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  • Spooky-Events-Abilene,KS

    3 Spooky Events You Won't Want to Miss!

    October 7, 2021

    "When the witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween." Halloween is on Sunday, October 31, and Abilene attractions, businesses, and residents are...

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    Cheers to Abilene

    September 29, 2021

    Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name And they're always glad you came You want to be where you can see Our troubles are all the same You want to be where everybody knows your...

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    5 Events to Fall in Love With

    September 7, 2021

    Fall in love with Abilene events! Event organizers are busy coordinating unique events for visitors and residents to enjoy. Whether you love celebrating German heritage, Dickinson County history, or...

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    What's Open in Abilene

    September 7, 2021

    What's open? Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad - Saturday departures at 10 am and 2 pm and Sunday departures at 2 pm. Dickinson County Heritage Center - Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 am to 5...

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    Locally-Sourced in Abilene, Kansas

    August 25, 2021

    Thanks to efforts like Shop Kansas Farms and From the Land of Kansas, farm to table and sourcing local products has never been more popular. Customers want to support Kansas farmers, ranchers, and...

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  • 2021-Labor-Day-Weekend-Guide

    All Aboard for Labor Day Weekend Fun!

    August 25, 2021

    Labor Day weekend is right around the corner and if you're on the hunt for where to spend the long weekend, look no further than Abilene, Kansas. 1. See the World's Largest Operating Steam...

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    4 Fun Places for 4-Legged Friends

    August 16, 2021

    The Heart of America Greyhound Gathering will be in Abilene September 2-4, 2021, so we thought it would be fun to showcase a few fun places for our four-legged friends! 1. Sips Espresso Bar's Dog...

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    What is Abilene?

    August 3, 2021

    1. HAPPY TRAILS! $400: Between 1867 & 1871 1.5 million head of cattle moo-ved N. on the Chisholm Trail to its terminus in Abilene in this Midwestern state 2. WHAT'S YOUR ADDRESS? $600: His...

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  • Dickinson-County-Heritage-Center-Abilene,KS

    5 Things to Do at the Dickinson County Heritage Center

    August 3, 2021

    Most counties have a historical society, but few rival Abilene's Dickinson County Heritage Center. From telephones to farm machinery, quilts, and entrepreneurs, the Dickinson County Heritage Center...

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

    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...

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    19 Options for Where to Eat in Abilene on Monday

    July 26, 2021

    Hungry in Abilene on a Monday? We can help! Traditionally, many small businesses are closed on Mondays, but Abilene has 19 options for you!  Locally-Owned Options: 1. Ike's Place Bar & Grill...

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    5 Myths About Downtown Abilene

    July 13, 2021

    When you're alone and life is making you lonely You can always go - downtown. When you've got worries all the noise and the hurry Seems to help I know downtown.... ....So maybe I'll see you there...

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    History of the Central Kansas Free Fair

    July 6, 2021

    The first Fair on record in Dickinson County was held October 18 & 19, 1870, in the James Bell meadow immediately south of the old Abilene City Dump. In 1879 the directors of the Dickinson...

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    5 Times to See Live Music at Old Abilene Town

    June 23, 2021

    Live music returns to Abilene this summer at Old Abilene Town! Check out this list of five live music events to add to your calendar. 1. Cowboy Karaoke at the Alamo Saloon - Friday, June 25 at 8 pm...

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    4 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Abilene, Kansas

    June 22, 2021

    Independence Day is right around the corner, and this list of four ways to celebrate the 4th of July will make you want to celebrate the holiday weekend in Abilene, Kansas! 1. Enjoy Live Music at...

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    Union Pacific Big Boy Returns to Abilene

    June 15, 2021

    The Big Boy No. 4014 will depart Cheyenne, Wyoming on Thursday, August 5, and travel through Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. It...

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    5 Tips for an Enjoyable Summer Trip

    June 14, 2021

    Summer travel season is in full swing. While many are anxious to hit the road, the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau has a few tips to help ensure you have a pleasant trip. 1. Call Ahead...

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    3 Races You Absolutely Must Try and Here’s Why

    June 8, 2021

    Outdoor recreation is soaring to new levels of popularity and Abilene's event organizers are hard at work coordinating quality races for visitors of all ability levels. Start with a summer 5k and...

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    Celebrate the Old West in Abilene!

    June 8, 2021

    Calling all cowboys, cowgirls, and cowboy history lovers! You won't want to miss this perfect itinerary! 10:00 am  Ride the rails with the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad! Enjoy an open-air...

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    5 Things You Need to Know About Visiting the Eisenhower Museum

    May 26, 2021

    Updated 6/8/2021 We know you like Ike and we do, too! But before you visit, please read these 5 tips for visiting the Eisenhower Museum. Please note, the Eisenhower Museum and Place of Meditation...

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