the history and present of downtown Abilene with a fun and informative poetic walking tour led by 'Gus McDusty' the cowboy poet. Tours are approximately one and a half hours long. These experiences will contain refreshing, informative and humorous poetry, history of  downtown Abilene, creativity, jokes and occasional complimentary samples from local eateries.


Duplicate Bridge

  • 3001 S. 9th St.Abilene
  • 325-695-7865Info.
  • Tuesday, 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, 1 p.m.
    Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (novice game 0-199 master point players)


  • Other

Have fun playing bridge in Abilene!


Dyess Memorial Museum and Dyess Linear Air Park

  • Arnold Blvd. & Military Dr.Abilene
  • 325-696-2099
  • Attractions

Abilene is proud to serve as home to Dyess Air Force Base, housing the 7th Bomb Wing with two B1-B Lancer squadrons and the 317th Airlift Group with two C-130 squadrons. The museum features many exciting artifacts regarding the life of Lt. Col. Dyess and the history of Dyess Air Force Base and Abilene Army Airfield. The Air Park has 34 US Air Force and Army Air Corps historic aircraft on static display along a linear path that will take you through SAC aircraft, cargo planes, fighters and more. 

  • Guided tours of the Linear Air Park inside the Air Force base can be requested from 8 am to 2 pm weekdays.
    • Stop at the Dyess Memorial Center (Museum) at Arnold Blvd and Military Drive and the Museum Curator will help guests enter the base. (The staff arrives at 7:30 am.)
    • It is suggested to call the Museum at 325-696-2099 to begin the initial process for the Escorted Tour.
  • Keep one open seat in your vehicle for the Museum/Air Park Curator to accompany guests for a guided tour.
  • Facemasks are required inside the Museum and vehicles while in transit through the tour. 
  • Groups can be no larger than 5 adults.
  • Enjoy seeing the largest static display of historic aircraft in the country. Take a virtual tour here
  • Follow them on Facebook to see military history and great images!