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Abilene boasts a proud military history, having been home once to a U.S. Army base and later a U.S. Air Force base, which remains its primary employer. The city boasts numerous green spaces as well as an impressive zoo representing hundreds of species of animals. Look around and there is always something to do, with two annual rodeos, several outdoor festivals and conferences throughout the year.

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Frontier Texas!
Frontier Texas!
Owner description: Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas! is a western heritage center that allows visitors to relive the Old West through the magic of state-of-the-art technology... more Owner description: Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas! is a western heritage center that allows visitors to relive the Old West through the magic of state-of-the-art technology. Frontier Texas! brings the frontier to life and lets visitors meet people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Frontier Texas! also serves as the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Experience the legendary Texas frontier through innovative exhibits and unique encounters at Frontier Texas! Learn the story of the old west through our 90 minute hands on old west adventure "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier." Educational Programs at Frontier Texas! are designed to provide a rich educational experience for everyone. The 14,000 square-foot facility isn't a traditional museum with exhibits displayed in glass cases. At Frontier Texas!, you relive buffalo stampedes, a shootout in the Bee Hive Saloon, a wolf attack and more. And don't forget to visit The General Store that carries all your Texas souvenirs including books, t-shirts, jewelry, canned goods, and unique items made by local artisans. Frontier Texas! is the perfect place for families, History buffs, or anyone who just wants to learn a little bit more about the Lone Star state. Legends, History, Adventure. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Abilene Zoo
Abilene Zoo
Attraction type: Zoos
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Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Theaters
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Fort Phantom Hill
Fort Phantom Hill
Attraction type: Historic Sites
The Grace Museum
The Grace Museum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Heff's Burgers
Heff's Burgers
Ranked #1 of 273 Restaurants in Abilene
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Abuelo's
Abuelo's
Ranked #2 of 273 Restaurants in Abilene
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Beehive
The Beehive
Ranked #3 of 273 Restaurants in Abilene
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Belle's Chicken Dinner House
Belle's Chicken Dinner House
Ranked #4 of 273 Restaurants in Abilene
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lytle Land and Cattle Company
Lytle Land and Cattle Company
Ranked #5 of 273 Restaurants in Abilene
Price: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Motel 6 Abilene East
2.5 of 5
Motel 6 Abilene East
$51 - $65
Ranked #21 of 37 Hotels in Abilene
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Days Inn Abilene
2.5 of 5
Days Inn Abilene
$70 - $109
Ranked #4 of 37 Hotels in Abilene
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Abilene Mall
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Abilene Mall
$92 - $125
Ranked #8 of 37 Hotels in Abilene
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Wingate by Wyndham Abilene
2.5 of 5
Wingate by Wyndham Abilene
$72 - $120
Ranked #9 of 37 Hotels in Abilene
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