Top Choice Museum in Abilene

Frontier Texas!

Reason enough to stop if you're any place near Abilene, Frontier Texas! makes 100 years of frontier history (1780–1880) possibly more interesting than the real thing. The museum also serves as the main visitor infor…
Museum in Abilene

Grace Museum

This fine museum complex includes three distinct collections housed in the former Grace Hotel (1909), once the grandest in Abilene. It features periodically changing art exhibitions and displays on Abilene's history…
Historic Site in Abilene

Fort Phantom Hill

Boredom rather than combat doomed this 1851 fort along the clear fork of the Brazos River. Fort Phantom Hill was among the outposts constructed to protect settlers on the Texas frontier; it was abandoned just three …
Museum in Abilene

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

This small museum has a permanent exhibition of works by William Joyce and other well-known children's book illustrators. The real attractions are the constant special exhibits, which highlight the works of individu…
Historic Building in Abilene

Paramount Theatre

Stars twinkle and clouds drift across the velvet blue ceiling of this magical movie and performing-arts palace. You can tour the beautifully restored Paramount or take in a movie, concert or other performance many n…
Gallery in Abilene

Center for Contemporary Arts

This gallery features exhibits by noted artists and is home to 10 working studios. It's a nurturing spot for art.
Zoo in Abilene

Abilene Zoo

Jaguars, ocelots, elephants and giraffes are among the more than 160 species making their home at the Abilene Zoo, located in Nelson Park in southeast Abilene near the junction of Loop 322 and Highway 36.