Abilene is rich with Texas history and owes its beginning to the Texas & Pacific Railroad. Before the coming of the railroad, the Abilene area was inhabited by nomadic Indians and hundres of thousands of buffalo. The United States military moved in followed by the buffalo hunters and ranchers. The city was established by cattlemen as a stock shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881 and was named after Abilene, Kansas. At Abilene's Frontier Texas you can experience some of that history from 1780 to 1880.
Today, Abilene offers a little bit of everything from an outstanding history museums to historic villages to a well done Zoo to a contemorary art center. You can camp, fish, hunt, or golf. And you can't leave Abilene without singing this at least once - "Abilene, Abilene prettiest town that I've ever seen; women there don't treat you mean in Abilene, sweet Abilene!"
|Dining Info||Lodging Info||Abilene Golf Courses|
|Camping/RV Info||City Guide||Yellow Pages|
Resources Guide For Abilene
|Texas Outside Favorites||Abilene KOA, Frontier Texas, Abilene Zoo, and Maxwell Golf Course|
|Fun Things To Do In Abilene||Texas Outside's list of what to see and do in Abilene|
|Abilene Visitors Bureau||The Visitors Bureau has some good info on Abilene|
|Nearby Golf Courses||Here is our list of some of the best golf courses near Abilene|
|Spend some time paddling on Lake Fort Phantom|
|Abilene Camping and RV Parks||Using this map, you can quickly find a RV park and our reviews of some of the Abilene parks|