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    5 Selfies to Take in Abilene, Kansas

    January 20, 2021

    Kansas Day is January 29 and we encourage you to share beautiful Kansas selfie photos on social media. Here are five selfie-worthy spots in Abilene to share! 1. General Eisenhower Statue Selfe...

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    Top 7 Positive Stories in 2020

    December 18, 2020

    Like communities across the globe, Abilene's tourism industry faced unprecedented challenges in 2020, but that does not mean good things did not also still happen. Check out our list of the top 7...

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    Letters to Santa

    December 16, 2020

    Join us in reminiscing with Letters to Santa written by former Abilene residents and community leaders more than 100 years ago! 1. C.W. Parker Abilene Daily Reflector - December 24, 1906 The...

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    'Tis the Season at the Historic Seelye Mansion

    December 15, 2020

    Abilene's Historic Seelye Mansion is named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas - Architecture winners by the Kansas Sampler Foundation and with good reason.  "The Seelye Mansion was voted one of the 8...

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    25 Days of Abilene

    December 1, 2020

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    So you're engaged... now what?!

    November 16, 2020

    First comes the holiday season, then comes... wedding season! If you notice a small package under the tree, it might be time to start thinking about your picture-perfect wedding location.  Abilene...

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    2021 American Flag Sponsorships

    November 10, 2020

    Dear Abilene Area Business/Resident/Organization: Visitors to Abilene frequently comment on the beautiful American flags lining Buckeye Avenue and NW 3rd Street. The American flags are one of the...

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    5 Tips to Promote Shopping at Your Business This Holiday Season

    November 10, 2020

    While 2020 has been tough on small retailers, there's still time to capitalize on the holiday season to meet your sales goals.  1. Host an Open House Whether in-person or virtually, make sure to...

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    Concierge Shopping in Abilene

    November 10, 2020

    Concierge Shopping Imagine pairing the benefits of online shopping  (shopping from the comfort and safety of your own home, on your own time) - with the benefits of shopping in-person (being able...

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    Can't-Miss Holiday Happenings in Abilene, Kansas!

    October 28, 2020

    The holiday season is right around the corner and Abilene businesses are already planning special events for their customers.  1. Cypress Bridge Candle Co Christmas Open House Event Sunday,...

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    5 Ways to Explore Abilene’s Cowboy Culture

    October 7, 2020

    Visit these sites to learn about life as a cowboy and Abilene’s Wild West history when millions of longhorn cattle were herded up the Chisholm Trail here from Texas to be shipped east by rail: 1....

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    5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Abilene!

    September 29, 2020

    Fall in love with Abilene! Enjoy the cooler temperatures and changing leaves with a visit to Abilene, Kansas! 1. Fall in love with Abilene… architecture!  Abilene is named one of the Best Historic...

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    5 National Historic Places to See

    September 17, 2020

    Share lessons on Abilene history with your family by walking, biking, or driving by these five sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, an official list of the country's...

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    5 Reasons to Get Outdoors

    September 17, 2020

    Autumn temperatures provide an incentive to get outdoors and Abilene offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the cooler weather:   1. Abilene Farmers’ Market Typically available are fresh...

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    5 Cool Signs You Need to See

    September 16, 2020

    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Whether you're driving the highway or downtown streets, signs are everywhere you look. Which signs catch your attention? Here are some of our Abilene favorites! 1....

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    5 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Abilene During the Pandemic

    September 15, 2020

    Abilene is open for business, and we welcome visitors! However, many travelers have questions about how to visit Abilene during the pandemic. While we do our best to share the latest information, it...

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    Create Your Own Boutique Crawl in Downtown Abilene

    September 8, 2020

    Abilene boutiques recently united for a fabulous boutique crawl, but you don’t have to wait for a special event to visit these unique boutiques! Grab your girlfriends and visit Abilene, Kansas for...

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    Bi-Centennial Plaques

    August 17, 2020

    Bi-Centennial Historical Marker Project In October 1977 one of the first actions taken by the Abilene Bicentennial Commission when it was appointed by the city of Abilene in 1975 was a decision to...

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    5 Reasons We Love the Historic Seelye Mansion

    August 12, 2020

    Named an “8 Wonders of Kansas – Architecture”, the Seelye Mansion is like a time capsule. Most of the home’s furnishings were purchased at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. The furnishings cost more...

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