Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden

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Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden

Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
The Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden is located on the grounds of the Abilene Convention Center, which is owned by the city. The garden was created by funds raised by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, a division of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. The garden is home to pieces of the council's Storybook Sculpture Project, which are characters brought to life from the pages of children's illustrated books. The garden is free to explore and lit at night.
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explorerinKS
Arkansas City, KS123 contributions
Mar 2022
My husband and I walked through this sculpture garden with storybook sculptures and enjoyed it very much. We especially liked the sculptures of the 3 pigs and the big bad wolf. There were 9 groupings of sculptures depicting various storybooks including the Three Kittens, Wilbur from Charlotte's Web, The Three Bears, Mr. Tiger, Otis the Tractor, and a dinosaur representing 'How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? The sculptures were wonderful and the interpretive signs and plaques were very helpful. A delightful place!
Written March 18, 2022
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txtravelbug7
houston189 contributions
Jul 2021
Fun for everyone, and partially shaded, which was welcome on the 100 degree day of our visit. The path winds around the convention center and features sculptures depicting scenes from both classic and more recent children's literature. Some are simply character statues and others have been incorporated into small scenes. The artwork is well done and worth a stop. Kids and adults alike will enjoy.
Written August 12, 2021
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Stephen R
31 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This shaded oasis in the West Texas sun is a fantastic stop for families and young children. This garden has a collection of sculptures depicting scenes from different children’s books. Stuart Little, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Charlotte and Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web, the Three little Pigs and many other storybook characters are here to discover as you walk through the garden. There are also excerpts from many other stories throughout the garden including Anne of Green Gables, The Hobbit, and Lord
Of the Rings. This garden is the newest gem in making Abilene the Storybook Capitol of America. It’s free along with other downtown storybook characters and quotes and is a great place for a sack lunch, afternoon snack or just something to do to bring young imaginations to life as they are introduced to children’s book characters.
Written July 5, 2021
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,663 contributions
Jul 2020
The storybook character statues are special; we all had smiles on our faces when seeing them. Great in the day, but extra special after dark when the sculptures are lit. There are two main areas of storybook sculptures concentrated: near the T&P Depot on 1st Street and at 6th where the convention center is located. Very worthwhile for young and old alike. No issue parking. Get a guide at Frontier Texas, the T&P Depot, or in front of some of the sculptures.
Written July 28, 2020
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Thank you for visiting our storybook sculptures! I'm glad you had a great experience.
Written September 2, 2020
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M J
Austin, TX7,966 contributions
Aug 2020
My husband and I enjoyed strolling through the many storybook statues at the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden. The statues are the size of adult people. There were some ducks in the park as well. The garden is free and there is free street parking.
Written August 26, 2020
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Thank you for visiting the garden and for your kind words. The ducks were unexpected! Maybe we should add a pond for them.
Written September 2, 2020
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,402 contributions
May 2021
We had just a short while on our road trip to eat and stretch our legs so this was a great combination. Very enjoyable statues around a public building with notations and flowers. If we had more time we would have sought out the other statues at Everman park too!
Written May 31, 2021
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Nanci L
Abilene25 contributions
Jul 2019
Only in Abilene will you find this wonderful storybook garden. Be sure to check out all of the storybook characters in the downtown area.
Written August 16, 2019
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Rebecca C
Chicago, IL3,329 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
There was a person I used to be. A mom.

A mom with a little boy named Jon.

And we read together everyday.

And you never know, as a parent, when it will be the "last story" you will read to them.

But he is grown and of course our "story" days are long past.

But this week I walked through the storybook garden and my heart was as close as it could possibly be to that time with my son.

And the benches were as beautiful as the statues.

I took these photos with my cousins book. Thats why I went. I photograph her book all over the world with various statues.

BUT I never expected to be in Abilene Texas, near tears, remembering a life I led a million years ago with a little boy in a rocking chair.

It was beautiful. What Abilene has done with this town is so wonderfully respectful of childhood and all things good in the world.
Written July 29, 2019
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Thank you for this beautiful message. We are so happy the garden brought back special memories with your son.
Written July 30, 2019
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NYCfanAustin_TX
Abilene, TX24 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
As the Storybook Capital of Texas, Abilene offers a plethora of adventure into the favorite books of childhood. The Storybook Garden is the newest addition to the wonderful sculptures scattered throughout downtown that depict children’s literature. If you are fortunate to be in Abilene the second weekend of June each year, plan to attend the Children’s Art and Literature Festival (CALF) for the ultimate experience into children’s illustrated literature!
Written March 13, 2018
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jrbbuildtx
Houston, TX72 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Nice and shady Garden area with good sculptures of popular storybook character. Only downside the approx. 24 sculptures are at two locations not one. Must drive a couple of miles to the second location and it does not have accessible parking like the first. Otherwise it was nice.
Written July 29, 2018
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Thank you for visiting the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden. Yes downtown Abilene is home to about 30 storybook sculptures commissioned by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council. The sculptures are located throughout downtown to encourage people to explore our cultural district, which includes museums, dining and shopping. A map of all the sculptures can be found in our Adventure Guide at https://storybookcapitalofamerica.com
Written July 30, 2019
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