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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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Dr. Seuss, Guardians and other sculptures

We went to the everman park across the street from the children's center. How wonderful! 6 great Dr. Seuss book characters and some statues of the Guardians. Follow the map to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Montgomery
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Montgomery
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We went to the everman park across the street from the children's center. How wonderful! 6 great Dr. Seuss book characters and some statues of the Guardians. Follow the map to the other statues around town including the giant Dinosaur and volkswagon beetle on top of the Grace museum.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a true gem for kids in Abilene, the staff were welcoming and there were great activities for the kids and plenty to do.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a unique "museum" and showcase for some of the finest artistry that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Special visits by the artists themselves adds to the allure.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I thought I would see a variety of children's illustrations and some explanation of why that illustrator was used for them or at least why that style of art was used. Instead, I saw numerous illustrations by one illustrator. It was interesting to see the actual work next to a book that included the illustration. I thought I would spend... More 

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Coronado, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Coming from the land of Dr Seuss (San Diego) I was happy to see such excellent original children's art on display in a wonderful facility. Marla Frazee's work was in exhibit. There was plenty of it and it was very well shown. I think people of all ages would enjoy this if they like Shel Silverstein, Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel,... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I downloaded the map from online of all the statues of the Dr Seuss book characters and did the tour. How fun and a seek & find treat. The artists did a great job and the beat tourist thing to do in the town

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Jericho, Vermont
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20 helpful votes 20 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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