5 Ways to Re-Live the Old West at Old Abilene Town

By Abilene CVB on July 27, 2021


If you love the old west, Old Abilene Town is the place for you! Named True Western Town of the Year by True West Magazine, Abilene loves to celebrate its wild and wooly cowboy days.

1. Watch the Gunfighters at Old Abilene Town

No matter your age, everyone loves to watch the gunfighters at Old Abilene Town. Parents, don't worry. The gunfighters pay careful attention to discuss gun safety with young cowboys and cowgirls before every performance.

2. Ride in a Mule-Drawn Stage Coach

Join Paige Westfall from Wild Heart Carriages for a fun ride through Old Abilene Town. 

3. Watch the Can-Can Dancers in the Alamo Saloon

Cool off with an ice-cold Sarsparilla and enjoy watching the Can-Can dancers at the Alamo Saloon in Old Abilene Town. 

4. Tour the Trail Center


New to Old Abilene Town, the Trail Center revitalized the old Way Station Building into a hands-on museum for the Chisholm and Smoky Hill Trails.

5. Explore 1871 Abilene


See an incredible replica of Abilene in 1871. This 1:24 scale replica was built by local craftsmen Roger Watt and Ronnie Phillips. Make sure to listen to the narration playing inside the Great Western Cattle Company building as it describes Abilene's colorful history.