Explore Military History in Abilene: Top 5 Attractions and Activities

Discover the Role of Frontier Forts in the Westward Expansion of the Lone Star State

'Guns of the West' exhibition at Frontier Texas!
Frontier Texas!
The Sharp 'Big 50' on display at Frontier Texas!

Discover the Eerie Remains of Fort Phantom Hill

Ruins and chimneys from Fort Phantom Hill. Middle Photo: Texas Historical Commission

Explore the Fascinating History of the 12th Armored Division Hellcats of World War II

The 12th armored 44th Tank Battalion crew. 12th Armored Museum collection
Men from the 12th Armored 44th Tank Battalion 2nd squadron 8th Calvary. 12th Armored Museum collection

Learn About the History of Dyess Air Force Base

The Dyess Linear Air Park is the largest airpark in the USAF with 34 historic aircraft. It opens on weekdays to the public. Dyess Air Force Base Museum

Explore a Cold War Era Missile Silo

Larry Sanders, owner of Atlas Missile Base Cold War Center in Lawn
Atlas missile in downtown Abilene
Re-enactments of life on the frontier at Fort Griffin Living History Days in Albany, Texas. Fort Griffin