The sun is shining, volunteers and staff are preparing, and we're looking forward to welcoming more travelers to Abilene. Saturday, May 1 will be a busy day in Abilene with the re-opening of three iconic attractions, as well as the return of the Eisenhower Marathon and 28th Annual Abilene Airport Fly-In Breakfast and Open House.
1. Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad
All trips are narrated.
2. Dickinson County Heritage Center
Make sure to take a whirl on the 1901 C.W. Parker Carousel, believed to be the oldest operating Parker carousel in existence. The carousel is hand-carved featuring 24 horses and four chariots.
3. Old Abilene Town
4. Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum
The Greyhound Hall of Fame museum is even named to Atlas Obscura's list of "The Ultimate List of Wonderfully Specific Museums".
5. Historic Seelye Mansion
Ike Fact: Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered ice to the Seelye Mansion when he was a young boy. The Seelye sisters recounted stories of Ike as a man from the “other side of the tracks”.
After you visit, grab a bit to eat in one of Abilene's great locally-owned restaurants, shop for unique finds, or book a room and make it a weekend!