Abilene, in Panhandle Plains, is a city that around 120,000 people call home.
This city lies some 190 miles (306 kilometers) from the state capital of Texas, Austin and about 140 miles (225 kilometers) from Fort Worth.
Abilene is a great place to check out amazing stories and quirky facts; you’ll find loads to explore behind the doors of these popular museums. For intriguing collections, head to the Grace Museum and 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum. If your time is short, however, don't miss the Frontier Texas.
If you enjoy native and exotic animal fauna, be sure to fit a trip to Abilene Zoo into your itinerary and enjoy an interesting collection of animals. If you only have a short time to explore, collect a map to locate the zoo’s many highlights.
If you are looking for somewhere to relax, spot some local birdlife or enjoy sunlight on the rippling water, the local lake called Kirby Lake is the perfect destination. When the sun is shining this calming location is a great place to relax and enjoy the local birdsong.
If you could do with a spot of retail therapy amble through the various stores that are part of the Mall of Abilene. Check out what the locals are buying and purchase some unique gifts or treats.