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Hit the Road and Have Some FUN!

Take the ultimate road trip to Abilene, Texas, and see what West Texas has to offer. Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway weekend, a family looking for something to do together in the Storybook Capital of America, an epicurious type looking for new cultural and culinary experiences or just a group of girls who need to get away and have some fun for a weekend – grab your bags, hit the open road  ….. Abilene has just the right road trip experience for you!

   

 

Windshield History

Take the scenic route from Dallas/Fort Worth and be entertained along the drive with “Windshield History: Tales of the Texas Frontier from Fort Worth to Abilene.” It’s an audio tour of the immigrants’ trail west along U.S. Hwy 180 and TX Hwy 351.

The CD is available online at www.texasstartrading.com, in Fort Worth at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame gift shop, or by calling the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau at 325-676-2556.
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Round Up Pass

Get into all of Abilene’s best attractions with Texas-sized savings. Passes cost $17 for adults, $8 for children 16 and younger, saving $15 per adult and $7.50 per child. Get your pass at Frontier Texas! or five other area attractions, as well as the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1101 North 1st St.

To find out where you can get your Round Up Pass, visit www.abilenevisitors.com/visitors/RoundupPass.html
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Abilene ArtWalk

Abilene's ArtWalk is a monthly event that brings to life all art and culture that resides in the Historic Downtown District. It's a culmination of painters, sculptors, ceramic artists, musicians, glass blowers, photographers, and so much more - both locally and from afar. All art venues are open and feature special activities for all attendees to participate in and enjoy. The downtown businesses embrace the crowds that attend and the streets are bustling with art enthusiasts and curiosity. It's a great evening out to discover some new talent or enjoy your favorites. ArtWalk is hosted the second Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m. by the Center for Contemporary Arts.

Visit www.center-arts.com for more information about ArtWalk events.
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CALF parade

Storybook Capital of America

In Abilene, characters from your favorite children's books come to life. Take your picture with the largest collection of storybook sculptures in America. See original artwork from best-selling children's book illustrators at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature. Watch live children's theater. Attend the annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival each June. Create your own art and write your own stories! In 2015, the Texas Legislature proclaimed Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas. In 2017, the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council began the process to trademark the term "Abilene, TX Storybook Capital of America."

Visit storybookcapitalofamerica.com to start planning your childhood adventure now!
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Abilene Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau

The basic mission of the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau is increase the number of guests who play, stay and return to Abilene. The Bureau supports local businesses and venues by actively encouraging individuals, event planners, and groups to discover the benefits available to them from choosing Abilene as their host destination. Whether visiting Abilene for business or pleasure, convention or competition the ACVB goal is to create and promote enjoyable, quality experiences through uncompromising customer service for our guests.

www.abilenevisitors.com
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