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“Very enjoyable and historic”

Taylor County History Center
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable and historic”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

You know you are getting old when you keep hearing yourself say. I remember using that/those.
The village starts out in the 1800's and goes up through the 1960's.
Each building is Full of historic details and furnishings.

Visited March 2014
Thank Kartzie
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English first
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Lucky that someone saved the buildings”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Really nice collection of old buildings and homes from the town of Buffalo Gap from the 1870s to the 1920s. Schoolhouse, Courthouse with jail and large collection of old guns. Train depot, doctor's office, and several old homes. An audioguide comes with admission and it contains lots of information on each building, history of town and era along with stories about specific people.
Our family really enjoyed it. Not very far south of Abilene.

Visited March 2014
Thank TexasGunnie
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful Little Bit of History.”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a well organized little village of buildings and history. The time span is from about 1900 to 1950s or so. Included are a one room log cabin, a doctor's office, train depot, and gas station to name a few. Hand held audio players tell about the buildings, time period, and history. Allow a good couple of hours to walk through the village. Our family purchased a Round Up Pass that included admission to the village and several other attractions in Abilene. Well worth the time and money.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Jenifer W
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Snyder, Texas, United States
1 review
“A Hiatorical Must See”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

I visited the village a couple of years ago and am planning a return trip today. The village is sectioned based on time periods giving the visitor a real feel for life in that time period. The wand given to the visitor explains each area and item by allowing you to punch in a number that is listed next to the item. It does a good job explaining how things occurred in that time period and gives you a realistic view of life during that time. The reading of history is one thing, but seeing leads to a better understanding of our ancestors way of life. If you have school age children or if you have a natural curiosity of history, then this place is for you. We are lucky to have a place like this in our community and I will support it and hope others will indulge their curiosity and find their way to Buffalo Gap to see this piece of history sitting in our own back yard.

Visited September 2012
Thank Danny R
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
431 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

It was fun to visit this compact little piece of Texas history ($7/adults). There are about a dozen structures dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, plus a modern art gallery. Electronic tour narrative players are included in the price.

Visited July 2013
Thank TravellingTex
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