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Total Western Fun
 

 

Total Western Fun

If you are looking for the TRUE and authentic Western experience – Abilene can’t be beat. No phony cowboys here! Come for the real deal.

Entertainment

Taylor County Expo Center
1700 Hwy. 36
325-677-4376

www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com

See a REAL rodeo at this large event arena. The annual Western Heritage Classic is THE major cowboy event. The three-day extravaganza offers numerous activities featuring the World’s Largest Bit & Spur Show, a Chuckwagon Cookoff, Ranch Team Roping and even Cowboy Poetry & Music. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Go to their website to learn more about this and the many, many other true western events that take place throughout the year.
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Frontier Texas!
625 N. 1st
325-437-2800
www.frontiertexas.com

Experience the BEST of the Old West at this 14,000 square foot facility in Abilene’s Historic Downtown District. Through amazing state-of-the-art technology the history of the old frontier is brought to life giving you a full sensory experience unlike anything else.
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Guitars & Cadillacs
3881 Vine St.
Wed. - Fri., 7 p.m. to midnight; Sat. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
325-692-8077

Kick up your heels and do some two-stepping at this authentic western country dance hall. Great live music and dj’s spin music to get you moving at this fun honky tonk!
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BBQ Eats

Joe Allen’s Pit Bar-B-Que
301 S. 11th
325-672-6082

www.joeallens.com

Voted Best Steak and Barbecue by The Abilene Reporter News Reader’s Choice Awards - - they specialize in mesquite flavorings. Stop in for a delicious meal of traditional barbecue delights.
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Perini Ranch
Buffalo Gap
325-57f2-3339
1-800-367-1721
www.periniranch.com

Tom Perini believes all a good steak needs is a little traditional Texas dry rub seasoning and a very hot fire of mesquite coals. While beef takes center stage in his “cowboy cuisine,” catfish, ribs and hamburgers also share the grill. Add his signature Green Chile Hominy (made with bacon, cheddar cheese and green chiles) – and you have one of the best meals to be had in the The Lonestar State. You will dine outside under the stars and enjoy ranch living and Texas hospitality at it’s finest. They also have the best brunch featuring chicken fried steak, homemade buttermilk biscuits and black eyed peas.
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Shopping

Luskey’s/Ryons Western Store
3402 Catclaw Dr.
325-793-9952
www.luskeys.com

For all things western, stop in for the highest quality western wear. From boots,hats and great belt buckles - to apparel for the whole family – Luskey’s/Ryons offers a wide array of wonderful western treasures. The service is also great to help you bring out your inner cowboy or cowgirl!
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  James Leddy Boots
1602 North Treadway
325-678-7811

Get a pair of custom made boots at this craftsman owned store. Many famous rodeo and country performers purchase these beautiful high quality boots.
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