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live within the heart of abilene

Established in 1881 and located in central Texas, Abilene is about 180 miles west of Fort Worth and home to several historical buildings.  Abilene’s primary industries include government, education, healthcare and manufacturing.  The city is the center of a 22-county area called the Texas Midwest or Big Country, and is described as the “Future Great City of West Texas.”  Visitors and residents can enjoy 29 parks, three athletic complexes and the Abilene Zoo.

Tourist information

Learn about history

  • Cypress Street
  • T&P Railroad Depot
  • Paramount Theater
  • Grace Cultural Center and Museum
  • The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL)
  • 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
  • Dyess Air Force Base

Experience the culture

  • Opera company
  • Philharmonic orchestra
  • Two community theater troupes
  • Three university theaters
  • Professional touring shows
  • Dance studios
  • Frontier Texas
  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • Cedar Break Gallery
  • Discovery Center

Enjoy the outdoors

  • 26 spacious parks
  • Nelson Park and Splash Pad
  • Lake Fort Phantom Hill
  • Johnson Park
  • Seabee Park
  • Lake Kirby
  • Abilene Zoo
  • Four public golf courses
  • Six softball fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Skate park
  • Camp Barkley Dog Park
  • Play Faire Park

2016 events

Western Heritage Classic

May 12 – 16

West Texas Fair and Rodeo

September 30 – October 23

annual temperatures

average temperature 64.5F

hottest temp 83.9F

coldest temp 43.7F

average rainfall 23.59 inches

average daily humidity 50%

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