5 More Works of Art for a Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

By Cecilia Harris on February 27, 2020

1. Hand-carved Carousel, Heritage Center


The turn-of-the-century carousel features wooden horses and chariots elaborately hand-carved by skilled German artists. Be sure to take it for a ride!

Location: 412 South Campbell Street

2. World’s Largest Spur

Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, the spur is nearly 28 feet tall, over 20 feet wide, and weighs about 2,000 pounds. It was created in correct proportion to a cowboy’s spur by Larry Houston.

Location: 1810 North Buckeye Avenue

3. Cowperthwaite Gallery, Greyhound Hall of Fame

Paintings, ceramic artifacts, magazine covers, and bronze sculptures are among

the works of art featuring greyhounds that are showcased in this gallery. Added bonuses: Bronze sculptures in the museum galleries, bronze busts of instrumental individuals in the greyhound industry in the lobby, and greyhound statues outdoors.

Location: 407 South Buckeye Avenue

4. Abilene High School Mascot

A three-dimensional metal sculpture of a cowboy riding a bucking bronco welcomes visitors at the main entrance of Abilene High School. Created by Jason Lahr and Donnie Knauss, the over 15-foot-tall sculpture depicts the school’s mascot, the Abilene Cowboys.

Location: 13th and Mulberry Street

5. Quilt Block Trail

More than two dozen painted, wooden quilt blocks of all sizes are located on various structures within Abilene. A list can be picked up at the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau. Added bonus: The same brochure marks wooden quilt blocks located on rural Dickinson County structures.

Location for brochure: 201 Northwest Second Street