Things to Do

Frontier Texas!Abilene Zoo

Abilene, The Storybook Capital of TexasThe National Center for Children's Illustrated LiteratureThe Grace Museum

12th Armored Division Memorial Museum - WWIIThe Center for Contemporary ArtsHistorical Paramount Theatre

Buffalo Gap Historic VillagePrimeTime Family Entertainment Center

Play Faire Park Miniature Golf and MorePhilharmonic Orchestra

 

 

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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!
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Elmdale Flea Market

  • 5423 E. Hwy 80 (Bus. 20)Abilene
  • 325-548-2590
  • Shopping

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri. - Sun.
Antiques, collectibles and a little bit of everything.

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Elmwood Antique Centre (Antique Mall)

  • 3910 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-670-0400
  • Shopping

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. - Sat.
Offering a wide variety of furniture, collectibles and more from over 25 different vendors in an 8,000 square foot venue.

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Fabulous Finds

  • 715 Grape St.Abilene
  • 325-677-5110
  • Shopping

10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thurs. - Sat. 
Different and unique antiques, collectibles, consignments and vintage costume jewelry. Additional services include estate sales and appraisals.

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Finders Keepers

  • 4230 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-668-3266
  • Shopping

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. - Fri.
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat.
New and used resale, antiques and collectibles.

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Fort Phantom Hill

  • 10818 FM 600Abilene
  • Attractions

Visit the ghostly ruins of this 1851 Army post. As you walk among the dozen chimneys and three buildings you almost hear the soldiers going about their daily routine. To explore the ruins, from Interstate 20, go north on FM 600 for 11 miles.

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Frontier Flea Market

  • 781 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 325-672-2119
  • Shopping

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wed. - Sat.
50+ booths with collectibles, furniture, glassware, books, antiques and small appliances.

Frontier Heritage Tour

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The Furniture Junk-It

  • 1401 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-268-4304
  • Shopping

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat.
Antiques, furniture and shabby chic. Specializing in turning quality older furniture into a unique pieces.

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Goldfinger Antiques

  • 518 Butternut St.Abilene
  • 325-676-5440
  • Shopping

10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wed. - Sat.
European antique furniture, reproduction furniture, glassware, clocks and collectibles.

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Guitar Outdoors - Texas Best Outfitters

  • 325-246-2602
  • 50,000 acres
    Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Wild Boar, Predators, Bobwhite Quail, Dove, Geese, Ducks, Pheasant, Chukar

  • Hunting
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Guitars & Cadillacs

  • 3881 Vine St.Abilene
  • 325-692-8077
  • Wed.-Fri., 7 p.m. to Midnight
    Sat., 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

  • Nightlife

Historical Downtown Walking Tours

  • Attractions
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Home Again

  • 1415 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-672-7878
  • Shopping

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat.
Quality consignment furniture, accessories, antiques and collectibles

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Interiors Consignment

  • 4130 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-672-3544
  • Shopping

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat.
Antiques and collectibles. Special services include estate sales.