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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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for children and those who once were children

A visit here will cause some weak reading children to become more enthused about that experience and cause most grownups to think very pleasant memories.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Don F
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Abilene, Texas
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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A visit here will cause some weak reading children to become more enthused about that experience and cause most grownups to think very pleasant memories.

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1 Thank Don F
abilene, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an ever-changing delight sure to charm your kiddos. Main exhibit is work of an children's literature illustrator. Many times the artist makes an appearance too. They host great festivals as well.

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1 Thank jodan108
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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1 Thank whitewolf936vt
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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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1 Thank Jenni T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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1 Thank MJames414
Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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1 Thank William K
Henrietta, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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