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“What a great place for ANYONE to go to, but especially kids.”

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
Ranked #8 of 35 things to do in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence
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Hamilton, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a great place for ANYONE to go to, but especially kids.”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Free. Children's book illustrators are exceptional artists and this place really makes you appreciate them. A great space and a don't miss place. Not giving it 5 stars because the staff was not as welcoming as they should of been.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Abilene, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Art gallery for the kid in all of us”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Pronounced "nickel" by the locals, the NCCIL displays original artwork by illustrators of children's books, with wonderful guest appearances by some of those artists. There's nothing like it closer than Houston. Anyone will enjoy it who has envied their kids for having such terrific pictures in their books.

Visited August 2012
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San Angelo, Texas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“NCCIL”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Been to the NCCIL many times over that last few years and have never been disappointed. The exhibits are always well done, and the activities are great.

Visited October 2012
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Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A fun visit!”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Although there's no permanent exhibit, the Dr. Seuss The Lorax original drawings were fascinating. The bookstore is bright and full of beautiful children's books, some of which are autographed by authors who have visited. The staff people I encountered were friendly and enthusiastic.

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Tuscola, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place for the kids”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

Really good displays centered around illustrated children's literature. Kids and adults alike will love this place.

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