Abilene, Texas has
several colleges including Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene Christian
University, McMurry University, Cisco Junior College and the Texas Center for
Excellence in Engineering Graduate Studies and Research.
In addition to its
collegiate campuses, Abilene is known for the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, Fort
Phantom Hill, The Grace Cultural Center and the Children’s Museum.
like Abilene’s Paramount Theatre, the Abilene Zoo, tours through Dyess Air Force
Base and picnicking at Abilene State Park.
Music lovers attend
the productions of the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, 111 VC String Quartet,
Aaron Watson & The Orphans of the Brazos, the Abilene Opera Association, Brian
Baggett, the Classical Chorus of Abilene, Clay Jacobs, David Frush, Jamison
Priest, Lacy Spano, or the Texas Voices Acapelia.
Plays are provided
by the Abilene Community Theatre, Abilene Ballet Theatre, Abilene Christian
University Theatre, Abilene Performing Arts Company, Amy Ryan Little Theatre and
the Abilene Repertory Theater.
Craft shows are
often held by the Crafter’s Gallery.
venues include the National Center for Children’s Literature, Swenson House, the
Buffalo Gap Historic Village, the Abilene Public Library, the 12th
Armored Division Memorial Museum, the Elks Art Center, Grace Museum and the
Center for Contemporary Arts. Tourists also enjoy Linear Air Park and Museums of
The Abilene area
art may be found at Art that Celebrates Life, by Barbara J.T. Wilson, Catnapin
Fine Art by Jojie and Tom, End Time Christian Art, by Linda Murray, by Patricia
Fooshee or by Sharon Rathburn.
frequent the recitals of the Cooper Cougarettes.
Hunters find Guitar
Ranch. Fishers, your hotspot is Lake Fort Phantom. Golfers head to Abilene
Country Club, DiamondBack Golf Club, Fairway Oaks Country Club or Maxwell
Municipal Golf Course.
Sports fans like
the Abilene BlueSox Baseball Club, Abilene Dragstrip, Abilene Speedway, Abilene
R/C Society, Abilene Slowpitch Softball Association, Bradshaw Pistol Academy,
John Baack’s Strike Zone, Master Lim’s Tae Kwon Do Centers and the Texas Timer
The local news is
provided by the Abilene Reporter News.
Tourists enjoy the
pleasurable atmosphere of Abilene’