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National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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Address: North First and Cedar streets, Abilene, TX
Phone Number: 325-673-4586
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fun place

This one won't take too long, but it is worth the visit. It seems they could do so much more with the space.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Jericho, Vermont
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Jericho, Vermont
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This one won't take too long, but it is worth the visit. It seems they could do so much more with the space.

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Three university folk (two English Professors and a Writing Center Director) found this little museum to be fascinating. We enjoyed every display immensely, and we especially liked the video selections that accompany the artwork. Such a friendly, helpful staff, too, facilitated our enjoyment by making suggestions and providing missing details for us. Go. You'll like it if you've ever enjoyed... More 

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Fort Stockton, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in. Its a small building with rotating exhibits. There were a nice selection of illustrations to look at. A small book store. The staff was very nice. We bought 4 books.

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Abilene, TX
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The changing exhibits are very fun to stop by and see. The gallery is free to the public and definitely worth the time to check out. We go frequently.

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Odessa, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

When we visited the museum on our family vacation, the exhibit was pictures by the author of the I Spy children's books. It was fun finding the different things in the large pictures, but I was disappointed that this was the only exhibit. A nice museum with no admission charge.

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Hamilton, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Free. Children's book illustrators are exceptional artists and this place really makes you appreciate them. A great space and a don't miss place. Not giving it 5 stars because the staff was not as welcoming as they should of been.

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Abilene, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Pronounced "nickel" by the locals, the NCCIL displays original artwork by illustrators of children's books, with wonderful guest appearances by some of those artists. There's nothing like it closer than Houston. Anyone will enjoy it who has envied their kids for having such terrific pictures in their books.

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San Angelo, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Been to the NCCIL many times over that last few years and have never been disappointed. The exhibits are always well done, and the activities are great.

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Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Although there's no permanent exhibit, the Dr. Seuss The Lorax original drawings were fascinating. The bookstore is bright and full of beautiful children's books, some of which are autographed by authors who have visited. The staff people I encountered were friendly and enthusiastic.

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Tuscola, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Really good displays centered around illustrated children's literature. Kids and adults alike will love this place.

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