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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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    5 Things to Do in Abilene on Memorial Day Weekend

    May 24, 2021

    Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Abilene, Kansas! Here are 5 things to do in Abilene on Memorial Day Weekend. 1. Attend the Grand Opening of the New Trail Center at Old Abilene Town The Center is an...

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    Flatland RV Park Opens to Travelers

    May 19, 2021

    With demand for RV camping on the rise, Abilene’s 24/7 Travel Store recently opened its new Flatland RV Park. According to Ted Augustine, Manager of Growth & Development for Triplett, Inc., the...

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    7 Things to Do in Abilene on Saturday, May 8

    May 5, 2021

    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...

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    Greetings from the Abilene Visitors Center!

    April 26, 2021

    What does Florida, Arizona, Nebraska, Texas, Kentucky, Iowa, and Michigan have in common? Their residents all visited the Abilene Visitors Center during the week of April 12. These visitors are on...

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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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