National Travel & Tourism Week is May 2-8, 2021 and Abilene will be abuzz with activities for visitors on Saturday, May 8!
Whether you enjoy shopping for unique finds, admiring beautiful antique cars, or exploring history, Abilene has something to offer.
1. Shop for Antiques at Abilene Antique FestAbilene Downtown Antique Mall, 313 N. Buckeye Ave, the 2021 Abilene Antique Fest features more than 100 vendors in both outside booths and four antique malls. The event kicks off at 9 am and is open until 4 pm. Admission is free. Come early for the best finds!
2. See Unique Cars at Holm Automotive's Free Car & Truck Show
3. Tour the Historic Seelye Mansion
The Seelye Mansion is open Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
4. Watch the Gunfighters at Old Abilene Town
shoot-outs during the travel season.
Be sure to check out the Great Western Cattle Co. building to see a complete re-creation of Abilene’s original Texas Street.
Old Abilene Town is open 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday.
5. Ride the Rails with the Abilene & Smoky Valley RailroadAbilene & Smoky Valley Railroad.
The train departs Abilene eastbound for a 10.5-mile round trip through the Smoky Hill River Valley to the neighboring community of Enterprise. There, the train stops for riders to see the Hoffman Grist Mill, featuring a rebuilt working waterwheel that mills flour.
Be sure to visit the Fred Schmidt Railroad Museum inside the railroad depot and enjoy the exhibits of memorabilia and model trains.
The train departs at 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday.
6. Say Hello to Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum Greeter Ginger
of the World!
The Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum is even named in Atlas Obscura’s “The Ultimate List of
Wonderfully Specific Museums.” And bonus: You’ll be greeted by resident greyhound Ginger.
The Greyhound Hall of Fame Museum is open Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
7. Enjoy a ride on the 1901 C.W. Parker Carousel at the Dickinson County Heritage Center
The Dickinson County Heritage Center is open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday.
We invite you to join us in celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week by supporting travel-related businesses and the role they play in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the U.S. economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America.