5 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special

By Cecilia Harris on January 27, 2020

Romance your loved one with a whole day spent together in Abilene. Focus on your relationship by sharing one or more of these activities with your sweetheart before dining at one of our restaurants.

1. Relax in the Park


Bundle up and walk hand in hand as you enjoy the Nature Trail through the woods in Brown’s Park south of Abilene. Head toward the iron bridge and stand on its wooden planks as you view the stream below, then meander to the nearby waterfall. Bring your Frisbees and play a spirited Frisbee Golf match with the loser buying dinner.

Location: 1974 Hawk Road

2. Ride the antique carousel

Climb aboard two side-by-side hand-carved horses and hold hands, or snuggle together in a chariot, and take a spin on the 1901 carousel at the Heritage Center operated by the Dickinson County Historical Society.

Location: 412 South Campbell Street

3. Hit the trail together

Pick up a brochure at the Abilene Visitors Center and jump in the car to follow the Eisenhower Barn Quilt Trail in Abilene, then proceed to view from the road the painted quilt blocks of all sizes installed on barns and other structures throughout Dickinson County as you enjoy the drive through the countryside.

Location for brochure: 201 Northwest Second Street

4. Share a love of animals?

Pet the greyhound greeters at the Greyhound Hall of Fame, then watch a film about greyhounds, view greyhound art, and tour the exhibit galleries to learn more about these speedy canines.

Location: 407 South Buckeye Avenue

5. Read a true love story

Newly renovated exhibits featuring quotes from President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home reflect their love and support of one another.

Location: 200 Southeast Fourth Street