Abilene provides that perfect balance between big-city and small-town living. Known as the "Friendly Frontier," Abilene lies in the geographic center of Texas and has a population of 117,500. Area attractions include the Abilene Zoo, historic Paramount Theater, Frontier Texas!, four public golf courses, two city-owned lakes, and many more museums and recreational pursuits. Abilene was recently recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 safest places to live. You can learn more about Abilene at these websites:
Frontier Texas- Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas!, a 14,000 square-foot facility, allows visitors to relive the Old West with the help of state-of-the-art technology. Frontier Texas brings the frontier to life and lets visitors meet people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Cutting-edge technology puts a visitor in the middle of attacks by Indians and wolves, stampeding buffalo, a card game shootout and a prairie thunderstorm, even a lovely spring evening filled with fireflies.
The Grace Museum - The Grace houses three dynamic museums in one location. It offers an Art Museum, Children's Museum and History Museum. The Grace also engages children with Interactive education programs and summer art camps. Click Here for Group Tours.
Abilene Zoo - The Zoo is Abilene's most visited attraction. Fun for the whole family.
- 500 animals that represent 160 species - jaguars, black rhinos, bison,
maned wolves, giraffes, black bears, lions, white tiger, monkeys and more!
- Wetlands Boardwalk
- Special programs and events
- Creepy Crawler Center with 49 exhibits of rare reptiles, amphibians and
- Adventure Center, Home to educational children's programming and the
12 Armored Division Memorial Museum - The Memorial Museum displays and interprets the division’s WWII historical collection. It serves as a teaching museum for the study of WWII and its impact on the American people; offers educational programs for children; and academic access to historical materials.
Paramount Theater - This fully restored 1930s theatre features:
- Concerts and Live Theatre
- Touring Shows
- Classic art house and special event films
- Outstanding architecture: Arched columns, two grand staircases, hand-blown glass changeliers, Pueblo-Deco artwork ceilings and a 1,200 seat auditorium with twin-domed turrets, a velvet blue ceiling, drifting clouds and twinkling stars
Dyess Airforce Base- The men and women of Dyess proudly serve our great nation and the Abilene community. Dyess is home to the 7th Bomb Wing with two B-1B Lancer squadrons and the 317th Airlift Group with two C-130 squadrons. Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry is Free!
Buffalo Gap Historic Village - The Historic Village interprets the history of the area from the 1870s to the 1920s. The Village boasts:
- A collection of indian artifacts and frontier firearms
- A rich collection of Indian artifacts and frontier firearms
- Interactive audio tours
- Interpretive film overview
- Gallery of historic maps and art by area artists
- Rental Facilities: Chapel, Reception and Meeting Rooms
Prime Time Family Entertainment Center- Fun for kids of ALL ages. Bowling, Lazer Tag, Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Batting Cages, XD Theater and an Arcade and more. We even offer child care. Call today for rates and party packages at 325-690-5555.
Abilene State Park - Abilene State Park is a 530 acres park near Lake Abilene south of Abilene, Texas. You will find camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, shelters, a swimming pool, hiking and fishing for the whole family. A large grove of oak, elm and pecan trees, now a favorite picnic area, was once a campground for Comanche Indians. The park is located about 15 mi southwest of Abilene.
Abilene Christian University #1 for Jobs
ACU's College of Business Administration is ranked No. 1 in the nation in terms of graduate students who secure employment within three months of earning their degrees, says a study of graduate business programs published by U.S. News & World Report.
From antiques to malls to flea markets, a variety of shopping opportunities exist in Abilene. If you are going to be in the Historic Downtown area be sure to check out the Downtown Guide for shopping,entertainment and other things to do.
Click Links below for more shopping in Abilene
Mall of Abilene (Just 3 miles from Antilley Inn)
Shopping Centers and Malls
Downtown Shopping and More
When you visit the Antilley Inn, you will be pleased to find that our rooms are Spacious, very clean and well equipped with all the standard amenities you would need.