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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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I didn't go inside the museum.... Okay maybe long enough to get the status map. This was a great adventure and a walk around town. An yes you have to walk to find all the statues... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I didn't go inside the museum.... Okay maybe long enough to get the status map. This was a great adventure and a walk around town. An yes you have to walk to find all the statues but it was great exercise. Make sure you take water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Creative museum dedicated to children's literature. What a treasure to have in our town! Surrounded by sculptures throughout the downtown area personifying characters from many children's books highlighted at annual Children's Art and Literacy Festival.

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Thank Jenni T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

They sponsor great events and always have the biggest names in children's illustrators. In the heart of downtown, so you are surrounded by other great venues and picture opportunities.

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Thank MJames414
Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a fun museum for kids of all ages. I like everything about it - a truly wonderful concept. Well worth a visit if you are in Abilene!

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Pipe Creek, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Art rarely gets a better examination than the exhibitions of illustration shown here. The concept for this venue is odd and quirky, but also visionary and puts Abilene on the artistic map. You will love this.

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Thank William K
Henrietta, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Beautiful Museum. Awesome illustrations of children's books. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit, there. Will come again, when I am not so rushed.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We drove an hour and a half out of our way to visit the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, only to find it closed for the next two days. I believe it is probably the only museum on the planet to be closed on a Sunday!

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Garland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

What a surprise to find this little hidden gem in cowboy country. We saw the David Shannon exhibit and it was a delight. Walking to the Center along the streets, you seen some wonderful street art and statues.

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Thank belleamy50
Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you ever are in Abilene, TX you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit this unique place. No......don't wait till you are in Abilene, make a special trip to come for a visit. A particularly good time is when they have the annual CALF festival. The festival celebrates one writer/illustrator each year with a series of events for the whole... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a unique museum, featuring some very well known illustrators. The works are beautifully displayed and hung at a level for both adults and children to enjoy.

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