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    5 Places to Enjoy Breakfast in Abilene

    April 16, 2021

    Never underestimate the importance of the first meal of the day. Thankfully, there are many tasty options in Abilene to get your day off to a great start! 1. Joe Snuffy's Old Fashioned Grill This...

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    Soar Through the Skies in Abilene

    April 6, 2021

    Did you know Abilene is home to the Kansas State University Parachute Club? Skydive Kansas State has been helping people reach new heights since 1964 and is the only collegiate parachute club in the...

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    5 Attractions to See on May 1

    March 29, 2021

    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...

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    Celebrate Women’s History Month

    March 23, 2021

    March is Women’s History Month and Dickinson County is rich with iconic women from Elizabeth Hersey, who gave Abilene its name, to Ida Stover Eisenhower, mother of President Eisenhower. In 1920, the...

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    3 Perfect Pizza Stops in Abilene, KS

    March 22, 2021

    No matter your question, pizza is the answer. Thankfully, Abilene is home to three unique pizza options perfect for everyone's taste. 1. Pizza Hut Founded in Kansas, this popular red-roof...

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    Explore the Eisenhower Barn Quilt Trail in Abilene!

    March 15, 2021

    Driving through the countryside anywhere in the world you will likely come across many barns.  They drape the country in many designs, colors, and architecture.  Some barns are painted to display...

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    5 Things You Need to Know About the Eisenhower Marathon

    March 15, 2021

    “A great small-town race. Well-stocked stations every mile, friendly volunteers, beautiful course, and lots to do in town after the race is over. Would definitely return to do this race again.” -...

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    7 Ways to Spend a Saturday in Abilene

    March 10, 2021

    With warmer weather and vaccinations increasing, more and more people are excited for a change of scenery. Enter: Travel. Accessible via Ike's Interstate System - Kansas I-70 - and Kansas Highway 15...

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    5 Bus-Friendly Stops You Can Visit Today!

    March 3, 2021

    While bus travel may be changing, there are still plenty of great stops for tour busses and groups in Abilene! Check out our list of 5 bus-friendly stops you can visit today!   1. Historic Seelye...

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    6 Sweet Treat Stops You Simply Must Try

    March 1, 2021

    If your motto is "life is short; eat dessert first," we welcome you to Abilene! Abilene is the perfect destination for travelers with a sweet tooth. Whether you love ice cream, baked goods, or...

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    3 Helpful Maps to Make the Most Out of Your Visit

    February 25, 2021

    Dora the Explorer isn't the only one who loves a good map. To help visitors navigate Abilene's many riches, the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau created a series of maps to help orient...

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    5 Antiques Stores You Absolutely Must See!

    February 16, 2021

    Abilene Antique Fest is Saturday, May 8, 2021, but you don't have to wait until May to shop for antiques in Abilene. These five stores are open year-round and shoppers never know what they will...

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    5 Star Parks and Recreation in Abilene, Kansas

    February 16, 2021

    Abilene is home to a variety of parks and recreation opportunities. From taking a walk through the beautiful Eisenhower Park and Rose Garden to enjoying a game of Sand Volleyball, Abilene's Parks and...

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    Visit Like A Local

    February 8, 2021

    Tips and tricks for visiting our five-star community: 1. Plan ahead Many restaurants are closed on Mondays, so schedule your visit accordingly. 2. Don't be alarmed From April to October,...

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    Cold Days and Cool Murals in Abilene, Kansas

    February 4, 2021

    If the cold temperatures are giving you cabin fever, hop in your warm car and go for a drive!  Abilene is home to a variety of beautiful murals, and nearly all are visible from the comfort of your...

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    President Eisenhower’s Recipe for Chili Con Carne

    January 27, 2021

    Into a large iron skillet or Dutch oven, put about two to three heaping tablespoons of bacon grease. When hot, cut up six to eight medium sized onions and one large or two medium sized cloves of...

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    Happy Kansas Day!

    January 27, 2021

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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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