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.
Tourists generally 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.
Other recreational 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 Abilene.
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.
Dance connoisseurs 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 Bat Company.
The local news is provided by the Abilene Reporter News.
Tourists enjoy the pleasurable atmosphere of Abilene?